The Province wishes a very happy birthday to R.W.Bro. George Henry Philip Birch, Past Provincial Grand Master for the Mark Province of West Yorkshire, who will be 90 on 26th May 2015.
In this Province R.W.Bro. Philip is a Past Master of Rother 651 and the founding Master of Morley 1905. He is a Past Commander of Welcome Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No 651 and a founder member of Portal Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No 127.
He is also a member of several Mark and Royal Ark Mariner Lodges outside the Province, including being a Past Master of the Grand Master’s Lodge and a Past Commander of the Grand Master’s Lodge of RAM and a member of the Grand Stewards’ Lodge, all of which have no number. He is also a Past Master of the Lord Swansea Lodge (of Past Provincial Grand Masters) No 1892. He celebrated 50 years as a Mark Master Mason in 2014.
Our Provincial Grand Master from 1994 to 1999, R.W.Bro. Philip is much loved and still very active in our Orders across the Province and beyond.
We all wish him a very enjoyable 90th birthday and the health to enjoy Mark and Royal Ark Mariner Freemasonry for many years to come.
Happy Birthday Philip.