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Carl Whitehead Lodge / Provincial Assembly

The Carl Whitehead Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No 110 and the Provincial Assembly of Royal Ark Mariners     The Carl Whitehead Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No. 110 was consecrated on 29 June 1996.  The Lodge is named in memory of R.W.Bro. Carl Whitehead who served as the Provincial Grand Master of Mark Masonry in the Province of West Yorkshire from 1959 to 1989.  His 30 years’ tenure is unequalled in the Order. …

Annual Provincial Grand Lodge Meeting

2020 Provincial Meeting The 2020 Provincial Meeting will be held on Saturday 18th April 2020. Once again at Bradford Grammar School, by invitation of the South Yorkshire Installed Masters Association. 2019 Provincial Meeting The 2019 Annual Meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge was held at Bradford Grammar School on Saturday 13th April. Which was another thoroughly successful afternoon which was enjoyed by all the Brethren Present. The full text of the 2019 address delivered by our Provincial Grand Master …

Annual Provincial Grand RAM Assembly

The 2017 Annual Provincial Grand Royal Ark Mariner Assembly was held on Saturday 7th October. At this meeting the Provincial Grand Master was be please to invest the following brethren with Provincial Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank.     The 2018 meeting will be held on Saturday 6th October 2018. The Annual Assembly meetings are open to ALL Royal Ark Mariners and our Provincial Grand Master invites and encourages all Royal Ark Mariners to attend.  In addition, …

Long and Distinguished Service Awards

Long Service Certificates are presented to Brethren who have attained 50 years of service to Mark Masonry or to the Ancient and Honourable Fraternity of Royal Ark Mariners.  Celebration of such service is recognized by the presentation of a Certificate from the Most Worshipful Grand Master and a separate Certificate from the Provincial Grand Master.  A further Certificate from the Provincial Grand Master is presented to Brethren celebrating 60 years of Service to either of …

The West Yorkshire Mark Token

The West Yorkshire Mark Token The presentation of a Mark Token to a Candidate being Advanced into our Order is a fundamental part of the Mark Degree Advancement ceremony. It symbolises the payment of his wages as a Mark Man for working well and worthily, for 6 days or less, at the building of King Solomen’s Temple. He is instructed to use it, as not abusing it, and to go on his way rejoicing. Many …

The Mark

The Order built on the traditions of centuries Since the beginning of time, where man has built with stone, Masons have marked their work. An early example of this can be seen at Masada on stone taken 2000 years ago from the quarries at Jerusalem. Here, Masons engraved their personal marks as signatures and as an indication of the position of each stone relative to the next. Masons’ Marks can be seen on buildings throughout …

Royal Ark Mariners

The Ancient and Honourable Fraternity of Royal Ark Mariners The “Mariners”, as the Fraternity is popularly known, is mentioned here as it occupies an important place within the Order of Mark Masonry. Royal Ark Mariner Lodges are attached to a Mark Lodge and bear the number of that Lodge. The Fraternity is governed by Mark Grand Lodge and administered by the various Mark Provinces. The ritual of the ceremony of elevation is truly beautiful and …

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