The Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons

West Yorkshire

Aireferry Escorted Visit

The first escorted visit for the new acting officers took place on 21 September 2009 at Aireferry Lodge MMM, Goole under the watchful eye of our Provincial Grand Master. It was a very proud occasion for all the team being able to escort our PGM into the temple with much solemnity and dignity.

It is almost 13 years since Aireferry was consecrated and the Worshipful Master, W Bro A M Carroll, and all his team carried out an advancement of Bro S J Crabtree after which the PGM congratulated all the officers on an excellent performance.

The festive board produced much conversation between the acting officers and the brethren of Aireferry and I am sure that we are all looking forward to the next visit which is on 21 October 2009 at Escafeld.

West Yorkshire Brethren invade Grand Lodge

Over 100 Brethren yet again made the annual visitation to the Investiture meeting at Grand Lodge on Tuesday 9th June.

Embarking at Leeds, Wakefield and Doncaster, Brethren excelled in the usual manner that is traditional with our ‘friendly’ Order arriving in good time at London to further enjoy the pleasantries of the Capital.

West Yorkshire was again honoured with some outstanding and justifiable first appointments and promotions invested on this occasion by the Most Worshipful Pro. Grand Master John Hale.

Three Acting Grand Ranks were conferred upon W Bro. Richard Puttrell as Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies, W Bro. Stewart Carley as Grand Standard Bearer and W Bro. Alan Oldfield as Grand Steward along with 10 other Brethren of which Leslie Allinson and Ian Wolstencroft are now qualified to the title of Very Worshipful Brother.

Afterwards, dining at the Freemasons Arms was an excellent festive board of braised steak and all the trimmings. The proceedings were curtailed as a pending tube strike was immanent however everyone arrived on time at Kings Cross to catch the returning train. Yet again, another excellent day to be well remembered by all.

Grand Honours 2009

At the Annual Grand Lodge Investiture Meeting, held at Freemasons Hall on Tuesday 9th June 2009, the Most Worshipful Grand Master made the following appointments to Grand Rank:

First Appointments:

W. Bros. Richard Puttrell, the Acting Rank of Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies
Stuart Carley, the Acting Rank of Grand Standard Bearer
Alan Oldfield, the Acting Rank of Grand Steward
Gerald Barker P.A.G.D.C.
Michael Minns, P.A.G.D.C.
Philip  Taylor, P.A.G.Swd.Br.
Tony Hobson, P.A.G.Std.Br.


W. Bros. Leslie Allinson to P.G.J.O.
Ian Wolstencroft to P.G.J.O.
Norman  Oakes to P.G.S.D.
John Clough A.P.G.M. to P.G.J.D.
Malcolm Mackown to P.G.J.D.
Desmond Ross to P.G.J.D.

Acting Officers 2009

Provincial Grand Officers appointed at Bradford 4th April, 2009.

Senior Warden J. English, P.Prov.G.J.W. Thorne 1004
Junior Warden J. W. Ashcroft, P.Prov.G.J.W. Dewsbury 641
Master Overseer M. P. Roche Peace 681
Senior Overseer C. Oldfield Fearnley 58
Junior Overseer J. D. Lindsay Gothic 1018
Chaplain Rev. T. Collin, P.G.Chap. Wharfedale 1027
Treasurer B. Addy, P.G.M.O. Truth 137
Registrar J. Morgan, P.A.G.D.C. Rother 651
Secretary K. Robinson, P.A.G.D.C. Eland 493
Director of Ceremonies D.B. Cope, P.G.S.D. Eland 493
Almoner R. J. Winterflood, P.Prov.G.S.W Legiolium 457
Charity Steward D. A. Smith, P.A.G.D.C. Integrity 110
Inspector of  Works D. C. Staniforth Lascelles 887
Sword Bearer C. S. Kidd Pontefract 878
Deputy Chaplain J. I. Reynolds Escafeld 1139
Deputy Secretary A. Oldfield, P.Prov.G.J.W. Fearnley 58
Deputy D.C. R. B. Puttrell, P.Prov.G.J.W. Integrity 110
Senior Deacon R. Jones Integrity 110
Senior Deacon R. Cariss White Rose 1067
Senior Deacon K. Todd Vulcan 1191
Junior Deacon K. D. Fisher St. Chad 374
Junior Deacon R. M. Allen Caldene 501
Junior Deacon D. B. Amory Cleeves 618
Assistant Chaplain I. McWhirter-Morrison Beaumont 1523
Assistant Secretary I. P. Booth Old York T.I
A.D.C. S. Littlewood, P.Prov.G.S.D. Bronte 535
A.D.C. T.E. Roebuck, P.Prov.G.J.W. Rother 651
A.D.C. D.R. Spivey,  P.Prov.G.J.W. Thorne 1004
A.D.C. L. Milburn, P.Prov.G.J.W. Beaumont 1523
Organist M.J. Forrest, P.Prov.G.Reg. Sincerity 943
Standard Bearer D. M. Grant Dewsbury 641
Inner Guard R. M. Shaw Dartmouth 545
Steward S. Golab Old York T.I.
Steward M. J. Speight Rother 651
Steward P. A. Osbaldiston Aries 669
Steward G. Rowbottom Sincerity 943
Tyler I. D. Birks Eland 493

Grand Honours 2008

At the Annual Grand Lodge Investiture Meeting, held at Freemasons Hall on 10th June 2008, the Most Worshipful Grand Master made the following appointments to Grand Rank:

First Appointments:

W.Bro. D. Smith Old York T.I. P.A.G.D.C.
W.Bro. B.J. Heywood Peace 681 P.A.G.D.C.
W.Bro. A.B. Brailsford Britannia 53 P.A.G.Swd.B.
W.Bro. B.D. Reeve Wharfedale 1027 P.G.St.B.



V.W.Bro. B. Addy Truth 137 P.G.M.O.
V.W.Bro. T. Collin Wharfedale 1027 P.G.Chap.
W.Bro. G.Ramsden St. Chad 374 P.G.S.D.
W.Bro. G. Quinn Pudsey 658 P.G.S.D.
W.Bro. J.S. Gray St. Chad 374 P.G.J.D.
W.Bro. M.J. Littlewood Dewsbury 641 P.G.J.D.
W.Bro. I.M. Nicol Castle 1257 P.G.J.D.