E Comp Ray Beckingham is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting on Tuesday 20th April at 1900. Details below.
The Talk this month is entitled ” The Royal Arch Jewel”, so that you can follow the talk below is the Jewel:
Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73165107549?pwd=a0JMTXRBWGw0Vmx1L0lDTFlqZ2ZEdz09Meeting ID: 731 6510 7549
The talk lasts for approximately 15-20minutes, with then time for any questions or just a chat with old friends.
We would wish to pay tribute to Comp Steve Hutchins, his wife Trudy and family for doing our shopping for the past year of the Covid-19 pandemic.
We are both vulnerable and take every precaution, and are in our late 80’s.
E Comp Arthur Marrow and wife Mavis.
The Companions of Connaught Chapter no. 3573, Midsomer Norton, will be making the most of the great British weather this summer with its Annual Ramble, schedule to take place at 11am on Sun 11th July 2021 . This year it will be around Litton Reservoir and Hinton Blewett followed by lunch at The Litton. Companions, their ladies and guests will be most welcome to attend, please confirm your place by emailing email@example.com
For more details view the flyer here
Calling all Master Masons !!
ZOOM is coming to you soon !
The Learning & Development Team will be holding a Zoom .
“The Holy Royal Arch and its relation to the Craft”
Thursday 15th April @ 7.30pm
Short presentation and Q&As.
Login details available from
E Comp Ray Beckingham
or you can ask your lodge Holy Royal Arch Representative.
Don’t be shy join in and find out how to take the next step in completing your journey from Initiation to Exaltation.
The MEGS wishes all companions a Happy Easter, to see his letter click here
Congratulations to E Comp Adrian Halliwell who has received a first appointment as Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies.
These Somerset Companions have been promoted: E Comp Matt Westley to PGStdB and E Comp Chris Summers to PAGSoj and finally E Comp David Medlock DL has been reappointed as AssGSoj.
Well deserved everyone
E Comp Charlie Barker has written an excellent paper on the formation of the Unanimity and Sincerity Lodge No 261 and its Chapter, Sincerity No 261. This paper also follows the formation of the Provincial Grand Chapter of Somerset for which 261 played an integral part.
E Comp Charlie was the MEZ at the dedication of the Chapter’s 200th Anniversary Charter on Wednesday 14th March 2018.
For the full paper follow this LINK
Provincial Grand Chapter of Somerset
For the list of Appointments and Promotions for the next Masonic year, click here.
You will note that with one or two exceptions, the active officers are the same as last year. The rationale behind that decision is that for obvious reasons those officers have not thus far been able to fulfil any of their Provincial duties, and therefore it is only right to give them a chance to do so in the next 12 months. Both active and newly promoted past Provincial officers will be entitled to use their respective ranks as from the date of the Provincial Annual Convocation, 21st May 2021. However, at a recent Provincial Executive meeting, it was a unanimous decision to postpone that meeting until Friday 22nd October next. It was agreed that even if the ongoing government vaccination programme continues to be the success that it is, the probability of compulsory social distancing remaining in place is too high, thereby making a full Annual Convocation untenable. It is hoped that by postponing until October will enable us to hold it without restriction to seating.
At that same meeting, the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, E. Comp. Barry Woodside, announced that E. Comp. Ray Beckingham, 2nd Provincial Grand Principal, would be retiring at the next Annual Convocation – whenever that might be – and that he would be installing E. Comp. Neil Hurcum as 2nd Provincial Grand Principal in succession to Ray. As well as thanking E. Comp Ray for his contribution during his tenure as 2PGP, MEGS also stated that E. Comp. Ray would be continuing with the excellent work he was already doing as the Provincial Learning and Development Officer, thereby retaining his seat on the Provincial Executive. Both Companions will carry on in their present respective roles until the next Annual Convocation, consequently that change will not happen on 21st May.
Provincial Grand Scribe E
A new guide for Chapter Treasurers has been published, to view click HERE
The guide can be downloaded from the Resources page.