Presentation by E Comp Ray Beckingham – 20th April 2021

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: ID: 731 6510 7549
Passcode: R942Tm

The talk lasts for approximately 15-20minutes, with then time for any questions or just a chat with old friends.

Connaught Chapter no. 3573 – Annual Ramble

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

For more details view the flyer here

The Holy Royal Arch  and its relation to the Craft – Zoom Meeting

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.

Presentation from E Comp Ray Beckingham “The High Priest”


“The High Priest”
The title of the next Zoom presentation from E Comp Ray Beckingham
and the Learning & Development Team.
Login in @ 7pm on Zoom
 The talk lasts for approximately 15-20minutes, with then time for any questions or just a chat with old friends.
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 772 6538 6087
Passcode: KH396i

Chapter of Sincerity 261 – Brief History

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

Appointments and Promotions for the next Masonic year 2021-22

Provincial Grand Chapter of Somerset

Dear Companions

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.

Kind regards

Tony Beaumont.
Provincial Grand Scribe E