Dear Comp Scribe Ezra and Companions all,
Further to the recent correspondence you will have received from the Provincial Grand Scribe Ezra, you will also by now have received and I trust been able to digest the content of the Provincial Grand Master’s letter dated 10th July 2020, (copy attached) in relation to the resumption of Masonic
activities from the 18th July.
The contents are self-explanatory and address the very sensitive and difficult circumstances that we are all currently faced with; to that end I can confirm that I am in full agreement with Right Worshipful Brother David Medlock’s assessment and I would therefore respectfully request that
you all accede to his recommendations and continue to do so until further notice.
Chapter Scribe E’s are reminded that all matters relating to administration under the Book of Constitutions including the short-term changes to ceremonial matters, are to be directed to the Provincial Grand Scribe Ezra, E Comp Tony Beaumont for assistance and or clarification. Additional advice/assistance on ceremonial matters can be obtained from the Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, E Comp Chris Moore.
Companions, believe you me this action has not been taken lightly, or to frustrate any of those who might be anxious to resume their regular Masonic activities, it has been taken with your best interests at heart and to protect your safety, health and welfare as well as those nearest and dearest
to you. Similarly, all Provincial visitations; official or otherwise will remain suspended until further notice.
In the meantime, and until we meet again please continue to stay healthy, look after yourselves and above all keep SAFE.
With very best wishes to you all,
Yours sincerely and fraternally
Barry K Woodside
Grand Superintendent in and over the Province of Somerset.