Craft News

The Province was again represented in the Silverstone Half Marathon on Sunday 15 March 2015 when four Brethren ran in aid of Lifelites, the children’s charity being supported by the Province.

They were

Bro Kevin Eastwood - Towcestrian Lodge 9510            Bro Mark Hunt - Grey Friars Lodge 4990
Bros Steve Webb & Scott Norville - both of Lodge of St James No 6838 - with their children in support

It is still possible to add to the total they have raised by clicking on the below MyDonate logo.

They thank all who have supported them.

At the Annual Meeting of the Provincial Grand Charity on Saturday 14 March 2015 the Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro Max Bayes, was delighted to announce the following Appointments/Promotions/Reappointments to Grand Lodge which will take place on Wednesday 29 April 2015.

Receiving First Appointments to the rank of Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies

  • WBro Trevor Cooke, Provincial Grand Registrar, Abington Lodge No 8041

  • WBro Jerry Higgins, Past Provincial Senior Warden, Old Wellingburian Lodge No 5570
  • WBro James Spence, Past Provincial Senior Warden, Thistle & Rose Lodge No 6644

  • WBro David Watson, Provincial Grand Treasurer, Lodge of Perseverance No 455

Receiving Promotions

  • WBro Barry Cole, Ferraria Lodge No 9278, to Past Junior Grand Deacon


  • VWBro James Newman, Old Wellingburian Lodge No 5570, being reappointed as President of the RMBI

We send our sincere congratulations to all these Brethren.

At the beginning of the AGM of the Provincial Grand Charity on Saturday 14 March 2015, the Provincial Grand Master, RWBro Max Bayes, was delighted to present a cheque for £10,000 to the CEO of Lifelites, Simone Enefer-Doy.  This represented the sum raised by brethren in the Province since the last presentation in June 2014.

Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro Max Bayes presents the £10,000 cheque to Lifelites CEO, Simone Enefer-Doy 

In making the presentation, the Provincial Grand Master said


We very much support the good work that Lifelites does and we trust this cheque will help to sustain that work.  

Receiving the cheque the Lifelites CEO, Simone Enefer-Doy, said she was very grateful for the continued support of the Province assured the PGM that the money would be put to good use.

15 04 01 Michael Branch and Bob HallWBro Bob Hall was initiated into the Lodge of St Paul 6516 Kettering on 10 January 1955 and became the Worshipful Master in 1964. He was the Lodge Almoner from 1979 for 7 years and awarded Provincial Rank in 1979.  He received his 60 year Jubilee Certificate Certificate on 10 March 2015.  It was presented by W Bro Michael Branch.

It’s been quiet a time for WBro Bob because he also celebrated his 100th birthday in October.

W Bro Bob still takes a keen interest in Lodge affairs and we all send him our congratulations and best wishes.


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