Mark meets the Craft at Gt Yarmouth

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL EVENT FOR MARK MEETS THE CRAFT AT GREAT YARMOUTH

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The Provincial Team took their Mark Meets the Craft presentation to Thomas Beevor Mark at Great Yarmouth. The event attracted sixteen Craft Masons who were hosted by members from nine Mark lodges. Feedback was so positive, most could be joining a Mark lodge later this year.

The event was held at the regular meeting of Thomas Beevor Mark. When brethren arrived, the Craft Masons were greeted by our Mark Meets the Craft Co-ordinator W.Bro Richard Pryor, assisted by Thomas Beevor member W.Bro David Good, and Past Provincial Grand Junior Warden W.Bro David Fisk.

We also welcomed thirteen Active Provincial Grand Officers, who added pomp, ceremony and colour to the presentation and meeting, of course not forgetting the Provincial Grand Master
RW Bro. Paul Norman who delivered the presentation.

While the members of Thomas Beevor held a short business meeting, Richard Pryor and David Fisk remained with the Craft Masons, who were enjoying getting to know each other.

A short time later, the Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies W.Bro Gary Allen, came to escort our visitors into the Temple, which was still set out exactly as a Mark lodge, with the Mark Masons in full regalia.

The Active Provincial Officers introduced themselves to our Craft guests, explaining their roles, which lodge they belong to and why they enjoy Mark Masonry.

The Provincial Grand Master gave a very interesting and informative presentation, explaining the history of the Order, the differences in layout and Officers from a Craft lodge, our regalia and the focused charity grants given by the Mark Benevolent Fund and the East Anglian Mark Benevolent Association.

After the meeting, there was a buffet Festive Board where the Craft Masons chatted further with their hosts, Provincial Officers, lodge members and other visitors.

Our Craft guests were asked to complete feedback forms, with all comments being very positive about the presentation, friendliness and the evening in general.

Some comments were, “Excellent presentation without revealing too much”, “Everybody was very friendly, welcoming and warm” and “The evening was well supported which made the presentation very absorbing. I shall definitely join as the friendly welcome tipped the scales for me personally”.