© 2008 Provincial Grand Court of Wessex
5th. Provincial Assembly of Wessex, hosted by Bricgstow Court No. 75,  held in Freemasons Hall, Park Street, Bristol on Saturday 18th. May 2013
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The Masonic Order of Athelstan for England, Wales and its Provinces Overseas The Province of Wessex – PGM’s Annual Provincial Report  for 2012/13
Brethren,   I   must   first   thank   you   all   for   attending   this   fifth Annual Assembly   of the   Province   of   Wessex.   This   means   we   are   now   five   years   old,   and   still   the ‘youngest’ Province of the Order. My   congratulations   to   all   those   Officer’s   that   I   have   had   the   pleasure   of appointing   and   re-appointing   today,   please   remember   I   aim   to   reward   those who   help   and   serve   our   Province,   and   that   as   we   are   not   yet   complete,   the Statutes   of   our   Order   limit   the   number   of   Provincial   appointments   that   I have. Our   growth   has   been   spectacular,   both   as   an   Order,   and   especially   as   a Province.   There   are   certain   key   people   who   have   been   responsible   within our   current   Court’s   for   this,   and   I   would   not   dare   to   list   names   for   fear   of making   an   unintended   slip,   and   missing   someone,   which   would   be   both grievous to any individual, and perilous to my relationship with them!  My grateful and heartfelt thanks to all those Brethren. On   the   subject   of   our   Court’s,   I   still   need   your   help.   We   now   have   seven Court’s   within   the   Province,   as   you   will   see   listed   in   the   excellent   summons prepared   by   our   Deputy   Provincial   Grand   Master,   and   the   Provincial   Grand Secretary. The help I need is that we have 3 Court’s to go to complete our Province.  
I    have   happily   reported   to   you   previously   that   W.Bro.   Barrie   Slade,   and   other   Brethren,   have   the   nucleus   for   a   Court   at Plymouth.      W.Bro.   K.   Barry   Chalkley   has   a   nucleus   for   a   Court   at   Liskard.      All   very   encouraging,   also   the   Provincial Executive   have   a   potential   location   for   the   tenth   Court.   So   please   Brethren,   if   you   are   approached   by   any   of   the Provincial   Officer’s   to   help,   I   implore   you   that   if   you   can,   please,   please   give   that   help.   We   are   fighting   time,   because so   far,   the   Order   has   been   consecrating   one   Court   per   month,   up   to   this   point,   and   it   does   not   appear   to   be   slowing down.   Number   90   has   already   gone,   so   time   is   not   on   our   side.   We   do   not   have   to   consecrate   immediately,   but   we   do have to have the completed Petition in to Grand Court to be allocated a number. Just   to   reiterate   for   your   information,   Bishop   Leofric   Court   No.58   have   relocated   from   Okehampton   (South   Devon)   to Barnstable   in   North   Devon.   This   has   been   a   wise   move   both   for   the   Court’s   membership,   the   spread   of   Court’s throughout Devon, and especially in relation to the neighbouring Court’s in Somerset and Cornwall. To   close,   and   I   hear   some   sighs   of   relief,   I   must   again   reiterate   my   grateful   thanks   to   all   of   you,   the   Provincial   Officer’s, both active and acting, and the Provincial Executive, for being so generous with their time on your behalf. Please pass on my thanks to those Brethren that you know could not be with us this morning. I   look   forward   to   being   with   you   at   your   Court’s,   especially   at   each   Individual   Installation,   whenever   I   can.   I   look forward   to   your   company   at   whatever   gathering   of   Athelstan,   or   any   other   Order   we   may   be   attending,   and   I   look forward to your company later today. Yours sincerely and fraternally, Malcolm Malcolm J Burns KCSM Provincial Grand Master The Province of Wessex The Masonic Order of Athelstan                                                  18th May 2013  
                   © 2008 Provincial Grand Court of Wessex
The Provincial Grand Court of WESSEX
5th. Provincial Assembly of Wessex, hosted by Bricgstow Court No. 75,  held in Freemasons Hall, Park Street, Bristol on Saturday 18th. May 2013 The Masonic Order of Athelstan for England, Wales and its Provinces Overseas The Province of Wessex – PGM’s Annual Provincial Report  for 2012/13
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Brethren,   I   must   first   thank   you   all   for   attending   this   fifth Annual Assembly   of the   Province   of   Wessex.   This   means   we   are   now   five   years   old,   and   still   the ‘youngest’ Province of the Order. My   congratulations   to   all   those   Officer’s   that   I   have   had   the   pleasure   of appointing   and   re-appointing   today,   please   remember   I   aim   to   reward   those who   help   and   serve   our   Province,   and   that   as   we   are   not   yet   complete,   the Statutes   of   our   Order   limit   the   number   of   Provincial   appointments   that   I have. Our   growth   has   been   spectacular,   both   as   an   Order,   and   especially   as   a Province.   There   are   certain   key   people   who   have   been   responsible   within our   current   Court’s   for   this,   and   I   would   not   dare   to   list   names   for   fear   of making   an   unintended   slip,   and   missing   someone,   which   would   be   both grievous to any individual, and perilous to my relationship with them!  My grateful and heartfelt thanks to all those Brethren. On   the   subject   of   our   Court’s,   I   still   need   your   help.   We   now   have   seven Court’s   within   the   Province,   as   you   will   see   listed   in   the   excellent   summons prepared   by   our   Deputy   Provincial   Grand   Master,   and   the   Provincial   Grand Secretary. The help I need is that we have 3 Court’s to go to complete our Province.  
I    have   happily   reported   to   you   previously   that   W.Bro.   Barrie   Slade,   and   other   Brethren,   have   the   nucleus   for   a Court   at   Plymouth.      W.Bro.   K.   Barry   Chalkley   has   a   nucleus   for   a   Court   at   Liskard.     All   very   encouraging,   also   the Provincial   Executive   have   a   potential   location   for   the   tenth   Court.   So   please   Brethren,   if   you   are   approached   by any   of   the   Provincial   Officer’s   to   help,   I   implore   you   that   if   you   can,   please,   please   give   that   help.   We   are   fighting time,   because   so   far,   the   Order   has   been   consecrating   one   Court   per   month,   up   to   this   point,   and   it   does   not appear   to   be   slowing   down.   Number   90   has   already   gone,   so   time   is   not   on   our   side.   We   do   not   have   to consecrate   immediately,   but   we   do   have   to   have   the   completed   Petition   in   to   Grand   Court   to   be   allocated   a number. Just   to   reiterate   for   your   information,   Bishop   Leofric   Court   No.58   have   relocated   from   Okehampton   (South Devon)   to   Barnstable   in   North   Devon. This   has   been   a   wise   move   both   for   the   Court’s   membership,   the   spread   of Court’s throughout Devon, and especially in relation to the neighbouring Court’s in Somerset and Cornwall. To   close,   and   I   hear   some   sighs   of   relief,   I   must   again   reiterate   my   grateful   thanks   to   all   of   you,   the   Provincial Officer’s,   both   active   and   acting,   and   the   Provincial   Executive,   for   being   so   generous   with   their   time   on   your behalf. Please pass on my thanks to those Brethren that you know could not be with us this morning. I   look   forward   to   being   with   you   at   your   Court’s,   especially   at   each   Individual   Installation,   whenever   I   can.   I   look forward   to   your   company   at   whatever   gathering   of Athelstan,   or   any   other   Order   we   may   be   attending,   and   I   look forward to your company later today. Yours sincerely and fraternally, Malcolm Malcolm J Burns KCSM Provincial Grand Master The Province of Wessex The Masonic Order of Athelstan                                                  18th May 2013