© 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
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
Extra Photo`s Extra Photo`s Provincial Grand Secretaries Report Provincial Grand Secretaries Report
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