Two new Courts were Consecrated at a Ceremony held at Sociadad Compas in Quesada. They were: Court of Castillo de Montesa No. 168 and
Court of Catalina de Aragon No. 171. The Consecration was conducted by an excellent team from England (please see photo below):
Grand Master – MW Bro Paul Weldon Johnston, GCAG
Deputy Grand Master – RW Bro Anthony Burke, GCAG
Assistant Grand Master – RW Bro Charles Jonathan Aspinell, GCAG
Province of Spain
Provincial Grand Master – RW Bro Barrie Roy Mansell, GCAG
Deputy Provincial Grand Master – W Bro Rodney Charles Bignell, KAG, PGCofG
ANNUAL PROVINCIAL DRAW
The Annual Provincial Draw for 2019/2020 took place on Saturday 29th February at the Gran Bali hotel in Benidorm. The winning Tickets and Prize Monies were as follows:
V.W. Bro Fred Miller
The Provincial Grand Master, R.W. Bro. Michael Anthony Shilan was warmly greeted by the Worshipful Master, Wardens and Brethren of Dovre Lodge No.184 when he made an official visit to greet the Brethren and see for himself the new Lodge banner.
The Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Tom Halvorsen expressed his delight on behalf of the Brethren that the Provincial Grand Master was also accompanied by his Provincial Grand Junior Warden, W.Bro. Keith Alcock, the Provincial Grand Secretary, W.Bro. Ivan Beckett, Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, W.Bro. Clifford Gingell and a full Escort Team under the direction of Assistant Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, W.Bro. Gerry Wren.
At the Festive Board the Brethren of Dovre gave a presentation on the various regalia worn to demonstrate the 11 Grades that are worked under Norwegian and Scandinavian Masonry and promised the Provincial Grand Master that on a future Provincial event the Lodge choir will entertain the Brethren of the Province with song.
The Provincial Grand Master thanked the Worshipful Master and the Lodge for the warm and Fraternal greeting that he received and he spoke about the unique opportunity that we have here in the Province of Valencia in being able to experience such a wide diversity of Masonic Ritual and experience.
Any Brother wishing to visit the Lodge is encouraged to do so, but please arrange your visit via the Lodge Secretary, W.Bro. Per Aubert at email@example.com
The Worshipful Master of Armonia de Ifach Lodge No.46, W.Bro. Dennis Squirrell PPGStwd along with his Wardens and Brethren were delighted to welcome back a deputation of 25 Brethren from the Province of South Wales at the Costa Nova Masonic Centre, Javea.
This was the second visit by our Welsh Brethren, the previous being two years ago. The evening started in the Temple at Costa Nova with a demonstration of the Second Degree (Passing) and then moved to the nearby ‘Bull and Bear’ for an excellent Festive Board where the visitors once again delighted their hosts with some fine singing in true Welsh Male Voice Choir style.
The raffle raised 195€ to which the Brethren from South Wales added a further 205€ making a fantastic 400€ raised, a fantastic gesture which will be put to good use for local charity. They also supported the Provincial Annual Draw by purchasing several books of tickets, have you purchased yours yet?
A presentation was also made of a commemorative plaque for the Brethren of Armonia de Ifach to keep as a lasting memento of the evening.
W.Bro. Dennis thanked the visitors most sincerely for their visit and for providing yet another highlight for him to treasure from his year as Master and promises were made not only to see the Brethren return to our Province, but also for some of our Brethren to venture to South Wales.
Any Brother requiring more information or wishing to visit Armonia de Ifach No.46 are encouraged to contact the Brother Secretary, W.Bro. Ian Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to learn more about the Province of South Wales, their website can be found here.
At their regular meeting on Monday 16th December 2019, Old Tower Lodge no 49 became the first Lodge to use the recently completed Legacy Lodge Room at Sociedad Compas, Ciudad Quesada.
The Provincial Grand Master, R.W.Bro. Michael Shilan made an official visit to Armonia de Ifach Nº46 to support the Lodge in celebrating a White Table event with their ladies and to help round-off a fantastic year for the Lodge which saw them, back in October, Install W.Bro. Dennis Squirrell into the Chair of King Solomon.
The PGM congratulated the Brethren of the Lodge for the way in which they had exemplified the Masonic value of Brotherly Love in supporting their Worshipful Master to attain the Chair after so many years of Masonic service. He spoke of the support and excellent service that W.Bro. Dennis had given to the Province over the years and how happy he was to now be able to make an Official Visit and be welcomed by the Worshipful Master.
The PGM was accompanied by the Provincial Junior Grand Warden, W.Bro. Keith Alcock and an Escort headed by the Provincial Deputy Director of Ceremonies, W.Bro. Bob Watkins as well as the Provincial Deputy Grand Sword Bearer, W.Bro. Gordon Ramshead and the Provincial Assistant Grand Standard Bearer, W.Bro. Frank Wallace and four Provincial Grand Steward’s.
After the ceremony was concluded the Brethren joined their Ladies and other guests for a White Table celebration.
On Monday the 3rd of February the Brethren of Armonia de Ifach Nº46 are looking forward to welcoming a large contingent of Brethren from Wales who have visited previously and regaled the Brethren with an evening of Fraternal Harmony, in both Masonic terms and in actual song. You are encouraged to look out for the Summons of this meeting and make sure that you get along, it is going to be one not to be missed and on this occasion will be held at the Javea Masonic Centre at Costa Nova.
With the attendance of the Assistant Grand Master of Spain, R.W. Bro. Barrie Roy Mansell and the Provincial Grand Master of Valencia, R.W. Bro. Michael Anthony Shilan, and a number of senior Brethren, the Provincial Lodge of Instruction 2019, hosted by Santa Faz Lodge No.48 continued the proud history of this annual event by delivering a most excellent ceremony followed by a first class festive board.
Around 140 Brethren packed into the Hotel Port Alicante in San Juan de Alicant to enjoy a ceremony delivered in a mixture of English and Spanish by Brethren representing Lodges from across the Province.
The hosting Lodge this year was Santa Faz Lodge No.48 and the Brethren delivering the ceremony were….
The Worshipful Master for the day, Brother Greg Hustler and his team (details of which are listed in the Summons here in English and Castellano) drew praise from the Brethren and all delivered a fine demonstration with particular praise being reserved for Brother Stuart Powell for delivering the Charge to the Initiate in Spanish.
Also in attendance were 11 Brethren from the Manor of Bexley No.5977 from the United Grand Lodge of England who were guests of V.W.Bro. Fred Miller and R.W.Bro. Norman L. Wheatley.
At the Festive Board the Brethren from the Manor of Bexley Lodge No.5977 presented a cheque to the Provincial Grand Master towards the charitable efforts of the Province and in support of the campaign to detect and counter Prostate Cancer among our Brethren and provided details on the activities taken within their home Province to counter Prostate Cancer. All Brethren are encouranged to speak about this detectable and treatable cancer and to use the help and support available in our Province and detailed in this website here. They also presented a plaque to the Provincial Grand Master in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the the Manor of Bexley Lodge.