Berkshire pays a visit to Oxfordshire's Provincial Meeting

With thanks to W Bro Brian McCormack for his report on his visit to Oxfordshire Freemasons Mark Provincial Meeting.
Last Thursday, May 9th, a Posse of Berkshire Mark Masons, attended the Annual Provincial Meeting of Oxford. The Provincial Grand Master of Mark Master Masons – Berkshire, accompanied by VW Bro Mike Sanders & W Bros. Jim Payen, Huw Hopkin, Ted Lewis, Phil Damant & myself, descended upon the Bicester Hotel, golf & spa resort to support our historically very close neighbour.
A mid afternoon start was preceded by a reception of tea or coffee and some biscuits with the meeting commencing at 3pm. Berkshire is always well represented, indeed, the PGM of Oxford, RW Bro. Ian Watson Wright, on welcoming distinguished guests, described our attendance as more of an invasion, given we had the largest attendance of any Province.
The highlight was the installation of a new DPGM VW Bro. Adrian Hadley Barlow a fitting appointment in my opinion. It was a precursor to our own Annual Meeting when we too will install a new DPGM, an exciting event for any province.
The meeting concluded and we sat down to a largely pleasant festive board. Once again, Mark Masonry put on a marvellous display of the friendly spirit of our degree.
Brethren, please consider attending one of these provincial meetings. Being an active provincial offer isn’t the single qualification to attend. Let it be known you wish to and provided numbers we will support it, and you pay for your own meal, you’d be very welcome.
The bonds built across the provinces enriches the Masonic experience, one, I’m certain you’ll very much enjoy. Roll on Bristol, this Saturday.
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