The Minutes of the Quarterly Communication
of 13 December 2006 were confirmed.
Election of the Grand Master
HRH The Duke of Kent was re-elected as Grand
Master for the ensuing year with acclamation.
Commission for Appeals Courts
The following Brethren have been elected
by The Rulers’ Forum as Members of the
Commission for Appeals Courts for the
VW Bro R.J. Kay, QC, (Suffolk), W Bros
L.N.P. Keen, (Gloucestershire),
G.M. Silverman, (London), C.R. Berry,
(London), E.D. Levy, (London),
A.N.H. Leigh-Smith, (Middlesex).
W Bro J.D.B. Martin No. 814 (Somerset)
W Bro A. Bunting No. 8956 (Durham)
The Grand Chancellor
In giving notice of motion at the Quarterly
Communication in December 2006 to
amend the Book of Constitutions to introduce
the office of Grand Chancellor, the
President of the Board recognised that an
amendment would be necessary to specify
a jewel for the new office. The design for
the jewel, has the approval of the Pro Grand
Master as well as that of the Board. An
Amendment to this effect was approved.
The Board has also given further
consideration to the precedence of the
Grand Chancellor, and now recommends
that he should rank immediately after the
Grand Secretary. An amendment to this
effect was approved.
The Metropolitan Grand Master for London
has requested that no change should be
made, at least for the time being, in the jewel
to be worn by those who have served as
Metropolitan Grand Officers. Accordingly
the Board recommends that no amendment
be made to Rule 248(b). An amendment
to this effect was approved, as was a small
amendment to Rule 6 to rectify an oversight
in the original Notice of Motion.
The Board has received reports that the
following Lodges have resolved to surrender
(a) Sandylands Lodge No. 5702 and
Poulton Hall Lodge No. 6647 in order to
amalgamate with Rowley Lodge No. 1051
(b) Manchester Lodge No. 2554 in order
to amalgamate with St David’s
Lodge No. 1147 (East Lancashire);
(c) Talbot Lodge No. 2231, Great Stone
Lodge No. 6737 and Westbourne
Lodge No. 7257 in order to amalgamate with
Urmston Lodge No. 1730 (West Lancashire);
(d) Coppull Lodge No. 4232 in order to
amalgamate with Leyland St Andrews Lodge
No. 7391 (West Lancashire);
(e) Round Table Lodge No. 8111 in order to
amalgamate with Normoss Lodge No. 8741
A resolution that the Lodges be removed
from the register in order to effect the
respective amalgamations was approved.
Erasure of Lodges
The Board has received a report that ten
Lodges have closed and have surrendered
their Warrants. The Lodges are:
Faithful Lodge No. 473 (Warwickshire),
Prince of Wales’ Lodge No. 1035
(West Lancashire); Skelmersdale Lodge
No. 1380 (West Lancashire); Egremont
Lodge No. 2872 (Cheshire), George Beech
Lodge No. 2897 (Warwickshire), Brent
Lodge No. 3292 (London), Corinthian
Lodge No. 3805 (Cheshire), Lodge of
Stability No. 4321 (West Lancashire), John
Lyon Lodge No. 4987 (London), Chantry
Lodge No. 6669 (Northumberland).
Over recent years, the Lodges have
found themselves no longer viable.
A resolution that they be erased
List of new Lodges
List of new Lodges for which Warrants
have been granted by The MW The Grand
Master, showing the date from which their
Warrants became effective:
13 December 2006: 9828 Sir Joseph Banks
Daylight Lodge (Horncastle, Lincolnshire),
9829 Wilavestone Lodge (Wollaston,
Northamptonshire & Huntingdonshire).
Amendments to the Book of
Amendments to the Book of Constitutions,
Notice of Motion of which was given at the
Quarterly Communication of 13 December
2006 (MQ, pages 23 and 25) were approved.
Expulsions from the Craft
There were seven Brethren expelled from
the Craft on 23 November 2006.
Quarterly Communication and
Supreme Grand Chapter meetings:
Quarterly Communication: 13 June 2007,
12 September 2007, 12 December 2007,
12 March 2008. Annual Investiture of
Grand Officers: 25 April 2007.
Supreme Grand Chapter: 26 April 2007,
14 November 2007, 1 May 2008.
Charges for Warrants
In accordance with the provisions of Rule 270a, Book of Constitutions, the Board has
considered the costs of preparing the actual documents specified in this Rule and
recommends that for the year commencing 1 April 2007 the charges (exclusive of vat)
shall be as follows:
|255.00||(a)||Warrant for a new Lodge|
|640.00||(b)||Warrant of Confirmation|
|370.00||(c)||Warrant for a Centenary Jewel|
|550.00||(d)||Warrant of Confirmation for a Centenary Jewel|
|580.00||(e)||Warrant for a Bi-Centenary Bar|
|580.00||(f)||Warrant of Confirmation for a Bi-Centenary Bar|
|65.00||(g)||Certificate of Amalgamation|
|90.00||(h)||Enfacement (Alterations) Fee|
Grand Lodge Register 1997–2006
The tables below show the number of Lodges on the Register and of Certificates issued
during the past ten years.
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