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Tuesday, 25 September 2012 13:45

District History

Dignitaries at the Installation of
R.W. Bro. Barrie Roy Mansell,
as District Grand Master for Spain 12th January 2013

History of the District Grand Mark Lodge of Spain

The first Order to be established after the Craft in Spain was that of Mark Master Masons and the Grand Lodge in the UK agreed to consecrate four Mark Lodges. Accordingly, on the 15th November 1991 the four Lodges were Consecrated in Barcelona , the first one being Javea Mark Lodge No. 1688 with its logo the famous Montgó mountain.

On Saturday 21st May 1994 at Hotel Plaza , Madrid , the Most Worshipful Pro-Grand Master, The Rt. Hon. The Lord Swansea, D.L., installed V.W. Bro. Ian Leslie Hutchinson as Grand Inspector for Spain following the Consecration of four new Mark & Ram Lodges.

On the 17th August 1996 at Hotel Melia, Valencia , Right Worshipful Brother John Hale, Deputy Grand Master formed the District Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Spain and installed R.W. Bro. Ian Leslie Hutchinson as the first District Grand Master. The Deputy Grand Master was assisted by R.W. Bro. Peter Glyn Williams, Grand Secretary and V.W. Bro. Col. Keith Hind, Grand Director of Ceremonies.

Since the formation of the District Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Spain further, Mark and Royal Ark Mariner Lodges have been Consecrated so that now we have 22 Mark Lodges and 14 RAM Lodges. There are other Mark and RAM Lodges at the planning stage. This makes the District of Spain the third largest District in the World within the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of England & Wales and its Districts & Lodges Overseas.

R.W. Bro. Ian L. Hutchinson retired as District Grand Master of Spain on the 30th November 2006. W. Bro. Robert Leslie Munday, PDGSwdB, was installed as the 2nd District Grand Master of Spain on the 13th January 2007 by M.W. Bro. John Hale, Pro GM assisted by R.W. Bro. John Brackley, Grand Secretary and R.W. Bro. Michael Masters, Grand Director of Ceremonies and other Officers of Grand Lodge. Under the direction of R.W. Bro Robert Munday the District moved forward with an increasing membership within Spain in both the Mark Degree and Royal Ark Mariners. R.W. Bro. Robert, L. Munday retired as District Grand Master on the 11th January 2013.

The 12th January 2013 then saw the installation  of the 3rd District Grand Master of Spain, W. Bro. Barrie Roy Mansell, PGJD,  at the Grand Bali Hotel, Benidorm by the M.W. Bro. Benjamin Addy ProGM  assisted again by R.W. Bro. John Brackley, Grand Secretary and V.W. Bro. Kessick Jones, Grand Director of Ceremonies and other Officers of Grand Lodge. The installation was witnessed by over 200  Dignitaries, brethren and visitors, some of whom travelled from the UK.

DISTRICT GRAND MASTERS

1996 - 2006    R.W.Bro. Ian Leslie Hutchinson.
2007 - 2012     R.W.Bro. Robert Leslie Munday
2013 - date      R.W.Bro. Barrie Roy Mansell.

 

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