Thursday 4th February 2021 – Appointment of Provincial Grand Master Designate – Brother Andrew Duncan Millar
Brethren, Provincial Grand Master Brother Bill Perry took part in the Grand Lodge Committee Zoom meeting earlier today and is pleased to announce that Bro. Andrew D. Millar DPGM has been confirmed as the next Provincial Grand Master of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Lanarkshire Middle Ward with effect from 10th June 2021.
I am sure you will all join in extending hearty congratulations to him and wish him every success in the future and in particular the next five years.
Brother Millar hopes to be in a position to intimate his team of Commissioned Office Bearers shortly and this will be advised as soon as it is available.
Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 restrictions it has been necessary to cancel the proposed Provincial Grand Master and Commissioned Office Bearers Installation Meeting on the 19th June, alternative arrangements for the Installation of the PGM and his Commissioned Office Bearers will be announced in due course in conjunction with the Grand Lodge of Scotland.
4th February 2021 – Announcement of Commission of Provincial Grand Lodge of Lanarkshire Middle Ward 2021-26
It is with great pleasure we formally announce the Provincial Grand Master Designate Bro. Andy Millar’s team for the upcoming 2021-26 Commission
Provincial Grand Master
Bro. Andrew Duncan Millar
Lodge Kirkhill No. 1230
Depute Provincial Grand Master
Bro. Norman MacKenzie Carnegy
Lodge St. Mary Coltness No. 31
Substitute Provincial Grand Masters
Bro. Colin Campbell – Lodge Coltswood Glenboig No. 1067
Bro. Bobby Ferguson – Lodge St. Thomas No. 305
Bro. Gordon Mather – Lodge Blantyre Kilwinning No. 557
Bro. Laird McDonald – Lodge Cambuslang Royal Arch No. 114
Provincial Grand Secretary
Bro. William Paton
Lodge Robert King Stewart No. 919
Senior Provincial Grand Chaplain
Bro. James Vasey
Lodge St. Bryde No. 579
Junior Provincial Grand Chaplain
Bro. Alexander Lawson Hamilton
Lodge St. Bryde No. 579
The new commission will commence on 10th June 2021. Due to the uncertainty of the ongoing COVID situation, Provincial Grand Lodge are in continued dialogue with The Grand Lodge of Scotland to determine a date for the Installation of the New Provincial Grand Master, his Commission and team. We will keep everyone updated on the progress.
We wish all the above Brethren every success in their new commission to lead the Province forward for the next five years.
Thursday 4th February 2021 – Appointment of Bro. Allan McLaren Hutton to the Board of Grand Stewards
Brother Bill Perry Provincial Grand Master is delighted to confirm that his recommendation of Bro. Allan M. Hutton P.M. Lodge Caldercruix St. John No. 1314 to be appointed as Grand Steward of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, has been approved by Grand Lodge and congratulations are extended to Allan for many happy years in this important post in Grand Lodge.
Brother Bill Perry
Provincial Grand Master
15th January 2021 – Communication from Provincial Grand Lodge – Update and Extension of Lodge Meeting Cancellations to June
Brethren , you will be aware that all Masonic meetings have been suspended until early June when a further review will take place.
I am now confirming that the Lodge Book Inspection night due on Tuesday 8th February will not now take place.
Our PGL Treasurer Bro. Gordon McCaffer will be reviewing the Lodge Balance Sheets and Accounts etc. and if there any questions he will contact the Lodge Secretary or Treasurer. This also means that the Official PGL Visitations will not now take place in February /March/April as usual.
The Annual Divine Service due on 25th April has also been cancelled. The Installation of the new PGM for 19th June is obviously in doubt but a further intimation will be given as soon as discussions with GLoS are finalised
Let us hope that the second half of this year may be easier and that perhaps by the start of the Installation season we might be able to gather once again.
6th January 2021 – General Committee Meeting
Last night we held our second General Committee Meeting by Zoom, chaired by PGM Bill Perry, there were a total of 45 Office Bearers and Committee on the call, a super turnout .
A lot of planning is going on in anticipation of putting COVID behind us, going forward we will update everyone when we have more finite details. In the short return the following dates have been pencilled in subject to change –
5th March 2021 – PGL Annual General Meeting, Cambuslang
25th April 2021 – PGL Annual Divine Service, Uddingston Old Parish Church
19th June 2021 – Installation of New Provincial Grand Master, Hamilton College
15th August 2021 – PGL Golf Day, Drumpellier Golf Club
5th November 2021 – PGL Annual Quiz
Bro. Jack Alexander updated the Brethren on the work surrounding the Mental Health Awareness group, unfortunately the recent lockdown has delayed the “walk and talk” groups but rest assured there has been some great work going on behind the scenes by Bro. Jack and his team, Bro’s Iain Reid & Sam Howie, more details will be sent shortly.
The application forms are also out with the Lodge Secretaries for the PGL Caravan breaks at Monkton, we will proceed as normal in the hope that we can open up for the season, the bookings will be displayed on the PGL Website and adjusted as required by the COVID situation.
Stay safe Brethren and pray for the vaccine to kick in and we can meet again.