Retirements and appointments

From the office of the Provincial Grand Secretary – February 2018

CRAFT and ROYAL ARCH RETIREMENTS and APPOINTMENTS

W.Bro. Anthony Bent PSGD, W.Bro. Harry Cox PSGD and W.Bro Robert Wright PSGD

have all made intimations to the Provincial Grand Master, of their desire to retire from office at the forthcoming meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge on 9th May 2018.

All three of these brethren have made substantial contributions to the running of this Province over a sustained period of time in high office, and the Provincial Grand Master is deeply grateful for their dedication and commitment and he wishes them all a long, happy and healthy retirement.

Bro Bent will be succeeded on 9th May 2018 as Assistant Provincial Grand Master by:

W.Bro. John David Ogden, PAGDC

Bro.Ogden’s particular responsibility will be for the Leigh Group, the St Helens and Prescot Group and the Wigan Group.

As a consequence of Bro Ogden’s appointment, he will retire as Vice Chairman of the Wigan and District Group and will be succeeded on 9th May 2018 by:

W.Bro. John Henry Selley, PPrGSuptWks

 

Bro Cox will be succeeded on 9th May 2018 as Assistant Provincial Grand Master by:

W.Bro. David Randerson, PAGDC

Bro Randerson’s particular responsibility will be for the North Fylde Group and the Blackpool Group.

As a consequence of Bro Randerson’s appointment, he will retire as Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals, and will be succeeded by:

E.Comp. Dr. Robert Duncan Smith PGStB

Comp Smith’s particular responsibility will be for the North Fylde Group, the Blackpool Group and the South Fylde Group. Comp Smith will be invested on Monday, 30th April 2018, at the convocation of Senatores Chapter of Installed First Principals No. 8966.

As a consequence of Bro and Comp Smith’s appointment, he will retire as Chairman of the North Fylde Group, and will be succeeded on 30th April 2018 by:

 W.Bro. Peter Greathead PAGDC

As a consequence of his appointment, Bro Greathead will retire as Vice Chairman of the North Fylde Group.

 W.Bro. Anthony McEwan Hough PAGDC

will be appointed as Deputy Chairman of that Group on 30th April 2018 and W.Bro. John Charles Cross PPrGSuptWks will be appointed Vice Chairman on that same day.

 

Bro Wright will be succeeded on 9th May 2018 as Assistant Provincial Grand Master by:

W.Bro. Francis Anthony Umbers, PAGDC

As a consequence of Bro. Umber’s appointment, he will retire as Chairman of the Ormskirk and Bootle Group and will be succeeded on 9th May 2018 by:

W.Bro. Graham Chambers, PPrJGW

As a consequence of Bro. Chambers appointment, he will retire as Vice Chairman of the Ormskirk and Bootle Group and will be succeeded on 9th May 2018 by:

W.Bro. Malcolm Raeburn Alexander, PAGDC

 

W.Bro. James Howarth Wilson, PJGD, following ten years as Chairman of the Lancaster and District Group, has intimated to the Provincial Grand Master of his wish to retire on 9th May 2018 and will be succeeded by:

W.Bro. Neil McGill, PPrJGW

As a consequence of Bro McGill’s appointment, he will retire as Vice Chairman of the Lancaster and District Group and will be succeeded on 9th May 2018 by: W.Bro. Scott Devine, PPrGStwd

W.Bro. Leonard Hart PAGDC, has also expressed a wish to retire as Chairman of the Leigh Group, and will succeeded on 9th May 2018 by:

 W.Bro. Jonathan Mark Heaton PPrSGW

As a consequence of Bro Heaton’s appointment, he will retire as Secretary of the Leigh Group. Additionally, W.Bro. Joseph Hine, PPrGSuptWks will retire as Vice Chairman of that Group and will be succeeded on 9th May 2018 by: W.Bro. Dr. David Robert Case PPrJGD

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