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There is a new podcast available which features the Provincial Grand Master Phillip J. Mann, Donald A. Peacock Past Deputy Provincial Grand Master and the Provincial Grand Secretary Peter Gibson-Leitch. Listen to Mark Podcast

Welcome from the Provincial Grand Master

I am delighted to welcome you to our website where I hope you will find much interest in matters relating to the Mark and Royal Ark Mariner Degrees in Leicestershire & Rutland.


Due to the CORONAVIRUS emergency, all our meetings and social activities have been suspended for the time being to help safeguard the wellbeing of our members and their loved ones. I wish you, our Brethren and your families good health and look forward to the pleasure of your company when our meetings and other events resume, hopefully at some stage later in the year, and I especially look forward to your support in the coming months to ensure that the Mark and Royal Ark Mariner Degrees in our province remain as strong as ever despite the challenges that lie ahead.


The Mark Degree is the third largest in English Freemasonry and enjoys excellent working relations with the Craft and Royal Arch. Just as in olden times the Mark should be viewed as an essential step in a Freemason’s progression. Membership of the Mark Degree is open to all Craft brethren who have been Master Masons for at least four weeks. Full details of the Mark and the Royal Ark Mariner Degrees are available in leaflet format within the website. In addition you can browse both the latest, and all the back issues, of the ‘Magic of the Mark’ magazine containing interesting news on Mark and Royal Ark Mariner events and happenings in the Province. Copies of various documents to assist Secretaries and Scribes are available on the ‘Downloads’ page.


Please stay safe and most especially, look after yourself, your families and friends.


Sincerely and fraternally


Phillip J. Mann

Provincial Grand Master