News, Views and Events

latest2This is where we will place information on News, Views and Events which are current or coming up in the not too distant future.

whilst Installation meetings may be mentioned on this page, the regular meetings of Conclaves and Consistories will be found in their individual Pages where the page will replicate a Year Book page.

Events in 2015 and 2016

Events in MAY

7th May sees the Grand Senatus of the Scarlet Cord which will be held in Mark Masons’ Hall, 86 St James Street, London at 12.30.  This will be followed by lunch at approximately 2.15. and will finish around 3.45.

The registration and dining forms can be found at



Wy Bro Paul Binns, S.R. of the Admiral Lord Nelson Conclave, 2015

26th May also saw the completion of a move for the Admiral Lord Nelson Conclave from Tuesday Market Place (The Duke’s Head Hotel) into the King’s Lynn Masonic Centre in Hamburg Way with their first meeting in the new home. This was the Installation meeting on 26th May and Wy Brother Paul Binns became Supreme Ruler of the Conclave.






27th May was Installation night for the Peter Racey Scarlet Cord Consistory and Len Goodrum became the Fifth President in an impressive ceremony by Peter Worby the outgoing President.


Events in JUNE

on 7th  June This Website Launched as an open site for all members of the Secret Monitor and the Scarlet Cord in Norfolk.

It is hoped that members of the Craft Lodges in Norfolk will visit and have a look at the public pages and perhaps seek more information with a view to becoming a member on the OSM.

It is also hoped that members of the public who are not members of Freemasonry in Norfolk (or perhaps not at all) will maybe seek to learn more about Freemasonry in general, and perhaps become a Freemason as a member of a Norfolk Lodge.

Saturday, 13th June, 2015

The Commander and Deputy Commander of the Norfolk Arch of Steel were in action on Saturday for the Installation of a new Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler for Durham. read more

Events  in JULY

27th JULY is the annual meeting of the Order of the Secret Monitor in Great Yarmouth

The Annual Meeting of the OSM Provincial Grand Conclave in Great Yarmouth on 27th July.  It was very well supported by Norfolk members and Visitors from other Provinces and Heads of other Orders in East Anglia

We were in our usual venue in Albert Square, Great Yarmouth for the 2015 Annual meeting of the OSM. An enjoyable day was had by all who attended.

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29th JULY – Awareness Evening:   Following the success of the first Awareness Evening in Wroxham, a second was held on the other side of the Province in King’s Lynn.

This was a very happy evening and the presentation was given after the meeting of the Supreme Rulers Conclave. We had a meal together of sausage and mash and then apple pie and custard and coffee.

All at a cost of just £9.00.

The format will was similar to the Wroxham evening and covered both Secret Monitor and Scarlet Cord. 

There is likely to be a new member from the evening and that has to be good for the Order and for the Province. 

Events in AUGUST

2nd AUGUST – The PGSR’s Garden Party will be held on 2nd August (first Sunday) and will be at the home of the PGSR in Bracondale, Norwich. Invitations will be sent to the Officers appointed in July, and those who are continuing in office from the previous year, and their wives/partners.

This is an opportunity to meet and get to know one another. It makes the process of attending the Provincial Team Visits in the Province a little easier to manage in that it may well be possible to lift share and working together is made a little simpler too.


The fist issue of the OSM and Scarlet Cord Year Book 2014-2015

A new year book will be issued along similar lines to the current one. Much of the information will of course, now be on this Website and the information may in fact be more up to date as we can make changes here as they happen (or as soon as the Webmaster is able to find the time to make the changes).


Events in OCTOBER

on October 14th – Stephen Allen will be installed as the Provincial Grand Master for the Craft Province of Norfolk.

This will take place in St Andrews and Blackfriars Hall in Norwich and if you can get there, you should do so, in order to welcome your new PGM into his role in the top job in Norfolk after having served the Province over the last 15 years as Deputy PGM.

We wish him well in this new role and trust he will enjoy the post.


October 17th is the date for the PGSR’s Working lunch. The third Saturday in October is the regular date for this event and this year will maintain the fixture.

This is the time for all Supreme Rulers, Secretaries and Directors of Ceremonies to get together with the PGSR and the Deputy and let us know how you think the Province is progressing; it provides an opportunity to feedback any problems you might be experiencing in those offices and also express ideas which may be helpful in improving the enjoyment of the Order in general in the Province.

This is an important conference. If you are one of these important Officers in your Conclave, please make a note of the date and attend the Working lunch to represent your Conclave, feed in your thoughts and share ideas with your counterparts in other Conclaves.


Events in NOVEMBER

10th November is the date for the Annual Meeting of the Grand Conclave of the Secret Monitor in London

If someone in your Conclave is receiving a Grand honour whether it is an appointment or a promotion, and if you are able to go and give him support, it is thoroughly recommended as a very enjoyable occasion.

These are now held in Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street and if you haven’t seen that, then that alone would make the visit worthwhile.



November 25th is the Annual Meeting of the Scarlet Cord in Norfolk. This meeting will be held at the Oaklands Hotel and will start at 4 pm. Dining will be at 5 pm and so an early finish is anticipated.

Booking will be available nearer the time.