The Ancient and Honourable Degree of Royal Ark Mariners
The Travelling Porphyry Stone
 
Introduced from 2022 we now have a Travelling Porphyry Stone to be used in a similar manner to the Travelling Keystone which we already have in the Mark Degree.
 
The idea is to promote even more friendship between RAM Lodges and individual members in this great Province of ours.
The newly commissioned stone was handed over into the care of W.Bro. Kieron Mullen PPrJGW a member of Furness RAM Lodge No.375 on the evening of the Mark Ball by our PGM R.W. Bro. Keith Alan  Beardmore.
Furness RAM Lodge is as far as you can go at the top of the Province and anyone who attends is always made most welcome, now not only due to the continuing Pandemic restrictions it is reported that Lodge W. Commander¬† John Broadhurst has been quite ill and in fact has suffered a stroke, at this time he remains in hospital, we all wish him I’m sure a speedy recovery.
 
Until circumstances change the stone is being looked after by Kieron on behalf of Furness RAM at Ulverston Masonic Hall, its journey South will begin as soon as things improve and all the members of the Lodge are looking forward to a visit to another RAM Lodge, as yet unknown.
 
The rules for the Travelling Porphyry Stone will be added to the West Lanc’s web site along with the Register which will show its journey once it gets on the move. Have a look at the item for the Keystone it may eventually differ slightly from that one but it will give you an idea as to how it works.
Information from W.Bro. Kieron Mullan. PPrGJW. (Mark). ProvRAMGR.
 
Stay Safe. Get in Touch with your Family, Friends and Members from your Lodges.
 
I’m looking forward to my next meeting to see old friends and those I have yet to meet.
 
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Austin N Fletcher RAMGR Chorlton RAM No.394