Pontefract Lodge No 878
Of Mark Master Masons
Pontefract Lodge of Mark Master Masons was founded and consecrated on 1 May 1929, with W. Bro. T. J. Sides PAGDC, PPGJW as the first Master.
Pontefract Lodge of Mark Master Masons is a thriving little Lodge with members of all ages but also many younger Masons from all over the province, not just from the Pontefract Craft Lodges.
It has some very distinguished brethren as members including a Very Worshipful Brother whom after hard work and diligence has attained this very high rank in Mark Masonry, as a lodge we are very proud to have such a brother as our member.
Today every candidate to be advanced in the Degree of Mark Master Mason must be a Master Mason of a regular and recognised Craft Lodge, whilst candidates for the office of Worshipful Master must normally have served as the Worshipful Master of a Craft Lodge, it is possible to obtain a dispensation.
The ceremony of admission is called Advancement and chronologically in the Solomonic legend it follows that of a fellow craft. It is one of the oldest and most interesting grades of Freemasonry and today incorporates two degrees, for the candidate is first acknowledged as a Mark Man then subsequently advanced as a Mark Master Mason in the same ceremony.
The Mark Degree is an important Order for many reasons, next to the Craft and Royal Arch it is the largest of the Masonic orders and has stood the test of ages.
Unlike many other Orders this degree combines Masonic thought with a lightness of touch, but it is not frivolous. Not only has the candidate learned more about the place of Masons in the actual and speculative construction of the Temple but he has come further to appreciate both the joys and sorrows within his own Masonic journey, as well as the fallibility of man and the need for utter humility before God, the ritual is full of beauty.
If you are a member of craft masonry and you would like more information on joining Mark, particularly in Pontefract then please contact us.
Mark Master Mason
Mark Master Masons Jewel
The keystone is suspended below the colours of the
Website Link to our Provincial Website
You will be required to purchase the Apron and Jewel before Joining the Mark degree but we do tend to hold a small stock, so speak to the secretary before splashing out on a new one.
Pontefract Lodge of Mark Master Masons meets on the 4th Thursday of the Month,
in January, February, March (Inst), April, September, October & November. Meetings start at 7pm - Installation starts earlier so please contact to confirm.