The Grand Mark Lodge of South Australia and the Northern Territory of Australia Incorporated held its Annual Communication on the 15th of June 2016.


Approximately eighty Brethren were in attendance and saw the Investiture of the Grand Officers in addition to various business items.


The Grand Lodge of South Australia and the Northern Territory and the Royal Arch Chapter were represented and given the usual Ceremonial entrance. Greetings on behalf of Sister Jurisdictions were given by MWBro. David Crawford, Past Mark Grand Master.


Officers were Invested with due Ceremony and included RWBro. Garry Beardsell as Senior Grand Warden; RWBro. Mike FitzHenry as Junior Grand Warden; RWBro. Steve Winder as Installing Commander, Royal Ark Mariners and RWBro. Horry Donaldson as President of the Mark and Royal Ark Council.


After the Recessional, Brethren gathered in the Sam Jacobs Room for light refreshments. Two Grand Lodge Conferments were presented - one for Past Grand Senior Warden to RWBro. John Watson, Grand Chaplain,  and one for Past Grand Master Overseer to VWBro. Paul Shillabeer, Grand Organist. Congratulations are extended to these Brethren from all Mark members.


While the Brethren were attending the Communication the ladies enjoyed a dinner at the Mansions Tavern which was hosted by Mrs Jennifer Carter.



David Kitching

Deputy Grand Master