The Province of Forfarshire covers all the Lodge in the City of Dundee (which includes the suburbs of Broughty Ferry, Lochee and Downfield), the Angus Towns of Monifieth, Carnoustie, Arbroath, Montrose, Brechin, Froickheim, Forfar. Kirriemuir, also the villages of Glamis and un in beautifulf Glenesk - Tarfside.
The Provincial of Forfarshire was first erected in 1797 when Bro George Paterson of Castle Huntly was appointed as the first Provincial Grand Master. The Present Provincial Grand Master is Bro Alexander S. Christie, who was appointed in 2010.
The Provincial Grand Lodge, as a formal lodge in iteself to support the Provincial Grand Master, with a Depute, Substitute, Secretary and Chaplain was not formed until 1815.
The years from 1797 to 1815 being just a Province under the supervision of one man - the Provincial Grand Master.
Graham Letford's Cyclathon 2017
As you are aware I have, over the last three years took part in the Dundee Cyclathon raising money through sponsorship from some of the Lodges, Brethren and business colleagues. To date with the kind generosity of all who have supported me and the charity fund, over £3000.00 has been raised for the Charitable and good causes that the Lodges and Brethren within the Province nominate.
This year it is my intention to do a “Tour De Province “cycling to every Lodge in the Province and completing the over 200-mile journey on Sunday 10th September 2017 at the Dundee 26 mile cyclathon.
I would like to ask for the support of all the Lodges in the Province on this occasion and call on your generosity once again and ask your lodge and any Brother that would care to make a personal donation, however small, contributing to the worthwhile causes we support within the Province.
I have attached a sponsor form for any Lodge and Brother who would care to make a pledge or donation.
I would like to inform Lodges in the province that a “Travelling Maul “was kindly donated to Provincial Grand Lodge of Forfarshire at the October Quarterly communication.
The “Maul“ is in memory of Edith Mulholland the late wife of our Provincial Grand Master and with thanks to Masonic wives past and present.
The aim is to encourage visiting within the province as well as raising money for charity. Below are the guidelines regarding claiming the Maul.
The Maul is now in the hands of Lodge Progress 967 having been successfully claimed at Lodge Hilton St Andrew 1220 meeting of 3rd January.
1- The Travelling Maul will at all times remain the property of the PGLF.
Ashlar Magazine - No.61, March 2017 now available from Iain McIntosh
Formed in 1736 theGrand Lodge of Scotland is the governing body for all Freemasonry in Scotland.
Formed in 1861 the Provincial Grand Royal Arch Chapter for Angus and Mearns is the governing body for Royal Arch Masonry in this area.