Personal Details

Richard was born in 1950 and is married to Margaret and they have one son and one daughter and 1 granddaughter and the family home is Hook. Until Richard became Provincial Secretary he was Secretary of his local golf club and played on a regular basis.

Career Details

Richard spent his time in the retail trade working for various Off License companies where he became an Operations Director managing in excess of 400 shops around England.

Masonic Journey

  • Initiated into Danesfield Lodge No 8520 in Oxfordshire on 19th February 1979 and was Master in 1987.
  • Exalted into Vyne Chapter No 7612 on 13th March 1987 and became MEZ in 2009.
  • Advanced into Friendship & Care Lodge of MMM No. 1555 on 21st March 1989 became Master in 1994
  • Joined Vyne Lodge No 7612 in Hampshire & IoW on 20th January 2005 and became Master in 2014.
  • Elevated into Friendship & Care Lodge of RAM No. 1555 on 15th October 2004 and became Commander in 2009.
  • Joined Berkshire Masters No. 3684 on 26th February 2009.
  • Appointed to Mark Grand Rank in 2009.
  • Appointed to Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank in 2012.
  • Invested as Provincial Grand Master of the Mark & Royal Ark Mariner Degrees in Berkshire on 13th September 2013.
  • Joined Berkshire First Principles on 17th May 2016.
  • Joined Ellington Lodge No. 1566 on 22nd November 2018 and became Master in 2021.
  • Appointed Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies in 2021.
  • Joined Dene Lodge No. on 14th May 2022.
  • Appointed Deputy President of the General Board for the Mark & Royal Ark Mariner Degrees in 2022,
  • Appointed Provincial Grand Secretary of Berkshire Craft on 27th September 2022.

The Provincial Office is open 5 days a week, Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.

Berkshire Masonic Centre, Mole Road, Sindlesham, Wokingham, Berks. RG41 5EA

Tel: 01189 787 625

Fax: 01189 773 571