The RW Provincial Grand Master has announced that W Bro Leonard Starling, PSGD, will be retiring as Assistant Provincial Grand Master at the annual meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge on 26th September.
W Bro Len has made an outstanding contribution to Berkshire Freemasonry over many years especially during the past eight years as a member of the Executive, first as Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies from 2009 to 2013 and for the past four years as Assistant Provincial Grand Master. W Bro Len’s wise counsel and creative thinking have featured strongly in our Executive discussions to take the Province forward and he has contributed enormously to the development and implementation of our Strategic Plan, within which he has led the work to introduce lodges to the Care Team concept and help them develop a Lodge Plan.
The RW Provincial Grand Master been pleased to announce that W Bro Robin Kent will succeed W Bro Leonard Starling as Assistant Provincial Grand Master. W Bro Robin is already well known in the Province, having served as Provincial Junior Grand Warden in 2011 and as Provincial Communications Officer and Chairman of the Communications Committee since 2012. During that time our press coverage and public awareness have increased and his recent interview on BBC Radio Berkshire very effectively communicated what Freemasonry stands for. In 2014 the Most Worshipful Grand Master His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent invested W Bro Robin with the Grand Rank of Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies, since when he has been a very supportive Visiting Grand Officer. W Bro Robin was initiated in the Kennet Lodge No 4414 in 1985, serving as Worshipful Master in 1996 and as Secretary from 1998 to 2007. He is also a member of Berkshire Provincial Grand Stewards’ Lodge and Berkshire Masters’ Lodge, of which he was Secretary from 2004 to 2006.
On behalf of all Berkshire Freemasons the RW Provincial Grand Master thanks W Bro Leonard Starling for his contribution to this Province and extends our good wishes to W Bro Robin Kent for good health and success in his new role.