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Lord Harris Lodge of Mark Master Masons No 1494

Consecrated 21 January 1978

RW. Bro. Archie Torrance

As most readers will be aware, RW. Bro. Archibald Iain Torrance was Installed as Provincial Grand Master of the Province of Kent at the Provincial Meeting held at Margate on Saturday 28 September 2013 by the Pro Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother Benjamin Addy.

RW. Bro. Archie was advanced into the Lord Harris Mark Lodge on 11 April 1990. He was elected as Worshipful Master for the first time in 1998. In 2001, RW. Bro. Archie was appointed to the active rank of Provincial Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies and in September 2006 was further promoted to the rank of Past Provincial Grand Registrar. In May 2007 he was again elected as Worshipful Master of Lord Harris Lodge. This was rapidly followed in 2008 when he was promoted to the active rank of Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies. In 2010, RW. Bro. Archie was promoted to the active rank of Grand Steward, and later in the same year was appointed as Assistant Provincial Grand Master for the Province of Kent. 2013 saw a further promotion to Past Grand Junior Deacon. In 2012, he was also elected as Worshipful Master of Kent Installed Mark Masters Lodge No 999 and in 2020 as Worshipful Master of Kent Mark Stewards’ No 1691.

Not only is the Lodge very proud to have one of its Past Masters appointed as Provincial Grand Master but also wishes to offer its congratulations to an excellent Mason and a good friend to all! The Lord Harris Lodge is named after the fifth Baron Harris, who was Provincial Grand Master from 1936 to 1956. How fitting that a son of the Lodge should now be appointed as Provincial Grand Master!

The picture below shows the PGM, and then DPGM and APGMs with the Pro Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother Benjamin Addy. An excellent reminder of an exceptional day.