Mariner Promotions and Appointments

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The Provincial Grand Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners of Durham are pleased to announce the appointment and promotions to Royal Ark Mariner Provincial Grand Rank.

We congratulate each and every one on their appointments.  We hope you enjoy your office and help promote this wonderful degree.


The following have been promoted to Provincial Grand Rank

  • Leslie Nevin
  • John Bernard Martin Schoolkate
  • Graham Johnson
  • John Strachan Denham
  • James Arthur Palfreyman
  • William John Coward (deceased)
  • Wilfred Johnson
  • Norman Eric Heaviside


The following have been invited to take office in the Provincial Team for the year 2020-2021

  • Robert Ross Tonner – Senior Warden
  • Robert Main – Junior Warden
  • John Maurice Nye – Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies (RAM)
  • William Crystal – Sword Bearer
  • Francis Allan Shaftoe – Standard Bearer
  • Brian Graham – Guardian
  • John Bernard Martin Schoolkate – Warder

A full list of the Provincial Team can be found here