Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset

The official website of Dorset Freemasonry

Who's Who in Dorset Freemasonry

The key Provincial Officers in the Masonic Province of Dorset are listed here; to contact the Province, please email ProvGSec@dorsetfreemasonry.info.

Provincial Grand Master - RWBro Graham Glazier

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Deputy Provincial Grand Master - WBro Chris Lill

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Assistant Provincial Grand Master - WBro Chris Bond

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Provincial Grand Treasurer - WBro Nigel House

Nigel's relationship with Freemasonry began at an early age, as both his grandfather and father were Dorset Masons before him. He was made a Freemason in the Lodge of Friendship and Sincerity No 472 in 1983 by his father who also installed him as Master 14 years later.

Educated at Shaftesbury Grammar School, Nigel obtained a degree in Economics and Accountancy at the University of Hull in 1977 and was admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1980.

Completing the family connection, Nigel joined his grandfather's Lodge – the Lodge of Benevolence No 1168 in 2004. He was appointed Provincial Grand Treasurer in 2015.

He is interested in most sports, but his real passion is cricket, as he was a keen and active local cricketer.

Provincial Grand Secretary - WBro Kim Orton

Kim was born and has spent most of his life in the Bournemouth area. Married to Sue for 30 years, they have two grown up children - a daughter who works for a pharmaceutical company and a son who works as a tree surgeon.

Graduating with a Law degree, he joined a local firm of solicitors where he worked until taking early retirement in 2006. For the last twenty of those years he was a partner in the firm, specialising in property law, wills, probate and personal injury claims.

He was made a Freemason in 1987 in the Lodge of Meridian No 6582, becoming its 50th Master in 1997. He was appointed Provincial Grand Secretary in 2014.

Apart from Masonry, his main hobby is cooking and his only athletic prowess is an occasional jaunt on his bike – if sunny!

Provincial Grand Charity Steward - WBro Peter Boyd

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Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies - WBro Simon Delahunty

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Provincial Grand Almoner - WBro Chris Munden

Chris was born and brought up in Bridport, apart from his boarding school days, but left to wander the country professionally in 1975. A customs officer for 30 years, he then took early retirement and looking for an easy life went nursing at Broadmoor Hospital for 7 years, and latterly in Bridport at the Hughes Psychiatric Unit. Married to Judith for 24 years, he has two children from a previous marriage, a stepdaughter and 6 grandchildren.

Although the son of a Dorset mason, Chris was initiated into London masonry with Quarries Lodge( the Grand Secretary's Lodge) 5608 in 1995, becoming its Master in 2001, and again in 2012. He has served as it's Treasurer for a total of 11 years, DC for three, and received London Grand Rank in 2008.

On returning to Bridport in 2003, he joined his father's Lodge, St Marys 707 in 2004 becoming its Master in 2006, almoner/IPM and DC and having had 'ask me' tattooed on is forehead, any job needed, and was awarded the rank of PPrGSD in 2013.

His non masonic hobbies include gardening, chutney making, sport (watching only now). He and his wife also run the Bridport Friends of Julia,s House Group.

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