Provincial Grand Lodge Of Gloucestershire

Who’s Who

Who's Who

Provincial Grand Lodge Officers

Provincial Grand Master

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Tim Henderson-Ross

Deputy Provincial Grand Master

David R Mason

Assistant Provincial Grand Master

Ian M Davies

Assistant Provincial Grand Master

Mark B Smith

Provincial Senior Grand Warden

William J Durman

Provincial Junior Grand Warden

Andrew K Fautley

Provincial Grand Chaplain

Rev. Richard J Westacott

Provincial Grand Treasurer

David A Carter

Provincial Grand Registrar

Craig M Tickner

Provincial Grand Secretary

Geoffrey J Warburton

Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies

Christopher D West

Provincial grand Almoner

Dr Jonathan A P Steel

Provincial Grand Charity Steward

Peter C Coles

Provincial Grand Membership Officer

Paul Leadbeater

Provincial Communications Officer

Nicholas C Ellwood

Provincial Grand Mentor

Martin P Tucker

Provincial Assistant Grand Secretary

J Malcolm Sargent

SquareTalk Editor

Andrew K Fautley

Provincial Grand Master

Tim Henderson-Ross

Tim Henderson-Ross was born and brought up in Scotland but has worked all his life in England. Having trained as an accountant he was more interested in general management and ran a number of companies culminating in a catering company which catered in some of the great public buildings in England such as the V & A, St. Pauls, Royal Academy, National Railway Museum and the Pump Room Bath.

Tim was initiated into the Lodge of Grace in Wotton-under-Edge in 1994 and was Master in 2000. He was honoured to be appointed a Provincial Director of Ceremonies in 2005 and became Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies in 2007. In 2011 he was promoted to Assistant Provincial Grand Master, becoming Provincial Grand Master in 2014. In 2007 he was appointed a Grand Steward by the Grand Master and the following year was promoted to Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies.

Though retired Tim is a Director of a vineyard based in the Dordogne. Outside of Freemasonry he is interested in sailing, travel and crosswords. He is also trying to learn to play the piano but wonders if he has left it rather late to gain any proficiency.

He and his wife Tricia have two children and two grandchildren.

Deputy Provincial Grand Master

David R Mason

David is from West Wales. He attended Dean Close School in Cheltenham and after obtaining a law degree he moved to Cheltenham in 1987, qualified as a solicitor, and has been a partner in Christopher Davidson Solicitors LLP for over 25 years.

Initiated into the Manor of Ashley Lodge in 1992, he was Master in 2000 and was the Provincial Registrar from 2011 to 2020 when he was appointed APGM. In 2022, he was appointed Deputy Provincial Grand Master.

He was 3rd Provincial Grand Principal in Chapter 2019-2020.

David likes socialising, travelling and fishing. He has a house in St Dogmaels and a fishing boat.

E: depprovgm@glosmasons.org.uk

Assistant Provincial Grand Master

Ian M Davies

Ian is originally from Herefordshire though he’s lived most of his life in Gloucestershire.

He draws great strength from the full support of his wife and two children. Their four grandchildren mean that family life is busy and very rewarding.

Ian’s Masonic journey started in 2004 when he was initiated into Gloucestershire Round Table Lodge and found that he really enjoyed the procedure and ritual, particularly when mixed with the fellowship and banter at the Festive Board. It was a natural extension to his membership of Dursley Round Table.

His installation as Master in 2011 enhanced his enjoyment and the deeper fellowship if visiting. Ian looks forward to visiting new lodges knowing that there are no strangers there, only friends he has yet to meet. And he enjoys reciprocating that hospitality with visitors at his own lodges, making them feel welcome.

With his family commitments, keeping his business organised and on track, and of course Freemasonry, there’s little time left for his other hobbies like singing with the Dursley Male Voice Choir.

Ian received Provincial Honours in 2016, serving as Provincial Junior Grand Warden in 2018, before being appointed to Grand Rank in 2020. He was appointed Assistant Provincial Grand Master in 2021.

E: asstprovgm1@glosmasons.org.uk

Assistant Provincial Grand Master

Mark B Smith

Mark was born, and lives in Stroud. Having trained as an Apprentice Electrician he progressed to Contracts Manager with a local company and General Manager with a plc, before starting his own business in 1999. A Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), his current business interests include a holiday/short stay accommodation company, as well as running several property freehold companies.

Married with three children of school age, Mark and his wife Lisa have been long term foster carers since 2015.

Initiated into Hicks Beach Lodge in 2001, he was Master in 2009 and was the Provincial Grand Almoner from 2011 to 2016 when he was appointed to Provincial Junior Grand Warden. He is a founder and Primus Master of Five Valleys Lodge L9997 consecrated in September 2022.

Mark has a love of the great outdoors, including, walking, and training gun-dogs. He has a motorbike and Vespa and a life long love of all things Land Rover!

He describes himself as a reluctant football fan, having three children who all play the game.

He was appointed Assistant Provincial Grand Master in May 2022.

E: asstprovgm2@glosmasons.org.uk

Provincial Senior Grand Warden

William J Durman
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Provincial Junior Grand Warden

Andrew K Fautley

Andrew is Hampshire-born, and settled in Cheltenham in 1982 for a job with Eagle Star. He later started his own Financial Consultancy and is a Financial Compliance Consultant on regulatory issues.

Andy was initiated into Royal Gloucester lodge in 2005, and was its Master in 2012. He also joined Royal Lebanon in 2013, serving as Master in 2014 & 2015. He received Provincial honours in 2017, and a promotion in 2019.

Andy now lives in Brockworth with his wife, Jacki, and their small dog, Kiwi (she’s ‘all-black’!). They have one son, Joe, who lives in Plymouth. Andy’s interests include guitars, walking, cycling, languages, cooking and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Provincial Grand Chaplain

Rev. Richard J Westacott

Reverend Richard is a Devonian from Barnstaple and currently resides in Pucklechurch, near Bristol. He is single and enjoys church music, reading, theatre, gardening, Monasticism, Devon socialising and eating out with friends.

His masonic career started in 1995 when he was initiated into Loyal Lodge, based in Barnstaple in the Devonshire Province. He joined Lyegrove Lodge in 1997 was became its Master in 2005. He received Provincial honours in 2009 and was promoted to Provincial Grand Chaplain in 2013. He was honoured with Grand Rank in 2017.

E: provgchap@glosmasons.org.uk

Provincial Grand Treasurer

David A Carter

David is originally from Somerset and, following an Engineering Apprenticeship in Bath, he moved into Management Services with Michelin. He moved to Dursley in 1974 and worked as HR Manager in Textiles. He obtained an MBA and became a Lecturer in Management at Stroud College, Cirencester and the Open University.

David and his wife Barbara have four children and ten grandchildren.

He was initiated in the Royal Lodge of Faith and Friendship in 1981. He joined Gloucestershire Round Table Lodge in 1989 and was invested as Master in 2001. He received active Provincial honours in 2006, and served as ProvAGSec from 2013 until 2018, when he was appointed Provincial Grand Treasurer.  He received Grand Rank honours in 2020.

E: provgtreas@glosmasons.org.uk

Provincial Grand Registrar

Craig M Tickner

Craig is originally from Hampshire, moving to Bristol aged 10 due to his father’s work. He has remained in the West Country ever since, and now lives in rural Gloucestershire.

He was initiated into Hambrook Lodge in 2009, becoming WM in 2016 and was a Provincial Grand Steward in 2021. 

Craig has been practising Criminal Law his entire career, becoming partner in his previous firm, and was President of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in July 2020.

Craig is a keen sportsman having enjoyed playing both football and Rugby Union, before taking things a little more easy on the golf course. He ran the 2019 London marathon. 

His other interests include the garden and travelling, as well as alfresco dining (weather permitting of course!).

E: provgreg@glosmasons.org.uk

Provincial Grand Secretary

Geoffrey J Warburton

Geoff is a Bristolian and originally worked in aerospace engineering with Rolls Royce before moving into IT following four years in Seattle with the Boeing Company. He retired from his IT Consultancy business in 2018 and now enjoys watching football, listening to jazz music, photography and, of course, computers! He lives in Yate with his wife, Freda, and their pet Chihuahua, Brie. They enjoy cruising and have two sons, six grandchildren and now a great-grandson, born in February 2020.

His masonic journey started in 2002 when he was initiated into the Filton Lodge of Fortitude and became Master in 2010. He received active Provincial honours in 2015 before joining the Provincial Office team later that year. In 2018, he was appointed Provincial Assistant Grand Secretary before being promoted to Provincial Grand Secretary the following year.  He received Grand Rank honours in 2021.

E: provgsec@glosmasons.org.uk

Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies

Christopher D West

Chris hails from Aldershot, and joined the Gloucestershire Constabulary in 1970 and was seconded as a Detective Inspector to the South West Regional Crime Squad in 1994, then as a DCI to the National Crime Squad and ultimately the Serious Organised Crime Squad, retiring in 2007.

He was initiated into Chosen Hill Lodge in 1996 and its Master in 2006 receiving active Provincial honours in 2011. He was appointed to active Grand Rank in 2018, following which he was appointed Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies.

He lives in Cheltenham and is married to Tina. They have two children and two grandchildren. His interests include allotment gardening, carp fishing, supporting Gloucester rugby club, cruising and motor home touring in France.

E: provgdc@glosmasons.org.uk

Provincial Grand Almoner

Dr Jonathan A P Steel

Jonathan grew up in Buckinghamshire, he studied Medicine at Bristol University and has stayed here ever since. He was the GP in and around Dursley for 28 years and has recently worked on the “covid wards” in the community hospitals. He was the Medical Director for Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust and served as the Councillor for Berkeley Vale Ward on Stroud District Council. He maintains his clinical interest as Lead Fellow for Social Care at the Royal College of Physicians in London.

During the coalition government he served as a clinical advisor for the Secretary of State for Health and now works part time providing clinical support for healthcare reform programmes around the world.

Jonathan enjoyed the fellowship of Round Table having served as the Gloucestershire Area Chairman. He was initiated into Round Table Lodge in 2005 and installed as master in 2013. He received Provincial honours in 2018 in an extremely enjoyable year as Provincial Grand Standard Bearer and joined the Provincial Almoner team as Group Almoner. In memory of his fishing buddy, best friend and brother, he set up the Gloucestershire Branch of the Masonic Fishing Charity also in 2018. Jonathan is the national Senior Medical Advisor for the MCF where he helps with complex medical applications. 

He lives in “Dr Jenner’s old house” in Berkeley with his new wife Carrie, enjoying the quiet life, garden and community…and fly fishing whenever the chance arrives.

E: provgalm@glosmasons.org.uk

Provincial Grand Charity Steward

Peter C Coles

Pete was born in Chipping Sodbury and worked for Midland Bank for three years before changing direction to Sales with Kimberly Clark. He retired as a Customer Business Manager in November 2018 after 37 years and now works part time for Bristol Funeral Services.

He was Initiated into Harmony & Concord in 2005 and was invested as its Master in 2014. He received Provincial honours in 2013 as PPGStB, before being appointed Provincial Grand Charity Steward in 2019. He received active Grand Rank honours in 2022.

He and his wife Ingrid live in Bristol, enjoy Holidays and Sport and have one daughter, Georgie, who is an Actor.

E: provgchstwd@glosmasons.org.uk

Provincial Grand Membership Officer

Paul Leadbeater

Paul was born in Hammersmith but spent all his life in Yorkshire until moving to Shipston-on-Stour in 1999 where he currently lives with his partner Cheryl. A Police Officer in West Yorkshire for 30 years he retired in 1995 and took up employment with Group 4 where he became Director of Internal Security retiring in 2013. He is now a company director and consultant.

His masonic career started in Huddersfield in 1981 with Unity Lodge. In 1997 he joined Anchor Lodge in Northallerton until joining Chipping Campden Lodge where he has been Master on three occasions He received Provincial honours in 2009 and promotion to Provincial Grand Sword Bearer in 2016, before being appointed as Provincial Junior Grand Warden in 2021.

He enjoys photography and wildlife.

E: provgmem@glosmasons.org.uk

Provincial Grand Communications Officer

Nicholas C Ellwood

Nick was originally from the Isle of Ely and took up a career in selling which took him all over the world. He is married to Sandra and is now retired. His hobbies are Rotary, military history and gardening (along with ten grandchildren and a Golden Retriever).

Nick having no surviving male relatives he had no idea of any family involvement with Freemasonry. However, after a chance encounter in a pub in London he discovered that a relative whom he’d held in great respect and affection as a child had been Worshipful Master of Joppa Lodge No1114 in Fakenham so was duly Initiated there in 2011. He then discovered that his grandfather had been a member of St Peter’s No442 in Peterborough when he came across his apron many years after his death.

In Gloucestershire Nick joined The Lodge of Fellowship, L9602 becoming WM in 2017; and Gloucestershire Round Table Lodge L9017 becoming WM in 2019 then Mentor. He became a Mentoring Area Coordinator and then Provincial Communications Officer in January 2021. His ambition for the role is to restore our image as a valuable and respected part of the local community.

E: provcomoff@glosmasons.org.uk

Provincial Grand Mentor

Martin P Tucker

Born in Gibraltar (Army family) Martin went straight from school to the Military Academy Sandhurst. Then spent 6 ½ years in the Royal Engineers which included participation in the Falklands conflict.
His last 6 months in the Army were spent at the Army apprentice college in Chepstow, which lead to him settling in Bristol.

It was during this time that a work colleague and close friend asked if he would be interested in Freemasonry. He was a member of his old school lodge in Devon. Martin was initiated in to the Old Exonian Lodge No.9000 in 2003.  In 2010 He moved from Bristol to Thornbury, with his wife Tracey and two daughters, the same year as taking the chair in Old Exonian. He joined Holy Royal arch in Bristol, before becoming a founder member of Thornbury lodge in 2014.

He received Gloucestershire Provincial honours in 2017 as ProvGStdB (also PPAGDC – Devonshire) , followed by joining the Provincial DC team as ProvAGDC/DepGDC. 2018-21.

Keen on all sports, although nowadays mostly as a viewer and supporter, now his main physical activity involves thrice daily walks with his dog. He is very interested in travel, especially short city breaks, experiencing different cultures.

E: provgmen@glosmasons.org.uk

Provincial Assistant Grand Secretary

J Malcolm Sargent

Malcolm is a Cornishman from Port Isaac, and served an apprenticeship in Devonport Dockyard, qualifying in electrical engineering and working as a test equipment designer in the military and avionic industry. He now lives in Charfield with his wife, Judy. They have one daughter and two grandchildren.

Malcolm has been a mason for over 30 years, having been initiated into the Glos Round Table Lodge in 1987, and its Master in 1996. He received active Provincial Honours in 2001, and joined the Provincial Office team in 2008 after retiring and was ProvGSec from 2013 to 2019. He received the RW Provincial Grand Master’s Certificate of Outstanding Service to Freemasonry in 2021 and was promoted in Grand Rank in 2022.

He and Judy enjoy spending time with their family and Malcolm has an interest in Railways, and 60’s and 70’s roots/blues and rock music.

E: provagsec@glosmasons.org.uk

SquareTalk Editor

Andrew K Fautley

Andy was appointed Provincial Junior Grand Warden in May 2023.  His bio appears under the ProvJGW entry.