RA Provincial Executive & Senior Officers

PROVINCE OF BUCKINGHAMSHIRE ROYAL ARCH EXECUTIVE

Deputy Grand Superintendent in Charge, Graham Peter Dearing

 

Provincial Executive

 

Deputy Grand Superintendent in Charge,  Graham Peter Dearing

Graham was born in July 1960 in Southall, Middlesex, He was educated at Abbotsfield Secondary Modern in Hillingdon. Graham is married to Karen and has one son, Mike. His hobbies include, Movies, Theatre and his Family.

Following a career in the Automotive Industry, Managing Dealerships, Graham now has his own company as  an Automotive Industry Consultant and Trainer.

MASONIC BIOGRAPHY

Craft

  • Initiated into Vale Lodge No 6632 in 1996 – WM 2003 and 2011.
  • Joining member of Fairways Lodge  No 8614 in 2004.
  • Joined Bucks Masters Lodge No 3305 in 2007
  • 2009 Appointed Provincial Senior Grand Deacon
  • 2011 Promoted to Provincial Grand Charity Steward
  • 2015 Appointed to Grand Rank as PAGDC
  • 2015 Appointed Assistant Provincial Grand Master
  • 2017 Promoted to Grand Rank as PSGD

Royal Arch

  • Exalted into Ferdinand De Rothschild Chapter No 2420 in 1998 – MEZ in 2009 and 2010
  • 2010 Appointed Provincial Grand Steward
  • 2016 Promoted to Past Provincial Grand Sojourner
  • 2018 Promoted to Provincial Grand Scribe Nehemiah
  • 2019 Promoted to Deputy Grand Superintendent
  • 2019 Appointed to Grand Rank PGSwdB

 

Mike Ralph Stephens, Deputy Grand Superintendent Designate

Mike is a Retired Facilities Contracts Manager; he was educated at The Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe and Paddington Technical College. Mike is married to Sue, they have two children and two grandchildren, he lives in the village of Penn near High Wycombe. He was initiated into St Lawrence Lodge, No 8629 in 1988, Master 1996. In the Royal Arch Mike was Exalted into Thames Schools’ Chapter, No 6216 in 1990, in 1996 he became a founder of Seer Green Chapter No 9055 becoming MEZ in 2000. Mike was appointed ProvGStwd in 2002, promoted to PPGSN in 2009, and appointed Provincial Grand Scribe E in 2015. in Supreme Grand Chapter he was appointed PAGDC in 2014 and promoted to PGStB in 2018. Mike’s hobbies are good food and wines, A keen supporter of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club, being a Trust Member and season ticket holder.

 

Second Provincial Grand Principal,  John Arthur Stribling

John is a retired director of a building service company specialising in the television industry. John and  his wife Yuki, have lived for a number of years in Langley. Berkshire, he has three children and five grandchildren. one of John’s hobbies is the renovation and upkeep of a Victorian School building aka Beaconsfield Masonic Centre.

John was Initiated into Nestor Lodge No 8194 in 1989, becoming Master in 1996, 2002 and 2016.  he is also  a member of:

  • Old School House Lodge No 9770, WM 2010
  • Bucks Masters Lodge No 3305, WM 2016

John was Exalted into Neleus Chapter No 3062 in 1996, becoming MEZ in 2002 and again in 2004, he is also a member of:

  • Stephens Chapter No 3089,  MEZ  2007
  • Buckinghamshire First Principals Chapter No 3305
  • Methuen Chapter No 631

Craft History

  • 2002  Appointed Provincial Senior Grand Deacon
  • 2007  Promoted to Past Provincial Grand Junior Warden
  • 2018 Promoted to Past Provincial Grand Senior Warden

Chapter History

  • 2005  Appointed Provincial Grand Standard Bearer
  • 2005  Appointed Provincial Grand Standard Bearer
  • 2007  Promoted to Provincial Assistant Grand Scribe E
  • 2010  Promoted to Provincial Grand Scribe E
  • 2012  Appointed to Grand Rank as PGStdB
  • 2015  Promoted to Third Provincial Grand Principal.
  • 2017  Promoted to Second Provincial Grand Principal.

John is also a member of several other Orders of Freemasonry.

 

    Stan Trefor Green, Third Provincial Grand Principal Designate,

Stan left school in 1957 and started work on British Railways on Engine maintenance prior to becoming a Fireman. In 1963 Stan worked with a Company erecting portable buildings around the UK until 1967. He then started and ran a Transport business until 1970 when he bought into the family Fish and Chip business with his wife. Stan remained in the same business until his retirement in 2005. Stan was the President of the Chamber of Trade for many years.

Stans interests include Steam Trains, visiting various preserved railway centers. He is also a keen golfer.

In the Craft Stan has achieved the Grand Rank of PJGD and in the Royal Arch Grand Rank PAGDC.

 

Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals, Michael Leslie Phillips

Michael is a director of an embroidery company which is based in Milton Keynes, he lives with his wife Gillian in Cosgrove, Milton Keynes, they have two children and two grandchildren.

Michael was initiated into Elfrida Lodge No 4497 in 1986, becoming Master in 1994, he is also a member of:

  • Roman Way Lodge No 9533, WM 2007
  • Bucks Masters Lodge No 3305

Michael was Exalted into Watling Street Chapter No 1639 in 1996, becoming MEZ in 2005, he is also a member of:

  • Roman Way Chapter No 9533,  MEZ  2014
  • Buckinghamshire First Principals Chapter No 3305

Craft History

  • 1997  Appointed Past Provincial Assistant Grand Standard Bearer
  • 2002  Promoted to Past Provincial Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies
  • 2014 Promoted to Past Provincial Senior Grand Deacon

Chapter History

  • 2015  Appointed Provincial Grand Steward
  • 2017  Promoted to Provincial Grand Sojourner
  • 2018 Promoted to Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals

 

Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals, Richard John Lewis

Richard is a retired Facilities Manager and lives with his wife  Sheala  in Wendover , Buckinghamshire, he has three children and five grand children. Richard, was Initiated into Good Samaritan Lodge No 6199 in 1971, becoming Master in 1998, he is also a member of:

  • Wendover Lodge No 9616, WM 2006
  • Cymbeline Lodge No 9004, WM 2007
  • Buckinghamshire  Masters Lodge No 3305
  • Marcellians Lodge No 4450, WM 2017
  • Buckinghamshire Classic  Car Lodge No 9945

Richard was exalted into Charing Cross Chapter No 4913 in 1976.

Richard is also a member of:

  • Princes Risborough Chapter No 5203, MEZ 1999
  • Buckinghamshire First Principals Chapter No 3305

Craft History

  • 1991 Appointed Past Provincial Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies (Cheshire)
  • 1997 Promoted to Past Provincial Senior Grand Deacon (Cheshire)
  • 2001 Appointed to Past Provincial Senior Grand Deacon
  • 2007 Promoted to Provincial Grand Sword Bearer
  • 2012 Promoted to Past Provincial Junior Grand Warden

 Chapter History

  • 2003 Appointed Provincial Grand Standard Bearer
  • 2008 Promoted to Provincial  Grand Sojourner
  • 2014  Promoted to Provincial Grand Registrar
  • 2017 Appointed to Grand Rank as PAGDC
  • 2020 Promoted to Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals.

 

Provincial Grand Scribe Ezra,    Mel Shah

 nilmel2@btinternet.com

Mel is a retired dentist, having been trained at the London Hospital Medical College. Married to Nilam for 34 years, with  two grown up children. He has lived in the Beaconsfield area for 33 years. Mel was initiated into Marlow Lodge No 2752 in 1987 and was Master in 1995, 2001 and 2002.  Appointed  ProvGStwd  in 1997, promoted to PPJGD in 2000, PPGSuptWks in 2008 and PPGReg in 2014.   In the Royal Arch Mel was Exalted into Marlow Chapter in 1991, MEZ in 2001 and 2009. Mel was appointed ProvGStwd in 2003, promoted to  PPGReg in 2014, appointed AProvGSE in 2015 and Promoted to PProvGSN in 2018 and in 2020 to Provincial Grand Scribe E. In 2019 appointed to Grand Rank PGStB

 

Provincial Grand Scribe Nehemiah,    Stephen Edward Knight

PERSONAL DETAILS

Stephen Knight was born in Fulmer Chase, Bucks in February 1945, he moved to Kent where he attended Chislehurst and Sidcup County Grammar School for Boys. Remarried in 2007 to Julie he has five grown up children and two step sons. He has five grandchildren.

CAREER DETAILS

He trained at Charing Cross Hospital as an undergraduate of London University, qualifying MBBS, and graduated as a doctor in 1968. He determined on a career in surgery and passed the examination as Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) in 1971, the year his twins were born. After a two-year post at St. Mary’s Hospital Paddington on the Surgical Professorial Unit as Lecturer in Surgery for the University of London, he was appointed as Consultant Surgeon at Wexham Park Hospital in 1981. He was founding Consultant for the Parapet Breast Cancer Unit at King Edward VII Hospital Windsor in 1990. He retired from Surgery in 2014.

MASONIC BIOGRAPHY

Stephen was introduced to freemasonry by the late W.Bro. Ken Pausey, who was at the time a patient, in 1985. Their friendship lasted until Ken died in 2015, Ken proposed him into Observatory Lodge, Slough, 6094 where he was initiated in 1987. He was Master in 1996; the installing Master was W.Bro Pausey.

He was appointed Almoner of the Lodge the following year and apart from a short break of two years has been Lodge Almoner ever since.
He was Assistant to the Provincial Grand Almoner 2014 – 2017

Stephen was appointed ProvAGDC, Bucks in 2002, and PProvGSuptWks, Bucks in 2007 and Promoted to Provincial Grand Almoner in 2014.

Stephen was exalted into Herschel Chapter No 1894, in1990, becoming MEZ in 2010, subsequently he was appointed Almoner and reappointed MEZ in 2017. He is also the Director of Ceremonies and Almoner of the Grecian Chapter No 3718. He was appointed ProvGAlm for the Royal Arch of Buckinghamshire in 2014 and Scribe N in 2020, in 2019 appointed to Grand Rank PGStB

 

  Provincial Grand Treasurer,    Alan Clarke

Alan is a Finance Director living in Buckingham, he has for more than thirty years work for hospital radio as a presenter. Alan was Initiated into Grenville  Lodge No 1787 in 1998, becoming Master in 2006,  he is also  a member of Buckinghamshire  Masters Lodge No 3305.

Alan  was exalted into Wineslai Chapter No 2435 in 1999, becoming MEZ 2011, he is also a member of:Buckinghamshire First Principals Chapter No 3305

Craft History

  • 2009  Appointed Provincial Assistant Grand Standard Bearer
  • 2012 Promoted to Provincial Junior Grand Deacon
  • 2017  Promoted to Provincial Grand Sword Bearer

 Chapter History

  • 20014 Appointed Provincial Grand Standard Bearer
  • 2015 Promoted to Provincial  Grand Treasurer

 

Provincial Grand Registrar,  Simon John Iley

 

 

Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies,   Raymond George Harrison

Raymond is a Sales Manager for the Honda Group of Companies  he  lives with his wife Glennis in Bicester, Oxfordshire, they have four children and nine grand children.

Raymond was initiated into Fairway Lodge No 8614 in 2000, becoming Master in 2007; he is also a member of:

  • Buckinghamshire  Masters Lodge No 3305
  • Buckinghamshire Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge No 9222
  • Buckinghamshire Classic Car Lodge No 9945, Founder

Raymond was exalted into Fairway Chapter No 8614 in 2004, becoming MEZ in 2011. Fairway Chapter and Aylesbury Chapter No 4534, have now in 2018 amalgamated as Aylesbury Fairway Chapter No 8614

Raymond  is also a member of:

  • Buckinghamshire First Principals Chapter No 3305
  • Buckinghamshire Provincial Grand Stewards Chapter No 9222

Craft History

  • 2008  Appointed Provincial Grand Steward
  • 2011  Promoted to Past Provincial Senior Grand Deacon
  • 2014 Promoted to Past Provincial Grand Sword Bearer

 Chapter History

  • 2013 Appointed  Provincial Grand Steward
  • 2015 Promoted to Past Provincial  Grand Sojourner
  • 2018  Promoted to Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies

Raymond is also a member of Mark Degree in Freemasonry

 

Provincial Grand Almoner,   Nick Graham Wilson

 

 

 

Provincial Grand Charity Steward,  Dave Adams

 

 

Provincial Grand Assistant Scribe E,    Andrew Paul Ludlow