The Most Worshipful Grand Master, Paul W Johnston, SGM, after a period of consideration and with the best interests of the Order in mind, yesterday confirmed to the Grand Witan that he has invited RW Bro Anthony (Tony) Burke, GCAG, Provincial Grand Master of the Province of Lindsey to be the Deputy Grand Master of the Masonic Order of Athelstan. In confirming his acceptance as the Deputy Grand Master designate RW Bro Tony thanked the MWGM for his confidence and pledged himself to serve the Order to the best of his abilities.

RW Bro Tony will be well known to the members of the Masonic Order of Athelstan. He is a very experienced and well-respected Freemason, holder of Grand Rank in the United Grand Lodge of England and a Past Third Provincial Grand Principal (Yorkshire & East Ridings) in the Supreme Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of England.

In consequence of the appointment of RW Bro Anthony Burke as Deputy Grand Master Designate, the MWGM confirmed that W Bro Michael Carter, KAG, PGBannerB has accepted the invitation to be Provincial Grand Master for the Province of Lindsey.

The Most Worshipful Grand Master intends to conduct the virtual investiture of both shortly.

I am sure that both RW Bro Tony and W Bro Michael will have many years to enjoy their offices and members of the Order will undoubtedly wish to congratulate them both on their preferment.