The Mark degree is an important development of the Second degree in Craft Freemasonry and our ritual is based around the construction of the second temple in Jerusalem, the details of which can be found in the Old Testament of the Bible in the Second Book of Chronicles.
The Mark degree teaches us a number of useful lessons, the foremost of these are that fraud does not and will never succeed and that perseverance in doing the right thing regardless of difficulties on the way will bring its own reward.
In the Mark Province of Hertfordshire, which was constituted in 1886, there are 38 Mark Lodges and 30 Royal Ark Mariner Lodges with a total membership of approximately 900 brethren.
The only qualification required to be advanced into the Mark degree is membership of the Craft.
The Royal Ark Mariner degree has been under the protection of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons since 1871 and is administered from Mark Masons Hall in London.
The qualification required for elevation into the Royal Ark Mariner degree is membership of the Mark.
The aim of our website is to provide information about the Mark and Royal Ark Mariner degrees in Hertfordshire to our members, to the Masonic world who are not members of the Mark degree and to the rest of the world who are not Masons.
Our website provides information about our history, organisation and charitable activities and our regular newsletter provides information about various activities in the Province including social and fundraising events.
I hope you will find our website helpful, informative and interesting.
Provincial Grand Master
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