Irish Freemasonry South Africa

 

Southern Cape Province

 

Provincial Grand Lodge Constituted 1925

First Grand Master – R.W.Bro. Rev. Francis OM Watters 15th April 1925

Investing Officer; R.W.Bro. Col. Sharman Crawford – Past Provincial Grand Master of County Down Ireland 

R.W.Bro.Cecil James Sibbert was invested by R.W.Bro.Dr. JG Croghan – Provincial Grand Master of SA Northern on 18th February 1933 

R.W.Bro. Gordon Thompson was installed as Provincial Grand Master on 26th September 1949 - 1986 

R.W.Bro. Derek Wilson  1987 – 1987 5 month only work transfer 

R.W.Bro. Lennon Martin 1987 - 1994 

R.W.Bro. Frank B Adlard - PDGM (1989 – 1994) PGM (9th March 1994 – January 1999) 

R.W.Bro. Wyndham G Morgans PDGM (1994 – 1999)  PGM (13th Feb 1999 – 2007) 

R.W.Bro. Brian Johnstone – PDGM  (2003 – 2007)        PGM 2007 - 2010 

R.W.Bro. John D Knox – PDGM (7th Feb 2007 – Sept 2010)    PGM 9th Oct 2010 – Sept 2011 

R.W.Bro. Gordon T Bergh – PAGM (April 2011) Pro-tem PGM Sept 2011 – July 2012   PGM 23rd July 2012 -

 

Current Lodges Southern Cape

St. Patrick’s no. 199 (1897) now the oldest Irish Lodge in South Africa, since Lodge Abercorn no 159 consecrated in 1895 returned its warrant

Killarney Lodge no. 360 (1903)

Excelsior Lodge no. 368 (1903)

Sharman Crawford no. 608 (1927)

Milnerton Lodge no. 610 (1927)

Emerald Isle Lodge no. 722 (1948) meeting in Worcester

Dunluce Lodge no. 750 (1951) meeting in East London

Donegal Lodge no. 873 (1978) meeting in Port Elizabeth

 

Current Membership is 165.