Officers in the Craft

Provincial Grand Master for Lincolnshire

Right Worshipful Brother David Malcolm Wheeler
 
David Malcolm Wheeler
 

Deputy Provincial Grand Master

Worshipful Brother John Barry Crutchley
 
John Barry Crutchley
 

Assistant Provincial Grand Master

Worshipful Brother Vincent Peter Brooks
 
Vincent Peter Brooks
 

Assistant Provincial Grand Master

Worshipful Brother Bruce Michael Goodman
 
 

Provincial Senior Grand Warden

Worshipful Brother Martin Ronald Reeve
 
Martin Ronald Reeve
 

Provincial Junior Grand Warden

Worshipful Brother Neil Hollingsworth
 
 

Provincial Grand Chaplain

Worshipful Brother John David Robert Spriggs
 
 

Provincial Grand Treasurer

Worshipful Brother Stephen Charles Hallberg
 
 

Provincial Grand Registrar

Worshipful Brother Keith Edward Appleton
 
 

 

Provincial Grand Secretary

Worshipful Brother Anthony David Miller
 
Brother Anthony David Miller
 

Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies

Worshipful Brother Noel Fisher
 
 

Provincial Communications Officer

Worshipful Brother Stuart James Pearcey
 
Stuart James Pearcey
 

Provincial Grand Almoner

Worshipful Brother John Grimwood
 
John Grimwood
 

Provincial Grand Charity Steward

Worshipful Brother Peter Tong
 
Peter Tong
 

Provincial Grand Mentor

Worshipful Brother David George Buckenham
 
 

Provincial Assistant Grand Secretary

Worshipful Brother Stephen John Swaby
 
Stephen John Swaby
 

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Rt W Bro David Malcolm Wheeler ProvGM

Provincial Grand Master

David Malcolm Wheeler

Dave was born in Lincoln in 1959 and attended Lincoln Grammar school before joining Lincolnshire Police, as a Cadet, in 1976. He served until 2008 achieving the rank of Chief Superintendent before he retired as an Officer and worked on a regional East Midlands Police team until 2010. Dave then worked as a Consultant and Performance Development Coach until 2017. From 2008 to 2012 Dave was the County Commander for Lincolnshire St. John Ambulance and was invested into the Order of St John in 2010.

Dave married Liz, who is from Mablethorpe, in 1983 and they have two children, Louise and Richard who are both journalists; Louise working for the BBC and Richard for the Press Association.

Dave was initiated into Paulinus Lodge 3957, Lincoln, in 1987 where his father and elder brother were members. He was Worshipful Master of Paulinus Lodge in 1995 and exalted into Hugh of Avalon Chapter in 1996 where he became First Principal in 2017. In 2002 Dave was appointed Provincial Sword Bearer; in 2008 Past Provincial Junior Grand Warden
and in 2014 Past Provincial Senior Grand Warden. He was the Provincial Membership Officer from 2016 to 2018. Dave received Grand rank appointments to Past Grand Standard Bearer in 2015 and Past Senior Grand Deacon in 2018.

An active member in Mark, Royal Ark Mariners and Rose Croix, in his spare time, Dave is a committed follower of Lincoln City FC where he has been a season ticket holder for many years.

Worshipful Brother John Barry Crutchley PSGD

Deputy Provincial Grand Master

John Barry CrutchleyJohn was born close to his grandparents farm, Burgh-le-Marsh, in 1948, and spending all his youth there, a life in agriculture was inevitable. A local education, agricultural apprenticeship, and college, culminated in a HNDA in agriculture. Employment with an international livestock and farming company gave rise to managerial positions in all areas of agriculture in the UK, and North Africa.

He married his wife Anne in 1978, and together they spent some 20 years in their own businesses. These encompassed whole farm management, farm contracting, and machinery sales, with daughter Zoe adding an animal feed department before following her own career, and having a daughter of her own, and the only grandchild, Lily-Mae. Returning to basic farming techniques, mostly taught by his grandfather, he is currently managing, along with his wife, a fully organic estate, which is arable, with a native pedigree livestock herd.

His Masonic career started in 1981 when initiated into Eccles Lodge 8632. He has been active in Craft Masonry ever since and has been an active member of the Royal Arch when he was exalted into Shakespeare Chapter. No 426.

Worshipful Brother Vincent Peter Brooks PGStB

Assistant Provincial Grand Master

Vincent Peter BrooksBorn in Sleaford but spent his formative years in Essex where he met & married Jackie in 1971 Returned to Lincolnshire and the Grantham area in 1973 with his work in the furniture industry. Retired in October 2006. They have a son and daughter, and one grand-daughter and two grandsons.

Initiated into Doric Lodge No362 in 1988. Master in 2001. Active Provincial ADC 2007 Provincial Junior Grand Warden 2008. Past Grand Standard Bearer 2012

Exalted into Doric Chapter in 1990. First Principal in 2003. Provincial Grand Standard Bearer 2008 2nd Provincial Grand Principal 2010-2013 Past Grand Standard Bearer 2011

Also a member of the Lincolnshire BiCentenary Lodge of Installed Masters, the Geoffrey Cooper Chapter of Installed First Principals and the Maguncor Chapter Rose Croix.

Worshipful Brother Bruce Michael Goodman PGStB

Assistant Provincial Grand Master

Born in Lincoln July 1949, educated first at St Peter-at-Gowts School, then Lincoln Grammar School and later College where he studied City & Guild Telecommunications and HNC Electrical Engineering. Bruce Started work with the GPO in 1966 and spent his whole career in Telecommunications until his retirement in 2007. Married in 1970 to Linda who sadly died in 2009. He has two sons, and two grandsons.

Bruce was a member of the Territorial Army with the 16th Independent Parachute Company, served 20 years with the Special Constabulary finishing as Area Commandant, and has always been a keen voluntary worker, with Barnardo’s, British Legion, School Governor, Church PCC and Treasurer.

Bruce was initiated into Minster Lodge No. 8702 in 1995, and Installed as Master in 2002, serving the Lodge as ADC then DC. He became an active Provincial Senior Grand Deacon in 2008 and appointed to Grand Rank in 2013. He is in several other Craft Lodges, one of which Rudyard Kipling Lodge No. 9681 he served as Master in 2006. Exalted into Ermine Chapter 1999, and becoming Z in 2010. An active member of the Lincolnshire Masonic Social Committee and has been their Treasurer since 1998. A Director of the Lincoln Masonic Centre and also an active Mason in other Orders being a member of Mark Masons, Royal Ark Mariner, Knight Templar, Red Cross, Knight Templar Priests, OSM and Royal & Select.

W Bro Martin Ronald Reeve ProvSGW

Provincial Senior Grand Warden

Martin Ronald Reeve

Martin was born in Louth in 1957 and attended Louth Cordeaux and King Edward VI Grammar School before joining Lincolnshire Police as a cadet in 1974. His career in the police force over 32 years  mainly involved responsibilities for CID, Drug Squad and Child Protection in Boston, Skegness and latterly Lincolnshire Police Headquarters ; retiring as a Detective Inspector in 2006.

Martin is married to Margaret and have two daughters, Kirsty and Gemma who both work in education in Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. They have four grandchildren; Ellie, Oliver, Lily and Jack.

Martin is now occupied most weekends in Game and Simulated Clay Shooting, having previously represented England in National Police Clay Shooting Competitions over several years. As an active member of LMSC he has also organised Annual Masonic Clay Pigeon Shoots over recent years, with substantial support from masonic members.

Martin and Margaret also run a small caravan site just outside Burgh le Marsh.

Martin was initiated into Eccles Lodge Spilsby 8632 in 1996 and became Master in 2008  where he is currently DC. He was exalted into Shakespeare Chapter No 426 in 2008.

His Provincial Masonic career has included Active Ranks as Standard Bearer and Grand Superintendent of Works before being installed as Active Provincial Senior Grand Warden in May 2018.

W Bro Neil Hollingsworth ProvJGW

Provincial Junior Grand Warden

Neil was born in Lincoln in 1955, he attended Bracebridge Junior School before attending the City School in 1967, (still on Monks Road in those days).

He joined Lincolnshire Constabulary in 1972 as a Cadet serving at Scunthorpe until the force was reorganised in 1974 as Lincolnshire Police coinciding with local government boundary changes, Neil stayed in the county and was posted to Boston.

He served all around the county during his 34 years as an officer, becoming a Detective in 1988, his final posting as a Detective was to a specialist role in the Fraud Squad at Police HQ in 1995, a position he still holds despite retiring as an officer in 2008. He was appointed as a Financial Investigator at that time, his desk and caseload didn’t alter.

Neil married Mary in 1977 at Market Rasen, a place where they later settled in 1985. They have two children, Charlotte a Solicitor working in Sheffield and Richard a Banker working in London.  They have 3 grand daughters, Matilda, Jemima and Agatha.

Neil joined the Freemason’s in 2002, initiated into Bayons Lodge 1286. He has been active thereafter. He was Installed as Master of the Lodge in 2010.

Neil considers himself fortunate to have been appointed active ADC in the Province in 2016, promoted to Past Junior Deacon in 2017 and then to his current high office this the following year, he claims his feet haven’t touched the ground.

He was Exalted into Ancholme Chapter in 2005 and is currently MEZ.

Neil enjoys other Masonic Orders including being a member of Mark Master Masons, Royal Ark Mariners in both of which he holds Provincial honours and is a member of Knights Templar.

Worshipful Brother John David Robert Spriggs

Provincial Grand Chaplain

John was born in Grantham, educated at the King’s School and went on to read Mediaeval French at Oxford. After trying a career in exporting and marketing, he turned to lecturing and teaching. Having joined the Southwark Ordination Course and taken a London University Diploma in Theology he was ordained in the Chapel of Pangbourne College in Berkshire. Over 23 years he served as both a Housemaster and Chaplain. He has taught six languages.

He was initiated into Royal Prince of Wales Lodge No 1555 in Penang (then in Malaya) in 1961. On retirement to Lincolnshire he joined Doric Lodge No 362 becoming Master in 2010, was a Founder and became the second Master of Meridian Daylight Lodge No 9813 in 2006 and has held office in the Lincolnshire Bicentenary Lodge of Installed Masters. He became an active Assistant Grand Chaplain in 2008. In Rose Croix he holds 30º and in Knights Templar is a member of Great Priory and Provincial Prelate as well as a Founder and Past Preceptor of the Lincolnshire Centenary Daylight Preceptory N 680. In the Royal Arch he has recently become Third Principal in Doric Chapter No 362.

He is married to Ann: they have four children and seven grandchildren

Worshipful Brother Stephen Charles Hallberg

Provincial Grand Treasurer

Born in 1955 in Grimsby, living in the area all his life, and now back residing in Grimsby.

Stephen was educated at Wintringham Grammar School and  left school in 1973 to become an Articled Clerk with Hodgson Harris, Chartered Accountants. He left in 1975 to join the Grimsby Evening Telegraph as Deputy Chief Accountant. In 1986 he began working on his own account as a practising Chartered Certified Accountant and remains doing this to date.

Married to Angie, he has two stepchildren and 2 grandchildren.

Initiated into the Lord Worsley Lodge in December 1986, he was appointed the rank of PGStB in 2018.

Exalted into the Lord Worsley Chapter in April 1989, he was appointed 3rd Provincial Grand Principal in 2015. Appointed to  Supreme Grand Chapter with the rank of Past Grand Standard Bearer in 2016

He is also a joining member of the Geoffrey Cooper Chapter of Installed First Principals.

Stephen is the Provincial Grand Master Designate for the Mark Province of Lincolnshire and will be Installed as such on the 23rd March 2019 at the Epic centre, Lincoln.

Worshipful Brother Keith Edward Appleton

Provincial Grand Registrar

Born in Chelmsford, Essex in 1958, he moved with his family to Cleethorpes in 1965 and was educated there at Clee Grammar School. On leaving school, he qualified as a Shipwright before eventually becoming a Police Officer with Humberside Police in 1980, from which he retired in 2010. Keith is married to Sarah, with 2 children and 3 grandchildren. He is a keen wildlife photographer and walker.

Initiated into Astral Lodge No: 3841 in April 2003, he was Installed as Worshipful Master in 2013. He was appointed to Provincial rank in 2016 as Past Provincial Junior Grand Deacon. Exalted into Astral Chapter in 2006 he became ‘Z’ in 2016. He is also active in other Orders.

Keith was invested as Provincial Grand Registrar in May 2018 having been previously appointed to the non-collar post of Migration Officer in 2016.

Worshipful Brother Anthony David Miller

Provincial Grand Secretary

Brother Anthony David Miller

Born 1951 in Cleethorpes, educated at Havelock Secondary Modern School. Served in the Army in the REME and married his wife, Jill, in 1982.

After leaving the Army worked in various industries until finally working for Conoco for 30 years until taking early retirement in 2011.

Initiated into St. Peter Lodge in 1987 Installed as Master in 2001, appointed as Provincial Senior Grand Deacon in 2006, and promoted to Past Provincial Grand Sword Bearer in 2013.

Exalted into St. Peter Chapter in 1992, he was Installed as first Principal in 2008. Appointed as active Provincial Principal Sojourner in 2013 and  Provincial Scribe E in 2015.  Is a member of various other Masonic orders.

Worshipful Brother Noel Fisher

Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies

Born at Tongue End, near Spalding in 1949, and educated at the Gleed Secondary Modern School for boys.  On leaving school in 1965 he joined the Lincolnshire Police as a Cadet, being stationed at Stamford.  In 1968 at the age of 19 he was sworn in as a Constable and served at various stations throughout the county.  He retired in 1999 with the rank of Inspector. Married to Evelyn for 42 years with a daughter Anne, who is married to Carl.
He was initiated into Shire Lodge No 5610 at Sleaford in 1993, and was Worshipful Master in 2003. He was Exalted into the Royal Arch in Hope Chapter No 588, in 1994, and became 1st Principal in 2010. He was appointed Active  Provincial AGDC. In Craft in 2009 and Provincial Deputy GDC In 2015. He was an active Provincial AGDC In Chapter in 2015.

Worshipful Brother Stuart James Pearcey

Provincial Communications Officer

Stuart James Pearcey

Stuart has been a working journalist for 46 years in a career which began with writing and later sub-editing for local, regional and national newspapers before moving into the steel industry. There he produced an in-house newspaper, was responsible for media liaison, and helped to shape pan-European employee communications policy when the company merged with a Dutch producer to form Corus.

After 15 years in the industry he became self-employed (and is still working), still writing and designing for print on behalf of the steel industry, but broadening his client portfolio to include clients in the motoring, finance, manufacturing, IT, retail, and charity sectors.

He was initiated into St Lawrence Lodge No 2078 in 2001, and became Worshipful Master in 2010. He is a member of the Chapter of St John No 7840. He was appointed ProvGPursuivant in 2016.

Stuart was born in Scunthorpe in 1953, and went to Scunthorpe Grammar School and the town’s John Leggott College. He is married to Lorraine, and they have four children and three grandchildren.

Worshipful Brother John Grimwood PJGD

Provincial Grand Almoner

John Grimwood

John was born in Moulton in 1945 and still lives there. He started work in 1957 as a school boy for Gilbert Oldershaw and did not complete secondary education; preferring to work for Gilbert. He still works in the company Gilbert started.

In December 1979 Gilbert initiated him into Alexandra Lodge No985. He was Worshipful Master of Alexandra Lodge in 1991 and Provincial Junior Warden in 2006. He is a founder member of Fenland Daylight Lodge 9825 and a member of the Lincolnshire Bicentenary Lodge of Installed Masters; having occupied the Worshipful Master's chair of both simultaneously.

Joining the Royal Arch Chapter in 2004 he had the privilege of being its First Principle for two years.

John was appointed to the Grand Rank of PAGSuptWks in 2008 and was promoted to PJGD in 2017

John was appointed Provincial Grand Almoner in 2009.

town’s John Leggott College. He is married to Lorraine, and they have four children and three grandchildren.

Worshipful Brother Peter Tong

Provincial Grand Charity Steward

Peter Tong

Following an education at Lincoln School, Peter joined the Lincolnshire Police in which he served for thirty years. He has worked for the charity, Victim Support and in primary school finance.  Since 1990, he has been involved in governance in primary and secondary education and was a non-executive director in a charity providing care and education to young adults with learning difficulties.

Married to Lynn, they have a son and daughter.

Initiated into Pilgrim Fathers Lodge in 1998 he was Worshipful Master in 2007.  He is a Founder member of Sir Joseph Banks Daylight Lodge and was Worshipful Master in 2010.  He is a member of Pilgrim Fathers Chapter and was First Principal in 2010.

He is currently Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies in Provincial Grand Chapter.

Worshipful Brother David George Buckenham

Provincial Grand Mentor

David was born in Winslow, Buckinghamshire in 1948; he spent his formative years in Aylesbury where he was educated at The Grange Secondary Modern School. On leaving school he served an engineering apprenticeship and became a Design Draughtsman. In 1971 he joined the Thames Valley Police and retired in the rank of Detective Superintendent in 2001. Following his initial retirement he became a Director of a Crisis Management Company delivering consultancy and training with Cranfield and Loughborough Universities and organizations in the public and private sector in the UK and abroad. His training of organizations included a mix of Interactive Discussion and participation and some direct teaching. He retired from this position in 2014.

David is married to Tricia and they have been married for 48 years.

David was initiated into Sandhurst Lodge No 8505 in Berkshire in 1984 and was the Worshipful Master in 1994/5. He later joined Weyland Lodge No 6507 in Oxfordshire and became the Worshipful Master in 2005/6. He is currently a member of St Botolph’s Lodge No 588 in Sleaford and was the Lodge Mentor for 6 years, finishing in 2017. David has held Past Provincial rank in Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Lincolnshire. He was Exalted into the Royal Arch in Berkshire in 1991 and was a founder member of a Chapter in Northamptonshire in 2001. He is currently an active member of Shire Chapter No 5610 in Sleaford, currently Principal Sojourner.

David is a keen Golfer.

Worshipful Brother Stephen John Swaby

Provincial Assistant Grand Secretary

Stephen John Swaby

Born in Cleethorpes in 1943, but educated at Skegness Grammar School.  Direct entry aircrew in the Royal Air Force in 1963 rising to CFS Instructor and examiner and later Senior Air Traffic Control Officer.  Resigned commission in 1997, on the closure of RAF Scampton, and served ten years as an IT Trainer with the NHS before finally retiring in 2008.

Married to Kathryn with four children and five Grand Children, he is now resident in Market Rasen.

Initiated into St. Clement Lodge No:4300 in 1968 and, in 1996, joined Bayons Lodge No:1286 being installed as Master in 2007 followed by six years as Secretary.  Assisted in the Provincial Craft office before appointment to Provincial Assistant Grand Secretary in May 2011 and Grand Rank in 2015.  Exalted into Ancholme Chapter No.1282 in 1999, installed as First Principle in 2010 and appointed the active rank of Provincial Grand Almoner in 2015.  He is a member of the Geoffrey Cooper Chapter and active in several other Orders.