The Masonic Province of East Kent has long been a leader in the development of Masonic Communications. From the early editions of the Provincial Magazine to modern social media, it has long sought to utilise new ways of communicating both with its members and with the world at large.

A group of volunteers help to implement the Province’s Communications Strategy led by a small team at the centre. This team is supported by a larger group of media producers, photographers and spokespersons in various locations around the province.

Roger Waltham

The Communications Team

Roger Waltham – Head of Communications / Provincial Communications Officer

Roger’s role is to oversee the development and implementation of the Province’s Communications Strategy, and to ensure that it complies with national and provincial guidelines. He also manages the day to day implementation of the strategy, to ensure effective communication to each of our target audiences


Philip Heath – Public Relations Manager

Phil Heath

Philip manages our relationship with Press, TV, and Radio with a view to improving our image among the general public. He is also responsible for recruiting, training and managing the Province’s teams of photographers and media producers, and also for the training and preparation of the Province’s Media Spokespersons. Philip can be contacted on 01304-208382 or 07802-478382 or by email using the contact form below.

Paul Gear – Online Communications Manager

Paul manages the Province’s on-line presence including and
He also advises on the setting up of individual lodge websites and deals with bulk emails.

John Ray – Internal Communications Manager

John Ray

John is the editor of The Provincial Magazine and The Estuary View e-newsletter. John is assisted with the bulk mailing of Estuary View by Paul Gear.

Paul Ricketts – Social Media and S.E.O. Manager

Paul Ricketts

Paul manages our Social Media presence on Facebook and Twitter. He also raises the profile of our on-line presence (Search Engine Optimisation).

Michael Holmes – News Desk Editor

A member of the NUJ, Mike edits and checks submitted News Articles and assists the team generally.  He is available to attend, photograph and provide editorial content and traditional reporting.   He can be contacted at or 07904.356826

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