How the Province of East Kent is organised to support its members
The Masonic Province of East Kent operates under the jurisdiction of The United Grand Lodge of England, which is the supreme authority charged with maintaining the antient Landmarks of the Order. To share the administrative workload of governing more than 200,000 Freemasons, the Grand Master appoints suitably qualified Brethren with the authority to rule and govern a number of Metropolitan, Provincial and District Grand Lodges.
The Provincial Grand Master may appoint a Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Assistant Provincial Grand Masters and other Provincial Grand Officers to assist him in the ruling and governing of the Provincial Grand Lodge.
How the Provincial Grand Master utilitises these Brethren for the benefit of the Province is left to his judgement but there are a number of broad areas of responsibility covering: management, finances, charity and the welfare of the members. There is no fixed organisational model and, as in every walk of life, the flexibility to change and adapt to evolving circumstances is essential for the future success of the organisation and thereby for the benefit of its members.
To help with the organisation of the Province, in 2016, a Group Structure was introduced which divided the Province administratively into eight regions. Click here to read more about the Group Structure.
With effect from the 2017 Annual Craft Festival, the organisation of the Provincial Grand Lodge of East Kent was adapted to reflect a number of changes in priority. The organisational chart shown below illustrates the areas of responsibility and the lines of communication, which exist at this moment in time.