The Provincial Grand Almoner’s Committee

Duncan Rouse

The Provincial Grand Almoner, Duncan Rouse, has executive responsibility for charitable assistance to distressed Brethren and their families and he is supported by his Assistance Group comprising the Group Almoner Coordinators / Visiting Volunteers for each of the eight regional groups in the Province. He liaises with Lodge Almoners to assess need and to arrange support from whatever source may be most appropriate. That support may come from either Masonic charities, local or national funding or some other agency or a combination of these. In particular he takes responsibility for new and existing petitions to the Masonic Charitable Foundation.

If you need to speak to someone in confidence (other than within your own lodge if you are a member) please first email the Provincial Almoner using the contact form below or telephone him on 01580 852232.

Lodge Almoners have been issued with a Handbook for their guidance, which can be downloaded here.


Members of the Provincial Almoner’s Assistance Group

Group 1: Gravesend, Hoo and Rochester areas.

Group Almoner Coordinator: David Barden

Group 2: Chatham and Gillingham areas.

Phil Zygmant

Group Almoner Coordinator: Phil Zygmant

Group 3: Sittingbourne, Sheerness and Wigmore areas.

Eddie Halpin

Group Almoner Coordinator: Eddie Halpin

Group 4: Canterbury, Faversham, Herne Bay and Whitstable areas

Andrew Dive

Group Almoner Coordinator: Andy Dive

Group 6: Ashford, Dymchurch, Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate and Tenterden areas.

Richard Dixey

Group Almoner Coordinator: Richard Dixey

Group 7: Deal, Dover, Sandwich and St Margaret’s areas.

Bob Ayling

Group Almoner Coordinator: Bob Ayling

Group 8: Birchington, Broadstairs, Margate, Ramsgate and Westgate areas.

Vic Ross

Group Almoner Coordinator: Vic Ross

Visiting Volunteer – Holiday and sickness cover.

Visiting Volunteer: John FryJohn Fry

Contact the Provincial Grand Almoner

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Recent Masonic Samaritan Fund Grants:-

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