The Provincial Grand Almoner’s Committee
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.
Group Almoner Coordinator: Phil Zygmant
Group 3: Sittingbourne, Sheerness and Wigmore areas.
Group Almoner Coordinator: Eddie Halpin
Group 4: Canterbury, Faversham, Herne Bay and Whitstable areas
Group Almoner Coordinator: Andy Dive
Group 6: Ashford, Dymchurch, Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate and Tenterden areas.
Group Almoner Coordinator: Richard Dixey
Group 7: Deal, Dover, Sandwich and St Margaret’s areas.
Group Almoner Coordinator: Bob Ayling
Group 8: Birchington, Broadstairs, Margate, Ramsgate and Westgate areas.
Group Almoner Coordinator: Vic Ross
Visiting Volunteer – Holiday and sickness cover.
Visiting Volunteer: John Fry
Contact the Provincial Grand Almoner
Recent Masonic Samaritan Fund Grants:-
Lawrence, who suffers from fibromyalgia, receives a grant from the MSF for a rise and recline armchair.read more
After receiving treatment and surgery for Bowel Cancer, James Martin receives an MSF grant for a stairlift.read more
Mrs Myrtle Ely, from Dover, receives an MSG grant for a stairlift and a reclining armchairread more
After both he and his wife fell down the stairs, Frank Turner receives an MSF grant for a stairliftread more
James and Thelma Hill receive an MSF grant for two mobility scooters.read more
After suffering a ruptured cerebral aneurysm, the MSF gave Sally Raby a grant for a motorised wheelchair.read more