The Provincial Grand Almoner’s Committee
The Provincial Grand Almoner, Martin Ransom, has executive responsibility for charitable assistance to distressed Brethren and their families and he is supported by his Assistance Group. 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 Samaritan Fund.
If you need to speak to someone in confidence (other than within your own Lodge if you are a member) please first e-mail the Provincial Almoner using the contact form below or telephone him on 01795-843383 or 07973-299572.
Lodge Almoners have been issued with a Handbook for their guidance, which can be downloaded here.
Members of the Provincial Almoner’s Assistance Group
New and ongoing petitions for the RMTGB and Medway area
Maidstone & Ashford areas
Repeat petitions for FGC and the Dover, Deal, Folkestone and Marshes areas
New petitions for the FGC and the Thanet area
Vacant - Canterbury, Faversham and Sittingbourne areas
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
Though reluctant to ask for help, Mrs Fran Coals receives an MSF grant to help fund the care costs for her husband David.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