R.W. Bro David Powell Provincial Grand Master

David was initiated into the craft in Crystal Lodge 4562. in 1995. Occupying the chair in 2003. In 2007 he was awarded provincial honours with ProvAGDC. In 2008 he carried out and completed the grand lodge survey and audit of craft and chapter records on behalf of the Provincial Grand Master. In 2009 he became the first Provincial Grand Mentor, a role he held until 2013 when he was promoted Past Provincial Grand Registrar. He also served as chair of the craft educational and training committee for for five years until 2013. In 2016 he was promoted to Past Provincial Grand Junior Warden. In 2018 at the Charles Lyne installed Masters Lodge of Monmouthshire he was promoted to Past Provincial Senior Grand Warden for his services to Craft Masonry.

In the Royal Arch, David was exalted into the Crystal chapter 4562 in 1996 finally reaching the 1st principles chair in 2006. David was promoted to Provincial Grand Sojourner in 2008 and Past Provincial Grand Sword Bearer in 2011. He was chair of the Royal Arch education and training committee from 2010 -2013. In 2014 he was promoted Past Provincial Grand Scribe Nehemiah.

David was advanced in Cubestone Mark Lodge 731 in 2001, attaining the chair of that lodge in 2005. He joined and became secretary of Torfaen Mark Lodge in 2003. He was elevated into Keystone RAM lodge 109 in 2002 and joined and became scribe in Torfaen Ram lodge in 2004. David was promoted Provincial Grand Standard Bearer 2005-6 and 2006-7, Past Provincial Grand Registrar in 2008, Past Provincial Grand Junior Warden and Provincial Grand Secretary in 2009. In 2013 he was promoted to Deputy Grand Master. In 2015 he was promoted to V.W. Bro. He was installed as Provincial Grand Master for the Province of Monmouthshire by the Pro Grand Master in the June Provincial meeting of 2018.

David is Divisional Grand Herald in the Masonic and Military order of the Red Cross of Constantine. He is also Past District Grand Conductor of the Council in the Order of ROYAL and SELECT MASTERS of England and Wales.

Born in Essex in April 1959 , educated at Jones aWest Mon Grammar School for Boys , Pontypool, David was a keen track and field athlete in his teens and represented the school , valley and county at Rugby Football.

David commenced nurse training in 1978. Qualifying initially as a Registered Mental Nurse in 1981. Further education and promotions followed which led to him becoming a nurse lecturer for fourteen years before returning to the clinical arena . David travelled extensively in his professional capacity , spending time as a visiting lecturing and EU observer in the Transcaucasus ,Armenia and Albania. After a varied and interesting career, David retired from full time work in April of 2014 in the position of matron of the child and adolescent mental health service of the local trust board.

David has many leisure interest. Reading, walking, history, music, he has been a semi professional guitarist for more than 30 years. He is an enthusiastic fly fisherman and of course , freemasonry. David combines his love of reading , history and freemasonry by compiling talks and lectures for lodges on topics of Masonic interest.

Married in 1982 to Sue , they have two daughters, Kath and Ruth and four grand children.


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