Provincial Grand Master Brother T. Wood
The Installation of Bro. Thomas Wood as Provincial Grand Master of Kilwinning and his Commissioned Office Bearers took place on Saturday 30th June 2018, within the premises of The Mother Lodge of Scotland. The installation ceremony was carried out by Bro. Charles Iain Robert Wolrige Gordon of Esslemont Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason.
The Provincial Grand Lodge of Kilwinning has the unique position of only having one Lodge in her province, that being Lodge Mother Kilwinning No.0. The Provincial Grand Lodge of Kilwinning was formed in 1983 as part of the amendment to the 1807 agreement between The Grand Lodge of Scotland and The Grand Lodge of Kilwinning.
From 1807 to 1983 and in accordance with the 1807 agreement between the Grand Lodge of Scotland and the then Grand Lodge of Kilwinning, when installed as Right Worshipful Master of Lodge Mother Kilwinning, he by right of that office became the Provincial Grand Master of Ayrshire.
In 1983 this agreement was amended and Mother Kilwinning give up this previously held tradition in exchange for there to be erected and consecrated the Provincial Grand Lodge of Kilwinning.
Provincial Grand Lodge of Kilwinning was consecrated on the 18th November 1983 when Bro David Patterson was installed as the first Provincial Grand Master of Kilwinning.
The P.G.L. of Kilwinning has only one Lodge in her province, “Mother Kilwinning No.0”, thus ensuring her singular position in the Masonic World. The 1983 amendment to the 1807 agreement stated that “for all time coming Lodge Mother Kilwinning will nominate a suitable Brother as Grand Lodge Bible Bearer in the Grand Lodge of Scotland”.