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Provincial Prior  
E.Kt. Charles Aspinell

Charles was Initiated into Freemasonry in 1981 into Royal Gloucester Lodge No.130 in Southampton. He was WM in 1992 and then served as Secretary for five years. He was appointed a Provincial Grand Steward in 1994 and held several appointments within the Craft Province including Area Chairman for the South Central Area. He received Grand Rank in 2012 and Royal Arch Grand Rank in 2016.
He was Installed as a Knight Templar in 1998 in Excalibur Preceptory No 574 and was Registrar for many years before becoming Eminent Preceptor. He has been Head of the Order of the Secret Monitor within the Province as is currently Deputy Grand Supreme Ruler of this Order. He is active in all the Progressive and Select Orders within Hampshire and Isle of Wight.
He served nearly forty years in the Royal Naval Reserve including operations in Iraq and exercises in the Far East, Pacific and the Middle East. He is a Commander in the Military and Hospitaller Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem in the Grand Priory of England and Wales.
Charles is married to Pamela, has three children and four grandchildren. He is the Administration Manager for DP World Southampton, who operate the Container Terminal. He is a regular skier, a watcher of sport and enjoys walking his Labrador, Bentley.

 


JamesColvilleProvincial Sub-Prior  E.Kt. James Colville

James Colville was initiated into Freemasonry in 1988 in Phoenix Lodge No 257 in Old Portsmouth , was Worshipful Master of that Lodge in 1998-99 and Provincial Senior Grand Warden in 2004. In 1991 he was exalted into the Holy Royal Arch in the Chapter of Friendship No 257 in Old Portsmouth and is a Past MEZ of that Chapter . He was appointed Third Provincial Grand Principal in 2011. James was installed into Knights Templar in 2000 in the Royal Naval Preceptory and Priory No 2 in Old Portsmouth and was Eminent Preceptor and Prior in 2011. He was appointed Provincial Sub Prior in 2014. Having been a partner in a firm of solicitors in Portsmouth for some 25 years, James now practises in Hedge End near Southampton. He currently lives in Hill Head.

 


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Vice-Chancellor: E.Kt. Ronald Wray

Ron was initiated into Freemasonry in Straid True Blue Lodge No. 276 in the Province of Antrim, Northern Ireland in 1989 becoming WM in 1999. Exalted into Sir Charles Cameron RAC No. 353 in Belfast in 1995 and serving 2 years as EK in 2008-9. Ron was installed into Knights Templar in 2004 in William Stuart Preceptory 76A becoming EP in 2011. He served as Provincial Swordbearer in 2015 and is honoured to have been appointed Provincial Registrar in 2016. Ron is currently the Technical Director for a Telecommunications Company based in Basingstoke and also a Commander in the Royal Navy Reserves serving in Portsmouth. He is married to Violet, since 1986 and they have three children who have flown the nest or are at University. In his spare time he enjoys golf, sailing, both cruisers and catamarans and occasionally gets to ride his motorbike around the lanes of Hampshire.

 

 


Martin ColleyProvincial Registrar  E.Kt. Martin Colley

Martin was initiated into Freemasonry in 1989 in Phoenix Lodge No 257 in Old Portsmouth, became Worshipful Master of that Lodge in 1999 and again in 2010 when the Lodge celebrated its 225th anniversary.In 1990 he was exalted into the Holy Royal Arch in the Chapter of Friendship No 257 in Old Portsmouth serving 2 years as MEZ in 2016-17. He was installed into the Knights Templar in 1994 in the Royal Naval Preceptory and Priory No 2 in Old Portsmouth and was Eminent Preceptor in 2007. Martin is a retired Dental Surgeon who spent 30 years in general practice and 10 years as a clinical teacher for Kings College London Dental Institute. He is married to Ann and has two daughters. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf, travelling and looking after his two grandchildren.

 

 


LWhitfieldMarshal: E.Kt. Leon Whitfield

Leon was initiated into Lyndhurst Lodge in the New Forest in 1982 and exalted into Wilfrid Attenborough Chapter in 1985. He was installed into Knights Templar in 1995, taking the Chair in 2002 of St. Mary and St. Michael Preceptory. Has been honored to serve the Province as Sword Bearer, Standard Bearer(B), Commander of the Provincial Priors Bodyguard and, since 2003, Deputy Marshall. Additionally, he has been a member of the Provincial 1825 Ritual Demonstration Team since 2008. A bricklayer by trade, he runs a small building company in the New Forest. He is married with three grown up children and is an avid home and away Saints fan.

 
 
 
 


AWildingTreasurer: E.Kt. Andy Wilding

 

Andy Wilding was initiated into Freemasonry in 1981, exalted into Royal Arch Chapter in 1985 and installed into Knights Templar on 23rd September 1994 into the Excalibur Preceptory No.574 meeting at Brook House Masonic Centre, Botley.
Andy trained as a Management Accountant passing the final year examinations in 1984 and is now a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He is a family man and lists his interests, outside of Freemasonry, as walking, reading and for a few years now has been a qualified Personal Trainer and ABA Boxing Coach, although he doesn’t get in the boxing ring any more.