Welcome to Bro Ben Evans, our newest Local Secretary and our second for Cornwall.  Based in Penzance, Ben has been a mason since 2014 and is currently Junior Warden in Lodge of Three Grand Principles, No.967, Province of Cornwall. He is also a member of Penwith Lodge, No.8538, Hayle, and active in the Royal Arch, Mark and other orders.

Ben is Secretary of the Trelawny Light Blues for New and Young Masons in Cornwall and can be contacted on 07856 562228 and trewlawnysec@pglcornwall.org.uk.

Welcome to Omar Martinez, our new Local Secretary for the Dominican Republic.

Omar is an extremely accomplished Mason. He is a Past Master and holds grand rank in the craft, and is also active in the Scottish Rite.

Omar looks forward to connecting with members in his locale interested in masonic research.

Omar can be contacted at qcccdominicanrepublic@gmail.com.

Welcome to Austin Hall, our new Local Secretary for Kentucky.

Austin holds membership in several craft lodges within the jurisdictions of Kentucky and Pennsylvania, and is also active within a number of the Progressive Orders.

Austin is keen to engage in masonic research and hopes to connect with QCCC members in his locale to share resources.

Austin can be contacted at hall3at@mail.uc.edu

Welcome to Steven Page, our latest Local Secretary. Steven lives in Cardiff and was initiated into the Lodge of Amity No. 5823 in 2010 and is currently on a journey through the progressive offices of the Lodge. He was exalted into Royal Arch, Sure and Steadfast Chapter No. 8991 in 2023, and advanced into Mark Masonry, Langley Mark Lodge No. 28, a few weeks later. An avid researcher, Steven can be contacted on 07545 024541 and at steven.j.page@outlook.com.


Welcome to our two latest Local Secretaries in Tennessee and North Carolina.

Stephen Guendert, our new Local Secretary in Tennessee, is an active Tennessee Mason, involved in many of the Progressive Orders and several Masonic research organizations.

Stephen can be contacted at sguendert@ieee.org.

Our new Local Secretary in North Carolina is Kenneth Wical, a recently retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. He is an active North Carolina Mason, a Past Master of Phoenix Lodge No. 8, and a Past First Principal of Phoenix Chapter No. 2, and is actively involved and holds similar ranks in many of the Progressive Orders.

Kenneth can be contacted at kenwical@aol.com.

We would like to welcome Gareth Collins as our new Local Secretary for Derbyshire. Based in Tamworth, Staffs, Gareth is a long-standing member of QCCC and a member of Hartington Lodge No 1085 and Cantelupe Lodge No 8247. He is also active in Royal Arch, Mark and RAM.

Gareth can be contacted at 07458 367793 and/or derbyshire.qccc@gmail.com.

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Welcome to W. Bro, the Rev. Stuart Boyd on his appointment as our new Local Secretary for North Somerset. Stuart was initiated into Coleridge Lodge # 1750, in 1995, and was Master in 2003, 2004 and 2014. He is also a member of Somerset Masters, Tivoli, and The Builders of the Silent Cities lodges, the last with strong historical links to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. He is in addition a founder member of Somerset Military Lodge 10021.

Stuart was Provincial Grand Chaplain 2008-13 and appointed PPrSGW in 2014. A member of the Royal Arch, he is PZ of two chapters and is currently PPrGSwdB (RA). He is also a member of the Mark, RAM, and other orders.

Stuart has a strong interest in Masonic research and history more generally, with a B.A. and M.A. in the subject. He can be contacted at sboyd2015@Hotmail.com and at 01934 627897 or 07887 377141.

We are delighted to welcome Bro. Thomas Barat, a 32 Degree Mason and the Orator of the Abravanel Lodge No. 1116, New York. Thomas is a retired Professor of Communication now working as a journalist and foreign correspondent for the Hungarian press. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of CCO MAGAZINE – the magazine for Chief Communication Officers, a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of The Association of Foreign Press Correspondents USA, a founder member of The Club of the Foreign Press Correspondents USA, and a former president of the American-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce.

Now resident in NYC, Thomas was previously Deputy Grand Master of the Hungarian Grand Lodge of Grand Orient Freemasons. He is an avid lecturer and Masonic researcher, and can be reached at +1 (201) 270-8250 and thomas.barat@goabravanel.org.

Welcome to Bro Sebastiaan Eldritch-Böersen, our latest Local Secretary in London. Sebastiaan lives in Walthamstow Village, East London, with Arlo, his black cockerpoo Hearing Dog. He is a member of Polytechnic Lodge No 2847 meeting in Mark Masons Hall, and a keen Masonic researcher. Sebastiaan can be contacted at sebastiaan@eldritchboulevard.com or 07497 657974.

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