Provincial Grand Master

R.W. Bro. Peter John J Furness

13th Mark Provincial Grand Master
The Province of Cornwall


Right Worshipful Brother Peter Furness joined The lodge of the Three Grand Principles No 967 (Craft) in 1994. He progressed through the offices and became Master of the Lodge in 2002.
He was appointed Provincial Grand Junior Deacon in 2009 and promoted to the rank of Past Provincial Grand Registrar in 2016.

His Mark Masonic career began in 1995 when he was Advanced in The Three Grand Principles Lodge No 879. After progressing through the various positions in the Lodge, he became Master in 2005. His first Provincial appointment in the Mark Degree was as Provincial Grand Sword Bearer in 2009. In 2011 he was appointed as Provincial Grand Treasurer and then to Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies in 20014.

Grand rank came in 2013 when he was appointed as Past Assistant Grand Sword Bearer and in 2017 was promoted to Grand Assistant director of Ceremonies (Active).

Also a member of St Michaels Lodge No 175 and Edward Perry Morgan Lodge No. 1632.

Elevated in Three Grand Principles lodge of Royal Ark Mariners in 2001 becoming the Worshipful Commander in 2007. Receiving Royal Ark Mariner Provincial Grand Rank in 2013, and Royal Ark Mariner Grand rank the following year (2014).
Also a Member of Cornish Installed Commanders Lodge No.1332 and Edward Perry Morgan Lodge No. 1632

 Deputy Provincial Grand Master 

Worshipful Brother Mike Pritchard was initiated in St Piran’s Craft Lodge No. 7620 in 2005 and progressed to Worshipful Master in 2012.  He was appointed as a Provincial Grand Steward in 2016 and then Provincial Grand Charity Steward in 2017.  In 2019 was promoted to Past Provincial Junior Grand Warden and in June 2021 was promoted to Grand Rank to the office of Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies.  In April 2023 he was further promoted in Grand Lodge to the active rank of Senior Grand Deacon.  He is a Past Master of The Robert Eliot Lodge No. 9483 and a member of the Cornish Masters’ No. 3324.

Worshipful Brother Mike’s Mark journey began when he was Advanced in Trevaunance Lodge of Mark Master Masons No. 1023 in 2006, soon after becoming the Lodge Secretary. In 2008 he joined the Lyver Ha Pluvenn lodge, No. 1884.  In 2012 Mike was installed into the Mark Chair of Trevaunance Lodge and is now a member of The Cornish Installed Masters No. 1332, Meridian No. 73, and The Edwin Perry Morgan Mark Lodge No. 1632.  Worshipful Brother Mike is a Past Master of Meridian Lodge No 73.

In 2015 he was appointed as the Provincial Assistant Grand Secretary and was further promoted to Provincial Deputy Grand Secretary in 2019.  In the same year Worshipful Brother Mike was honoured with an Active Grand Rank as Grand Steward and now a member of the Grand Steward’s Lodge.  In September 2022 Worshipful Brother Mike received a Grand Rank promotion to Past Grand Junior Deacon.

Elevated in Boscawen Royal Ark Mariner Lodge No. 101 in 2012 and a member of Cornish Installed Commanders No. 1332, he received Provincial Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank in 2021.  In May 2023 W. Bro Mike received a field promotion from the Pro Grand Master, at the Cornwall Mark Provincial Grand Lodge meeting to a Holder of Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank.

Worshipful Brother Mike is a member of the Rose of Sharon Royal Arch Chapter No. 1006 and a Past Zerubbabel and in October 2022 was promote to the active Provincial Rank of Provincial Grand Standard Bearer.  Mike is a member of the Rose Croix having joined the Falmouth Chapter.

Worshipful Brother Mike has been married to Karen for 32 years and has two children Katherine and Matthew. Both Mike and Karen were members of Camborne, Helston, and St Austell Brass Bands, playing at the highest level, nationally, for over 25 years.  A rugby enthusiast, Mike attained an RFU Level two coaching badge, coaching his son’s junior rugby team and is a keen supporter of Exeter Chiefs and local Cornish rugby.  Mike is semi retired, having jointly owned and run several well-known Cornish businesses for 20 years, which now having been sold means he and his business partner run a Property business on a part time basis.   When time allows Mike enjoys cooking, walking with Karen and their two dogs and has dusted of his rarely used golf clubs to start playing golf again.



Assistant Provincial Grand Master

Worshipful Brother John Edward Frank Mills was initiated into Freemasonry in Plymouth Hoe Lodge in November 1980, serving as Master in 1990, 2015 and 2016. He was secretary for 20 years from 1991. First appointment was to Active Provincial Senior Grand Deacon (Devonshire) and then promoted to PProvGReg and then PPJGW.

Worshipful Brother John was Exalted into Sir Francis Drake Chapter in 1992 and served as Zerubbabel and currently holds the rank of PPGStB.

Advanced into Sir Alfred Robbins Lodge of Mark Master Masons No 1514 in 1993. He served as Master in 2000 and has been Charity Steward (2005) and Treasurer (2010) an office he still holds. First Provincial Appointment in 2004 to PPovGStB then promoted to PPGSD in 200. Further promotions to ProvGMO in 2012 and finally to ProvGChStwd in 2014, a post he held up until promotion to APGM. John was appointed in Grand Lodge to the rank of PAGDC in 2014 and promoted to his current rank of PGSD.

Worshipful Brother John was Elevated in Zetland Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No 831 in 2014 and installed as WCdr in 2022 at which ceremony he was appointed to Provincial RAMGR by the PGM.

Worshipful Brother John has been married to wife Jane since 1982. He has three children from his first marriage, 2 sons and a daughter


W.Bro. Kevin A.J. Dower P.A.G.Swd.B.
Provincial Grand Treasurer

W.Bro. Simon J. Trevains P.G.J.D.
Provincial Grand Secretary

W.Bro. Adrian Ashley Waters P.A.G.D.C.
Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies