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Worshipful Bro. Mark Robert Jason Eyles-Thomas


Business Career

Chris trained to be an Electrical Engineer with London Electricity. He has a BSc (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and an MSc in Risk Management and Safety Technology. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Safety and Health. He worked for a number of years at the Bank of England and currently maintains his own security consultancy business.


Chris was initiated into the Borough of Woolwich lodge in 1974 and was Master in 1988. He was Director of Ceremonies for seven years from 1995 and Master again in 2008 and 2009. He was exalted into Pattison Chapter in 1988 and became MEZ in 1995. Subsequently he was Principal Sojourner for five years followed by Director of Ceremonies for five years. In 1991 he was appointed Provincial Grand Steward and joined the West Kent Provincial Grand Stewards’ Lodge in which he became Master in 2014. He is also a member of West Kent Masters’ Lodge and Fiennes Cornwallis Lodge. He was promoted to ProvSGD in 1995 and ProvJGW in 2000. He became AsstProvGM in 2010 and DepProvGM in 2012.

For the last three years he has represented the Province as a member of the Rulers Forum which links with the Provinces of East Kent, Surrey and Sussex. He has taken an active interest in developing and promoting the Provincial Choir. He is also a keen motorcyclist and has been instrumental in the establishment of the new Motorcycling Lodge of West Kent, to be consecrated on the 20th March 2015.

Chris has taken on responsibility for building this new website for the Province and is a member of the Provincial Communication Team which will be defining the way forward for the Province and social media into the future.

Other Interests

Outside Masonry, Chris is a Freeman of the City of London and a Member of the Blacksmiths Livery Company. In earlier times he enjoyed playing rugby but nowadays, in order to keep fit, runs 10km most weekends. He has always had a keen interest in music and plays piano and bass guitar.

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