Order of the Secret Monitor

The origins of the Order are believed to have originated in the Netherlands and was taken to the New World circa 1658 by Dutch Settlers. The Grand Council was consistuted on 17 June 1887 with Dr. Issachar Zacharie nominated as the first Grand Supreme Ruler with the inaugural meeting held on 15 July of that year. A history by Wy.Bro. Brain C Wright, BSc was published in 2012 to mark the 125 years of the Order.

Province of West Yorkshire

The Province of West Yorkshire was constituted by M.Wy. Bro. Col. G.S.H. Dicker, CBE; TD;DL Grand Supreme Ruler on Friday 31st March 1995 following the partioning of the Province of Yorkshire. R.Wy. Bro. Maurice Bendig JP previously PrGSR for Yorkshire since 1982 was installed as the first ProvGSR. To mark the first 20 years of the Province the then PrGSR R.Wy. Bro. G Hutchinson delivered a short history which can be read here.

Provincial Grand Supreme Rulers


R.Wy.Bro.

Maurice Bendig

1995

1998

R. Wy. Bro.

Roger Keith Cooke

1998

2003

R.Wy. Bro.

Stewart Glasgow Carley

2003

2013

R.Wy. Bro.

Graeme Hutchinson

2013

2017

R.Wy. Bro.

David Crawshaw Staniforth

2017


Deputy Provincial Grand Supreme Rulers


Wy. Bro.

Roger Keith Cooke

1995

1998

Wy. Bro.

James Henry Harris

1998

2001

Wy. Bro.

Stewart Glasgow Carley

2001

2003

Wy. Bro.

Robert Norton Wilkinson

2003

2006

Wy. Bro.

Graeme Hutchinson

2006

2013

Wy. Bro.

John Marrison

2013

2017

Wy. Bro.

Alan Paul Kelly Webster

2017


Provincial Grand Recorders


Gavin Paul Kaye

1995

1998

John Alan Beardmore

1998

2002

Thomas Henry Wise

2002

2010

Dr. Raymond Charles Johnson

2010

2014

Michael Bunce

2014

2019

Richard Drury Smith

2019


Terms & Conditions

The Provincial Grand Conclave of West Yorkshire

In the Order of the Secret Monitor or Brotherhood of David & Jonathan