Provincial Executive

The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent in and over the Province of Wiltshire is John Reid Invested and Installed on 16 May 2015.

John Reid


John is married to Carole, both originally from the west country - Devon and Cornwall respectively (which must make for an interesting discussion when deciding whether it's jam or cream first on scones). They moved to Wiltshire in 1983.


John was Initiated into the Border Lodge No.3129 in November 1988 and became Master of the Lodge in April 1998.  He is also a member of Wiltshire Masters' Lodge No.6731, where he was Installed as Master in September 2014.


John was exalted into the Royal Arch as a member of Thynne Chapter No.1478 in February 1991 and was their First Principal in 2001.


He has held an active Provincial Office in the Royal Arch since 2003 when he was appointed Provincial Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies, in 2004 John was promoted Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies, and in 2005 Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, an office he held for six years.


In May 2011 he received further advancement to Provincial Third Grand Principal, and the following year Provincial Second Grand Principal.  John was appointed Deputy Grand Superintendent in 2013. 


In 2008 he was appointed a Past Grand Standard Bearer in the Supreme Grand Chapter of England and promoted to Past Grand Sword Bearer in 2013.


John was appointedMost Excellent Grand Superintendent by the First Grand Principal HRH The Duke of Kent, and in October 2022 he was Installed as Provincial Grand Master for Wiltshire. 




Simon Ellingham

Deputy Grand Superintendent



Mark Lovell

Second Provincial Grand Principal



Richard Palmer

Third Provincial Grand Principal