Recent Past Masters

Bro. Brian McFadyen PM - RWM 2021 - 2023

XII 05 Brian McFadyen RWM elect

Our new Right Worshipful Master (RWM) succeeds Bro J. Robert Crossan,  who has held the post of RWM for the last 3 years.  His term of Office has been unusually long owing to the challenges posed by the COVID pandemic when, of course, Lodges were closed for 18 months.  

During his term in of office, Bro McFadyen aims to lead the Lodge out of this dark periodcontinue the growth of the Lodge and to further enhance its involvement within the community by continuing its already significant charitable work supporting local organisations. Bro. Brian alsointends to support Sister Lodges in Scotland and beyond. In being elected as Right Worshipful Master, Bro McFadyen will follow in a long line of distinguished citizens who have held this positionHe has been a member of Lodge Greenock Kilwinning No. XII since 1983. 

Originally from Greenock, Bro. Brian was educated at The Mount” Schooland on leaving commenced an apprenticeship withJ & W Kerr Group Ltd as a Heating andVentilation Engineer.  He later worked for Western SMT beforejoining the Ministry of Defence Police in 1986 and movedto live in BishoptonBro. Brian affiliated to a local lodge,The Lodge of Erskine No.1566,and became its RWM in 2014-15.He retired from the Ministry of Defence Police in 2019,where he was a Police Sergeant,after having completed over 32 years exemplary service. Henow spends his time playing golf at Erskine Golf Club. Bro. Brian is married to Brenda,and they have a son and daughter

Bro McFadyen is looking forward to becoming the new Right Worshipful Master of Lodge Greenock Kilwinning No XII and the challenges he will face. In the meantime, he wishes to extend a very warm welcome to Brethren from within and beyond the Province and looks forward to meeting you in your own Lodges through time.

Bro. J Robert Crossan – RWM 2018 - 2021

Bob RWMOriginally from Lanarkshire, Bro. J. Robert Crossan (Bob) studied at Bell College of Technology and Glasgow College of Building and Printing where he qualified as a full Member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (MCIAT).  Thereafter, he worked for several different architectural practices in various sectors of the industry. He won a prestigious worldwide prize for his 3D CAD architectural illustration of a retail project in London.

Since retiring from an international firm of architects, where he held the position of IT Systems Manager & Associate Director, he has designed and created the current Lodge and Provincial websites, which he continues to update, along with its Facebook account. 

Bro Bob moved to the area after meeting his wife, Fiona, who is a native of Greenock. Together they have a daughter, Joanna.

 Bro. Allan T. Glen 2016 - 2018

RWM Bro Allan T Glen

A native of Lanarkshire,Bro Allan T Glen moved to Boston to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music after graduating from theUniversity of Strathclyde. An accomplished and highly sought after saxophonist, Bro Glen has toured extensively in Europe and America working with many different ensembles and artists.

Bro Glen is currently Curriculum Leader for Music & Sound Production at Edinburgh College, specialising in composition, orchestration and film scoring. He is also the Musical Director of the Edinburgh College Big Band.He has previously taught at Newcastle University and the University of Strathclyde.

A keen golfer, Bro Glen is a member of East Kilbride Golf Club.

Bro. Captain Allan I. MacFeate 2014 - 2016

AIMacF RWM 2014Bro. Captain Allan I. MacFeate and his Office Bearers are to be installed by Bros Iain White, Hector Macphail and Kenneth K. Morrison, all Past Masters of No. XII.

Captain MacFeate, a retired Master Mariner, has lived most of his life in Inverclyde and was educated at Gourock and Greenock High Schools. His nautical career commenced with his pre-sea Cadet Officer training at the James Watt Memorial College, William Street, Greenock, where he later studied for his 2nd Mate’s and 1st Mate’s Certificates. He then attended College in Glasgow for his Master’s Certificate. 

His earlier years were spent on cargo passenger liners as a Cadet Officer rising to the rank of Chief Officer trading to and from the UK and Europe to the Far East. He then transferred to the Offshore Industry, spending sixteen years on the Scott-Lithgow built Drill Ship Ben Ocean Lancer, where he was promoted to Master.

He has a keen interest in local sports and is a member of Greenock Wanderers Rugby Cub, Greenock Cricket Club and Gourock Golf Club and most especially enjoys being a Granddad.

Bro MacFeate and his wife Catherine live in Greenock as does his son Derek and family. Derek is also a member of Lodge No XII.

During his term in Office Bro MacFeate aims to continue the growth of the Lodge, further enhance its involvement in the community, continue its significant charitable work and support Sister Lodges in Scotland and beyond. 

Bro. Alan D. Beck PM - RWM 2012 - 2014

Bro Alan was proposed by Bro Iain White PM and seconded by Bro Jack Glenny PM.  He was installed into the Chair on November 20th 2012 and again the following year.  He states that there were many highlights in his time as Master but will never forget the deputation of the visiting brethren entering the lodge on the night of his first installation - it seemed never-ending with approximately 130 attending the ceremony the brethren in the North and South of the carpet met breast to breast in the middle.

As RWM, Bro Alan made 250 visitations to other lodges and to mark this achievement he presented NoXII with the beautiful hand-crafted oak easel upon which the tracing boards are placed when a lecture is given.  It is his dearest wish to still be serving his Mother Lodge when she reaches her 300th anniversary in 2028.

Bro. Robert J. Bain PM – RWM 2003 - 2005 and 2011  
       BobBainRecentPM   Bro Bob joined Greenock Kilwinning NoXII in 1984. Proposed by Bro Ian Galbraith and Bro M. Smillie, both work colleagues at Greenock Fire Station. Became Secretary of the Lodge in 1985 till 1990. Bob has many great memories as RWM, but receiving a visit from the Most Worshipful Grand Master Bro. Sir Donald Orr Ewing at a regular Meeting on 7th September 2004 was very special. Bob hopes to continue serving his Mother Lodge for many years to come. 

Bro.  Henry Sebbon Tibbles RWM 2001 -2003

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Born on 4th November 1919 in Minster, by Sheerness (Kent), Henry took his first degree in No. XII during the Second World War on 10thNovember 1942.  At that time, he was in the Royal Navy and stationed locally.  He spent all the war years in the Navy, marrying Gourock girl Muriel along the way.  When Henry returned to civvy street, the printing trade beckoned and he rose to the position of Company Director.  Unfortunately for No XII, promotion took Henry to London, but XII’s loss was The Scots’ Lodge’s gain and he joined No 2319 (English Constitution) on 24th April 1969.  Henry’s enthusiasm led him to be installed as Worshipful Master of The Scots’ Lodge in 1980.  At this time, he brought a deputation up to the Town Hall when Bro Kenneth K. Morrison was Master of No XII and very strong links between the two Lodges began to develop.  These have been further cemented over the years by visitations to Greenock and London.  

Henry has held many senior positions in the craft and amongst these are the following: London Grand Rank (1989), Worshipful Master of Scots’ Mark Master Masons Lodge No 406 (EC) (1984), Grand Steward of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of England (1987), President of the Board of Grand Stewards (1987), Commander of the Scots’ Lodge Royal Ark Mariners No 406 (EC) (1994), Provincial Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank (1999) and membership of many other Masonic Orders. He is well respected by the brethren of the Scottish and English constitutions, but by none more so than those here in his Mother Lodge.  

After Henry’s retirement and return to Scotland, No XII was delighted to welcome him back on a regular basis.  His great dedication to the Craft led him to perform several duties to help No XII, for example filling the offices of Tyler, Treasurer, Worshipful Junior Warden and Worshipful Senior Warden.  He assumed the chair of his Mother Lodge for the first time in 2001, aged 82 years and 16 days.  Henry was awarded Distinguished Service Membership by No XII in 1990, received his 50 Year Jubilee Diploma in 1992 and his Diamond Jubilee Diploma 10 years later.  

Bro. Peter Sinclair PM - RWM 1987  
 RWM Peter SinclairJoined The Craft in 1976 at his Mother Lodge, NoXII.  He was proposed by his father, Bro Andrew Sinclair and  seconded by Bro James Sloan.  He ascended to The Chair on 17 November 1987.  Peter states that he "found this a huge honour to follow such a long line of notable Masters in such an old Lodge".   His most memorable moment as RWM was when he was given the honour to address a Quarterly Communication of the Grand Lodge of Scotland.