The Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire is headed by the Provincial Grand Master and he appoints to assist him in the management of the Province a Deputy and four Assistants.
David F Macey
Provincial Grand Master
David Macey was born in South Shields in 1948. He retired at the end of 2006 after being Headteacher of a very successful school in Bromsgrove for 20 years. He is married to Sandra and they have two sons and a granddaughter and three grandsons.
David was initiated into Loyal Travellers Lodge 2733 in 1978 and served as Master in 1991. He is a member of a number of other Lodges. He was appointed as a Provincial Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies in 1997; Sword Bearer in 2000; and Provincial Junior Grand Warden in 2002. His appointment as Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies came in 2006. He was appointed an Assistant Provincial Grand Master in 2008 and was promoted to Past Senior Grand Deacon also in 2008.
He was Director of the Warwickshire 2012 Festival for the Masonic Samaritan Fund from 2006 until he became Provincial Grand Master in July 2010, and is also active in Royal Arch, Mark Masonry and Royal and Select Masters.
He has a great love of the outdoors, mountain walking, climbing and sailing. He is also a keen supporter of Sunderland Football Club and Worcestershire County Cricket Club.
Michael C Morris
Deputy Provincial Grand Master
Michael was born on the Wirral, Cheshire (now Merseyside) and studied Law at the University of Leeds. He married Hilary in 1973 and they have three sons, a daughter and a grandson.
He was admitted as a Solicitor in 1972 and practiced in a firm of Solicitors in Birmingham from that date until 2002. In 1995 he became a Deputy District Judge (Magistrates Court) and in 2002 a District Judge carrying out Crime and Public and Private Family Law.
Michael was initiated into the Solihull Lodge No 8088 in 1979. He received the Rank of Past Provincial Senior Grand Deacon in 1995, Past Provincial Grand Registrar in 2003, Provincial Senior Grand Warden in 2006 and Assistant Provincial Grand Master in 2009. In 2009 he was also appointed to Grand Rank as Past Junior Grand Deacon.
He is a member of several other Craft and Royal Arch Chapters as well as a number of other Orders. Other interests include involvement in the Church, as a School Governor and local Charities. Amongst his hobbies are Fell Walking and Golf (badly).
Richard L Barker
Assistant Provincial Grand Master
Richard was born in Birmingham in 1952 and attended school in Edgbaston and then Oxford, before qualifying with a Birmingham City Centre firm as a Chartered Accountant. Having retired from the same practice as senior partner in 2005, he has since been Finance Director of a specialist work-wear manufacturer in Walsall.
Married to Karen in 1989, they have no children; they met when playing in brass bands.
Initiated into the Lodge of Friendship 5909 in 1986, he was Master in 1993 and 2002, and joined Howe Lodge 587 in 2001 on discovering that a maternal ancestor was the Founding Master, becoming Master himself in 2004 and 2010. He is a Past Master of the Warwickshire Provincial Grand Directors’ of Ceremonies Lodge 9620, and a member of both the Warwickshire Installed Masters’ Lodge 4538, and the Provincial Grand Stewards’ Lodge of Warwickshire 9253.
Having been appointed a Provincial Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies in 2000, he was promoted to Past Provincial Junior Grand Warden in 2006; he was appointed Provincial Assistant Grand Secretary in 2008, Provincial Grand Treasurer in 2010 and has served as a Director of the Clarendon Suites since 2006, being the Finance Director until 2012.
Richard was appointed an Assistant Provincial Grand Master in 2013, having received Grand Rank in 2008; he was promoted in 2014 to the rank of Past Senior Grand Deacon.
He is also active in the Royal Arch, being a member of four Chapters including one meeting at Great Queen Street and was First Principal in Howe Chapter in 1996. Following Acting Provincial office for four years, he received Grand Rank as Past Grand Standard Bearer in 2008. He is also active in four other orders in Masonry, having received Grand Rank in Royal and Select Masters in 2013.
A member of a golf club and gym in Lichfield and Vice-Chairman of the Warwickshire Masonic Golfing Association, Richard's other hobbies when time allows include music and holidays.
Christopher J Rogers
Assistant Provincial Grand Master
Christopher is a Freeman of the City of London, having been born in Croydon in 1947, marrying a black country lass and having five children and eight grandchildren.
His career saw him become Marketing Director with an international pharmaceutical company but the last 20 years of his working life saw him as Chief Executive, Owner and Founder of an International Medical Market Research and Marketing Consultancy. He retired at the beginning of the century in order to play golf, which his subsequent appointment as Provincial Grand Secretary well and truly put paid to.
Christopher was initiated into McMahon Lodge in London in February 1988 and became Master in 1995. He joined Birchfield Lodge in 1997, becoming Master in 2003 and 2013. He is also a member of the Warwickshire Installed Masters Lodge, the Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge, Vellum Lodge and Stanley Lates Lodge.
His Masonic career in Warwickshire has seen him appointed as a Provincial Steward in 2009, Assistant Secretary in 2010, Provincial Secretary in 2011, Past Provincial JGW in 2011, appointment in Grand Lodge (PAGDC) in 2013 and installation as Assistant Provincial Grand Master in May 2015. Royal Arch activity has seen him exalted into Imperial College Chapter of Royal Arch Masons in 1990, becoming Z in 1999, 2008 and 2009. He joined Amity Chapter in 2003, becoming Z in 2010, and is a member of the Warwickshire First Principals Chapter. He was also appointed as Provincial Grand Steward in 2014. Participation in other Orders include Mark and Royal Ark Mariners, Knights Templar, Rose Croix, Allied Masonic Degrees, Royal and Select Masters, The Operatives and St Thomas of Acon.
Christopher is a Past Scout Leader in Sutton Coldfield, and taught youngsters in the Sea Scout Troop to sail on Powells Pool. His former hobbies included dabbling in Amateur Dramatics (particularly in Germany where he lived for some years) but behind the scenes as a director or stage manager rather than treading the boards. His current ones are few outside Freemasonry. Reading, Golf (but not picked up a club for years), grandchildren and gardening. Tried to think up a few exotic hobbies but failed miserably!
Peter P Manning
Assistant Provincial Grand Master
Peter was born in Birmingham in 1948 although spent his childhood in Leicestershire and attended Lutterworth Grammar School. He has been happily married to Jayne for 45 years and they have two sons, Benjamin and Oliver and four grandchildren, Maisie, Oscar, Arabella and Otillie. In 1986 he established his own Architectural Practice in Leamington Spa, which he ran until 2010 when he amalgamated with a local Practice of Architects, “Retired” and now acts as a Consultant to them.
Peter was initiated into the Lodge of Unity in 1980 by his Father in Law and became Master for the first time in 1993. In November 2013 he Initiated his two sons into the Lodge of Unity in a Double Ceremony. He has subsequently Passed and Raised them, again in Double Ceremonies.
In 2006 W Bro Manning was a Founding Member of The Morgan Lodge No. 9816, which meets in Malvern in the Province of Worcestershire and was their second Master in 2008. His first Worcestershire Provincial Appointment was as Past Provincial Senior Grand Warden. In 1999 he was appointed Past Provincial Junior Grand Deacon, 2005 Past Provincial Grand Registrar, in 2011 Past Provincial Junior Grand Warden and in 2013 as Provincial Senior Grand Warden.
He was exalted into the Royal Arch in 1986 into Jephson Chapter No. 4336 and was First Principal in 1996 and 2005. In 2002 he was appointed as Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies and Past Provincial Grand Scribe N. in 2004. He is a member of Knight Templars and Mark Master Masons. As the Tercentenary Co-ordinator for Warwickshire he has been extremely involved on the organising committees of both MFest300 and the Classic 300 Series of Classic Car Runs.
His hobbies include all forms of Motor Sport - He has owned a variety of Morgan Sport Cars over a 30 year period and also an Austin Healey, MG, TVR and Maserati. He presently owns one of the last Rover V8 engined Morgan Plus 8’s, an Aston Martin V8 Vantage and a Lotus Elise, which he regularly uses on track. He is also a member of Worcestershire Masonic Motor Club. He played Rugby for Old Coventrians, Claverdon and was Club Captain from 1978-82 and South Warwickshire. He enjoys photography, travel – having covered almost all of Europe in the Morgan including several Alpine Passes, good food and wine and walking, his two Golden Retrievers who are all well versed in the Masonic Ritual.
David A Stanford
Assistant Provincial Grand Master
David was born in South Norwood, Croydon in 1954 and the family moved via London to Hertfordshire where David grew up. A keen sportsman he played various sports as a schoolboy at County level and for South East England. A week before going to the University of York to study Economics David decided to go into hotels and completed an HND at Oxford Polytechnic (now Oxford Brookes University so David can now honestly say that he went to Oxford University!)
Training in London, David became Assistant Manager at the Inn on the Park Hotel (now Four Seasons) in Park Lane whilst the reclusive richest man in the world Howard Hughes was staying there. Together with his wife Caroline, David turned around a number of hotels, winning awards along the way, including Billesley Manor at Stratford upon Avon. Having set up companies for others, David set up his own consultancy in 2014 and specialises in turning around hotels and hotel companies for banks and setting up hotels and hotel companies for high net worth individuals.
Married to Caroline for over 40 years they have two children Alistair and Katherine and four grandchildren.
Initiated into Stoneleigh Lodge No 725 in 1992 David joined several other Lodges including the Swan of Avon Lodge in his home town of Stratford upon Avon and in March 2017 his son Alistair was initiated. David’s first provincial Appointment came in 2004 to Acting Assistant Director of Ceremonies, Provincial Deputy Director of Ceremonies, Provincial Junior Grand Warden, and then in 2012 to Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies. In November 2017 David was promoted to Assistant Provincial Grand Master of Warwickshire and will be focusing on promoting Freemasonry in Warwickshire. In 2014 David was appointed to Grand Rank as an Acting Assistant Director of Ceremonies of the United Grand Lodge of England.
David is Chairman of Reading Court Sheltered House Scheme, and a Board Member of the Masonic Housing Association. For the past 14 years he has been Chair of the Trustees for the locally based Parenting Project Charity and is now its Patron
Outside of masonry David’s interests include travelling, music concerts, theatre, cars, fishing, Tottenham Hotspurs, sailing, but most importantly family and friends.