W Bro Michael John Chalkley

Brethren I have been informed that W Bro and Companion Michael Chalkley’s funeral is at 12:00am on the 18th May at the Vale Crematorium Luton and following the service brethren are invited for refreshments at the Luton Masonic centre.


Dear Brethren,

It is my sad duty to inform you the passing to the Grand lodge above of Worshipful Brother and Companion Michael John Chalkley on Thursday 20th April 2023 (aged 77).

Bro Mick was diagnosed with lung cancer and had been receiving treatment. Sadly, he succumbed to pneumonia and passed peacefully at home with his family.

He was Initiated on 09/04/1979 into Warden Lodge L4608, becoming Worshipful Master in 1989. His service to Freemasonry and Warden lodge spanned 44 years over which time he occupied most senior offices. He reluctantly stepped down as Secretary in January this year having served in the post since 2016.

Brother Mick’s first promotion was PPrJGD in 1995, in 2001 PPrGReg, PPrJGW 2007 and in 2015 was PPrSGW.    

Companion Mick was exalted into Chiltern Chapter C1470 on 08/00/1990 resigning in 1996.

He was extremely well-respected member of his lodge and will be sorely missed by all those that knew him. 

I am sure that you will join with me in offering our sincere condolences to his wife Carol, daughters Tiffany and Kate, and all the family at this very sad time.  I shall be sending a condolences card on behalf the Provincial Grand Master, executive and Brethren of the province. 

Requiescet in pace 

Yours sincerely and fraternally

Mike Fitz-Gerald – Provincial Grand Almoner