W Bro Victor Arthur Thorp Brown

Dear Brethren,

With sadness I must inform you on the passing to the Grand lodge above of Worshipful Brother & E Companion Victor Arthur Thorp Brown PGStB on Friday 1st September 2023 (aged 93).

Victor clearly loved his freemasonry, it all started when he was initiated into Old Lutonians Lodge L7408 on 9th September 1972. 

L7408 Old Lutonians’ Beds. Initiate 09/09/1972 Master 1985
L9108 Veritas Beds. Founder 03/03/1984
L7301 Bedfordshire Lodge of Installed Masters Beds. Joiner 05/06/1987 Almoner & Chaplain
L9722 Martin Foss Lodge of Research Beds. Founder 30/08/2000 Master 2008
L7408 Old Lutonians’ Beds. Honorary 20/12/2019
C1470 Chiltern Beds. Joiner 11/02/1982
C7301 Bedfordshire First Principals’ Beds. Joiner 01/12/1989 MEZ 2011
C335 Chapter of Rectitude Wilts. Joiner 06/10/1999
C9096 Manor Court Chapter of Ampthill Beds. Joiner 19/03/2010
C1470 Chiltern Beds. Honorary 13/05/2010

Grand Ranks


Past Grand Standard Bearer (PGStB).         24/04/2002

Royal Arch;

Past Assistant Grand Sojourner (PAGSoj).  30/04/2009

Past Grand Standard Bearer (PGStB).         01/05/1997 – 29/04/2009

Provincial Rank

Craft Rank Provincial

Liaison Officer (Beds.)                                                                  29/08/2012 01/09/2023
Past Provincial Grand Registrar (PPrGReg, Beds.) 20/10/1998
Past Provincial Junior Grand Deacon (PPrJGD, Beds.) 15/10/1991 19/10/1998

Royal Arch Rank Provincial

Third Provincial Grand Principal (3rd PrGP, Beds.) 15/04/2000 28/07/2015
Provincial Grand Scribe E (PrGSE, Beds.) 12/04/1997 31/12/2000

I understand that Brother Victor passed away peacefully with his family at his side.

Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family at this sad time, and I shall be sending a card on behalf of the Provincial Grand Master and brethren once I have details confirmed.

Requiescet in pace 

Yours sincerely and fraternally,

Mike Fitz-Gerald – Provincial Grand Almoner