Companion Laurie M. Bishop
Puissant Grand Master
2014 - 2015
M. Bishop was born on June 15, 1960,
the oldest child of 5 of Murray Bishop & Patricia Thompson.
is the stepfather
of one daughter and is the proud grandfather of his 19 year old
and 17 year old granddaughter Eden.
completed Grade twelve and
from Chipman High School where he took Business. He has been employed
Provincial Government – Dept. of Transportation and Infrastructure for
a member of Grace
Baptist Church in Fredericton.
spare time Laurie can be
his workshop doing various woodworking projects. Laurie also enjoys a
golf, playing cards with friends as well as going to Masonic meetings.
Ruth (Thorneycroft) in
has lived in Fredericton since May of 1980.
Lodge of New Brunswick:
Alexandria Lodge #33:
#33 in Fredericton on February 3, 1997, passed to the degree of Fellow
May 5, 1997 and raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason on
1997. He was Master of his Lodge in 2001. He was Secretary/Treasurer of
District #6 Council from 2000-2002. He also was the District #6
Chairman from May 2001 to May 2003. He was the Grand Director of
May 2002 to May 2003. Laurie was District Deputy Grand Master from May
May 2005. He has been a Past Senior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of
Brunswick since 2006. He was Chairman of Grand Master’s Award Program
years 2005/2006. He was a Committee Member of Masonic Education and
2 years 2005/2007. Laurie has been a member of the Grand Lodge Foreign
Relations Committee since May of 2007. He also has been a member of
Bursaries Committee since May of 2007. Laurie has also been Chairman of
Grand Lodge Library Committee since May of 2007. He has been a member
Past Master’s Association of Maine since 2007. Laurie is a Grand
& Honorary Past Junior Grand Warden to the Grand Lodge of
Brunswick since 2010. He is also a Grand Lodge Beardsley Medal
exalted in Fredericton
#2 on October 24, 1998. He was elected the 1st
Fredericton Chapter #2 in 2003. Laurie was a Grand District
District #2 of New Brunswick 2009 - 2011. He also became a Past Grand
“N” of the Grand Chapter of RAM of New Brunswick in 2012. He is the
Grand Principal of the Grand Chapter of New Brunswick in 2013. He was
of the Order of High Priesthood for 2014/2015.
Master of The York Council #11 in 2002. He has received the Super
Master’s degree. He was appointed the Grand Conductor of the Council in
was elected Grand Captain of the Guard for 2011 - 2012, Grand Principal
Conductor of the Work for 2012/2013, Deputy Grand Master for 2013 -
the Most Puissant Grand Master for 2014 - 2015.
created a Knight in
Preceptory on May 26, 1999. He was Presiding Preceptor of Woodstock
#41 in 2008 & 2009 plus Honorary Junior Preceptor of
#50 in 2010. He was the Provincial Grand Prior of New Brunswick in 2010.
The Masonic & Military
Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine, KHS and St. John the Evangelist
admitted a member of
Conclave #27 on April 8, 2006 and served as Most Puissant Sovereign in
Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar
Tabernacle #19 ,
Riverview, NB on September 3, 2011. He served as VII point in 2012 -
is serving as High Priest in 2014 - 2015.
elevated in Monckton
Royal Ark Mariners
Lodge in 2009. He served as Commander Noah in 2013 - 2014. He was
Grand Son Shem in May 2013 and Grand Commander Noah in May 2014.
KYCH – Knight York Cross of Honor
dubbed a member of
KYCH in July
York Rite College
admitted a member into
Rite College in September of 2008. He has been serving as Deputy Master
of the Secret Monitor
initiated into the
Order of the
Secret Monitor in 2010 and is a member of the New Brunswick Conclave
Hampton, New Brunswick. He is the Presiding 3rd
a member of King
of the Lodge of Perfection and received his fourteenth degree on
2001. A member of Rose Croix and received his 18th
16, 2002. He is also a member of the Consistory and received his thirty
degree on April 3, 2003.
Royal Order of Scotland
made a member of the
of Scotland in 2012. He holds the Office of Grand Guarder in the ROS.
Order Of The Eastern Star
initiated a member of
Chapter #37 of the Order of the Eastern Star in 2001. Laurie is a Past
Devon Chapter #37 in Fredericton for the years 2007 - 2008, 2008 -
2009, 2010 –
2011. He is going to be installed as Associate Patron in April 2014.
a Past Grand
Arizona in New Brunswick 2008 – 2010. He is the Past Grand Sentinel -
Past Associate Grand Patron 2012-2013 and Worthy Grand Patron 2013 -
Ancient Arabic Order of the
the Mystic Shrine
created a Noble of
Shriners in Fredericton in June 1999. He is also Past President of the
Fredericton Shrine Club.