Alan Atkinson – 50 Years in the Royal Arch

Alan Atkinson – 50 Years in the Royal Arch

At the Prae Wood Chapter Meeting on March 2nd at Ashwell house there was a surprise visit when the ME Grand Superintendent arrived unannounced to every ones surprise and demanded admission to the Chapter. He then presented a 50 year Certificate to Allan and stayed to witness a very good ceremony of Exaltation of a new candidate and stayed for dinner.

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Changes to the Provincial Executive

At the Meeting of Hertfordshire First Principals’ Chapter on Wednesday 25th March, The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent announced the following Changes to the Provincial Executive, which will take place with effect from the Provincial Annual Meeting on the 2nd November 2015. E.Comp. Tim Coles will stand down as 3rd Provincial Grand Principal to take on project work for the Province.  His successor will be E.Comp. Paul Blakemore, currently the Provincial Grand Scribe E. E.Comp. Paul…

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A little more relaxed

A little more relaxed

After the meeting was closed over 400 Companions then adjourned to the Royal Connaught Rooms for a superb Festive Board, organised by the dining secretary E Comp David Broomer. Overall it was agreed by many that the whole day was a great occasion and success with an attendance of 527 including a party of 10 from London of whom 372 dined afterwards.  It was hoped that the meeting next year (on Monday 2nd November 2015)…

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The official team photo

The official team photo

In his address to the Companions, MEGS Jim told them to be proud of their membership of the Royal Arch as well as to encourage closer links with the Craft. He also pointed out to all those who received promotions and appointments that the honour conferred was not just an acknowledgement their past efforts but was an invitation to continue to work for the order and the Province in the future. He also thanked the…

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A high powered gathering

A high powered gathering

E Comp Gary Warren was installed as 2nd Grand Principal, Tim Coles remained as 3rd Grand Principal and E Comp David Hampton was invested as Deputy Grand Superintendent. Robert Asser was promoted to Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, and E Comps David Enoch, Paul Blakemore and John Linley remained in office as treasurer, Scribe E and assistant Scribe E respectively. 96 Companions received promotions or attained their first appointments within Provincial Grand Chapter.

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MEGS

MEGS

On Monday 3rd November 2014 the Annual Convocation of Provincial Grand Chapter was held at Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street. Nearly 700 Companions witnessed the Past Third Grand Principal, Sir David Wooton, install Excellent Companion James Sharpley as the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent in and over the Royal Arch Province of Hertfordshire. The ceremony carried all the pomp and splendour that Supreme Grand Chapter bring to such occasions and E Comp Jim was installed in…

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John Ilott Says Farewell

John Ilott Says Farewell

On October 27th 2014 Most Excellent Grand Superintendent John Ilott attended his last meeting before he retired from office. The meeting was that of Herts First Principals Chapter 4090, held at Halsey Hall Cheshunt and it was attended by 123 Companions. The meeting held several surprises for E Comp John, the first of which was when three Grand Superintendents from neighbouring Provinces entered the temple after the Chapter had opened, much to the delight of…

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