If you have any items of interest that you would like to share regarding your Chapter, please inform the Prov Grand Scribe E by emailing: pgse@derbyshiremason.org

Royal Arch Fortnightly 1

ROYAL ARCH FORTNIGHTLY 1 – The Colours of The Royal Arch Dear Companions, Happy New Year to you all, and I hope this message finds you all and your families well and safe as we now find ourselves in a state of National Lockdown with our Freemasonry suspended. From March to May last year I issued a series of 10 weekly Learning & Development updates aimed at helping those who required assistance in continuing their daily masonic learning by means of the use of nuggets and presentations to encourage the wider use of Solomon as a learning tool. It had

ANNUAL CONVOCATION OF PROVINCIAL GRAND CHAPTER

PROVINCIAL GRAND CHAPTER - ANNUAL CONVOCATION 2020 The Annual Convocation of Provincial Grand Chapter, as required by Royal Arch Regulation 37, was finally held last Thursday, 22 October, at 2pm at Derby Masonic Hall. Every available seat was taken - the six attending being the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, the Deputy Grand Superintendent, the Second and Third Provincial Grand Principals and Scribes E and N. During the business, the minutes of last year's Convocation were confirmed, the audited accounts approved and adopted, EComp. Robert Lee re-elected as Provincial Grand Treasurer, EComp Brian Moyse re-elected as Auditor and the Appointments and

SUSPENSION OF THE ROYAL ARCH IN DERBYSHIRE IN TIER 2 & TIER 3 AREAS

To All Chapters Meeting In The Areas Of Derbyshire Designated Tier 2 Or Tier 3 Under The Covid-19 Restrictions (currently Glossopdale, North East Derbyshire, Chesterfield, Erewash) You will be aware that the Government has imposed local restrictions on activities within the above areas, and new rules now apply. As a result, I have taken the decision to suspend all Chapter meetings which would normally take place in these areas, until such time as these restrictions are relaxed and your area reverts to Tier 1. Your area status can be checked by postcode here - https://apps.derbyshire.gov.uk/applications/additional-measures-postcode-checker/ After due consideration of Government

OCTOBER NEWS

PROVINCIAL GRAND CHAPTER NEWS CHAPTER MEETINGS So much has changed since the postponement of the Annual Convocation in March that it seems appropriate to assess just where we are now. When the General Suspension of Freemasonry came to an end in July, and indoor meetings of 30 people were permitted, it made very little difference to the Royal Arch because exaltations could not be worked and even Installations could not be worked in full. Then the “Rule of Six” made meetings even more pointless and the opinion of the Grand Superintendent and the Executive remained unchanged – unless and until

DERBYSHIRE ROYAL ARCH WEEKLY 10

Dear Companions, Welcome to the 10th weekly communication from me regarding the Royal Arch – Learning & Development, Again I am grateful for the feedback once again received this week, especially from those of you sorry to learn this is the last planned weekly communication until after the summer break. I hope many of you have enjoyed these communications as much as I have enjoyed collating them and that you will continue to make use of Solomon and other online opportunities to expand your research in the Royal Arch and other areas of Freemasonry in which you may have