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

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

DERBYSHIRE ROYAL ARCH WEEKLY 9

Dear Companions, Well after 9 weeks of the suspension of Freemasonry we come to the penultimate week of this series of weekly messages relating to Solomon and Learning & Development. I personally have been greatly encouraged by the positive feedback received from so many relating to these weekly messages. However as June normally marks the start of the summer break as far as Royal Arch masonry in Derbyshire is concerned I have in consultation with the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent decided that after next weeks update I will suspend these missives for the summer and will resume again in September

DERBYSHIRE ROYAL ARCH WEEKLY 8

Dear Companions, As we enter week 8 of our weekly communications, many of us are probably still pondering what the latest changes in the lockdown mean to us individually. For those fit and able to do so it may mean a return to work for others an increase in daily exercise, but for many it will mean  more of the same, staying at home and keeping safe. To those who have a new found “freedom” please remember the many still confined to their homes and keep in touch and continue to support them where you can. Those still confined to

DERBYSHIRE ROYAL ARCH WEEKLY 7

Dear Companions, Well we enter into May and the 7th weekly Royal Arch mailing. The feedback from those using these Nuggets and Presentations has been most encouraging from both recently exalted Companions and Grand Officers alike (and of course all in between). If you are in contact with other Companions share your experience and you may encourage those who have not taken up this opportunity to do so. NUGGET 6  “The Triple Tau – The Only Original Masonic Banner”  There are many differing views on the meaning of the Triple Tau and its origins and meanings, however what can