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R Race by DeLorean to Annual Convocation

The Second Grand Principal, E. Comp. Russell Race, arrived in style at the Annual Convocation of Provincial Grand Chapter on Saturday. E. Comp. Chris Parnham, in his pride and joy, chauffeured the Second Grand Principal from the Cathedral Quarter Hotel to The Grange in exemplary fashion. From the photographs you can see that the journey was enjoyed. A full temple of 250 companions included guests from 14 other Provinces and Heads of 10 Other Orders in Derbyshire. They were a great support to those who were appointed and promoted in Provincial Rank. The Second Grand Principal delivered


APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS IN SUPREME GRAND CHAPTER I am pleased to inform you that the following Companions have been offered appointment to Supreme Grand Chapter and will be invested at the Annual Investiture meeting on Thursday 25th April.   Philip Andrew Hamilton BOWLER                                                                              Past Grand Standard Bearer Edward FOULDS                                                                                                            Past Grand Standard Bearer I am sure you wish to join the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent in congratulating these Companions on their well-deserved appointments; and indeed may wish to support them on the day by attending the Annual Investiture. Sincerely and fraternally, Roger Roger H. Till

E Comp. George Francis to speak at Derbyshire Principals’ Chapter

TUESDAY 29 JANUARY 2019 at CHESTERFIELD MASONIC HALL at 6.30pm We are very privileged to have a Past Ruler visiting Derbyshire and even more so that he is to deliver his own interpretation of the meaning of the Royal Arch.  All Members of the Province (and others) are invited to attend the next Convocation of Derbyshire Principals’ Chapter to hear Comp. Francis speak. The meetings of Derbyshire Principals' Chapter are open to all Companions, not just Principals. Contact J.H.P. Ho, 1 Mountford Close, Oakwood, Derby DE21 2TW Tel: 07590 669424  Email: johnnyho888@aol.com I CAN / CANNOT attend the next Convocation

“Why the Royal Arch” and “What’s It All About” – RA Presentations in Royal Sussex and Scarsdale Craft Lodges

The future of our Royal Arch depends on recruitment and retention of members. Our new Almoner role is beginning to have a good effect on encouraging our existing members to attend and participate. Recruitment of Master Masons is now being encouraged by our Royal Arch Liason Officers in every lodge. We need MMs to realise that their journey in Free and Antient Masonry is incomplete until they have taken the fourth step. With this in mind two events, one in the North and one in the South, are coming up soon. All of us should encourage our craft lodge

Ceremonial Visits to Burton Just Like Buses

You wait ages for a Ceremonial visit, then two come together! The Provincial team was privileged to see two superb Installation ceremonies at Burton in October - first at Royal Sussex Chapter on 3rd and then at Tutbury Priory Chapter on the 25th. On both occassions there were over twenty Provincial Officers in attendance to support the Chapter. At Royal Sussex we were pleased to observe a successful ballot for an exaltee for the next meeting, followed by great perfomances from the outgoing Principals and a very friendly festive board. At Tutbury Priory - ditto (except the ballot). Two wonderful

2018 Officers’ Night at Makeney Hall

The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent and his wife Karen hosted the 2018 Officers' Dinner for his Officers and their Ladies last Saturday evening. This year Makeney Hall Hotel just south of Belper was chosen as the venue - and a great choice it was. Nearly seventy attended and some stayed overnight to enjoy the event to the full. The Second Provincial Principal, Philip Wright, proposed the health of Charles and Karen and in his response Charles thanked all for attending, especially the two couples who were there on their wedding anniversaries. It would seem that having married on 22nd