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

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

SUPREME GRAND CHAPTER APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTION

Had it not been for the Covid-19 pandemic, Supreme Grand Chapter would have held its Annual Investiture Meeting today,Thursday 30th April. The First Grand Principal has nevertheless conferred the following appointments and promotion on members of our Province in abstentia. We congratulate them all and look forward to celebrating with them on a future occasion. FIRST APPOINTMENTS EComp. George Frost, Provincial Grand Almoner, to the rank of Past Grand Standard Bearer (PGStB) EComp. Michael Keightley, Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals (Cheshire), to the rank of Past Grand Standard Bearer (PGStB) (nominated by the Province of Cheshire) EComp. Tony

DERBYSHIRE ROYAL ARCH WEEKLY 6

Dear Companions, Well now it is 6 weeks since we commenced these communications and we all continue to come to terms with physical social distancing and it’s impact on our daily lives. I do hope that you are continuing to find these guides to further learning and development helpful and that we may soon put these new learning into practice when our convocations recommence. Of course this week would have been in the Annual Investiture Meeting of Supreme Grand Chapter and I add my congratulations and best wishes to those Derbyshire Companions who will assume their new ranks and