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Unlike local Chapters, the Chapter of St Michael 7833 practises Domatic Ritual. This was a decision of the Founders, made when the Chapter was formed in 1992: just as the Lodge "dares to be different" with its ritual, so does the Chapter.
The Chapter of St Michael 7833 meets on the third Thursday of February (Installation), April, May and October, at 6.15 pm at Dagger Lane, Hull.
Thursday 6th April 2023:
JOHN BURTON REPORTS
My fifth visit as MEZ was to the HUMBER CHAPTER 57 on Thursday 6th April: an installation with Excellent Companion Malcolm Forbes going in as Z, Excellent Companion Richard Smedley going in as H and Excellent Companion Charles Alexander going in as J. Unfortunately E Comp Smedley was not able to be present, so E Comp Stephen Hastings took the Chair of Haggai throughout the evening.
The visitors assembled outside the door of the Chapter and just like Black Rod when there is the State Opening of Parliament, it was slammed in our faces and we had to wait outside until after the private opening when we were permitted to enter. (It was just like waiting outside the headmaster's office waiting to be summoned.)
Anyway the big moment came and we were allowed in; we hurried to take our places just in case they changed their minds. There was a knock at the door and the Representative of the MEG, Excellent Companion Martin Monaghan was announced. His DC asked for him to be allowed to enter and was given permission, upon which he was escorted in, said a few words and was escorted to his seat.
The installation ceremony then proceeded smoothly. Unfortunately the Z Elect, Excellent Companion Malcolm Forbes had broken his hand: he had only one arm in his robe and his apron kept falling down, but eventually the ceremony was complete.
Companion Charles Alexander was installed as J and the Officers for the year installed.
The Chapter was closed in due and ancient form and we came down for the festive board, which consisted of melon starter, pork chops with roast spuds, peas and carrots for the main and New York cheese cake for dessert.The conversation flowed well and so did the drink and in no time at all the toasts and speeches were upon us. All too soon the evening came to an end we all parted friends hoping to meet up again on the visiting circuit. I can say I had an excellent evening and will be back for more.
[Photograph of Malcolm Forbes nursing his fractured arm by Eddie Wildman]
John Burton MEZ
Tuesday 28th March 2023:
DAVID BROUGHTON AT VICTORY CHAPTER
Provincial Team Visit to Victory Chapter 4042 in Pickering.
I set off for Pickering in good time for what would have been a pleasant drive across the Yorkshire Wolds to the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors. Unfortunately, it was pouring down with rain so the journey was not the best.
However, I arrived in good time, parked in the main car park and as it had stopped raining, I decided to leave my raincoat in the car.
I wended my way to Bridge Street looking for the white door between the butcher's and another shop. Opening the door I was met with a passageway similar to what you would find between terraced houses and at the bottom was the Masonic Hall. A listed building.
The occasion was the installation of the three Principals, E Comp John Peter Buffoni as Z, E Comp Charles Hill as H and Comp Steve Berry as J in the presence of our MEGS, Most Excellent Companion Dr David Chambers and the Provincial team, in which I am the Provincial Grand Standard Bearer.
The Chapter DC, Ex Comp Andrew Hallsworth PPGSN then asked the installing Z E Comp John Peter Scott if it was his desire that the usual installation custom was put in place, to which the latter agreed. A box of Roses chocolates was then passed round the attending companions. A novel idea!
The ceremony then progressed which was somewhat different to our ceremony, which isn’t surprising as every one I have seen has been different.
After the installation of the Three Principals, the officers were installed and the DC was asked how long he had been doing the job of DC in the Chapter? He replied "Thirty years!"
That must be some kind of record.
The MEGS then presented E Comp Scott with his past Z jewel.
The meeting was closed in the usual manner and we processed out.
The seating in the temple is akin to the seating you would find in a cinema before these new-fangled multiscreen cinemas appeared, so needless to say, they were quite “cosy” as we all seem to have got wider in the rear end. A pity they were not like the “courting seats” we had in the old Tower Cinema where you could sit with the girl (or boy) of your dreams without an armrest between you! I am sure we all know what I mean!
I should mention that I mean we would need one seat each, not share it as a courting couple.
Downstairs we went to the festive board which was a very convivial occasion, we were all made to feel very welcome and an excellent meal was enjoyed by all.
All too soon the toasts were given and we all went our separate ways.
Fortunately, it was not raining so I didn’t regret leaving my coat in the car.
David Broughton PGStdB
Friday 24th February 2023:
FIRST VISIT WITH THE NEW FIRST PRINCIPAL
JOHN BURTON REPORTS
My first visit as MEZ was to WYKE MILLENIUM Chapter 9696. This is an unusual Chapter as it is a daylight one. I arrived early and found the members very friendly and talkative. We entered the temple and everything kicked off at 11:00 sharp. This Chapter uses the Domatic Ritual, the same as the Chapter of St Michael, at which I was a bit surprised at as I thought we were the only ones in the area to use this ritual. So it was easy to follow.
The Chapter was opened, the minutes confirmed and then there was a presentation celebrating twenty years of the history of the Chapter which was consecrated on 1st February 2003. Companion Alex Hoggard's presentation proved very interesting and at the end one of the Founders stood up and added a few choice nuggets of additional information which had not been recorded in the original Chapter minutes.
After that we had an illustrated presentation called The Chapter Officers' Jewels and their Symbology by the Wyke Millennium Companions. I was presented when the Zerubbabel jewel and its meaning were described. Again this was a very interesting talk; so fascinating the time seemed to fly by.
The Chapter was then closed and we retired to the Festive Board. I have never been to Beverley Road Masonic Hall and had a bad meal and today was no exception. The food was superb - as was the conversation. I certainly learnt a thing or two about Chapter Masonry and the future direction that Supreme Grand Chapter might take. At the end of the meal the toasts were given and the Most Excellent, E Comp Antony Craig Maurier, thanked everybody for coming.
I left very satisfied and content with my first visit, the first, I hope, of many.
John Burton MEZ
Thursday 16th February 2023:
INSTALLATION OF THE THREE PRINCIPALS
This evening saw the annual change of Officers of the Chapter of St Michael 7833. The triumvirate figurative Chairs of Joshua (son of Josadech the High Priest), Haggai (the Prophet) and Zerubbabel (Prince of the People) were newly occupied by, respectively, Excellent Companions John Stanley Broughton, Stephen Christopher Prior and John Irving Burton.
E Comp Prior PPAGSoj is in the purple robe, E Comp Burton MEZ in the crimson robe, and E Comp Broughton in the blue robe emblamatic of universal benificence and charity, virtues we are told, which to a Mason should be as expansive as the Blue Arch of Heaven itself.
It was a happy gathering despite the sudden absences of a number of significant Companions struck by covid-related problems or renal issues; the Almoner, E Comp David Thomas Whittall, spoke of their regret at not being with us: he has been busy in recent weeks monitoring the health of the Chapter. They are not on the group photograph taken after the ceremony, but still very much in our minds.
[Photograph by Comp Peter James Stokes; scroll down for numbered key.]
I will leave to others the pleasant task of writing about the ceremony, except for the following brief personal observation: - E Comp Peter Henry Barnes insisting on installing his successor despite the discomfort of Parkinson's Disease - for loyalty, commitment, dependability and all-round effort, he has set the gold standard for the Chapter - and with E Comp Peter Wright PPGScN taking on the role of Installing DC at short notice and commanding the Chapter with impeccable authority this was a meeting to remember.
So here is an account by Peter Stokes, who as WM of the Lodge of St Michael 7833 is a frequent contributor to this website (see the Blog Page), followed by a word from our new Zerubbabel. My brief account, slightly enlarged, may be found on the Humber Lodge website.
From Peter Stokes:
As previously stated, a much depleted attendance for an Installation due to illness and other factors but we are Freemasons and we are adaptable; a quick reorganisation and we proceeded with the agenda.
The organ was also unwell on this occasion so we carried on without the accompaniment of organist Excellent Companion Eddie Wildman. This gave a whole new meaning to the expression "a bunch of keys".
The Chapter was duly assembled and the summons read. There was a knock at the door and the Provincial DC John Wilson was admitted. He anounced that at the door of our Chapter was Excellent Companion Bill Hartley, representing the Most Excellent Provincial Grand Superintendent, requested admisson. E Companions Wildman and Lynn retired to form an escort. When E Comp Hartley took his seat in the Chapter the main event could begin.
First the obligations: with the incoming J and H having previously been Z, their obligations were taken as read and reaffirmed. Our oncoming MEZ, being a first timer, had to be fully obligated and sworn in. The installation team in place, those below the rank of Installed Principal were asked to retire. When invited back in the Principals had been installed and were declared Joshua, Haggai and Zerubbabel for the forthcoming year.
Next on the agenda was the investment of Officers followed by the explanation of the robes: Blue for J, Purple for H and Red for Z. (see the photograph at the beginning of today's entry.) The ceremony complete we resumed the agenda, we were reminded of missing Companians by the Almoner, a brief report was supplied by the Charity Steward, then the Chapter was closed. We retired down to the hall for the festive board.
A sumptious meal of Mushroom Soup, Beef and Ale Pie with Apple Pie and Custard was served by the companions and all ate heartily. Coffee was served and the Toasts commenced, After the toast to Provincial Companions,the visiting Representative Ex Comp Bill Hartley, responded. A past member of both Lodge and Chapter he was complimentary of both the ceremony and the happy atmosphere bringing special reference to the outgoing Z Ex Comp Peter Barnes who despite the constraints of Parkinson's had performed his time well. Terry Lynn sang The Principals' Song accompanied by Ex Comp Eddie Wildman on the keyboard, John Burton (MEZ) gave his reply, saying he had been well impressed with the ceremony. Terry Lynn proposed a toast to the outgoing Z Ex Comp Peter Barnes and his team. Finally the Janitors toast was submitted after which we linked arms and sa havng Auld Lang Syne.
Home time, Happy to meet, sad to part, happy meet again.
Companion key (apologies from Peter Stokes who took the photograph and isn't shown.)
1) E Comp John Watkins 2) John Wilson (Prov DC) 3) E Comp William Hartley ( Representative) 4) Comp Michael Martin Smith
5) E Comp Stephen Longthorpe 6) E Comp Stephen Prior (H) 7) E CompJohn Burton (Z) 8) E Comp Peter Barnes (IPZ)
9) E Comp Terry Lynn 10) John Boughton (J) 11) Comp Les Thornett 12)E Comp David WHittall 13) E Comp Alex McAllister
14) Comp Shaun Rennison 15) E Comp Eddie Wildman (Organist) 16) E Comp Peter Wright 17) E Comp Jack Chapman
From John Irving Burton, MEZ:
Last night I was installed as the new Most Excellent Zerubbabel into the Chapter of St Michael 7833.
At one point not so long ago it looked like the meeting would have to be postponed as I was ill in hospital. However everything came together and a great night was had by all.
I was as nervous as a kitten. I had done my usual routine of running through my lines while walking my dog. After all the practice I have put in while walking him, my dog probably know the ceremony as well if not better than I do. It did not go as well as hoped and after trying a couple of times failing to get the ritual flowing I gave up hoping it would come good on the night.
There was not a lot of traffic and I arrived early. I spent the time talking to people and getting more and more nervous. Then the ceremony began, and somehow everything then fell into place. I remembered my words, not perfectly but a lot better than my attempt in the morning walking the dog.
The organ was broken so I hope it is repaired soon: when we sang there was nobody singing the same tune! It sounded ghastly - what a difference music makes!
I was installed in a very moving and unforgettable ceremony. The time seemed to fly by and then I was the main man and it did not seem to be as bad as I thought it would be. Everything came flooding back to me, and I started to relax and enjoy the moment.
We paraded out then went back in to have our photographs taken - my wife has already dropped one on her phone to show to people. Then it was down stairs for the festive board: soup, meat pie veg and dessert. Before the toast began, the historic Grand Lodge Questions were asked in the traditional Chapter of St Michael manner, and the Principal Sojourner, E Comp David Whittall answered correctly and fluently. Toasts where given, and our Representative of the Provincial Grand Superintendent, E Comp William Hartley PAGDC responded eloquently, commending E Comp Peter Barnes on the work he had done not only for the Chapter but for Freemasonry in general. Speeches followed the toasts to the new and old teams, and E Comp Terry Lynn rendered the Principals' Song magnificently.
At the end we sang Auld lang Syne and departed in friendship. It is a night I will never forget and was worth all the hard work. As MEZ I intend to make as many visits as I can to put the Chapter of St Michael 7833 on the map and to tell people a warm welcome awaits should they decide to visit us - readers, please take note!
John Irving Burton MEZ
Wednesday 18th January 2023:
Eddie Wildman joins Kingston Chapter
This evening I visited Beverley Road Masonic Hall for a meeting of the Kingston Chapter 1010 for its business meeting. Although the attendance was only a dozen or so, the Chapter was beautifully laid out and warm – it was below freezing outside, and I’d walked, so I was pleased to be comfortable again. The minutes having been confirmed, the next business was a ballot, and I waited outside while the Companions voted for me as a joining member.
The ballot was successful and I was escorted in by the DC, Excellent Companion Malcolm Watkinson, and presented to the three Principals. I felt so proud!
The next business was the election of the Principals for the following year, which begins in March and E Comp Neil Armstrong was elected as 1st Principal, E Comp Richard Bate as 2nd Principal and I was elected as 3rd Principal.
Other elections followed, and the MEZ Elect’s list of Officers received before the Almoner and Charity Steward gave their reports.
I’m looking forward to 15th March; the Kingston ritual is quite different to the Domatic working practised by the Chapter of St Michael: I have a lot to learn.
If you’re a Companion in the Supreme Degree, I hope you can come along!
Thursday 20th October 2022:
The regular Chapter of St Michael meeting commenced at 6.15pm with seventeen members present and a visitor, Companion Amardas Tuboalabo who is the Principal Sojourner of St Marks Chapter 3611 in Nigeria. He is currently studying at Hull University for the next three years for a Masters Degree in Data Science.
As this was our business night, the three Principals for the next year were proposed and seconded along with the Treasurer. The Treasurer also gave notice of motion of reducing our exaltation and joining fees in the hope of attracting new members. The remainder of the business was swiftly conducted and we closed the Chapter.
An extremely convivial festive board was enjoyed by all. Excellent Companion John Burton (Z Elect) gave a short oration about our founders and Excellent Companion Peter Barnes responded accordingly.
We then departed after our customary Masonic chain and the singing (?) of Auld Lang Syne.
[Photograph of Companion Armadas Tuboalobo in Chapter regalia in the Lodge Room at Dagger Lane by E Comp David Broughton.]
Wednesday 19th October 2022:
There were a couple of dozen Companions at the Kingston Chapter 1010; some of them very distinguished, including M Excellent Companions Allan Brundell and Jeffrey Gillyon, but the Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies, E Comp Karl Pease announced that Excellent Companion Paul Harper, Second Grand Principal, was in attendance and demanded admission. The dignity and colour of the active Provincial Officers accompanying was impressive, and the Second Grand Provincial took the Chair of Zerubbabel to introduce the eminent escort.
The main business of the evening was the exaltation of two Candidates, Brothers Gary Crossland and Nicholas Gillyon. It was a well-rehearsed ceremony. The three Principals (the Chapter is under the direction of a triumverate), E Companions P A Goldthorpe (MEZ), N Armstrong (H) and R F Bate (J) led from the front, as it were with confident unhesitating ritual. The story unfolded of the Journeyman Builders, now free of Babylonian captivity, travelled as Master Masons to the sacked city of Jerusalem with the intention of assisting in its restoration. (To find out what happened next, you'll have to join.)
The ceremony was conducted with great dignity. It is a good while since an Exaltation ceremony has been performed at Kingston, and this was the first time the explanatory interpolations had been included, but it was all remarkably error-free: all who participated had made a great effort to learn their words and to ensure a meaningful ceremony for Gary and Nick.
I gave greetings as a Companion of the Ridings Tabler's Chapter 9586, but stood with E Comps John Broughton and David Broughton when the former gave hearty salutations from the Chapter of St Michael 7833.
The Festive Board was as excellent as always, and the Second Grand Principal, speaking of the post-covid reduction in numbers in Chapters generally and the challenge to recover therefrom, congratulated the KIngston Chapter on its succesful double ceremony, and congratulated Gary and Nick on their becoming members of the Holy Royal Arch Chapter.
[Photos of N Armstrong, N Gillyon, P Goldthorpe, G Crossland and R Bate, and of Nick and Gary in Chapter regalia by Eddie Wildman.]
Wednesday 31st August 2022
I travelled to sunny Bridlington as part of the active Provincial team attending the Londesborough Royal Arch Chapter 734. It was their Sesquicentenary Meeting. Our newly invested Provincial Grand Superintendent, Most Excellent Companion Doctor David Chambers was attending; this was his first official meeting as our MEGS and he presented the Sesquicentenary warrant to the Chapter.
The Deputy Grand Superintendent, E Comp Patrick Cambage, and the 2nd and 3rd Principals, E Comps Paul Harper and Christopher Thomas were also in attendance. A good night was had by all, Londesborough Chapter being very convivial hosts who presented everyone with a pair of cufflinks to mark the celebration of their 150th year.
E Comp David Broughton Provincial Grand Standard Bearer
Tuesday 26th July 2022
E Comp David Broughton, ProvGStdB writes:
I attended the Installation convocation of the Provincial Grand Stewards Chapter at Trinity Lane in Beverley as part of the active Provincial team of officers supporting the Deputy Grand Superintendent E Comp Jonathon Mark Mitchell Smith on his last official engagement as DGS. An excellent evening was enjoyed by all.
David Broughton, Chapter Treasurer
[Photograph of David Broughton by E Comp Eddie Wildman]
Tuesday 5th July 2022
Eddie Wildman visits the Technical Chapter 5666
The First Grand Principal of Technical Royal Arch Chapter 5666, Excellent Companion Jonathan Sykes, remarked in his address to the Candidate at the Festive Board that from first meeting Adam when he joined the Craft, he had been impressed by his intelligence and erudition, and that over the years Brother Tunnicliffe had reinforced that impression.
In fact, I visited the Chapter at Beverley Road because I too had been similarly impressed, and the Technical crowd are fun company. I also played the organ for the occasion; the regular organist, Companion Turner-Bone asked me if I'd stand in as he was delivering ritual - about which more later.
E Comp Hitten Thacker PPGScN was invested as Mentor after the Chapter was opened, and took the opportunity to deliver a nugget briefly outlining the historical biblical allusions which formed the background to the ceremony we were about to witness, after which Brother Adam Tunnicliffe was admitted and tested with the questions leading to the Royal Arch Degree. He answered proficiently and without hesitation, and was entrusted with the necessary password. He retired for preparation while E Comp Steve Berry gave the first interpolation - a recent initiative in Chapter ritual which makes the ceremony much easier to understand. Steve also gave other explanations on the occasions when the Candidate retired for further preparation.
I'll not outline the subsequent ceremony: suffice it to note that it was impressive. The Royal Arch story and the subsequent lectures makes for a lengthy evening - the MEZ admitted it was "challenging" - but when well delivered, as this was, it cannot fail to impress. Companion Tunnicliffe, enacting the role of one of the Sojourners returning to the ruins of the Old Temple, was obviously taking in the narrative, occasionally nodding in understanding as the allegories became clear.
I gave greetings as a Companion of the Chapter of St Michael 7833 of course, but take this opportunity publicly to express my congratulations to all who took part, and especially to Comp Bill Turner-Bone who eloquently explained the Signs and the Sharing of the Word. Also of note was Comp Dave Green who delivered the Working Tools, and E Comp Keith Challis who addressed Companion Adam with sincere dignity - a paradigm of excellence.
So thank you all, Technical Companions. I'd enjoyed an evening in excellent company (and thanks to E Comp Phil Daniels who gave me a lift there and back.) Congratulations to Adam - sorry I didn't get a photograph of you in your Chapter regalia - and a word to those that are reading this blog - there's to be another Technical Exaltation in October. Don't miss it!
[Photograph of Adam Tunnicliffe by Eddie Wildman - who borrowed Adam's phone to take the snapshot!]
Eddie Wildman PPGScN, Organist, Chapter of St Michael
19th May 2022
The first regular post-installation meeting of the Chapter was convened with all three Principals present. E Comp Peter Henry Barnes PPGReg was in the Chair as MEZ; E Comp John Irving Burton was H; E Comp Stephen Christopher Prior PPAGSoj was J. The Chapter was set up minimally, without the full panoply of banners as it was to be an evening of talk. This did not meet with the approbation of all the Companions, who felt that standards were slipping below those insisted upon by the Founders in 1992.. However, the meeting continued with the investiture of Companion Michael Hugh Anthony Martin-Smith as 2nd Assistant Sojourner before a number of readings were presented.
The first, delivered by the Acting DC, E Comp Peter Wright PPGScN, asked "Who was Zerubabbel?" and referred to the Book of Ezra, the laying of the foundation stone and the building of the Second Temple following the destruction of the first and the deportation of the people of Israel.
The Most Excellent Zerubabbel (pictured in his scarlet robe) expounded about the Prophet Haggai, and E Comp John Burton spoke of Joshua (or Jeshua) under the leadership of Nehemiah. This was followed by E Comp Stephen Prior (in light blue) explaining Ezra's re-establishing the law at the rebuilding of the Temple, and the formation of the synagogue which is said to date from this period. E Companion Stephen Longthorp PPGReg, Scribe Ezra of the Chapter of St Michael then spoke of the role of Scribe Nehemiah and his governing of the builders who completed the Temple under his direction. Thus the familiar names, used by the Officers in the Royal Arch degree, were enhanced by the glimpses afforded of their historical background. The notes, carefully collated by the Chapter Preceptor, E Comp Isaac Jackie Chapman PPGSoj., were from the Solomon website (https://solomon.ugle.org.uk/)
E Comp Eddie Wildman, Chapter Organist, a contributor to Solomon, added some observations about the carving of Zerubabbel's words in Rosslyn Chapel, after which the MEZ thanked everyone for their contributions.
The Treasurer, E Comp David Broughton, Provincial Grand Standard Bearer, gave a favourable report regarding the finances of the Chapter, remarking that there was "no need to put up the subs" with the caveat that we don't know how the next rental will impact on our funds. A modest man, he was about to sit down when the Scribe Ezra pointed out that David had been honoured with his Provincial rank on Saturday morning. Indeed, the jewel hanging on his collar was a brass representation of his rank, and he was greeted with acclamation. For an account of the Convocation at the Central Hall, York University, see the entry for 14th May on https://humber57.org.uk/?Blog-Page
In both Craft and Chapter, the solid brass symbols on loan from the Province are an indication of Active Rank, that is to say the wearer is recognised as one of the Officers of the year who actively support the RWPGM/Grand Superintendent. Thus whenever the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent is visiting, or consecrating a new Chapter, or on other official business, we can expect to see David at the front of the procession, carrying the flag! Congratulations, David!
The Three Principals closed the Chapter in due form, and Companion Michael Hugh Anthony Martin-Smith gave the Valedictory Address, exhorting us as Companions to communicate happiness to others when leaving, bearing in mind our duties as Chapter Masons to help our fellow men.
The Festive Board was tasty and ideal fare for the warm weather, though it was remarked that perhaps the standards usually upheld by the Chapter were absent - where were the tablecloths? I found myself agreeing with earlier comments that perhaps we are becoming lax; I trust the Companions reading this will consider addressing the issue: the Chapter of St Michael has been known as a paradigm of excellence, let's return to that preeminent position!
It had been a short but convivial get-together, however, and there was a sense of moving forward again after the exigencies of the pandemic. The Companions left the Dagger Lane building with smiles on their faces.
[Photograph of John Burton, Peter Barnes and Stephen Prior as H, Z and J, and of David Broughton with the Provincial Grand Standard Bearer jewel and apron by Eddie Wildman]
Eddie Wildman, Chapter Organist
21st April 2022
At the regular meeting of the Chapter E Comp Peter Barnes was finally installed as Z. The team now complete the Chapter was closed and we retired to the lounge for the festive board. Having fed and toasted we ended the evening by singing Auld Lang Syne and we departed in Harmony and Peace.
Comp Peter J Stokes, 1st AsstSoj
14th March 2022
The Chapter convened for the Installation of the Principals, The Most Excellent Grand Superintendant Jeffrey Gillyon, his DC and a team of Active Provincial Officers were in attendance. Sadly due to illness E Comp Peter Barnes was unable to attend. E Comp Stephen Prior was installed as J, Companion John Burton was installed as H whilst E Comp Peter Wright remained as Z until Peter should be well enough to be installed. Business complete,the Companions retired to the lounge where the Festive Board was enjoyed by Visitors and members alike.A rendition of Auld Lang Syne closed the evening and we departed in harmony and peace.
Comp Peter J Stokes, 1st AsstSoj
17th February 2022
Due to the Corona virus pandemic, masonic activities have been on hold for two years. A business meeting ws held in October to elect E Comp Stephen Prior as J, E Comp John Burton as H and E Comp Peter Barns as Z. The Chapter attended rehearsal for the installation, unfortunately a positive test for Corona was returned and the meeting had to be postboned.
Comp Peter J Stokes, 1st AsstSoj
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