An Executive Visit to Rutlish Chapter

In March, the Companions of Rutlish Chapter were pleased to receive the Second Provincial Grand Principal. E.Comp. Stephen Dingvean, PGStB, accompanied by E.Comp. John Billett, DepProvGDC.

An Executive Visit to Rutlish Chapter

Also present were E.Comp. Colin Jones, PAGSoj, Past Third Provincial Grand Principal, E.Comp. Rob Shephard, PAGDC, Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals and E.Comp. Chris Eley, PGStB, Past Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals. After the Chapter was opened the Second Provincial Grand Principal accompanied by his Escorting Officer entered the Chapter and was offered the Sceptre by the MEZ, E.Comp. Tom Harris, PGStB. The Second Provincial Grand Principal said how good it was to be back at Rutlish Chapter again, introduced the Provincial team and took the minutes before vacating the Chair.

An Executive Visit to Rutlish ChapterThe Principals of the Chapter were then inducted by the their Excellencies. E.Comp. Tony Oaklands, PPGStB, as MEZ; E.Comp. Andy Gibbs as H; and E.Comp. Martin Parrott, PPGStB as J. The three Principals’ Robes and Sceptres were presented by E.Comp. Chris Eley.

The Scribe E of the Chapter, E.Comp. Edward Guyver, PAGDC, ProvGTreas, delivered a paper entitled ‘The Royal Arch Exaltation Ceremony’, which was well received.

The Second Provincial Grand Principal then had much pleasure in presenting the Chapter Charity Steward, E.Comp. Syd Furlonger, PPGSN, with a 2019 RMBI Surrey Festival Silver Award saying how much the Royal Arch has supported the Festival and how grateful the Provincial Executive are for this support.

Afterwards, the Companions of Rutlish Chapter and their guests sat down to a most convivial festive board at the Sutton Masonic Hall.

Article and photograph by Chris Eley


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