The Deputy Grand Superintendent Visits Rutlish Chapter



In January 2018, Rutlish Chapter No 4416 was honoured by a visit from the Deputy Grand Superintendent, Alan Bayliss, and a number of Provincial Grand Officers.

The Deputy Grand Superintendent Visits Rutlish Chapter

After the Chapter was opened the Assistant Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, E.Comp. Chris Day, was admitted and advised the MEZ, E.Comp. Tony Oaklands, that the Deputy Grand Superintendent was in the ante room and demanded admission to Rutlish Chapter.

The Deputy Grand Superintendent entered to spontaneous applause, was greeted by the MEZ, accepted the Sceptre and took his seat in the First Principal’s Chair. E.Comp. Alan Bayliss said how much he was looking forward to the Convocation, after which he introduced the Acting Provincial Officers present. After taking and signing the minutes he invited the MEZ to resume the First Principal’s Chair.

A ballot for Exaltation was taken for Bro. Paul Verlander a member of Rutlish Lodge No 4416, which proved in his favour. Bro. Paul was exalted into the Supreme Degree of the Holy Royal Arch by E.Comp. Tony Oatlands, assisted by E.Comp. Chris Eley, an Honorary Member of the Chapter. The Deputy Grand Superintendent welcomed Comp. Paul into the Province of Surrey wishing him many happy years to enjoy his Royal Arch Masonry.

The Deputy Grand Superintendent Visits Rutlish Chapter

The Symbolical Lecture was given by E.Comp. Mark Donovan, and the Mystical Lecture was given by E.Comp. Reg Leary.

The Deputy Grand Superintendent then had much pleasure in presenting a 2019 RMBI Festival Gold Award to the Scribe E, E.Comp. Cliff Fisher, on behalf of the Chapter thanking the Companions of the Chapter for their support for the Festival.

The Deputy Grand Superintendent Visits Rutlish Chapter

After photographs the Companions of Rutlish Chapter and their guests sat down to a most enjoyable festive board at the Sutton Masonic Centre.

Article and photograph by E.Comp. Chris Eley


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