North Surrey First Principals Chapter

In December the Installation Convocation of the North Surrey First Principals Chapter No. 5905 was held at the Surbiton Masonic Hall.

Present at the Convocation was the ME Grand Superintendent, E.Comp. Ian Chandler, accompanied by the Deputy Grand Superintendent, E.Comp. Richard Knox, the Third Provincial Grand Principal, E.Comp. Eugene Regan, and the Provincial Grand Scribe E, E.Comp. Mark Winchester, along with many honoured guests from Chapters in amity.

The main item on the agenda was the induction of the Principals for the ensuing year. E.Comp. Keith Waller, PPGSN, was inducted as MEZ by E.Comp. John Taylor; E.Comp. Vincent Mulgrew, PPGSN, was inducted into the 2nd Principal’s Chair by E.Comp. Chris Eley and E.Comp. Richard Collinson, PPGSN, was inducted into the 3rd Principal’s Chair by E.Comp. Denis May.

North Surrey First Principals Chapter

The Z and H Robes and Sceptres were presented by E.Comp. Chris Eley and the J Robe and Sceptre were presented by E.Comp. Denis May.

After the appointment and investiture of the Officers the ME Grand Superintendent, E.Comp. Ian Chandler, was delighted to present E.Comp. David Willmott, PPGSN, with a Certificate to mark and celebrate his 50 years service to the Holy Royal Arch.

North Surrey First Principals Chapter

A ballot was taken for four joining members, which proved in their favour. They were presented to the Principals who welcomed them into the Chapter. After the Chapter was closed the Companions of the North Surrey First Principals Chapter and their guests sat down to a splendid meal in the Elizabethan Suite at the Surbiton Masonic Hall.

All First Principals are encouraged to join one of the First Principals Chapters in Surrey. Joining these Chapters will not only afford you an enjoyable means of increasing your Masonic knowledge but also give you the opportunity of meeting other First Principals from all parts of the Province. You will hear many eminent speakers giving addresses and answering questions on matters of Royal Arch interest and, from time to time, you will witness demonstrations and presentations of particular workings of these and related ceremonies.

The North Surrey First Principals Chapter meets at Surbiton on the 3rd Thursday in June and the 3rd Monday in December.

Article and photograph by Chris Eley


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