Rose Croix District

of Warwickshire

V. Ill. Alan J Wellan, Inspector General

District News


Geoff Cowley - our latest Assistant Grand OrganistCongratulations to Ill. Bro. Geoff Cowley 30° who has been appointed by Supreme Council as Assistant Grand Organist.

This means that he not only plays at the Grand East, Duke Street, St. James, London for the 30°ceremonies, but also for some of the installation ceremonies of Inspectors General up and down the country.

Next meeting of the Warwickshire Chapter No. 483

Warwickshire Chapter No. 483 is for Higher Degrees members and when a one-time MWS has received his 30° he is encouraged to join. 18° masons who are MWS are made honorary members for the duration of their year in office.

At the June 1st meeting a number of new members are being admitted and V.Ill. Bro Alan J Wellan 33° will be enthroned as MWS by the current MWS, Ill.Bro Michael B Squires 32°. The new sovereign will afterwards deliver a paper entitled The City of London Livery Companies and Freemasonry

If you are eligible to join but for some strange reason have not done so (!) contact the Recorder, Ill.Bro David Duckett 31° (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), and ask for a form. It is a splendid chapter that attracts interesting speakers: The Grand Treasurer and The Grand Prelate have addressed the brethren in recent times. The festive boards provide an opportunity to mix with members of other chapters.

Bringing the Intermediate Degrees to life

King Edward VII Rose Croix Chapter of Improvement
Annual Festival 25th April 2016

Demonstration of the 7th Degree 'Provost and Judge' and the 8th Degree 'Intendant of the Buildings'

The annual Demonstrations of two of the Intermediate degrees took place at Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street, in the magnificent Grand Temple. Several hundred Rose Croix Masons, including ten from the District of Warwickshire ably led and organised by Ill. Bro. Andrew Crooke 31°, after a personal tour of the masonic Lodge rooms of FMH, took their seats to receive the demonstration team and members of Supreme Council. The execution of the demonstrations was, as always, of the highest standard and drew warm applause from the attendees.

The subsequent three course dinner was held at the Grand Connaught Rooms although only one Warwickshire Rose Croix Mason attended. The others made their own arrangements before taking trains back to the Midlands.

It was a splendid day and all agreed that it was well worth making the effort to see such a high standard of ritual.

The demonstration will be repeated on Saturday 4th June 2016 at Freemasons Hall, London Road, Leicester LE2 0RA. Our Inspector General will attend that, having been unavailable on April 26th, and any other brother who would like to join him is asked to contact District Recorder: David Williams.

The first Perfection at Apollo

Aesculapius Chapter No 687 are pleased to invite any Brethren who wish to attend their next meeting on Wednesday 11th May 2016, at 5:30pm at the Apollo Hotel, Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 9RA when they will be Perfecting a Candidate.  This will be the first Perfection at Apollo and so is rather special.