Warwickshire RC Chapter No 483
On Wednesday 1st June 2016 III\Bro. Michael Squires 32° carried out an impeccable ceremony under the kindly eyes of V\III\Bros. Ian Crowe and Richard Hoare, Inspectors General for the Districts of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire and Worcestershire respectively. Michael delivered the ritual in impeccable and meaningful style and the recipient, our own Inspector General, Alan Wellan, was most impressed and somewhat overawed and is now even more conscious of the pressures that each Most Wise Sovereign feels on such evenings!
Nearly 70 brethren were present, with the result that the atmosphere in the Chapter and at the Festive Board was splendid. Would that every meeting of Rose Croix masons could be so well supported! Amongst those present were our own PGM, our Grand Superintendent, their Deputies and, importantly, eight MWS.
As the Chapter does not carry out Labour in the traditional sense the newly enthroned MWS presented a paper he had written illustrating some of the similarities between London Livery Companies and Freemasonry. We do have a lot in common.
A splendid Festive Board followed, the tables bearing more than 70 red roses and everyone present being invited to take one home. A happy evening having ended the brethren departed in good spirits.
Those who have been promoted to 30° or higher are reminded that they are eligible to join this prestigious chapter... and are urged to do so.
Congratulations 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.
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.
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.