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Albert Lucking Chapterlbert Lucking Chapter
       Like Father Like Sonke Father Like Son

                                                     L to R;  E Comp Andrew McLeod (Chapter APGP) New Exaltees Comp
                                                     Stephen Bull and Comp Chris Bull with E Comp Barry Nicholls Chapter MEZ

       Another “special” Albert Lucking Chapter Convocation ! This time to Exalt Father and Son in a  Double Exaltation
       Ceremony, in to Essex HRA and to our Chapter in particular.
       This special occasion was attended by over 20 Royal Arch Companions at Saxon Hall on the 26th October 2019 to witness
       this unique event in the Chapters History.
       It was also the very first time the Chapter had met on a Saturday morning;  all adding to the remarkable atmosphere. Special
       invited Guests of the Chapter included Grand Officers, E Comp Andrew McLeod (Chapter APGP on a private visit), E Comp
       Ian Simpson who read the Exaltation Ceremony Narration and E Comp Norman Lawrence who ably acted as PS with musical
       accompaniment provided from guest Organist E Comp Roger Galton- Davis.. Companions then enjoyed a most excellent
       Festive Board at Saturday Lunch time !

                                                              Danehurst Chapter
                                                                   75th Anniversary Celebration

           n the 11th September 2019
       Othe companions of Danehurst
       Chapter held a special celebratory
       meeting marking 75 years since the
       consecration of the Chapter in 1944.
       The meeting was attended by E.Comp
       Cliff Thoms, Deputy Provincial Grand
       Superintendent,  E.Comp   Andrew
       McLeod, Assistant to the Provincial
       Grand Principals, and E Companion
       Phillip Campbell Essex Third Principal.
       They were escorted by E.Comp
       Geoff   Turpin,  Provincial  Grand
       Director  of  Ceremonies  ,  and  two   Principals of the Chapter , E Comps Reg Sheppard , Peter Robbins and Tom  Kelly with E Comp Cliff Thoms
       Provincial  Grand  Chapter  Stewards.   E Comp Andrew McLeod E Comp Phillip Campbell and members of the Provincial Royal Arch Demonstration team.

       The Chapter Scribe E , John Mansfield , gave an explanation of the circumstances which had lead to the decision to petition for
       the formation of the Chapter during a time of war and arrangements for its  subsequent consecration by the then Provincial Grand
       Superintendent E Companion Dr Douglas Turner CBE and other members of the Provincial Royal Arch Executive . He regretted that
       he had been unable to determine what was served at the subsequent festive board but as this took place during wartime rationing
       he doubted that it would have matched the fare served at the consecration of Danehurst Lodge some 20 years before.
       He ended the history by observing that it was fitting that those of the present should give honour to those of the past who created
       and built the traditions of the Chapter. In a still changing world may we remain unchanged, and like the bleak mountain which bears
       its crest with dignified composure to the coming tempest and fearlessly presents its bosom to the midnight storm may our faith and
       our tenants remain until time shall be no more.

       A demonstration by members of the Essex Provincial Grand Stewards Chapter entitled “Added Drama within the Degree” then took
       place to the approval of all who were present.
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