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Holy Royal Arch



                                                                                               No. 4161

                                                                              he Chapter was pleased to welcome the
                                                                              2nd Provincial Grand Principal to the
                                                                          Tinstallation meeting on 3rd October at
                                                                          the Harlow Masonic Centre to present a 50th
                                                                          year certificate to E.Comp Terry Hockley who
                                                                          was also celebrating 40th year as a member of
                                                                          the Chapter.
                                                                          All present enjoyed a very good meeting
                                                                          seeing E.Comp Terry receive a history of his
                                                                          Masonic career and working life, also on the
                                                                          night E.Comp Tim Holland install his successor
                                                                          E.Comp Keith Wood in an excellent manner,
                                                                          who in a difference to a norm installed all his
                                                                          officers  explaining  each  office  and  duties.  25
                                                                          Companions then enjoyed a lovely festive board
                                                                          after the meeting.

             n 10th of October, 2019, at Crossed Keys Masonic
             Centre, witnessed by 50 Companions, St. John’s
       OChapter celebrated a major milestone of one       Centenary Celebration
       hundred years since its consecration.
       After the ceremony of Installation, The First Principal of the
       Chapter, E. Comp. John Crates, Second Principal, E. Comp.           St. John’s Chapter
       Gerry Sampson and the Third Principal,  E. Comp. Steve
       Whittet  were delighted to receive  members of the Royal
       Arch Executive, namely, the Deputy
       Grand Superintendent, E. Comp. Nick
       Franklin, Second Provincial Grand
       Principal, E. Comp. Phil Campbell,
       Third Provincial Grand Principal, E.
       Comp. Elliott Chevin as well as three
       APGP’s, the Provincial Grand Scribe E
       and the Provincial Grand DC.

       A short history of the Chapter was read
       by the Scribe E, and the consecration
       minutes were read by the MEZ.
       The Provincial Grand Scribe E, read
       the  centenary  certificate  and  then
       the Deputy Grand Superintendent
       presented it to the members of St. John’s Chapter.  The Chapter immediately conferred honorary membership upon E. Comp. Nick
       Franklin, who was delighted!
       The Third Provincial Grand Principal then delivered a lecture entitled ‘History in Context’, which was well received by all present.
       A cheque for £2,200 was presented to the Deputy Grand Superintendent in favour of Essex Festival 2022, who expressed his grateful
       thanks to all members of the Chapter.
       After the meeting, a fantastic Festive Board followed with celebratory napkins, pens, coasters and placemats!  It was a truly memorable
       meeting and one that it is hoped, will set up St. John’s Chapter for its second century.
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