King Alfred Chapter met for the first time since October 2019 for its installation meeting.
The Chapter was honoured by the attendance of The Deputy Grand Superintendent in Charge, Excellent Companion Clive Lambert, accompanied by the Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies, E Comp Graham Watts.
The Most Excellent opened and welcomed his visitors, then E. Comp. Sandy Glen read out the eulogy for The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent Barry Keith Woodside.
The main business of the evening was the installation of the Principals.
E. Comp Simon Sparkes inducted E. Comp Stuart Boyd as First Principal
E. Comp. Dave Mallinson was inducted as Second Principal
E. Comp Justin Pursey was installed as Third Principal.
The Deputy Grand Superintendent in Charge gave the address to the Principals, Ex Comp Arthur Rowe gave the address to the officers, and that to the Companions by Ex Comp Sandy Glen.
Afterwards at the festive board, we had an additional treat when Arthur Rowe informed us of his impending 80th birthday the following week, and to mark the special occasion a celebratory glass of port. We learnt of his 40 years in the Craft and 30 years in Chapter and how much inspiration and support this had given him.
The Chapter now breaks until 28 March 2022 when we return for an exaltation.