Adair Chapter Installation Meeting

On Wednesday the 23rd of October the Adair Chapter held their annual Installation ceremony. The ceremony was attended by Excellent Companion Ray Beckingham, the Second Provincial Grand Principal, accompanied by Excellent Companion Geoff Lester, the Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies.

The chapter was opened by the outgoing First Principal, E. Comp. Alan Trask, who went on to welcome the Second Provincial Grand Principal and to thank the companions and officers of the chapter for their support throughout the last year. E. Comp.  Glynn Derrick was then inducted as Third Principal before the Installation of E. Comp. Pete Murray as Second and Tim Gosling as The Most Excellent.

The rest of the officers were then appointed and invested to their respective offices.

The Most Excellent then presented a bottle of wine to the outgoing Scribe ‘E’, E. Comp. Peter Osborne to thank him for his many years of service in the office.

The Second Provincial Grand Principal then gave the address to the Principals, which was followed by E. Comp. Darrel Hinder addressing the Officers and E. Comp. Andy Gray the Companions.

The chapter was closed with due solemnity and all companions retired to a very enjoyable festive board.

E. Comp. John Holman. (Treasurer & CLO, Adair Chapter)

Adair Chapter Convocation March 2019

On Wednesday 27th March a regular Convocation of the Adair Chapter was held at the Masonic Hall in Clevedon. Once that the chapter had been opened by the Most Excellent and the normal business dealt with, including the installation of two officers not present at the installation meeting, a presentation of the Symbolical Lecture was given under the direction of ‘H’ (Tim Gosling).

Each part was taken by a different companion, including one kindly being voiced by a visiting companion. Each Companion was called to the floor in turn, where he could indicate the specific piece of the furniture his section was explaining.

Following this the Historical Lecture was excellently delivered in its entirety by ‘J’ (Pete Murray).

There being no further business the Chapter was closed by Their Excellences and the companions retired downstairs to the festive board.

The Three Principles of the Adair Chapter.

Adair Chapter Sunday Lunch

Two important aspects of freemasonry are having fun and helping others. On Sunday, 24th March the Companions of Adair Chapter together with Family and Friends, numbering in excess of 30 despite short notice due to a heavily booked Clevedon Masonic Hall, managed both. The weather was perfect, the food and service excellent and the buzz of happy conversation constant.

What’s more the raffle, which had numerous prizes and was run by the three Principals together with the Charity Steward, raised a substantial sum towards charity. All this and nobody disgraced themselves (or us) by dancing on the table (not even me!).

If you didn’t come, the loss was yours – but there’s always next time … .

Tim Gosling

Adair Receive Ray Beckingham’s ‘Commentary on The Royal Arch’

E Comp Ray Beckingham was At the January meeting The Convocation was opened and the Deputy Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, E Comp Adrian Halliwell, was admitted. He announced that E Comp David Parslow, 3rd Provincial Principal, accompanied by two Companions of Supreme Grand Chapter, demanded admission. An escort was formed and he was admitted and greeted by E Comp Glynn Derrick, MEZ, and proffered the Sceptre which E Comp David quickly returned.

After the Minutes were approved those Officers who were absent from the Installation were investeE: E Comp Arthur Marrow as Charity Steward, Comp Nick Delaney as 2nd Ass Sojourner and Comp Alan Southey as Steward.

E Comp Ray Beckingham
E Comp Ray with the Principals: E Comps Alan Trask, H, Glynn Derrick, MEZ, and Tim Gosling, J.

E Comp Ray Beckingham then gave an oration entitled ‘A Commentary of The Royal Arch’ which was very informative and everyone in the Chapter made their daily advancement in ‘Masonic Knowledge’. E Comp Ray received acclamation on the completion of his talk and was thanked by MEZ.

On the 2nd and 3rd Risings the 3rd Principal commented on the members of Adair Chapter who will be honoured at the Provincial Convocation: E Comp Darrel Hinder as 2ndPrGSoj; E Comp Lionel Webb as PPrGScrE  and E Comp Ian Strickland as PPrGScrN. There be no further items the Chapter was closed with peace and harmony and the Companions then paraded out to gather for the Festive Board. At the splendid Festive Board the Sunday Lunch on 11th March was announced and a raffle drawn which all of the visitors won prizes.

E Comp Adrian Halliwell
Provincial Calderley Liaison Officer

Adair Chapter Sunday Lunch

The weather on Sunday 3rd April 2016 was decidedly chilly but the atmosphere at The Clevedon Masonic Hall was certainly different as Companions, Ladies and Friends assembled for a Sunday Lunch. Although Lunch was not due to be served until 1.30pm shortly after Midday most guests had arrived to be welcomed by the 1st Principal of Adair Chapter E Comp Darrell Hinder.

The Lunch was served by Zena’s Catering and was superb, both in quality and quantity.

Following Lunch a Raffle was held and this raised a great deal of money for the 1st Principals Designated Charity for Leukaemia Research. The Raffle Prizes were very generous and the guest that won the Chocolate Hamper was certainly a very happy Lady.

When the event ended the weather outside had greatly improved with the cold wind no where near as bad as it had been on arrival.

Adair Chapter Sunday Lunch

The weather on Sunday 3rd April 2016 was decidedly chilly but the atmosphere at The Clevedon Masonic Hall was certainly different as Companions, Ladies and Friends assembled for a Sunday Lunch. Although Lunch was not due to be served until 1.30pm shortly after Midday most guests had arrived to be welcomed by the 1st Principal of Adair Chapter EComp Darrell Hinder.

The Lunch was served by Zena’s Catering and was superb, both in quality and quantity.

Following Lunch a Raffle was held and this raised a great deal of money for the 1st Principals Designated Charity for Leukaemia Research. The Raffle Prizes were very generous and the guest that won the Chocolate Hamper was certainly a very happy Lady.

When the event ended the weather outside had greatly improved with the cold wind no where near as bad as it had been on arrival.