Chapter Marine Convocation – 11th October, 2018

A most convivial Convocation was experienced by everyone where we Exalted Bro Jon Parsons, a member of Colston Lodge No.610.

The meeting was enhanced by the visit of our Grand Superintendent E.Comp. D. John Bennett who assisted with the Ceremony.

E.Comp. Philip du Kamp was presented with the Grand Superintendent’s Award by E.Comp. D. John Bennett.

MEGS also presented Grand Chapter Certificates to Comps. Christopher Harris and Stuart Petty.

At the Festive Board, E.Comp. Colin Wilson gave a talk on Trafalgar Day October 21st 1805, which was the theme of the evening.

E.Comp. Philip du Kamp receiving his Grand Superintendent’s Award.
Comp. Jon Parsons with MEGS and our Principals.

 

Chapter Marine Donation to Springboard

The following is a letter from Springboard Opportunity Group following a generous donation from Chapter Marine 232

Liz Smith
Business Manager
Springboard Opportunity Group
2a Princes Road, Clevedon, BS21 7SZ
01275 341113 / 07894 273033

liz@springboardweb.org.uk
www.springboardweb.org.uk

£1000 donation from Clevedon Freemasons.

Springboard is a charity supporting children from birth to 5 years old with additional needs and disabilities, and their families.

Springboard’s vision is where every child from birth to 5 years in North Somerset has the care, education, support and opportunity they need to reach their full potential. It was started by a small group of parents in 1986 who needed help with their very young children who all had disabilities. Springboard now provides a vital service for around 100 children per week. 

Every weekday in term time Springboard runs specialist play and learning sessions from four settings in Clevedon and Weston–Super–Mare and also weekly Stay and Play sessions for children with their parents/carers. Springboard have a Family Support Service and a Traded Inclusion Service.

Liz Smith, Springboard Business Manager, said “We depend heavily on support from the community to enable us to continue to work with children and families. We recently made a difficult decision that our minibus had come to the end of its useful life.
This generous donation of £1000 from Chapter Marine Masons at Clevedon will be used to take children from our base on outings around the local area, using hired minibuses or community transport.

Matt Westley, 1st Principal on right and Peter Harris, 2nd Principal of Chapter Marine Masons presenting a cheque for £1000 to the Springboard Opportunity Group at Clevedon. Matt Westley said “Masons are always looking to give support to local good causes. Anyone looking for information can contact us on 07572 543837”.

Chapter Marine Installation Convocation – 15th March, 2018

A most convivial Installation Convocation was experienced by everyone. The meeting was enhanced by the visit of our Grand Superintendent E.Comp. D. John Bennett and 3 of his Provincial team.

We Installed:

E.Comp. Marshall Westley as ‘Z’

E.Comp. Peter Harris as ‘H’

Comp. Kevin Dean as ‘J’.

In addition to the Warrant being presented, our IPZ E.Comp. Steven Wilson also presented for their guidance and safe keeping :-

Our Ship’s Compass – to point them in the right direction.

Our Ship’s Wheel – to keep them on course.

Chapter Marine Principals

Chapter Marine Principals with MEGS and his team.

At the festive board we held a ‘Curry Night’ which was thoroughly enjoyed by all those dining.

Chapter Marine Convocation – 12th October, 2017.

A most convivial Convocation was experienced by everyone. The meeting was enhanced by the visit of our Grand Superintendent E.Comp. D. John Bennett and 23 of his Provincial team who Exalted Bro Ben Grimes into Chapter Marine.

We also received the Somerset Travelling Sceptre from Dungarvan Chapter No.973 presented by E.Comps. R. Conneely and T. Guthrie.

At the festive board we held an ‘Indian Night’ which was thoroughly enjoyed by all those dining.

Provincial Principals together with Comp. Ben Grimes

 

 

 

 

 

E.Comp. R. Conneely ‘J’ of Dungavan Chapter handing the Sceptre to E.Comp. Steven Wilson ‘Z’ of Chapter Marine.

Dungarvan Chapter Delegation

 

 

 

 

16 03 2017 – Chapter Marine Compass & Temple Floorcloth Dedication

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M.E. Grand Superintendent D.. John Bennett during the Dedication Ceremony.

 

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Comp. Robert Baylis receiving his Grand Chapter Certificate from E.Comp. Maldwyn Davies 2nd Provincial Grand Principal.

 

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Principals: E.Comps. S.Wilson (Z), M. Westley (H) and P. Harris (J) during the Dedication Ceremony.

The Chapter Marine Installation ceremony was honoured by the presence of the Provincial 2nd Grand Principal E.Comp. Maldwyn Davies who also presented a Grand Chapter Certificate to Comp. Robert Baylis.

At this Convocation our M.E. Grand Superintendent, E. Comp. D. John Bennett carried out a Ceremony of Dedication for the new Temple Royal Arch Chapter Floorcloth together with Chapter Marine’s Compass.

The Convocation was attended by representatives of the other Clevedon Chapters.

This unique ceremony was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

 

Recorded by E.Comp. Philip du Kamp
CALDERLEY LIAISON OFFICER

CHAPTER MARINE No 232 May 2016 Meeting

CHAPTER MARINE May 2016

The regular May meeting of Chapter Marine was held at the Masonc Hall Clevedon on the 10th of May. It was attended by 12 members and 4 visitors. The Chapter was opened at 18:30 by the 3 Principals.

We had no candidate for exhaltation on this occasion but we received a very interesting lecture by E.Comp Ray Beckingham entitled ‘The Ensigns of the HRA”

From this I believe we all learnt a lot about the Royal Arch and it was certainly enjoyed by all.

After the closing of the Chapter the Companions retired to the Dining room where what had been a very interesting evening was completed with a festive board on a “Pie” Theme.

Chapter Marine No 232 May Meeting

The regular May Meeting of Chapter Marine No 232, which was held at Clevedon Masonic Hall on Tuesday 12th of May 2015, was attended by 12 members and 14 visitors and was honoured by the attendance of The M. E. Grand Superintendent accompanied a number of Provincial Officers.

The Chapter was opened at 6:00 pm by the three Principals; E. Comp Peter Harris (Z), unfortunately E. Comp Andrew Wade (Second Principal) was unable to attend, his chair was occupied by E. Comp Richard Reeve and E. Comp Steven Wilson (J). MEGS was welcomed by the Principals and E Comp Peter Harris offered him the Sceptre and gave him the opportunity of occupying the First Principals chair but while thanking him for his fraternal welcome E Comp John Bennett returned the sceptre to E.Comp Peter.

The Principals received the First Principal and Companions of Inkerman Chapter who presented the “Somerset Sceptre” to Chapter Marine. E. Comp. Matt Westley presented a eulogy for E.Comp. Ken Ball who died on the 21st March 2015. Ken had been an Honorary member of the Chapter and was a member of the Provincial team who performed the Consecration of the Chapter.

The Principals received the First Principal and Companions of Inkerman Chapter who presented the “Somerset Sceptre” to Chapter Marine. E. Comp. Matt Westley presented a eulogy for E.Comp. Ken Ball who died on the 21st March 2015. Ken had been an Honorary member of the Chapter and was a member of the Provincial team who performed the Consecration of the Chapter.

The main business of the evening was the Exaltation of W. Bro Kevin Dean. This was performed by the 1st Principal, E. Comp Peter Harris, ably assisted by his Officers. The next item was the presentation by E.Comp John Bennett, the Grand Superintendent of the Province of Somerset, of a 50 year certificate to E. Comp Eric Johns. He had been Exalted into Fowey Chapter on 23 June 1965. He also was a Founder Member of Chapter Marine.

After the closing of the Chapter, the Companions retired to the Dining Room where the evening was completed with pleasant company at the festive board, which on this occasion was based on a French theme. The evening was completed, as is our custom before the final toast, by our unique toast to Mother Chapters.

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Inkerman Chapter Present The Somerset Sceptre to Marine Chapter 5th May 2016

Inkerman Principals Present the Somerset Sceptre to Marine Chapter

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Pictured – Principals of the Chapters, Excellent Companions – Harry Blinston (J), A Wade (H), P Harris (Z), S Wilson (J), Alan Perks (Z), George Clitherow

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Inkerman Support Team Enjoying themselves as usual

Andy Clapp (DC), Toby Hammond (ScrE), Patrick Norman Morrissey, Jon Harrop (Std), Julian Brown (2nd Asst SJr, Doug Warmsley, Desmond Hammond, Ian Pickett (IPZ) & Behind the camera Brian Horn