I am writing this on behalf of the Tyntesfield Chapters CLO, Comp Rob Collins, I had privilege to attend the Chapter’s May meeting which was an Exaltation of a former colleague of mine, a Retired Police Officer, and embarrassingly his name has escaped me, we even worked in the same department!!
The Chapter was a bit thin on the ground due to some unforeseen and last minute problems but I have to say it no way affected the quality of the ceremony that the candidate witnessed. To a member the Chapter pulled together and produced an excellent high quality Exaltation that was a real pleasure to witness. The Principals work was first class, the Principal Sojourner was outstanding, a real pleasure to listen to, and the work done by the other Officers and last minute replacements was also excellent. It was heart warming to see a Chapter pull together at what some might consider a disaster and produce a Ceremony that is one of the best (outside my own Chapter, I had to put that!!) that I have seen. The candidate was treated to a first class Exaltation which I believe he really enjoyed and took it all in. Well done Tyntesfield. I am looking forward to my next visit.
On Behalf of Comp Rob Collins, CLO, Tyntesfield Chapter,
E Comp Barry Jones, CLO, Wrington Vale Chapter.
On the 8th February I was the guest of Comp J Jones at Tyntesfield Chapter, it was a real pleasure 1, to sit and watch after handing over as Z in December and 2, to witness a Chapter showing strength and resilience. That afternoon disaster struck in the form of a number of principle officers cancelling for genuine reasons, from family emergencies, stuck,on public transport and the like. Although it was a demonstration the candidate was missing as well, a potential nightmare. The Grand Superintendent showed his commitment to the order and stood in as candidate and a number of the Provincial team took on the missing jobs as did other members of the Chapter. The resulting ceremony was a credit to all members of the Chapter, MEGS and the Provincial Team turning disaster into success. Z couldn’t of been criticised if he cancelled the demonstration and had someone give a talk/lecture. An enjoyable ceremony was followed up by an excellent festive board. I have wrote this short post for Comp Rob Collins the CLO of Tyntesfield Chapter as he is yet to receive his access codes. Attached pictures, me looking stunned and myself, Rob and Jerry by the Tyntesfield honours board.
E Comp Barry Jones, CLO Wrington Vale Chapter.
At our meeting on Thursday, 10 September 2015 we installed the following Companions, in the presence of the Provincial Grand Superintendent:-
Ex Comp Alan McMurray as “Z” – Ex Comp John Mansell as “H” – Ex Comp Mark Burton as “J”.
The Chapter has had a very successful year, with three new members being Exalted, and good attendance from both members and visitors at these meetings.
Our annual Sunday Lunch in February was an especially enjoyable event, thanks to the efforts (or is that magnetism ?) of our first principal, as we filled the dining room at Nailsea to capacity.