Due to the pressures of work, and in two cases, illness, the Convocation was poorly attended. However, the offices were filled and the evening got under way.
As there was no candidate, a presentation of the Tracing board was given, led by our own E.Comp. Robert H Moore,P.Pr.Dep.G.Supt. This was given in catechetical form, which involved every Companion present and, I feel, advanced our Masonic knowledge at least one step.
Our Director of Ceremonies, E.Comp. Tony Cooper was absent due to illness, and it was reported that when the keys were collected from him, he looked very unwell. So we all wish him a speedy recovery and a safe return to the Chapter (should he so desire).
It was with sadness we were told that this visit is to be the last for E.Comp. John Pickles as he feels too frail to continue. John has been a stalwart supporter of this Chapter for many years and has tried to overcome his disability for a long time but now must give in to age and ill health. John, you will still be kept informed and up to date with the Chapter, and we all wish you well for the future.
A Parish Notice.
The 2017 annual walk and lunch will be held this year on Sunday 8th July. Tony Cooper has very kindly agreed to prepare a two course lunch for the noble cost of £7:50 per head. Full details will shortly be sent to all Companions by email. All will be welcome, wives, girl friends, non Masonic friends, etc.