The Companions were honoured by the presence of E Comp Alan Holton, Deputy Grand Superintendent, accompanied by E Comp Chris Moore, PrGDC, also E Comp Peter Bradshaw, PrGStdB, and E Comp Norman Sumpter, PrGStwd.
E Comp Alan was welcomed by MEZ E Comp Neil Tinkley and proffered the sceptre; Alan expressed his pleasure at being present for the Installation Ceremony in his mother Chapter of Brotherly Love.
E Comp Mike Nathen was Installed as Z and Comp William Spregg as J. Unfortunately E.Comp Derek Marpole, H Elect, was recovering from a serious operation.
PZ E Comp Colin Vine volunteered immediately to stand in as H until Derek is well enough to return, hopefully by our next meeting on 22nd February 2018.
The Meeting progressed happily under the direction of E Comp Ken Crang, DC, the Companions very much enjoyed the evening in the Chapter and at the Festive board. We had visitors from both our Daughter Chapters: Parratt & Axe, No 814, Crewkerne, and Benevolence Chapter, Sherborne, just over the boarder, represented by E Comp Brian Wannell, PPrGAssSoj.