Chapter of St George 3158

The Masonic Hall, The Crescent, Taunton, TA1 4EB
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  • Last Thursday in February – 18.30
  • 1st Wednesday in May – 18.00 (Installation)
  • Last Thursday in October – 18.30
  • 2nd Thursday in December – 18.30
The Principals for 2019-20: E comp Kenneth Clarke, H, E comp Peter Light, Z, and E Comp Michael Day, J.

 

Information and History

The Chapter of St George was sponsored by Chapter of Sincerity 261, consecrated in 1954 and is the second oldest chapter in Taunton, as is the Craft Lodge of that name and has been fortunate in having many distinguished members over the years including E Comps Tom Hughes, a PGS.

The Chapter practices the ‘Perfect’ HRA ritual and, over many years, exceptional DCs including E Comps Sidney Price,Tony Hicks and Terry Wood are remembered for their tenacity with the aim of ensuring ritual in the Chapter is ‘near perfect’.

The Chapter celebrated its 50th year in 2004 and welcomed the PGS, the Provincial Team and a ‘full house’ of members and guests to its October meeting. That night also saw the presentation of a new set of “Principal’s Sceptres” by E Comp Ian Barrie in memory of his late father E Comp Robbie Barry.

During its early years, when the meat was carved at the Festive Board, it is reported that Comp Dr Charles Ware, the then senior pathologist at Musgrove Park Hospital, regularly carved the joint and inevitably comparisons were made with his professional skills.

The Chapter continues to thrive and regularly attracts Exaltees from a variety of craft lodges.