Monday 26th March saw the 116th Convocation of the King Alfred Chapter. This was the first meeting for Z, Jeremy Thomas since the installation last October.
It was also an opportunity to welcome the Most Excellent Companion D J Bennett Grand Superintendent for a fraternal visit, escorted by Excellent Companion A J Haliwell, Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies. The initial procession also included two Grand Officers, Alan Thompson and Arthur Rowe, and Fred Body and Paul Gould from the Provincial Team.
The main business of the evening was the Exaltation of W.Bro Danny Kennedy, Worshipful Master of Tivoli Lodge (who met in the same temple in Weston-super-Mare two 2 days previously). The candidate was conducted by E Comp Simon Sparkes acting as Asst Sojourner, and E Comp Malcolm Beard as Principal Sojourner.
The ceremony also contained:
Address after Exaltation – MEGS E. Comp D John Bennett.
Explanation of the signs – Ex Comp Terry Clarke.
Symbolical Lecture – Sandy Glen (H) assisted by Comps Doug Walmsley, Lindsey Edmunds , Justin Pursey & Graham Caulfield
Mystical Lecture – E.Comps Ian White, Arthur Rowe and Terry Clarke.
The MEGS also congratulated members of the Chapter who were having honours conferred at the Provincial Convocation at the Webbington on 17th May,
Anthony Wilsher-Day Provincial Grand Standard Bearer
Patrick Norman Morrisey Past Provincial Grand Registrar
Alexander William Glen Past Provincial Grand Sojourner