The 113th meeting of King Alfred Chapter was again grateful for the support of companions from its mother Chapter Inkerman 1222.
E. Comp Brian Horn from 1222 kindly stood in as DC at short notice as E Comp Ian White was called for a knee operation, whilst Comp Gordon Vinnicombe stood in as Janitor. In addition, E Comp Arthur Rowe stood in as H for E Comp Jeremy Thomas.
The first duty was to welcome E. Comp Maldwyn Davies 2nd Provincial Grand Principal, escorted by PrGDepDC E.Comp Adrian Halliwell. The Chapter was further delighted and honoured by a visit from E.Comp Steve Bennett 3rd Provincial Grand Principal from the Province of Bristol.
Whilst the Chapter is awaiting a candidate, a demonstration of the Exaltation Ceremony was performed. Comp Gosta Vou stood in as the candidate, which proved to be beneficial both for the officers performing the ceremony and the stand in candidate to reinforce the benefits of the Exaltation.
At the last convocation the Chapter made a donation of £500 to the East Africa Crisis Appeal. The Charity Steward E Comp reported that he had received a very grateful letter from Oxfam thanking the Chapter from the donation explaining the help this will bring.
The next convocation will be on 12 June at 6:30.