Taunton Deane Chapter no 5221 met on Friday 6th of September and a rehearsal was held the night before.
It was an important evening as the Grand Superintendent, a member of the Chapter, had signified his attendance to be present so there was an air of expectation.
The Grand Superintendent was welcomed into the Chapter under the expert guidance of the Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies E. Comp. Geoffrey Lester
E. Comp. Peter Roworth welcomed the Grand Superintendent for the first time since the Grand Superintendent’s Installation hoping that he would have an enjoyable evening. Obviously something was said that made E. Comp. Harry Price laugh!
E. Comp. Roworth proffered the Grand Superintendent the Sceptre, the Grand Superintendent thanked E. Comp. Roworth for the courtesy shown but was very quick to hand it back.
E. Comp. Colin Martin gave the Historical Lecture assisted by Comps Robin Cassell and Steve Parsons
The Chapter was called off and E. Comp. Peter Roworth gave a talk on the “Origins of Chapter with special reference to the Pedestal.” This was much appreciated by the Companions
The Chapter was called on and the rest of the business conducted before the Chapter was closed. The Companions retired to a dinner of Egg Mayonnaise followed by Roast Lamb and an assortment of Vegetables enjoyed by all.
The next Convocation of Taunton Deane Chapter is on Tuesday 3rd December when the Principals will give a demonstration of an Exaltation Aldersgate ritual when E. Comp. Ray Beckingham will be in attendance.