Companions of Taunton Deane Chapter met on Tuesday 3rd December with a potential Exaltee but due to illness the candidate was unable to attend. This did not deter the Companions present.

E. Comp. Ray receiving final instructions from the DC with a pensive ME looking on in the background.

E. Comp. Ray was welcomed by the MEZ who proffered him the Sceptre which E. Comp. Ray took, looked at it very carefully and  quickly returned it to the MEZ.            

At least one patriotic Companion
I wonder if the socks were a birthday present?











The Chapter was fortunate to have a willing candidate in the form of  E. Comp. John Bennett who had been made an honorary member earlier this year and now can claim to have been Exalted according to Aldersgate ritual.

MEZ thanked E. Comp. John for his participation in the ceremony to much amusement.
The ceremony concluded the smiles were back on the faces of the Principals.

The Companions retired and enjoyed a dinner of Chicken Liver Pate and Roast Beef.