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Thursday, August 4th, 2016
One of the premier Chapters, over the past 22 years, in East Lancashire Ashton District Chapter of Installed First Principals (ADCIFP), received a talk entitled ‘the working tools of the Royal Arch’. The evening was made even more special with a number of premier Companions attending including the Second Provincial Grand Principal – David Thompson, Assistant Provincial Grand Principal – Eddie Barlow, District Chairman – Gerry Hodson and DORA – Bill Wootton.
The talk brought together the excitement we all have of tools from our earliest memories as children to our current demand on tools, simply to get through life.
Bringing together the tools from the craft which result in making them fit for the more expert workmen to the general labour tools we find in the royal arch.
I joined Prince Edwin’s Chapter as I was keen to learn about the Royal Arch. I have found the history and tradition of the order absolutely captivating, my exaltation was incredible, so much colour, drama and historical ritual, which has left me feeling utterly privileged to be a part of something very special.
At the age of 28 and just over a month of becoming a master mason, I was exalted into the Royal Arch. That is something I haven’t regretted. Having gone through my craft ceremonies, I felt a piece of the jigsaw was missing, and wanted to complete my final step to becoming a “complete Freemason”.
Chapter has brought with it new experiences, new insights and new Companions, all of which add to our pleasure and enjoyment of Freemasonry.
I planned to pass through the chair before joining Chapter but newly exalted companions from my lodge recommended that I join because it would complete my masonic journey. After 4 years in craft I decided to join chapter and have enjoyed the experience ever since.
Andrew Matvi Korolczuk
As I spent more time in my lodge I was keen to further my Masonic journey. Everyone suggested the Royal Arch to complete the Third Degree. The new appearance of a chapter was a surprise. The story was enlightening and put a new perspective on my Masonic understanding.
Christopher Noel Hegarty
I became a member of the Chapter following in the steps of my brother Warren who died at 39. I really enjoy the diversity between the Craft and Royal Arch the banners, candles, and robes etc,. I would recommend all Brethren to join the Royal Arch.
I decided to expand my Masonic knowledge. By joining a chapter where a number of my lodge brethren were members. My Exaltation was a wonderful experience for me being full of colour. I would recommend the Royal Arch to any Master Mason.