- Royal Arch
- Provincial Calendar
Thursday, August 4th, 2016
The Principals from the chapter left to right, next to David Thompson are 2nd Principal – EComp William Bruce PProvDepGSwdB, 1st Principal – EComp Michael Green PProvGSwdB and finally 3rd Principal – EComp Trevor Jewitt PProvDepGSwdB
Monday 7th March was the installation of the three Principals.
In attendance EComp Sir David Trippier ME Grand Superintendent and an Honorary member of the Chapter and the Second and Third Provincial Grand Principals EComp’s David Thompson and Donald Pryce. Also in attendance were the following Assistants to the Provincial Grand Principals, EComp’s David Basger with responsibilities for Manchester, David Thornton, (Western Area) and Eddie Barlow (Southern Area).
The address to the three Principals was given by EComp Eddie Barlow PGStdB, Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals with responsibilities for the Southern Area.
EComp Warwick Davenport PAGSoj and a Founder member of the Chapter delivered the address to the Officers of the Chapter.
EComp Peter Rothwell PGStB delivered the address to the Companions.
All the Companions then retired from the Lodge Room to a splendid Social Board.
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.