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Saturday, October 21st, 2017
Tuesday 17th October 2017 saw Sincerity Chapter of Royal Arch Masons No. 3120 host the East Ribble Joint Convocation at the splendid Clayton-le-Moors Masonic Hall.
After the Chapter had been duly opened the Deputy Grand Superintendent Paul Rose accompanied by the 2nd and 3rd Provincial Grand Principals, Harvey Basger and the Rev’d David Halford. escorted by a plethora of Grand Officers and an impressive number Provincial officers of the year perambulated into the chapter.
Once Paul Rose, Harvey Basger and David Halford had been placed into the three Principals chairs they were treated to a presentation by various Royal Arch Companions of the District entitled ‘The Mystical and Historical Lectures”.
The presentation was both entertaining and informative. It was delivered with a panache and confidence which gained the attention of all present.
Once the delegation had retired the Chapter was closed in due form and all retired to the social board.
The social board was yet again a great success and displayed Royal Arch Masons at their very best. Excellent conversation, food and speeches.
The impressive amount of Royal Arch Masons in attendance, complimented by the Officers of the Year made the entire event a complete success.
Thanks must be given to the members of Sincerity Chapter and the rest of the team who had clearly worked hard to make this an evening which was enjoyed by all present.
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.