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Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
David Thompson held his farewell party from Provincial duties at Stanley House on Thursday 4th May 2017.
In the presence of Most Excellent Grand Superintendent Sir David Trippier and his Deputy Paul Rose plus some other sixty Companions of the Province who in some capacity have served with David in his many offices of the Province.
Paul Rose proposed a toast to David and mentioned their first meeting and working together in the 80’s. Sir David then thanked Excellent Companion Thompson for all his extremely hard work for the Province over the years and presented him with a Masonic watch.
David Thompson then rose to speak and received the “Boo and Hiss” cards from the Royal Arch Demonstration team.
He thanked both for their toasts and Len Hayes for his organising the party along with Steve Boyle for acting as Director of Ceremonies.
Finally he thanked all present for some great times together and especially for taking the time to attend and make it a special night for all.
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.