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Sunday, December 18th, 2016
EComp Dennis Roscoe recently celebrated his 60th Royal Arch Masonic birthday at Good Companions and Commemoration Chapter No 6005 where the members entertained their ladies and friends at their annual festive dinner.
Over 30 people enjoyed a happy, warm and convivial evening at the Manchester Hall, Bridge Street, where fellow member and Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals, EComp David Basger, presented EComp Roscoe with his illuminated certificate, lapel badge and personal letter of congratulations from the MEGS.
All present stood to toast Dennis’ health with a rousing rendition of he’s a jolly good fellow. Responding to his toast, the spritely 89-year-old said that to him masonry to him was like the story of Alice in Wonderland. Once he stepped into the world of Freemasonry a whole new life was set out before him. All present enjoyed carol singing.
The evening was rounded off with the energetic singing of Cwm Rhondda, accompanied by the irreplaceable and magnificent EComp Roscoe at the piano.
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.