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Thursday, August 4th, 2016
EComp P Aspinall, PGStB, APGP, presenting the 50th Certificate to EComp WA Young, along with the MEZ of the Chapter.
Padiham Masonic Hall was filled with Royal Arch Masons on 14th October, 2015. The occasion was the 50th Anniversary of the Exaltation of EComp William Albert Young, PProvGSN, into the Royal Arch. A Provincial Delegation was headed by EComp Paul Aspinall, PGStB, APGP, accompanied by EComp John Farrington PGStB, together with a bevy of Grand and District Officers.
EComp Aspinall was greeted by the Principals of the Chapter, after which he reminded EComp Young of some of the events which occurred during the year in which he was Exalted, leading many in the room to wonder where the time had gone. EComp Young’s Masonic history was then read out, leaving no one in any doubt as to why he holds the highest possible Provincial ranks in both the Royal Arch and Craft.
EComp Fred Whitworth, PProvGSwdB, then delivered a short, but highly entertaining tribute, reminding the assembly that William Albert Young was never “William, Bill or Billy, always Albert”. He also referred to the lengthy and unstinting service given to Masonry by his good friend over many years, as well as his attachment to the Padiham building.
The Festive Board saw a continuation of the approbation of the Companions for a remarkable Royal Arch Mason, who is an example to us all, EComp Albert Young.
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.