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Monday, July 8th, 2019
On Saturday 23rdMarch, 60 Companions, partners and friends, assembled at Mill House Masonic Hall in Clayton-le-Moors for the Northern Area Royal Arch Dinner, hosted by The Chapter of Remembrance No. 3787. They were joined by EComp Sir David Tripper, The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, and Lady Ruth Trippier, who were accompanied by EComp Harvey Basger, Second Provincial Grand Principal, Mrs Basger; WBro John Farrington, Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Mrs Farrington and EComp David Dunn the Northern Area Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals.
Following a sumptuous three course meal, EComp David Bristol, Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, managed the toast list with alacrity. EComp Dunn proposed the toast to Sir David and presented Lady Ruth with a bouquet of flowers which she was delighted to receive. Sir David gave his response by thanking everyone for their company and expressed delight at being back at Mill House again for another social event.
Sir David and Lady Ruth then took to the dance floor and were closely folowed by EComp Basger and Mrs Basger and many others, all entertained throughout the evening by the versatile Terry Langley on guitar and vocals.
Following a raffle, EComp Nick Bellas of The Chapter of Remembrance, RA District Officer, presented Sir David with a cheque for £335 to the ELMC, which he received with sincere thanks.
Terry Langley then delivered his second set of the evening before the guests departed having had a wonderful evening of companionship. It was true to say a great time was had by 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.