Holy Royal Arch of East Lancashire
Holy Royal Arch of East Lancashire

Rochdale Chapter of First Principals No 9211

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

1st Principal E. Comp. Aubrey Oldham, 2nd Principal E. Comp. Bernard Percy, and Acting 3rd Principal E. Comp. John Kershaw,
along with the 3rd Provincial Grand Principal,The Reverend David Halford, PGStB.
13 members of the East Lancashire Royal Arch Presentation Team, 3 APGP’s, E.Comp. David Dunn, PGStB.
E.Comp. Kirk Mulhearn, PProv2ndAsstGSoj. and E. Comp. Anthony Freemont, PPGSwdB.

Rochdale Chapter of First Principals No 9211

Thursday 28th March 2019

A Presentation by the East Lancashire Royal Arch Presentation Team, Entitled: –

“The Rise and Fall of the Twelve Tribes of Israel”

The Chapter meeting was supported by the 3rd Provincial Grand Principal E. Comp. The Reverend David Halford, PGStB. 13 members of the East Lancashire Royal Arch Presentation Team, 3 APGP’s, E.Comp. David Dunn, PGStB. E.Comp. Kirk Mulhearn, PProv2ndAsstGSoj and E. Comp. Anthony Freemont, PPGSwdB.

The Chapter was opened in due form. The 1st Principal the Most Excellent Aubrey Oldham, welcomed the 3rd Provincial Grand Principal E. Comp. The Reverend David Halford, and offered him the Sceptre, which was quickly declined.

The D.C. E. Comp. Alex McLaren, then gave a brief Eulogy for E.Comp. Arthur Axford, who was an Honour member of the chapter and Died on the 15th March 2019. All Companion’s stood for a moment in memory of departed Merit.

The Chapter then conducted several Short pieces of Chapter Business, before the main event which was to receive to receive a Presentation by the East Lancashire Royal Arch Presentation Team, Entitled: – “The Rise and Fall of the Twelve Tribes of Israel”

This was excellently presented by all the members of the team, a very enlightening evening. Narrated by E.Comp. Dennis Heskett, who following the Presentation Introduced all the members who had taken part in the Presentation. All the members and Guests acclaimed the team in the usual Masonic Manor.

The remainder of the chapter business was the carried out by the Principals, and the Chapter was Closed in Peace and Harmony at 8.25 p.m.

Then followed a successful Social board, with everyone Guests and Members having a great evening of Masonic Fellowship.

Report written by Aubrey Oldham  – Photograph by Ken Rowlatt