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Sunday, January 28th, 2018
Unity Royal Arch Chapter, No 2341, played host to a speaker from the Oldham Mountain Rescue team, at Mossley Masonic hall on Thursday 25thJanuary 2018. The Chapter gave a donation to the team, as part of our installation charity giving, last April. An invitation to give a short talk on the work of the team, to the companions of Unity chapter, resulted in a visit from Mr Peter Hyde. A senior member of the team, who has been involved with Oldham Mountain Rescue for nearly 50 years. Following a short business meeting in the chapter room, Mr Hyde set up a screen & projector in the dining room. The companions were treated to a most informative, interesting & entertaining talk covering all aspect of the teams history, & activities. Mr Hyde then joined us at our social board, where the chapter also welcomed some visiting companions. The evening concluded with a pleasant surprise for Mr Hyde, another donation of £200.00 towards the important work the team undertakes.
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.