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Sunday, December 30th, 2018
On Monday 10thDecember 2018 EComp Warwick Davenport PAGSoj celebrated 50 years as a Royal Arch Mason. He was exalted into Manchester Commonweal Chapter 5332 in November 1968. The ceremony was a splendid occasion especially so as the Chapter warmly welcomed the ME Grand Superintendent, Sir David Trippier who was accompanied by a Provincial Deputation.
Sir David gave a full and detailed account of Comp Davenport’s masonic history as well as highlights of his life outside of Freemasonry. It was delivered with warmth and humour.
The social board was preceded by a champagne reception kindly hosted by the celebrant. What a magnificent gesture and thoroughly enjoyed by all.
The meal was a sumptuous affair which included Game Soup, Braised Steak, Rum & Raisin Brûlée, finishing off with Cheese and Biscuits. A meal befitting the occasion. The companions signed a cricket bat for Warwick, together with a card, as a memento of the evening.
EComp Stephen Blank, the MEGS of Cheshire, proposed Warwick’s health in a sincere, light hearted, and friendly manner. As one might have expected Warwick treated all to a response in his inimitable way!
A great evening that will live long in the memory of those who attended and definitely a night to remember for EComp Davenport.
Please click on the link for further photos of the evening
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.