An Official Visit to Lovekyn Chantry Chapter

In December, the Companions of Lovekyn Chantry Chapter No 6807 were pleased to receive their Official Visitor, E.Comp. Peter Wallyn, PGStB, Provincial Grand Treasurer, representing the ME Grand Superintendent.

Also present was an Honorary Member of the Chapter, E.Comp. David Lester, PAGSoj, PProvGH, and Comp. Costa Cornocluc, who had been Exalted into the United Mariners Chapter No. 30 in London only 8 days earlier.

As unfortunately our Third Principal, E.Comp. Wally Maynard was unwell E.Comp. Peter kindly agreed to act as Third Principal.

The Chapter was opened by the MEZ, E.Comp. Tim Ford, ProvDepGDC, who welcomed the representative of the ME Grand Superintendent. E.Comp.

Peter said how pleased he was to be visiting Lovekyn Chantry Chapter again and how much he was looking forward to the Narration to follow.

The MEZ invited E.Comp. Roger Tutton to occupy the First Principal’s Chair for the next part of the agenda. This was to receive a Commentary on the Holy Royal Arch Exaltation Ceremony by the Principals and Officers of the Chapter. Another guest, E.Comp. Mark Bingham, offered to act as Candidate and E.Comp.

David Thompson, PGSoj, PMetGI, was the narrator. The Officers of the Chapter demonstrated the Exaltation Ceremony and the Commentator interjected with interesting observations.

After the Narration E.Comp. Peter said how thought provoking this was and complemented the Chapter on the interaction between the Companions.

After the Chapter was closed the Past Second Provincial Grand Principal congratulated the newest Companion on his first visit to a Chapter since his Exaltation and hoped that it was an enlightening afternoon for him.

The Companions of Lovekyn Chantry Chapter and their Official Visitor then sat down to a splendid festive board at the Surbiton Masonic Hall.

Article and photographs by Chris Eley

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