Pentalpha Chapter No.974 – Address by iPad!

At the recent 2017 Installation meeting of Pentalpha Chapter No.974, senior subscribing Past First Principal, E.Comp Harold Hawkyard, PPrGSN, age 92, was scheduled to give the Address to the Three Principals. Unfortunately E.Comp Hawkyard unexpectedly found himself hospitalised following a mishap at home a few days earlier and was unable to attend the meeting. This did not however stop him taking part in the ceremony. The Chapter Almoner, E.Comp Andrew Henderson, PPrGSN, was able to record him delivering his Ritual from his hospital bed and this was subsequently replayed to the newly Installed Principals at the appropriate point in the proceedings via a large iPad, much to the delight and acclamation of all present. As usual E.Comp Hawkyard was word-perfect! The ME Grand Superintendent was represented by E.Comp Graham Hoyle, PPrGSN, and the meeting was well supported by members of Criterion Chapter of Installed First Principals No.6220 and the Bradford and District Royal Arch Council.

Pentalpha Chapter are now well settled in their new home at Hoyle Court, having relocated from Spring Bank Place in Bradford in early 2016. Although a small chapter they pride themselves on a high standard of ritual and ceremonial work. Craft masons seeking Exaltation into a friendly and welcoming Holy Royal Arch Chapter are particularly welcome. The Chapter meets on the 3rd Wednesday of Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb and the 3rd Tue of March (Installation). For more information please contact

Pentalpha Chapter No.974

Photo, L- R: E.Comp Andrew Henderson (Almoner), E.Comp David Parker (Scribe E), E.Comp John Follows (MEH). E.Comp Alan Robinson, E.Comp Philip Baxendale (MEZ), Comp. David Key (Scribe N), E.Comp Steve Williams (MEJ), E.Comp Edward Sissling (IPZ), and on the iPad – E.Comp Harold Hawkyard!
Photo Credit: Andrew Henderson

Posted in Holy Royal Arch Chapter on April 6th, 2017 by Robin Misra

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