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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The M.E. Grand Superintendent Stewart G Carley presents a cheque in support of The Motor Neurone Disease Association
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Please note the attached flyer introducing planned events for 2016
An excellent evening of Royal Arch Masonry was witnessed by E Comp Roger D Newhouse PPGSN, the personal representative of the M E Grand Superintendent, at the Installation Ceremony held at Zetland Street, Wakefield held on Friday 20th November.
Picture shows, from L to R : E Comp Newhouse, E Comp G.William Fennelly H, E Comp David J Gray Z and E Comp D.John Stone J.
At the recent Annual Convocation of Provincial Grand Chapter the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent Stewart G. Carley presented a cheque for £73,000 on behalf of the Masonic Samaritan Silver Jubilee Research Fund to Yorkshire Cancer Research. The cheque was received by Zulfi Hussain, Trustee of Yorkshire Cancer Research.
The Travelling Pedestal scheme is intended to promote inter-visiting between Chapters within the Royal Arch Province of Yorkshire West Riding.
The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent Stewart G. Carley is most grateful to E. Comp. Thomas Lindsay Ward PPGSwdB for making and donating to the Province, the Travelling Pedestal and carrying case.
The first presentation of the Travelling Pedestal was made by The MEGS Stewart G. Carley at the meeting of Provincial Grand Chapter on Saturday 7th November 2015.
The Travelling Pedestal was presented to the MEZ and members of Knaresborough Priory Chapter No 4171 who are the first “Receiving Chapter”.
The procedure to be adopted by a Chapter when “Receiving and Presenting” the Travelling Pedestal is shown later.
The words of the suggested ritual can be printed on a card for those taking part, and may be read.
E. Comp Francis Testo, Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals will co-ordinate and oversee arrangements made for the Presentation of the Pedestal, and administration of the Scheme in general.
The Chapter presenting the Travelling Pedestal is referred to as the “Presenting Chapter”, and the Chapter receiving it as the “Receiving Chapter”
In order that no expense is incurred by the “Receiving Chapter”, members of the “Presenting Chapter” will pay for their own meals.
The “Receiving” Chapter should within two months (excluding the months of June, July & August) “Present” the Travelling Pedestal to another Chapter, of their choice.
The Chapter selected should preferably meet in a different location or “Area” of the Province.
After deciding which Chapter is to be the next recipient of the Travelling Pedestal, the MEZ (or Scribe E) of the Chapter currently in possession of the Travelling Pedestal should contact the Chapter selected to make arrangements in accordance with the presentation procedure (see Secretariat area for full details, or contact E. Comp. Testo via the Provincial Office).
Alfred Chapter will celebrate its 225th Anniversary on 23rd October 2015.
This is an unofficial celebration because there was a 20 year interregnum in the middle of the nineteenth century, but that will not stop this very old and highly respected Chapter celebrating this important milestone in its history.
This is an event not to be missed by any Chapter Mason and will give you an insight into Chapter Masonry all those years ago, this will be fascinating
please click below for further details and an application to attend
The Provincial Grand Superintendent, Stewart G. Carley, is to present a cheque at the Annual Convocation of Provincial Grand Chapter to Yorkshire Cancer Research. The cheque will be for the fantastic sum of £73,000.
A full report of the donation will be published on the web site.
On Thursday 30th April, 2015 Supreme Grand Chapter gave permission for a new Chapter to be formed in the Province of Yorkshire, West Riding. To be called “Universities Chapter, Yorkshire”, it will be attached to Aurora Lodge No. 4047.
Following on from the Universities Scheme, the 30 Founders are made up of members of Scheme Lodges and other interested Companions. Universities Chapter, Yorkshire will be a peripatetic Chapter meeting in Leeds (Castle Grove), Huddersfield (Greenhead), Bradford (Hoyle Court) and Sheffield (Tapton Hall).
The Consecration will take place on Saturday 24th October, 2015 at 10.30am at Castle Grove.
Further details of the Consecration made available in June 2015.
On the attachment to this note is a list of speakers for meetings of Criterion Chapter of Installed First Principals No 6620 for 2015. There are some very knowledgeable and eloquent speakers and worth taking your time to visit.