Grand High Chancellor of the Order of Scarlet Mantle

At the meeting of the Appendant Order of The Scarlet Mantle held on Saturday 19th Match 2016 at Freemasons Hall, 80 London Road, Leicester R W Bro David Buxton, GHCh, GCSM, P Deputy Grand Master, announced that he would be retiring as Grand High Chancellor of the Order of Scarlet Mantle with effect from the next meeting date of the Order which is on Friday 22nd October 2016. R W Bro David announced that at that meeting R W Bro Dr Christopher W G Ansell, GCh, GCSM, Assistant Grand Master would be installed as Grand High Chancellor of the Order.

R W Bro David has actively served our Order since 1st August 2005 when he was appointed as Grand Secretary and in this capacity oversaw the Inauguration of the Order. He was our Grand Secretary for the first 3 years of the Order until 1st November 2008 when he was appointed as Assistant Grand Master. An office he held until 11th March 2010 when he was promoted to Deputy Grand Master and installed as Grand High Chancellor of the Scarlet Mantle. R W Bro David retired as Deputy Grand Master on 28th May 2013. His retirement will bring to an end of over 11 years of continual service to Athelstan Freemasonry. His herculean achievements for our Order will be fondly remembered by those that have had the privilege to have worked with him over this period and by the Order in general.

R W Bro Dr Christopher W G Ansell, GCh, GCSM, Assistant Grand Master, the Grand High Chancellor designate has held active Office in our Order since his appointment as Deputy Grand Secretary on 1st November 2008. On 19th May 2010 he was promoted to Grand Registrar until promotion to Assistant Grand Master on 28th May 2013. In the Appendant Order he was appointed as a Knight Commander of the Scarlet Mantle on 31st October 2009, Knight Grand Cross of the Scarlet Mantle on 29th October 2011 and as Grand Chancellor on 25th October 2013.

A summons for the meeting will be issued in due course when it is hoped that members of the Scarlet Mantle will be in attendance on this very important day in the history and so support R W Bro David, who has done so much for our Order, and R W Bro Christopher, who has equally worked so very hard for the Order, in what will be a very special Appendant Order meeting.