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The Court of Aldred No. 15 (Province of Lindsey) met on Monday 6th July 2015 at the Masonic Hall, Chester-le-Street.

 

The Brethren were delighted to welcome to the Court several visitors from The Court of the East and West No. 67, and also from The Court of Aethelwulf No. 40, Sheffield.

 

The MWGM, MWBro. Paul Weldon Johnston, PGHCh, GCSM, the ProvGM, RWBro. Raymond Norman Dinning, GCSM and the DProvGM, VWBro William Carlyon PGSwdB, KSM, all members of the Court, were also present, much to the delight of the brethren.

 

WBro. David Bambrough, a founder, Past Master and previous member of the Court was warmly welcomed back as a member of The Court of Aldred No. 15.

 

Then followed the Instruction of a new Brother in a very well rehearsed and polished ceremony. Full credit to the Officers of the Court for the time and effort they have invested in order to perform the new ritual so professionally.

 

The remainder of the Court business was then conducted, including an invitation from WBro. Martin Thatcher, regarding a visit to RAF Scampton in November. Further details will be available in the near future.

 

The Court was closed at 8 pm, and the members and visitors retired to the dining room for an excellent meal of Soup, Braised Beef and seasonal vegetables, Fresh Fruit with Cream, Cheese Board………plus the customary glass (or two) from the Masters bottle of Port.

 

Another wonderful evening, great ritual, excellent Festive Board, and most importantly, superb company!

 

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On Tuesday, 14th July at a special Meeting of the Provincial Grand Court of Sussex held at the Nutfield Masonic Centre in Redhill Surrey, W Bro Lionel Broadbent Mee ProvDepGMar (picture) was Installed as the new Deputy Provincial Grand Master of the Province of Sussex by R W Bro Brian Prevett, Provincial Grand Master. The meeting was hosted by the Archbishop Aethelhelm Court No. 34.

The Court was opened at 5.00pm following which R W Bro Brian Prevett, Provincial Grand Master escorted by W Bro Lee Everett, Provincial Grand Marshal, and accompanied by a large number of Provincial Officers was received and welcomed on his Official Visit to the Court; he assumed the Chair of King Athelstan and opened a special meeting of Provincial Grand Court.

W Bro Lionel Broadbent Mee was escorted into Provincial Grand Court by Masters of Courts within the Province and was duly Installed as Deputy Provincial Grand Master; he was Proclaimed and saluted, to which he suitably responded.

Provincial Grand Court was closed and W Bro Steven Cann, Worshipful Master of the Court resumed the Chair and continued with the business on the agenda.

Grand Court Certificates were presented to Bro Graham McGlashen and Bro Stephen Potts by the R W Provincial Grand Master in an interesting and informative manner.

Before the Closing, the R W Provincial Grand Master encouraged all Brethren to continue supporting the Grand Master's Cyningstun 10-90 project which will commemorate the 10th Anniversary of our Masonic Order and will culminate with a Re-dedication of the Order at a Service at All Saints Church in Kingston and a Banquet for Brethren and family members over the weekend of 6th & 7th November this year.

The R W Provincial Grand Master also thanked R W Bro Roy Leavers, SGW, for his commitment and support during his time as Deputy Provincial Grand Master and also wished him continued success in his role as Senior Grand Warden.

The Worshipful Master welcomed all the visitors and guests - which included R W Bro Brian Coshall, Provincial Grand Master for East Anglia - for their attendance and support of the evening's proceedings.

37 Members, Visitors and Guest later honoured the formal Toasts of the Order at a Convivial Festive Board

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On Friday 26th June 2015, the Court of Tinan No. 71, in the Province of Northumbria installed Bro. Alan Radford as Master of the Court.

The PGM, RWBro. David Railson, supported by a Deputation of Officers from Provincial Grand Court were in attendance, and were made most welcome.

Following his Installation, WBro. Radford appointed the Officers for his year as Master.

A short talk was then given by Bro. Reece Valentine, after which the members and visitors retired to enjoy a wonderful Festive Board.

 

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The Court of Aethelwulf No. 40 held their annual Installation meeting on Wed. 24th June 2015 at Tapton Masonic Hall, Sheffield.

The Master welcomed The Deputy Provincial Grand Master for Lindsey, VWBro. Bill Carlyon, KSM, and a deputation of officers from Provincial Grand Court.

WBro Mathew Johnson was delighted to be placed in the chair for his second year as Master of the Court; he then appointed and invested his Officers for the forthcoming year. A very interesting talk entitled ‘King Aethelwulf’s Place in History’ was then given, and the members and visitors retired to the dining room for an excellent meal.

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The regular meeting of the Court held on Monday 1st June 2015 at Surbiton, Surrey was a very successful and happy meeting. The Court having been opened the Master, W Bro Keith Waters, was then pleased to welcome as Joining Members W Bro Ralph Mannings, Bro John Dalley, W Bro Mark Donovan, Bro Paul Hollebone and W Bro Ray Hudson.


The Master then vacated the chair in favour of M W Bro Paul Johnston who then Instructed Bro Stuart MacDonald, a Past Assistant Grand Master (Spain), into the Order in a most exemplary manner to the enjoyment of Bro MacDonald and all those present.


The Brethren later enjoyed an excellent ‘Surbiton’ meal.

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The 2015 Provincial Assembly of Wessex hosted by King Hywel of Cornwall No. 69 met at the Court's usual venue at The Masonic Hall, Liskey Hill, Perranporth, Cornwall. TR6 0HR on the 16th May 2015.

 

Preceding the Provincial meeting, the Court held their Installation meeting. The ceremony progressed very smoothly using the new ritual, to the great delight of all involved. This was not surprising as the Province had asked the Assistant Grand Master R.W. Bro. Dr. Christopher W.G.Ansell, GCh, GCSM to take the chair of King Athelstan to perform the ceremony of Installation.


The Master elect Bro. Peter T. Emmerson commented after the ceremony that he was privileged to be involved with the new ritual, and felt honoured that he had been Installed by the Assistant Grand Master in such a faultless way.


Continuing after a short break the Provincial Grand Assembly commenced. The Provincial Grand Master R.W.Bro. Malcolm J. Burns, GCSM, greeted all attending and named and thanked those guests from other Provinces that had travelled so far to attend this meeting.

 

The usual business continued then R.W.Bro. Roy Leavers, KSM, SGW, and chairman of Cyningston 10-90 was invited by the Provincial Grand Master to address the brethren with the progress of the appeal.


The outcome of the address was that after consideration the Province voted to donate £500.00 from the Province Funds and presented the chairman with a cheque for that amount(see picture).

 

A wonderful and interesting talk that was researched & presented by W.Bro. David Attwater, ProvGOrganist entitled “The Halliwell Manuscripts or Regius Poem”  which will be made available online shortly.

 

Members and visitors then retired to the dining room for an excellent meal. More pictures can be viewed in the members picture gallery after logging in.

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On Friday 22nd May R W Bro Roy Leavers, W Bro Noel Grout and Bro Bob Tuthill (members of the Cyningstun 10 – 90 Committee) travelled to the Civil Service Club, Great Scotland Yard, London, SW1 for the meeting of The Court of Ludenburgh-Atte-Clerkenwell, No 64. It was the Installation Meeting and the Court was undertaking the new 2015 ritual for the first time. Not that any guest would have known. They, and all the brethren present, were privileged to see the Master, W Bro Simon S Walsh, install his successor, Bro Denis Leigh, in a faultless ceremony which was conducted with great dignity and decorum.

 

W & Em Bro Barry Jones, Provincial Eminent Grand Prior of Essex, then Dedicated W Bro Kenneth Eustice as Eminent Prior, using the new ritual of Dedication. The ceremony was of an equally high standard and to the pleasure of all present.


W Bro Denis Leigh, of behalf of the Court, presented R W Bro Roy with a cheque in the sum of £1000 for the credit of Cyningstun 10 – 90. In accepting the donation from the Court R W Bro Roy thanked the Brethren for their exceptional generosity and explained the events that were being organized to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Inauguration of the Order.

 

All later dined together in the relaxed and informal surroundings of the Civil Service Club. An excellent meal followed an exceptional Masonic meeting with an exceptional donation from the Brethren.

mini med logoThe Most Worshipful Grand Master has been pleased to grant petitions for the following new Courts:

 

  • Amounderness Court No 111 (Province of Northumbria)  to meet at The Masonic Hall, 14 Market Place, Poulton-le-Fylde FY6 7AS. Proposed Consecration date is Saturday 24th October 2015, pending approval by the Grand Master.

 

  • Under statute 25 of the Order, Veritas Court No 112 (Province of the United States of America) to meet at Fellowship Hall, 1114 Oxmead Road, Burlington, New Jersey 08016, USA. Proposed Consecration date is Saturday 31st October 2015, pending approval by the Grand Master.

Tinan71 May2015 01The Provincial Grand Master of Northumbria, R.W.Bro. David Railson, chose Friday 1st May 2015 as his official Provincial visit to the Court of Tinan No. 71.

 

Upon opening the Court, and confirming the Minutes of the previous meeting, the Provincial Grand Master, DProvGM Edward Casey, KSM, PGBannerB., and the Officers of the Provincial Grand Court were welcomed to the meeting.

 

The PGM presented a Grand Court Certificate to Bro. Michael Graham, pointing out the wealth of Masonic symbolism contained within the design of the Certificate.

 

The business of the Court was then conducted, including the declaration of Bro. Alan Radford as the Master Elect for the forthcoming year.

 

The dispensation for the instruction of four Candidates was read, and the said Candidates Instructed into the Masonic Order of Athelstan. The PGM warmly welcomed them into the Order, wishing them every success as the newest members of the Court of Tinan No. 71.

 

Following as excellent meeting, the Court was duly closed, and the Brethren retired to the Festive Board for a succulent meal of Soup, Steak Pie, Dessert and Cheese Board.

 

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