Chapter Yearbook 2019

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Provincial Grand Chapter of Devonshire Reference - Year Book

Jan 2019 - Dec 2019

www.hradevonshire.org.uk


INDEX - CHAPTER 1 HRA Chapter Cover 2 Index - HRA Chapter 3 Terms and conditions of use

4 - 7 Photographs of Executive 8 HRA Chapter—The 4 Steps in Freemasonry 9 History of Executive Chapter Appointments 1783 - 2019 10 Companions Holding Supreme Grand Chapter Rank 11 HRA Rules and Regulations 12 By-Laws of the Chapter 13 - 21 Minutes - Annual Convocation of Provincial Grand Chapter 2019

22 Active Provincial Chapter Appointments - 2019 23 - 24 First & Past Provincial Chapter Appointments - 2019 25 MEGS Certificate of Service to Royal Arch Masonry 26 - 27 Provincial Grand Scribe Ezra’s Report 28 Toast List - Chapter (November 2019) 29 Roll of Chapters by Number 30 Back Page - Editorial Information and Contacts

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E.Comp. Tony Parker PGStB Provincial Grand Scribe E e.mail: scribee@hradevonshire.org.uk https://hradevonshire.org.uk 2


E.Comp. SIMON W. ROWE Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, Holy Royal Arch 4


E.Comp. Chris Roach PGSwdB Deputy Grand Superintendent, Holy Royal Arch (Re-appointed 9th November 2019) 5


E.Comp. Paul I. Hughes, PGStdB 2nd Provincial Grand Principal, Holy Royal Arch 6


E.Comp. STEPHEN P. JOINT, PGStdB 3rd Provincial Grand Principal, Holy Royal Arch 7


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GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS OF DEVONSHIRE 1783 29-01-1809 28-04-1845 30-08-1859 18-01-1881 10-12-1897 20-10-1903 7-11-1928 1-06-1938 8-06-1956 7-12-1960 13-11-1968 9-04-1975 13-07-1976 22-07-1987 22-02-1995 24-09-2002 13-11-2010

Thomas Dunckerley Bevis Wood Rev. William Carwithen Rev. John Huyshe Hugh, 4th Earl Fortescue Henry Stafford, 1st Lord Northcote George Christopher Davie Henry Lopes, 1st Lord Roborough Rt. Rev. W.F. Surtees, Bishop of Crediton Robert Killingly Gibbons William Alexander Kneel Rev. Henry Wackett Anthony Coates Turton James Joseph Latham Gore Ronald Thomas Discombe Roy Harold Webber Christopher John Pengelly Simon William Rowe

Died Died Died Retired Retired Died Died Died Died Retired Died Died Died Retired Retired Retired

2nd PROVINCIAL GRAND PRINCIPALS 1987 1991 1993 1995 1999 2000 2002

1814 1850 1880 1896 1903 1928 1938 1956 1960 1968 1975 1976 1987 1995 2002 2010

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Leonard James Lucas Matthews Edward Joseph Holman Robin Osborn Osborn Arthur Roy Goddard Brian Henry Meldon Terry Henry George Downe Christopher Aubrey Roach John David Sevieri Christopher Aubrey Roach

L.J.L. Matthews E.J. Holman R.H. Webber A.R. Goddard A.G.R. Hollis C.J. Pengelly B.H. Meldon

2005 2006 2011 2012 2017 2018

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2006 2011 2012 2017 2018

D.C. Lovell T.H.G. Downe C.A. Roach G.W. Watson J.D. Sevieri P.I. Hughes

3rd PROVINCIAL GRAND PRINCIPALS 1987 1993 1997 1999

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1993 1997 1999 2002

R.H. Webber 2010 Cdr. F.G. Davey, RN. 2011 A.G.R. Hollis 2014 R. Hooper 2016

2002 - 2005 D.C. Lovell 2005 - 2006 I.A. Moore 2006 - 2010 S.W. Rowe

2017 2018

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2011 2014 2016 2017

C.A. Roach J.J. Bailey A. Morrell J.D. Sevieri

- 2018 -

K.G.S. Hurley S.P. Joint

PROVINCIAL GRAND SCRIBES EZRA

DEPUTY GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS 3-11-1990 6-11 1993 22-02-1995 6-11-1999 7-03-2005 12-11-2011 10-11-2012 10-11-2018 9-11-2019

1991 1993 1995 1999 2000 2002 2005

Died Retired Retired Died Retired Retired Retired Retired

1984 1991 1995 2000 2002

2007 1995 1999 2005 2001 2012 2018 2019

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1991 1995 2000 2002 2006

E.J. Holman A.G.R. Hollis C.J. Pengelly B.H. Meldon T.H.G. Downe

2006 2010 2012 2015

- 2010 - 2012 - 2015 -

J.J. Bailey B.D. Kelly, JP. A.D. Newberry A.J. Parker

Please Note: Current Office holders in bold print

OFFICERS OF THE SUPREME GRAND CHAPTER OF ENGLAND FOR THE YEAR 2019 – 2020

First Grand Principal

* H.R.H. The Duke of Kent, K.G

* Pro First Grand Principal Second Grand Principal

Peter Geoffrey Lowndes Russell John Race, DL

Third Grand Principal

Gareth Jones, OBE

President Committee General Purposes Grand Registrar * Grand Scribe Ezra * Grand Scribe Nehemiah Grand Director of Ceremonies Grand Sword Bearer Grand Treasurer * Deputy Grand Registrar Deputy Grand Scribe E Deputy Grand Directors of Ceremonies

Prof Stephen John Tucker, PAGSoj The Rt. Hon. Sir John Chadwick, ED. Dr David Richard Staples, PDepGDC Martin Geoffrey Peters, PDepGSwdB Charles Bertram Hopkinson-Woolley, PDepGDC Robert Christopher Vaughan, PDepGSwdB (Worcs) Quentin Charles Triscott Humberstone, PGSN James Alexander Francis Thorn, QC Graham Frederick Redman, PGSN Edward David John Goodchild Richard Robert Montgomery Nicholas John Burger, PGStB Paul Abbott, PAGSoj Sir Andrew Charles Parmley John Walker Hawkins Peter James Sands (Berkshire) Shawn Edward Roy Christie Jonathan Andrew Dixon (Durham) Warren Brian Duke Brian John Elliott (Cambridgeshire) Antony Paul Grier Robert Slobodan Lakie (London) William James Mitchell (Middlesex) John Peter Norris Mark Anthony Aitkins (Hertfordshire) Nicholas Martin Allan (London) Roy Christopher George Baker (Surrey) Mark Douglas Orsmond (Hampshire & Isle of Wight) Malcolm Brooks, PAGSoj

Deputy Grand Sword Bearer Grand Sojourner First Assistant Grand Sojourner Second Assistant Grand Sojourner Assistant Grand Scribe E Grand Standard Bearers

Grand Organist Assistant Grand Directors of Ceremonies

Grand Janitor

These Offices, according to the Regulations of the Order, devolve upon the Companions (if qualified) holding the corresponding position in Grand Lodge. *

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COMPANIONS IN DEVONSHIRE CHAPTERS HOLDING SUPREME GRAND CHAPTER RANK 25th April 2019 S.W. Rowe R.H. Webber C.J. Pengelly S.H.A.F. Hopkins B.H. Meldon T.H.G. Downe C.A. Roach R.H. Moore A.G.R. Holton J.D. Sevieri M.T. Penny I. Kingsbury JP

1255 1125 106 9250 372 5148 1358 9250 9250 1247 112 112

Past Grand Standard Bearer

05

B.G. Ridalls

797

Past Grand Standard Bearer

03

ME Grand Superintendent

10

M.W. Eglinton

1255

Past Grand Standard Bearer

04

Past Grand Standard Bearer

89

Rev. P.L. Baycock

1753

Past Grand Standard Bearer

08

ME Grand Superintendent

95-02

Past Grand Standard Bearer

08

M. St.J. French

5148

Past Grand Standard Bearer

08

ME Grand Superintendent

02-10

J.H.F. Rowe

494

Past Grand Standard Bearer

08

P. Hawken MBE

1247

Past Grand Standard Bearer

10

1247

Past Grand Standard Bearer

10

Past Asst Grand Sojourner

98

Past Grand Scribe Nehemiah

05

A. Morrell

Past Grand Standard Bearer

02

W.F. Carnell

6129

Past Grand Standard Bearer

11

Past Grand Sword Bearer

05

R. Moore

797

Past Grand Standard Bearer

11

Past Grand Standard Bearer

05

R.J. Pitts

1358

Past Grand Standard Bearer

11

Past Grand Sword Bearer

12

A. Lee

3337

Past Grand Standard Bearer

12

Past Grand Standard Bearer

09

Past Grand Sword Bearer

13

R.C. Munro

847

Past Grand Standard Bearer

12

Past Grand Sword Bearer

14

M.J. Twitchin

710

Past Grand Standard Bearer

12

K.G.S. Hurley

328

Past Grand Standard Bearer

13

13

S. Rawlings

489

Past Grand Standard Bearer

13

Past Grand Sword Bearer

19

C. Thomas

159

Past Grand Standard Bearer

13

Grand Standard Bearer

05

N.A. Ball

70

Past Grand Standard Bearer

14

Past Deputy Grand Sword Bearer

08

B.D. Kelly JP

303

Past Grand Standard Bearer

14

Past Asst. Grand Sojourner

13

P.J.M. Keaty

223

Past Grand Standard Bearer

15

M.J. Newman

4792

Past Grand Standard Bearer

16

J.F. Bate

223

Past Grand Standard Bearer

17

C.C. Gale

1255

Past Grand Standard Bearer

17

R.F. Guest

489

Past Grand Standard Bearer

17

09

A.J. Parker

1255

Past Grand Standard Bearer

17

Past Asst. Grand D of C

99

A.R. Gill

710

Past Grand Standard Bearer

18

Past Asst. Grand Sojourner

11

P.I. Hughes

3337

Past Grand Standard Bearer

18

Past Grand Standard Bearer

98

P.D. Roberts

4782

Past Grand Standard Bearer

18

Past Asst. Grand Sojourner

11

R.S. Crannis

954

Past Grand Standard Bearer

19

Past Grand Standard Bearer

03

Past Asst. Grand Sojourner

12

C.A. Donaldson

444

Past Grand Standard Bearer

19

Past Grand Standard Bearer

08

S.P.Joint

6219

Past Grand Standard Bearer

19

Past Grand Sword Bearer Past Grand Standard Bearer

18

Past Deputy Grand Sword Bearer 19

J.J. Custance-Baker

444

Past Grand Sojourner

07

M. Skudder

251

Past Grand Standard Bearer

89

Past Asst. Grand Sojourner

06

K.B. Jackson

1091

Past Grand Standard Bearer Past Asst. Grand Sojourner

E.W. Smith D.G. Sullivan I.A. Moore

710 303 954

98

D.R. Dinsmore

444

Past Asst. Grand Sojourner

13

F.A. Purnell

303

Past Asst. Grand D of C

96

J.J. Bailey

164

Past Grand Standard Bearer

09

D.W. Southgate

1125

Past Asst. Grand D of C

98

16 07

R.L. Brooks

164

Past Asst. Grand D of C

99

710

Past Asst. Grand Sojourner Past Grand Standard Bearer

H.S. Nevill

164

Past Asst. Grand D of C

00

Past Asst. Grand Sojourner Past Asst. Grand D of C Past Asst. Grand Sojourner Past Grand Standard Bearer Past Asst. Grand Sojourner Past Grand Standard Bearer Past Asst. Grand Sojourner

17 09 17 13 17 10 19

K. Metcalfe

5148

Past Asst. Grand D of C

03

R.N. Baker

9249

Past Asst. Grand D of C

05

P. Colkin

303

Past Asst. Grand D of C

06

G.B. Slaughter

303

Past Asst. Grand D of C

07

R.A.P. Speed

489

Past Asst. Grand D of C

07

A.W. Rowe

164

Past Asst. Grand D of C

10

G.W. Watson D.J. Jones S. Rawlings

2725 489

P. Hawken MBE

1247

P. Williams

1486

Past Grand Standard Bearer

88

W.J. Huddy

6129

Past Grand Standard Bearer

96

R.C. Keane

2655

Past Asst. Grand D of C

14

J.P. Battell

9653

Past Grand Standard Bearer

97

M.N. Smith

7949

Past Asst. Grand D of C

14

G.R. Rooke

303

Past Grand Standard Bearer

00

R.J. Butler

489

Past Asst. Grand D of C

15

P.R. Galt

112

Past Grand Standard Bearer

01

R.E.G. Sleep

3337

Past Asst. Grand D of C

16

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HOLY ROYAL ARCH RULES AND REGULATIONS of the PROVINCIAL GRAND CHAPTER OF DEVONSHIRE In accordance with the Regulations of Supreme Grand Chapter (Reg.30) the Provincial Brand Chapter shall consist of the Grand Superintendent, Deputy Grand Superintendent (if there be one), together with the other Provincial Officers, Principals and Past First Principals of Chapters within the Province and such Past First Principals of any Chapter, under the English Constitution, as may be subscribing members of any Chapter in the Province. The Provincial Grand Chapter shall be held once a year on the first Saturday in November, or such other day and at such time and place as the Grand Superintendent may decide. At least six weeks notice of such meeting must be given. At the Annual Provincial Grand Chapter Meeting the Treasurer shall be elected and will be invested with those Companions appointed to Provincial Rank and those Companions appointed to Past Rank as specified in the Supreme Grand Chapter Regulations (31a). In addition, the Grand Superintendent may confer promotion on certain Provincial Officers (Reg. 33). “A Registration Fee of £20 shall be paid by Companions on First Appointment to Active or Past Provincial Rank. No Fee is payabl e on Promotion”. The Grand Superintendent may conduct such other competent business as he may direct or allow. The Grand Superintendent may convene a Provincial Grand Chapter of Emergency as and when he deems it necessary. The reason for convening such a meeting must be clearly stated in the Summons and no other business other than that specified may be conducted. At least three weeks notice of such meeting must be given. All monies belonging to the Provincial Grand Chapter shall be paid into and held in an account at a Bank approved by the Grand Superintendent, in the names of the Grand Superintendent, Deputy Grand Superintendent (if there be one) and the Provincial Grand Treasurer, all cheques thereon shall be signed by the Grand Superintendent or the Deputy Grand Superintendent (if there be one) or the Treasurer and countersigned by the Provincial Grand Scribe Ezra. The Provincial Grand Treasurer’s accounts shall be examined and certified at each Annual Provincial Grand Chapter Meeting and an abstract thereof shall be printed and sent to the First Grand Principal of every Chapter in the Province. All furniture and property of the Provincial Grand Chapter shall be placed in the care of the Grand Superintendent. The Provincial Grand Scribe Ezra shall keep a register in which shall be entered the names of the Present and Past Officers o f the Provincial Grand Chapter present at each Provincial Grand Chapter, and the numbers of those Chapters whose Principals attend the meeting. He shall keep Minutes of all transactions conducted at the meeting transcribed in a book kept specifically for that purpose in order that it may be laid before Provincial Grand Chapter as often as required. The Principals of every Chapter shall cause a copy of the Summons for each meeting of the Chapter, whether regular or emergency, to be sent direct to the private address of the Grand Superintendent, the Deputy Grand Superintendent, the Second and Third Provincial Grand Principals and the Provincial Grand Scribe Ezra. Every Chapter shall annually, immediately after the Installation of the Principals, make a return, signed by the First Principal and the Scribe Ezra, of the names and addresses of the Three Principals. The Principals and the Scribe Ezra of every Chapter in the Province shall before the 25th day of March in each year, make a regular return and forward the same to the Provincial Grand Scribe Ezra, with a list of the Principals, Past First Principals and the dates of their Installation. The return shall also contain the names of all the companions belonging to the Chapter, with th e date of Exaltation or Joining of every Companion since the last return, and at the same time transmit the fees due to the Provincial Grand Chapter, viz.

On the Exaltation of a Companion………………………………………………... For each Subscribing Member of a Chapter “such a sum as shall be Proposed and agreed at a Meeting of Provincial Grand Chapter such sum not to exceed an increase of more than £2.00 Subscription for each Subscribing Member from the 1st July 2020…………… For registering a New Chapter…………………………………………………….. For each Dispensation issued by The Grand Superintendent………………….

£0.50

£7.00 £3.00 £5.00

These By-Laws may be altered, or any new law added thereto, on due notice of motion being given thereof and the same being duly agreed at the Annual Provincial Grand Chapter, or at a Provincial Grand Chapter of Emergency, duly convened and then approved by the Grand Superintendent and the First Grand Principal.

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BY LAWS OF THE CHAPTER 1.

2.

1. Places and Dates of Convocations:The Chapter shall meet at (state place with full address and Post Code) and shall hold a regular convocation on the (state da ys, and months) at such an hour as the Principals shall direct. Election and Installation Convocations:The Three Principals, two Scribes, Treasurer, Principal Sojourner and two Assistant Sojourners shall be elected by ballot at the regular convocation in (state month). The other Officers permitted by Royal Arch Regulation 48 may also be elected. The Installation of the Principals elect and the investiture of Officers will take place at the regular Convocation in (state month). [Please Note: A Chapter may, by annual Resolution under Royal Arch Regulation 48 give authority to the Principals elect to a ppoint the rest of the Officers, with the exception of the Treasurer and (subject to para. 5 of Regulation 48) the Janitor. Such authority cannot be given by By-Law]

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

Election of Janitor:Subject to the provision of Royal Arch Regulation 48, the Janitor shall be elected by a show of hands at the regular Convocation in (state month). The Chapter Committee:The Chapter Committee shall consist of the Principals, Past Principals, of and in the Chapter, two Scribes, Treasurer, Principal Sojourner and ??? Companions to be appointed by the Chapter at the regular Convocation in (state month) of each year. This Committee shall con sider and report to the Chapter on proposals for membership and on any other matters specially referred to it by the Chapter. ??? (state a number) shall form a quorum. Audit Committee and Annual Accounts:The Audit Committee shall consist of two members of the Chapter who shall be elected annually at the regular Convocation in ( state month). The accounts shall be made up to the ???? (state full date) in each year and shall be presented to the Chapter, duly audited, at the regular Convocation in ?? (state month). A copy of the accounts and the Audit Committee’s Certificate that all balances have been checked and the acco unts have been audited shall be sent to all members with the summons convening the Convocation. Fees and Annual Subscriptions:The Exaltation Fee shall be £xxx , the Joining Fee £xx and the Re-Joining Fee £xx, such fees to be exclusive of Subscription. In addition to these fees the candidate shall pay to the Chapter such registration fees as are payable to Grand Chapter and, if applicable, Provincial Grand Chapter, together with any tax thereon, and the candidate shall before becoming a member be fully informed of the total amount due. The Annual Subscription (except for Country Membership as provided by By-Law No.7) due and payable in advance on ?? (state date) exclusive of dining fees, shall be of such amount as the Chapter shall from time to time decide by resolution, after notice on the summons at the previous regular Convocation. The Scribe Ezra’s services shall be deemed equivalent to payment of subscription. The fees for members and vis itor for dining shall be a cost. Any member whose subscription is unpaid for ?? months (state number) shall be liable to be excluded from the Chapter, after d ue notice, in accordance with Rule 181 Book of Constitutions.

Country Membership:Any member who, for reasons acceptable to the Chapter, is not in a position to enjoy the privileges of the Chapter, may on wr itten application to the Scribe Ezra and by resolution of the Chapter, be considered a Country Member and shall pay a Subscription Annually in advance on ?? (state full date) of such less amount than that provided for in By-Law No.6 as the Chapter shall from time to time decide by resolution after notice on the summons at the previous regular Convocation. When attending the Chapter and dining such a member shall pay the current dining fee.

8.

Admission of a Candidate:The admission of Candidates for Exaltation and Joining shall be regulated by the provisions of Rules 65 to 69. On the ballot for a Candidate of Exaltation, Joining or Re-Joining, ?? (state number) black balls shall exclude.

9.

Termination of Membership:Any member desirous of terminating his membership of the Chapter shall tender his resignation in writing to the Scribe Ezra or orally in open Chapter in accordance with Rule 183 Book of Constitutions, and he shall be entitled to a certificate mentioned in Rule 70 Royal Arch Regulations, stating the circumstances in which he left the Chapter. Should he at any future time wish to re-join he shall be subject to the rules relating to Joining Members.

10.

Payment from Chapter Funds:Payment of any sum exceeding £ ??? (state amount) if for other than ordinary purposes, may be made only by resolution of the Chapter, of which notice has been given on the summons, except in the case of emergency, when such payment may be authorized by the First Principal an d reported to the Chapter at the next regular Convocation.

11.

Amendments to By-Laws:Except as otherwise required by Rule 141, Book of Constitutions, amendment of these By-Laws or any of them, may be made in the following manner: a) Notice of Motion in writing stating the precise amendment or amendments proposed shall be given in open Chapter at a regular Convocation. b) The Motion shall be set out on the summons for the next regular Convocation or for an Emergency Convocation summoned for the purpose, and shall at such Convocation be put to the Chapter. c)

A resolution for amendment, of which notice shall have been given as aforesaid, shall be carried if a majority of the members voting shall vote in favour of it, but shall not be effective until approved by the Grand Superintendent, and if not substantially in accordance w ith the model By-Laws issued from time to time on behalf of the First Grand Principal, by the First Grand Principal.

By-Laws approved by: The ME Grand Superintendent …………………………………………………………………………………..

Date: ………………………………

Provincial Grand Scribe Ezra : …………………………………………………………………………………..

Date: ………………………….…...

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ANNUAL CONVOCATION OF PROVINCIAL GRAND CHAPTER Held at the Riviera International Conference Centre, Torquay On Saturday 9th November 2019 MINUTES Present: Excellent Companion Simon W. Rowe, Most Excellent Grand Superintendent. Excellent Companion John D. Sevieri, PGSwdB., Deputy Grand Superintendent Excellent Companion Paul I. Hughes, PGStB., 2nd Provincial Grand Principal Excellent Companion Stephen P. Joint, PGStB., 3rd Provincial Grand Principal

Excellent Companion A.J. Parker, PGStB W.S. Humphries C.A. Donaldson, PGStB P. Bradfield S.N. Wills N.C.W. Bradford M.J. Richardson S. Hamilton S.P. Shaw R.C. Munro, PGStB P.A. Lucas J. Pritchard J. Lynes D. Challis R.W. Spencer J.B. Speak D.N. Langmead R. Almond P.C. Adnams J.E.R. Redman D.C. Goode P.J. Holden M.R. Carter B. Saffin D.G. Wortham D.J. Mulhall K.J. Kilvert G.M. Peard N.J. Clemens S.R. Vosper R.B. Smith

Chapter 1255 1486 444 248 1402 248 112 70 710 847 710 2655 248 1284 156 189 251 1135 2025 1099 328 954 1247 39 112 159 1358 1486 2595 4782 112

Provincial Rank Grand Scribe Ezra Grand Scribe Nehemiah Grand Treasurer Grand Registrar Grand Director of Ceremonies Grand Sword Bearer Deputy Grand D of C Deputy Grand D of C Deputy Grand D of C Grand Almoner Grand Charity Steward Grand Sojourner 1st Assistant Grand Sojourner 2nd Assistant Grand Sojourner Assistant Grand Scribe Ezra Grand Standard Bearer Grand Standard Bearer Grand Standard Bearer Grand Standard Bearer Grand Organist Assistant Grand D of C Assistant Grand D of C Grand Steward Grand Steward Grand Steward Grand Steward Grand Steward Grand Steward Grand Steward Grand Steward Grand Janitor

There were also present a large number of Distinguished Guests who, together with the Grand Officers within the Province of Devonshire, were conducted to the dais with the customary ceremonial. Amongst whom were: -

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From Supreme Grand Chapter Most Excellent Third Grand Principal Grand Standard Bearer

E. Comp. Gareth Jones, O.B.E. E. Comp. Jim Mitchell

From the Province of Cornwall M.E. Grand Superintendent Deputy Grand Superintendent 2nd Provincial Grand Principal 3rd Provincial Grand Principal Provincial Grand Scribe Ezra Provincial Grand D. of C. Provincial Grand Deputy D of C Provincial Grand Charity Steward Past Deputy Grand Superintendent Past 3rd Provincial Grand Principal

E. Comp. E. Comp. E. Comp. E. Comp. E. Comp. E. Comp. E. Comp. E. Comp. E. Comp. E. Comp.

David Pascoe Tony Evans Paul Gale David Ward Michael Barnard, M.B.E. Robert Thomson Jeremy Bonner Jeremy Benjamin Peter Collins Keith Taylor

From the Province of Cornwall - Craft

Provincial Grand Master

E. Comp. Stephen Pearn

From the Province of Dorset

M.E. Grand Superintendent Deputy Grand Superintendent 2nd Provincial Grand Principal 3rd Provincial Grand Principal Provincial Grand Scribe Ezra Provincial Grand D. of C. Past Deputy Grand Superintendent

E. Comp. E. Comp. E. Comp. E. Comp. E. Comp. E. Comp. E. Comp.

Graham Glazier Michael Worne Julian Mitchell Clive Deakin David Sandall Roger Angel Ron Kiver

From the Province of Buckinghamshire

M.E. Grand Superintendent 3rd Provincial Grand Principal Past Grand Superintendent

E. Comp. John Keeble E. Comp. Richard Reano E. Comp. Richard Neale

From the Province of Wiltshire

M.E. Grand Superintendent Deputy Grand Superintendent 2nd Provincial Grand Principal Provincial Grand Scribe Ezra

E. Comp. E. Comp. E. Comp. E. Comp. 14

John Reid Colin Cheshire Simon Ellingham Vince Delderfield


From the Province of South Wales M.E. Grand Superintendent

E. Comp.

Gerald Rowbottom

Deputy Grand Superintendent

E. Comp.

Hugh Thomas

Provincial Grand Principal

E. Comp.

Philip Aubrey

3rd Provincial Grand Principal

E. Comp.

Peter Jones

Provincial Grand Scribe Ezra

E. Comp.

Ben Gait

Past Deputy Grand Superintendent.

E. Comp.

Colin Weatherall

2

nd

From the Province of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire M.E. Grand Superintendent

E. Comp.

Michael Holland

Deputy Grand Superintendent

E. Comp.

Ray Bennett

Provincial Grand Principal

E. Comp.

David Ford

3 Provincial Grand Principal

E. Comp.

David Mason

Provincial Grand Scribe Ezra

E. Comp.

Bob Stacey

Provincial Grand D. of C.

E. Comp.

Godfrey Hannam

Past Grand Superintendent

E. Comp.

Graham King

Past Deputy Grand Superintendent

E. Comp.

Tony Stock

M.E. Grand Superintendent

E. Comp.

Barry Woodside

Provincial Grand Scribe Ezra

E. Comp.

Tony Beaumont

Provincial Grand D. of C.

E. Comp.

Christopher Moore

Past Grand Superintendent

E. Comp.

John Bennett

Past Deputy Grand Superintendent

E. Comp.

Robert Moore

Past Deputy Grand Superintendent

E. Comp.

Alan Holton

Past 3rd Provincial Grand Principal

E. Comp.

Stephen Gale

E. Comp.

David Parslow

M.E. Grand Superintendent

E. Comp.

John Phenix

Provincial Grand D. of C.

E. Comp.

Tim Jones

2

nd rd

From the Province of Somerset

rd

Past 3 Provincial Grand Principal From the Province of Worcestershire

From the Province of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Deputy Grand Superintendent

E. Comp.

Colin Upton

3rd Provincial Grand Principal

E. Comp.

David Gosney

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From the Province of Bristol

2nd Provincial Grand Principal

E. Comp. Richard Lewis

Past Grand Superintendent

E. Comp. Alan Vaughan

From the Province of Monmouthshire

3rd Provincial Grand Principal

E. Comp. John Judd

Provincial Grand Scribe Ezra

E. Comp. Clive Lamb

Past Deputy Grand Superintendent

E. Comp. Robert Arundel

Past

2nd

Provincial Grand Principal

E. Comp. Dr. Robert Fountain

From the Province of Berkshire

Past Grand Superintendent

E. Comp. Ken Benford

From the Province of Warwickshire

Past Grand Superintendent

E. Comp. John Saint

Past Deputy Grand Superintendent

E. Comp. John Handley

From the Province of Shropshire

Past Grand Superintendent

E. Comp. Peter Taylor

Deputy Grand Superintendent

E. Comp. David Kettle

From Metropolitan Grand Chapter

2nd Metropolitan Grand Principal

E. Comp. Patrick Penny

From the Province of West Wales

Past Provincial Grand Scribe Ezra

E. Comp. Norman Leah

From Devonshire – The Holy Royal Arch

Past Grand Superintendent

E. Comp. Christopher Pengelly

Past Deputy Grand Superintendent.

E. Comp. Brian Meldon

Past Deputy Grand Superintendent

E. Comp. Terry Downe

Past

3rd

Provincial Grand Principal

E. Comp. Tony Moore

Past

3rd

Provincial Grand Principal

E. Comp. Jeff Bailey

Past

3rd

Provincial Grand Principal

E. Comp. Kevin Hurley 16


From the Province of Devonshire – The Craft The Provincial Grand Master

E. Comp. Ian Kingsbury

Deputy Provincial Grand Master

E. Comp. Nick Ball

Assistant Prov. Grand Masters:

E. Comp. Peter Keaty

Assistant Prov. Grand Masters:

E. Comp. Charlie Yelland

Provincial Grand Secretary

E. Comp. Richard Ebrey

Past Provincial Grand Master

E. Comp. Michael Penny

Mark Master Masons

Deputy Provincial Grand Master

E. Comp. David Purdie

Provincial Grand Secretary

E. Comp. Christopher Elliott

President of The General Board

E. Comp. Peter Hawken

[Who is also Deputy Grand Sovereign, The Masonic and Military Order of the Red Cross of Constantine] Provincial Priory of Knights Templar and Priory of Malta

Provincial Prior

E. Comp. Richard Thomas

The Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests, South West District Grand Superintendent

E. Comp. Dr. Warner Barton

The Royal Order of Scotland – Devon and Cornwall Provincial Grand Master

E. Comp. Ian Hudson

The Masonic and Military Order of the Red Cross of Constantine - Devon & Cornwall

Intendant-General

E. Comp. Richard Lucas

Grand Priory of Knights Beneficent of the Holy City, Prefecture of Avalon Past Regional Grand Prefect

E. Comp. Keith Jackson

Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia, Province of South West Counties Chief Adept

E. Comp. Kieran Hughes 17


And approximately 400 Grand Officers, Provincial Grand Officers, Excellent Companions and Companions from Devonshire and other Provinces, the names of whom have all been recorded in the attendance register. The Deputy Grand Superintendent E. Comp. J.D. Sevieri, PGSwdB., accompanied by the Past Deputy Grand Superintendents, E. Comps. B.H. Meldon, PGSwdB, and T.H.G. Downe, PGSwdB, together with the Past 3rd Provincial Grand Principals, E. Comps. I.A. Moore, PAGSoj, J.J. Bailey, PAGSoj, and K.G.S. Hurley, PGStB entered in procession and took their seats. The 1st Principals (or their representatives) from the Chapters in the Province processed into the auditorium and took their seats. The invited Distinguished Guests from neighbouring Provinces processed into the auditorium and they too took their seats. The Grand Superintendent accompanied by Officers of Supreme Grand Chapter and the Provincial Grand Officers processed into the hall and took their seats. The Grand Superintendent assisted by the Provincial Grand Principals opened Provincial Grand Chapter in due form. The Grand Superintendent stated that the Province had suffered the sad loss 28 Companions during the past year and then asked the Provincial Grand Scribe Ezra to read out their names to the assembled Companions. The 3rd Provincial Grand Principal, E. Comp. S.P. Joint, PGStB, then led the assembled Companions in prayer to departed merit.

The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent was pleased to receive the Third Grand Principal, M.E. Comp. Gareth Jones O.B.E., accompanied by the Grand Standard Bearer, E. Comp. Jim Mitchell, Acting DGDC, and attending Grand and Past Grand Superintendents. The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent then proffered his sceptre to the Third Grand Principal, who thanked him for the courtesy shown to the office he is privileged to hold but returned it to him so that he could continue with the business of the Convocation. The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent warmly welcomed the Distinguished Guests of the Province, introducing them individually and concluded by inviting the assembled Devonshire Companions to give them all a very special Devonshire welcome. The Roll of Provincial Grand Officers was called. The Roll of Provincial Grand Chapters was called. The Minutes of the last Convocation held on Saturday, 10th November 2018, which had been circulated to all companions, were Accepted and Adopted on the proposition of E. Comp. J. Pritchard, seconded by E. Comp S.R. Vosper. There were no matters arising from those Minutes The circulated Report of the Provincial Grand Scribe Ezra was Accepted and Adopted on the proposition of E. Comp. J. Lynes, seconded by E. Comp K.J. Kilvert.

The Provincial Accounts, having been circulated, were Accepted and Adopted on the proposition of E. Comp. D. Challis, seconded by E. Comp G.M. Peard. 18


Pursuant to a Notice of Motion, the Provincial Treasurer, E. Comp. Conrad Donaldson, PGStB, proposed that, in compliance with Provincial By-Law No. 9, the Annual Dues be increased to £7.00 per member from 1st July 2020. The proposition was seconded by the Provincial Scribe Ezra, E. Comp. A.J. Parker, PGStB. The proposition was carried. Excellent Companion C.A. Donaldson, PGStB, of the Chapter of Union No. 444, being the only nomination for Provincial Grand Treasurer, was declared re-elected for the ensuing year. Excellent Companion P.M.A. Bartlett, FCA., PPGSN., of the Chapter of Union No. 444 and Excellent Companion M.G. Walker, PPGSN., of the Chapter of Perseverance No. 164, being the only nominations, were declared the Account Examiners for the ensuing year. The Grand Superintendent warmly thanked the examiners for their services during the past year. The Third Grand Principal addressed the Convocation. The Grand Superintendent confirmed and re-appointed E. Comp. Paul Ivor Hughes, PGStB as the 2nd Provincial Grand Principal and E. Comp. Stephen Paul Joint, PGStB, as the 3rd Provincial Grand Principal. After re-affirming his previous obligation, E. Comp. Christopher Aubrey Roach, PGSwdB was re-appointed, by The Grand Superintendent, as the Deputy Grand Superintendent. The Grand Superintendent Appointed and/or Invested the Provincial Grand Officers for the ensuing year, and also conferred Promotion and Past Rank on certain Companions. The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent addressed the Convocation: Companions, I welcome you all here today and thank you for your support on this wonderful occasion. I have already welcomed all our distinguished guests who are each very special friends. I do thank most sincerely our M E Third Grand Principal, in allowing time within his very busy schedule for once again coming to Devonshire. It has been our pleasure to welcome you once again. You are always welcome Sir. Thank you. My thanks also go to the acting Grand Director of Ceremonies, E. Comp. Jim Mitchell. We hope that you too, have enjoyed your visit. On behalf of all the Companions of Devonshire, I truly mean it when I say to all our Companions, the friendship and Companionship of our guests is much treasured. We thank you all for travelling so many miles to be with us. Once again can I ask Devonshire to show our appreciation for your support. To those who have just been appointed and promoted to their Provincial Ranks, it has been a pleasure to invest you with your new offices. All the Companions in your Chapters and beyond will be looking to you to set high standards in all you do. I look forward to your company this year. I will be watching as well. No pressure. Many Congratulations to you all. A massive thank you must go to all those active officers who have just completed their term of office. I congratulate them on the happy and wonderful manner in which they have performed their duties. Like all active officers over the years, they have been everywhere around the Province. I know that they have gained much from their term of office and have made many new friendships. Companions don’t let it stop here.

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At the April convocation of Supreme Grand Chapter, it was a delight for me to see E. Comps. Shaun Crannis, Conrad Donaldson and Steve Joint being appointed to Past Grand Standard Bearers in Supreme Grand Chapter, and also E. Comp. Peter Hawken being promoted to Past Assistant Grand Sojourner. Our sincere congratulations to them all. Let me say once again, to all Grand Officers, I look forward to seeing you in support of the Province on a regular basis please, otherwise I miss your Companionship. My most grateful thanks go to the Second and Third Provincial Grand Principals, E. Comp. Paul Hughes and E. Comp. Steve Joint, for your support and help over the last 12 months. It is much appreciated. Thank you. My most grateful thanks go to E. Comp John Sevieri who has stepped down from office today. I thank John for all he has done for Royal Arch Masonry for many years, as my Director of Ceremonies, as a Principal of the Province, and as my friend. Thank you. My grateful thanks go to my Scribe Ezra, E. Comp Tony Parker, for all his hard work conducted during the year. He has been, and still is, a superb Scribe. I also thank him for his organisation of today with the assistance of my Assistant Scribe Ezra, E. Comp. Richard Spencer who I also thank. Tony’s patience knows no bounds. I am a hard task master; today has been another superb day and my sincere thanks to you and your team. Tony, you can sleep well tonight. Also, many thanks go to many Companions; to my Director of Ceremonies E. Comp. Simon Wills and his team for all their hard work to ensure the ceremonial has run well today; to my old and new Janitors, E. Comps. Roger Smith and Mike Lock and their band of helpers for all their hard work; to my Treasurer, E. Comp, Conrad Donaldson, who has worked so hard and to all the Stewards who will be breaking down the Chapter with the Janitor. Please! The last 12 months have been busy, with the re-launch of the Chapter Representative initiative, with those representatives now being called ‘Chapter Liaison Officers’, with the full and grateful received support of our PGM. Under the management of E. Comp. Jeff Bailey, this re-launch needs all Lodges to reply. I ask, that if your Lodge has not yet appointed such an officer, that you Companions put yourselves forward for this most important position in Pure Ancient Masonry. The demonstration teams for “Talking Heads” are being well received, with the demonstration being conducted in Craft Lodges. Use them, Companions, within your Lodges. A new demonstration called “In Camera”, delivered in Chapters, is also now available. These demonstrations provide further education and knowledge of the HRA. They will help to answer the question of why all Brethren should become Companions, when ready, as their next step in Pure Ancient Masonry as set down by our processors in 1813. If you wish to become part of the teams, please advise the Province. You will be warmly welcomed. I strongly recommend to all Chapters consideration to using the guidance of the Membership Pathway, to help in attracting and maintaining memberships. It does provide sound guidance. Solomon, the online Education program is also being well received and I highly recommend it for study by all Companions. My team of advisors, in respect to our approach to Prostate Cancer, have been invaluable in their guidance. E. Comps. Bob Munro, Peter Lucas, Keith Meager, David Bennett and Companion Dr Leo Clarke, have worked hard with a positive strategy. We have had issues as to the right course of action, but we are getting there. We hope to announce good news in the new year. However, our message is quite clear. If you have any doubts or concerns that you feel are not quite right, GO AND SEE YOU DOCTOR. Do not bury your head in the sand. Better to be safe than sorry. Please do not be embarrassed. We want you well. Companions, I have always tried to convey the need for true Companionship in every sense of the word. We should care for one another. We should be kind and support each other at all times. Remember that, around a sacred altar, you have voluntarily and solemnly vowed to befriend and relieve with unhesitating cordiality every friend or brother who may require your assistance; that you have promised to remind him in the most gentle manner of his failings. 20


All freemasons are Brothers, but not all Brothers are Companions. To be a Companion is something special, a special feeling we have when we are together. The next step in Pure Ancient Freemasonry after being raised, is the Royal Arch, but only when a Brother is ready to take that important step. As Companions I ask you to care and guide our Brethren who have yet to take that step. We are all in this together. There is no us, no them, only us. Finally, Companions, I make no apology in thanking all of you for your support, your kindness and your companionship during the years I have been privileged to be your Grand Superintendent. Devonshire is a superb Province and you are wonderful Companions. To be A Companion is special. You are all special. You are Companions. Please, always remember the words, which I have said so often, and if you wish, say them with me today. “Freemasonry is meant to be enjoyed, not endured.” May peace be with you all. The address was received with acclaim and the Companions stood and gave their most generous applause. …………………………………………. To consider any other competent business: The Provincial Grand Scribe Ezra confirmed that he had no further competent business to be considered. During the singing of the closing hymn, alms were collected amounting to £1698.31 Provincial Grand Chapter was then closed in due form at 4.45 pm., after which the first verse of the National Anthem was sung.

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Ancient and Honourable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons PROVINCIAL GRAND CHAPTER OF DEVONSHIRE SUPREME DEGREE OF THE HOLY ROYAL ARCH E. Comp. Simon W. Rowe; The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent

OFFICERS APPOINTED AT TORQUAY ON 9th NOVEMBER 2019 E. Comp. J.D. Sevieri, PGStB; Deputy Grand Superintendent E. Comp. P.I. Hughes, PGStB; 2nd Provincial Grand Principal E. Comp. S.P. Joint, PGStB; 3rd Provincial Grand Principal

Excellent Companion:A.J. Parker, PGStB

Chapter 1255

Rank Grand Scribe Ezra

4, The Green, Higher St. Budeaux, Plymouth, PL5 2HN R.B. Smith

112

Grand Scribe Nehemiah

C.A. Donaldson

444

Grand Treasurer

N.T. Golder

303

Grand Registrar

S.N. Wills

1402

G.S. Rowe

159

Grand Sword Bearer

M.J. Richardson

112

Deputy Grand D of C

S. Hamilton

70

Deputy Grand D of C

S.P. Shaw

710

Deputy Grand D of C

R.C. Munro, PGStB

847

Grand Almoner

P.A. Lucas

710

Grand Charity Steward

D.A. Walker

954

Grand Sojourner

P.J. Southcott M.J. Rodd

Grand Director of Ceremonies

1753

1st Assistant Grand Sojourner

70

2nd Assistant Grand Sojourner

R.W. Spencer

156

Assistant Grand Scribe Ezra

M.J. Bulley

159

Grand Standard Bearer

R.J. Searle

282

Grand Standard Bearer

G.W.P. Nolan

1099

Grand Standard Bearer

P.J. Burridge

6129

Grand Standard Bearer

J.E.R. Redman

1099

Grand Organist

A.P. Garrity

1125

Assistant Grand D of C

S. Marshall

3251

Assistant Grand D of C

T.J.H. Coleridge

9250

Assistant Grand D of C

J.L. Page

112

Grand Steward

A. Blamey

156

Grand Steward

G.D. Beasley

223

Grand Steward

C.J. Dulling

1247

Grand Steward

I.D. Baldry

1255

Grand Steward

N.P. Williams

2595

Grand Steward

D.J. Prouse

3483

Grand Steward

S.W. West

4782

Grand Steward

M.J. Locke

112

Grand Janitor

22


First Appointment to Past Rank OFFICERS APPOINTED AT TORQUAY ON 9th NOVEMBER 2019

Past Provincial Grand Sojourner S. Steven Fletcher N.A. Neil Room-Doubleday

Elliott Chapter Jordan Chapter

Past Provincial Assistant Grand Sojourner C.T. Christopher Wood Pleiades Chapter Past Provincial Grand Standard Bearer A. Adrian Cotter R.L Richard Nunn K.G. Kevin Lewis # S.J. Steven Robertson C. Cornelious Murphy A.B. Andrew Gillies R. Roger Lewis J.W. John Crofts I.D. Ian Jenkins

Chapter of Fidelity Chapter of Loyalty and Virtue Chapter of Virtue Devon Chapter Sir Francis Drake Chapter Queen Victoria Chapter Maristow Chapter Royal Naval Chapter Vale of Haldon Chapter

Past Provincial Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies Chapter of Friendship G.T. Gordon Marchall Chapter of Harmony P.J. Philip Hawkins St Aubyn Chapter J.H.R. John Barnard Brent Chapter B.D.J. Benjamin Weedon St George Chapter T. Terence Barnes Chapter of St Mary

1205 1402 710 230 251 #494 1138 2649 2655 2725 3337 7949

*372 954 *1284 2025 5148

Promotions to Past Rank OFFICERS APPOINTED AT TORQUAY ON 9th NOVEMBER 2019

John

Hunter

Britannia Chapter

4099

P.D. B.E.

Peter Barry Christopher

Wilkins Sawden Lawrence

P. D.N. B.E. D.A.J. N.D. M.A.W. H.R. G.R.E. R.J. I.M.R. R.N. V.S. F.H. M.A.W. J.H. R.G. R.A. R.H.

Paul Dennis Brian David Neil Michael Howard Gilbert Richard Ian Robert Victor Frank Michael John Ronald Richard Roger

Bradfield Langmead Dalton Ray # Price Rice Rees Coles Cridge Hudson Clarke McGinnes Corbridge Prince Meek Gerry Feather Wigfall

St John the Baptist Chapter St John's Chapter Harmony Chapter Chapter of Fidelity True Love and Unity Chapter Chapter of Loyalty and Virtue Bedford Chapter Benevolent Chapter St John's Chapter Chapter of Harmony Chapter of Harmony Benevolence Chapter Chapter of Virtue Devon Chapter Elliott Chapter Unity Chapter Dundas Chapter St George Chapter Trinity Chapter St Swithun Chapter St Swithun Chapter Dartmoor Chapter

39 70 156 230 248 251 282 #303 328 372 372 489 494 1138 1205 1247 1255 2595 3495 3483 3483 4604

Companion below PZ * Deceased # 23


Promotions to Past Rank..cont OFFICERS APPOINTED AT TORQUAY ON 9th NOVEMBER 2019

Past Provincial Grand Registrar M.L. Michael Yoe J. John Chapman M.J. Mark Lewis J. John Davies D.J. J.T. R.F. J.E. G.J. B.E. D.R. A.V.G. C.V. R.P.

David Joseph Richard John Gary Bryan Dennis Anthony Charles Roger

Farley Leigh Harrison Bellamy Auger Carson Thorpe Wilkins Durkin Hutchins

Past Provincial Grand Sword Bearer C.J.B. Christopher Methven T.A. Thomas Davidson B.J. Barry Atrill D.J. C.J. A.C. P.R.J. B.A. R.E.

David Christopher Andrew Paul Barrington Robert

Baker Button-Stephens Blackmore White Sowden Smith

V.W. G.J. M.

Vallance Gregory Malcolm

Richards Osborne Gorst

M. T.A.

Michael Terrance Ian

Northmore Deer Burchell

M. P.J. B. A.J.

Mark Peter Brian Alan

Swain Woodley Ludford Salsbury

Past Provincial Grand Sojourner R. Robert Owen P.C. Peter Bailey M.G. Martin Westaway P.R. Philip Collins

St John's Chapter Chapter of Fortitude Chapter of Fortitude Harmony Chapter Chapter of Sincerity Chapter of Concord True Love and Unity Chapter Bedford Chapter Chapter of Virtue St Peter's Chapter Duncombe Chapter Chapter of Obedience Sir Joshua Reynolds Chapter Chapter of St Mary Chapter Devon and Somerset Farmers

70 105 105 156 189 223 248 282 494 1125 1486 1753 4782 5148 9250

Sun Chapter Chapter of Friendship Chapter of Friendship Chapter of Loyalty and Virtue Pleiades Chapter Fortescue Chapter Erme Chapter Elms-Huyshe Chapter Unity Chapter St George Chapter Trinity Chapter Newton Chapter Vale of Haldon Chapter Petitor Chapter Meridian Chapter

106 202 202 710 847 1091 1099 1247 2025 6129 7949 8234

Chapter of Fidelity Devon Chapter Torbay Chapter Duncombe Chapter Sir Francis Drake Chapter Queen Victoria Chapter Sir Joshua Reynolds Chapter Petitor Chapter

230 1138 1358 1486 2649 2655 4782 8234

Brunswick Chapter Fortescue Chapter Devon Chapter Maristow Chapter

159 847 1138 2725

Companion below PZ * Deceased # 24


M.E. GRAND SUPERINTENDENT’S CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE TO ROYAL ARCH MASONRY 1993

1994

1995

E. Comp A. King

PPGSN

70

E. Comp. J.R. Vooght

PPGSN

251

E. Comp. M.W. Lane

PPGSN

2595

E. Comp. C. Hollick

PPGSN

1247

Comp. S. Wilde

PPAGDC

3251

Comp. C.A. Crocker

PPGStB

3483

E. Comp. G.F. Milford

PPGSN

39

E. Comp. G.T. Carter

PPGSN

230 & 2655

E. Comp. G.W. Spencer

PPGSN

1284

2004

2005

2006

E. Comp. F.H. Wheeler

PPGSN

E. Comp. C. Harvey

PPGSN

223

E. Comp. M.G. Anderson

PPGSN

4099

E. Comp. W.J. Wallace

PPGSN

248

E. Comp. L.G. Knight

PPGSN

494

E. Comp. T.W. Gilson

PPGSN

3251

E. Comp. J.M. Vooght

PPGSN

251

E. Comp. P.J. Crook

PPGSN

372

E. Comp. A.S. Moody

PPGSN

E. Comp. R.D. Shobbroock 1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

E. Comp. B.C.R. Parr

PPGSN

70

E. Comp. M.A. Perring

PPGSN

710

E. Comp. C.W. Wood

PPGSN

1284

E. Comp. P.R.H. Thompson

PPGSN

39

E. Comp. J. Pengelly

PPGSN

106

E. Comp. J.C. Jones

PPGSN

2025

E. Comp. J.T. Mills

PPGSN

1247

E. Comp. T. Kennard

PPGSN

248

E. Comp. A.P. Woolard

PPGSN

3483

E. Comp. G.E. Cowd

PGStB

372

E. Comp. C.F. Gray

PPGSN

2665

E. Comp. F.B. Dawe

PPGSN

282

E. Comp. A.W. Lemon

PPGSN

372

Comp. N. Western

PPAGDC

710

PPGSN

1486

E. Comp. F.J. Ball

2001

2002

2007

2008

2009

2010

E. Comp. L.W.F. Gutsell

PPGSN

489

E. Comp. D.H. Staddon

PPGSN

1135

E. Comp. F.J.W. Hodgson

PPGSN

2649

E. Comp. R.S. Horswell

PPGSN

328

E. Comp. F.P. Furneaux

PPGSN

2655

E. Comp. W.J. Chubb

PPGSN

3251

E. Comp. F.H. Clarkson

PPGSN

494

E. Comp. B.T. Dart

PPGSN

248

E. Comp. B.C. Tettmar

PPGSN

1402

E. Comp. K.G.N. Maunder

PPGSN

328

E. Comp. W.E. Drake

PPGSN

1009

E. Comp. E.P. Hookway

PPGSN

3251 4782

E. Comp. K.E. Winfield

PPGSN

1284

E. Comp. A.G. Cox

PPGSN

2595

E. Comp. R.M. Goss

PPGSN

4782

E. Comp. K. Springthorpe

PPGReg

106

E. Comp. A.J. Coomber

PPGSN

189

E. Comp. M.F. Ash

PPGSN

4782

E. Comp. D.I. Knutton

PPGSN

1402

E. Comp. R.W. Lillicrap

PPGSN

3337

E. Comp. A.C.T. Coombes

PPGSN

4782

E. Comp. M.J.U. Lyons

PPGSN

39

E. Comp. R.W. Preston

PPGSN

159

E. Comp. L.J. Leyman

PPGSN

39

E. Comp. A.F. Buttall

PPGSN

156

E. Comp. W. Bond

PPGSN

248

E. Comp. H.W. Parsons

PPGSN

1135

E. Comp. P.A. Bowden

PPAGSE

39

E. Comp. D.C. Lown

PPGSN

202

E. Comp. J.G. Gibson

PPGSN

1125

E. Comp. F.W. Fursman

PPGSN

1284

E. Comp. G. Trethewey

PPGSN

251

E. Comp. A.E. Davis

PPGSN

1284

E. Comp. R.G. Copp

PPGSN

489

E. Comp. J.M. Tregoning

PPGSN

2025

E. Comp. W.H. Hutchinson

PPGReg

2595

2013

2014

2015 2003

954

5148

E. Comp. E.T. Latter 2011

189

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PROVINCIAL GRAND SCRIBE EZRA - ANNUAL REPORT - November 2019 Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, Excellent Companions and Companions, I have pleasure in submitting for your consideration and approval my Annual Report on the activities of the Holy Royal Arch in the Province of Devonshire during the past year. This year has been an eventful year for the Holy Royal Arch in Devonshire. The ‘Talking Heads’ teams have been busy giving several presentations of the ‘playlet’ developed to introduce Craft masons to the Royal Arch. They have been well received by Lodges. In my report of last year, I mentioned a visit to Devonian Chapter of First Principals by a team from Metropolitan Grand Chapter who performed their playlet ‘In Camera’. Created to help companions develop a greater understanding of the Royal Arch, the event was so well received that again, under the management of E. Comps John Sevieri and Gerald Watson, teams have been formed to present the ‘playlet’ to Chapters in the Province. If your Chapter has room in its calendar during the coming years, send an email to either John or Gerald and a team can be arranged to attend your Chapter. During the year, the ‘Provincial Team’ led by the Grand Superintendent has conducted two Exaltation Ceremonies on behalf of Chapters. In June, Companion Mark Andrew Willetts was Exalted in Pleiades Chapter No. 710 and in October, Companion Peter Timothy Bull was Exalted in Jordan Chapter No. 1402. On each occasion the team of Active Provincial Officers performed their parts admirably and the Exaltees were treated to ceremonies which will for ever be etched in their minds. Our congratulations go to all those Active Officers who took part. In April, at the Annual Investiture held in London, four of our Companions received Appointment or Promotion in Supreme Grand Chapter. Our congratulations go to E. Comp Peter Hawken on his promotion to Past Assistant Grand Sojourner and E. Comps Shaun Crannis, Conrad Donaldson and Stephen Joint, on their appointments as Past Grand Standard Bearers. Nearly 50 Companions of the Province made the long journey to London to support those receiving preferment and enjoy the spectacle. The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent and members of the Principalship have, between them, been present at every Installation Convocation. They have been delighted by the support given to them, and to the Chapters, by the Grand and Active Provincial Officers. Some travelled great distances across Devon to attend. On behalf of the Province, I would like to thank them all for their outstanding commitment and support throughout the year. The companionship we and they have shared has been very rewarding. The membership of our order remains at 36% of Craft Brethren within the Province. New data available from Adelphi indicates that this figure has been constant for several years. So, it is still the case that two out of every three Brethren in our Province are not yet enjoying the companionship of Royal Arch Masonry. The good news is that most Chapters within the Province have Exalted new Companions this year. In fact, the Province has seen ’double’ exaltations for the first time in many years. To boost their recruitment, many Chapters have organised evenings 26


within temples where brethren of local Lodges are invited to attend a question and answer event and be given a presentation of the themes of Royal Arch Masonry. The initiative has had some success, with participating Chapters reporting membership increases as a result. The small amount of good news is tempered by the loss, to the Grand Chapter above, of 28 of our companions. The majority of them succumbed to ‘Old Father Time’ having given a considerable number of years of service to Royal Arch Freemasonry in Devonshire. It is interesting to note that, between them, they were Royal Arch masons for nearly 700 years. That is service! As stated in previous reports, my role within the Province is made easier by the forbearance of the ‘Grand Sanhedrin’, and by the many Companions who offer their help and advice when needed. Their unwavering support makes a real difference in the day to day functioning of my job. I thank them wholeheartedly. I give particular thanks to my Assistant Scribe Ezra, Richard Spencer, for his efforts on behalf of the Province and to the Provincial Grand Treasurer, Conrad Donaldson, who is, as always, a joy to work with and integral to the administration of the Province. I give thanks to my many helpers at our Annual Convocation; they continue to give of their time to ensure the meeting runs as smoothly as it does. There are too many to mention; they all know who they are. They have my grateful thanks and I look forward to working with them once again this year. Once again, I end my report by offering my thanks to the Scribe’s Ezra of the Chapters in our Province. They work diligently on behalf of their Chapter and continue to be of great help to me. I look forward to working with them again in the coming years. I look forward to the coming year and, once again, wish you all good health to enjoy your Royal Arch Freemasonry to the full.

Anthony J. Parker Provincial Grand Scribe Ezra

1st November 2019

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Toast List Revised from 9th November 2019

THE QUEEN AND ROYAL ARCH MASONRY The Most Excellent First Grand Principal His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, KG, GCMG, GCVO, ADC.

The Most Excellent Pro First Grand Principal Peter Geoffrey Lowndes To be

The Most Excellent Second Grand Principal Russell John Race, DL.

given as

The Most Excellent Third Provincial Grand Principal Gareth Jones, OBE

TOAST

ONE

And the rest of the Grand Officers, Present and Past

The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent Excellent Companion Simon W. Rowe

The Deputy Grand Superintendent Excellent Companion Christopher A. Roach, PGSwdB

To be

The Second Provincial Grand Principal Excellent Companion Paul I. Hughes, PGStdB

given as

The Third Provincial Grand Principal Excellent Companion Stephen P. Joint , PGStdB

TOAST

And the rest of the Provincial Grand Officers Present and Past

The Principals of The Chapter etc

The Honorifics should be omitted when Proposing The Toast Please Note: ‘PRO’ is NOT an abbreviation of ‘Provincial’

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Province of Devonshire

ROLL OF CHAPTERS For the dates of Chapter meetings and other details please see the Calendar and the following pages

No

Chapter

Town

39 70 105 106 112 156 159 164 189 202 223 230 248 251 282 303 328 372 444 489 494 710 797 847 954 1091 1099 1125 1135 1138 1205 1247 1255 1284 1358 1402 1486 1753 2025 2595 2649 2655 2725 3251 3337 3483 3924 4099 4604 4782 5148 6129 7949 8234 9249 9250 9558 9653

St. John the Baptist St. John Fortitude Sun St. George Harmony Brunswick Perseverance Sincerity Friendship Concord Fidelity Tue Love and Unity Loyalty and Virtue Bedford Benevolent St. John Harmony Union Benevolence Virtue Pleiades Hauley Fortescue St. Aubyn Erme Elms Huyshe St. Peter’s Davie Devon Elliott Unity Dundas Brent Torbay Jordan Duncombe Obedience St. George Trinty Sir Francis Drake Queen Victoria Maristow Lyn Royal Naval St. Swithun Devonshire Prov. Grand Stewards’ Britannia Dartmoor Sir Joshua Reynolds St. Mary Newton Vale of Haldon Petitor Devonian First Principals Devon & Somerset Farmers Louis Marchesi Meridian

Exeter Plymouth, Stoke Plymouth, St. Budeaux Exmouth Exeter Plymouth, St. Budeaux Plymouth, Stoke Sidmouth Plymouth, St. Budeaux Devonport Plymouth, Crownhill Plymouth, St. Budeaux Brixham Barnstaple Tavistock Teignmouth Torquay, Park Hill Road Budleigh Salterton Starcross Bideford Axminster Totnes Dartmouth Honiton Plymouth, Stoke Ivybridge Plympton Tiverton Ilfracombe Newton Abbot Plymouth, Citadel Road Plymouth, St. Budeaux Plymouth, Citadel Road Topsham Paignton Torquay Tor Hill Road Kingsbridge Okehampton Plymouth, Oreston South Brent Plymouth, North Hill Plymouth, St. Budeaux Plympton Lynton Plymouth, Citadel Road Holsworthy Plymouth, Citadel Road Plymouth, St. Budeaux South Brent Plympton St. Marychurch, Torquay Newton Abbot Dawlish Torquay, Tor Hill Road, Okehampton Uffculme Uffculme Sidmouth

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Date of Charter

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