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Grand Imperial Conclave Tuesday 5 July 2022

Knights receiving their Grand Rank appointments and promotions were well supported by Lincolnshire Knights at the Annual meeting in Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street. Ill. Kt. Malcolm Bilton and Ill. Kt. Reg Brittan are pictured below in front of the Lincolnshire window. Malcolm received his promotion to Past Grand Chamberlain and Reg his first appointment to active Grand Herald.
 
 
 
 
 
L to R: P.Kt. Michael Lock, Malcolm Bilton, Reg Brittan, Ray Wade, Andrew Pascoe and Mike Allen

An excellent meal followed at the Connaught Rooms which was thoroughly enjoyed by all, as you can see from Malcolm's broad smile!

 Jonathan Roberts found the experience of being photographed by P,Kt. Peter Mason quite amusing!

L to R: Mike Lock, Ray Wade and Reg Brittan

L to R: Ray Wade, Reg Brittan and John Wickes newly-appointed active Grand Senior General

Unfortunely, V.Ill. Kt Barry Topliss and Ill. Kt. Rod Rouse were unable to attend the meeting.

 

Presentation to the Lincs. & Notts. Air Ambulance 

On the 14 June the Deputy Intendant-General, Ill. Kt. Ray Wade, accompanied by his wife, Dorothea, was delighted to present a cheque to Karen Carter, Fund Raising Manager (Lincs.), who expressed her grateful thanks to the Division for the donation. She also offered to entertain a group visit of RCC members to the new station headquarters which had been totally funded by the government and other grant bodies.

 

 

 

Presentation to the RNLI Skegness

 
Ill. Kt. Peter Paige, Divisional Treasurer had the privilege of presenting a cheque for £250 to Alan Fisher, Operations Manager, RNLI, Skegness, on Thursday 9 June 2022. 
 
Peter had a great time being shown around the Lifeboat Station as well as being invited on a tour of the Lifeboat.  

 

Another Charity Donation from the Lincolnshire Pre-loved Regalia Enterprise

A further cheque for £250, given to our Intendant-General from the Pre-loved Regalia Enterprise, was received with great pleasure and also donated to the Grand Sovereign's Care for Children's Fund.  

 

Grand Rank Appointments 2022

 Congratulations to the following worthy Knights on their well-deserved appointments.

These appointments are effective from the 5 July 2022. 

Promotions: 

Ill. Kt. Victor Barry Topliss, P.G.Chamb. to P.G.H.Alm. 

Ill. Kt. Malcolm F. Bilton, P.G.St.B.(L.). to P.G.Chamb. 

Ill. Kt. Rodney Charles Rouse, P.G.St.B.(L.). to P.G.Chamb.

First Appointments: 

P. Kt. Reginald Leslie Brittan, Div.J.G. to Grand Herald. 

 

Letter of thanks from Grand Sovereign

Cliick on this for link to Letter of thanks for donation 2.12.21

Presentation to the Intendant-General

The Intendant-General was delighted to receive a £50 cheque for the Grand Sovereign's Care for Children's Fund from the Provincial Prior, R. E. Kt Malcolm Bilton, who was attending the Heneage Preceptory KT meeting in Grantham with the Provincial Team. 

The Provincial Prior made the donation on behalf of Ivor Hallam and Mark Driffield who now oversee the 'Lincolnshire pre-loved regalia' enterprise, previously managed by the late Ill. Kt. Mel Barrowcliffe.

  

 

End of Suspension of meetings

Please see latest letter in "Messages from the Intendant-General" 

 

Bereavement 

 I am sad to report the passing of Ill. Kt. Maurice Barry Hazelwood, who died on Monday, 17 May aged 88 years.

 Maurice was a member of Tattershall Castle Conclave for 25 years - the last 5 as an Honorary Member. He attained the rank of Past Grand Vice-Chamberlain in 2016. 

He was a much loved and well-respected mason and was active in several Orders. Sadly, he resigned many of his memberships a few years ago because of ill health. 

He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

 

 Grand Conclave Investiture Meeting

Please note that the new date for the above meeting is 12 October 2021 at 12.30pm - Covid restrictions permitting!

 Grand Rank Appointments 2021

Congratulations to the following worthy Knights on their well-deserved appointments and particular congratulations to Terry Pannell on his first appointment to Active Grand Prefect.

It is still possible that there will be an Investiture Meeting this year, however these appointments are effective from the 6 July 2021. 

Promotions:

Ill. Kt. Barry John Humphrey, BEM, P.G.Chamb., P.Dep.I.-G., to P.G.H.Alm.

Ill. Kt. Michael Frank Bull, P.G.Chamb., to P.G.H. Alm.

These two Illustrious Knights now Very Illustrious Knights

First Appointments:

P. Kt. Terence John Pannell, Div.S.G., to G.Pref.

P. Kt. Terence Frederick Aldridge, P.Div.S.G., to P.G.Vice-Chamb. 

 

Presentation to St Andrew's Children's Hospice (Andy's)

The R.Ill. Intendant-General, Steve Roberts and Ill.Kt. Ray Wade, Divisional Recorder, were very pleased to visit St Andrew’s Children’s Hospice (Andy’s) in Grimsby today (20th October) to present a cheque for £2,500 on behalf of the Grand Sovereign’s Care for Children’s Fund.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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July 06, 2022, 13:42
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Christmas Message 2021

13th December 2021

 

W. Kts. all,

As yet another year draws to a close, it is again time for us all to step back and reflect on what for many of us has possibly been a 'non-year' - or has it ?

Yes, we have continued to be under restrictions for a good part of the year and these possibly have put a strain on both work and personal commitments and relationships.

Our Freemasonry continues to be disrupted even now despite the success that we have enjoyed with the vaccine rollout and we unfortunately are still being limited in the chances to share the undoubted fellowship that we experience at our Red Cross meetings.

To add to all that and having perhaps just thought that we were through to the other side, we have recently been hit by the new variant which will only serve to delay the return to 'normality',

Despite all this, I personally managed to attend several meetings of our Conclaves since our return in September and I have to say how pleased I was with respect to the attendances and the general enthusiasm and ambience at those meetings.

It was so uplifting to see the Knights at the meetings, getting back together again in concord and I trust that this will continue as we move forward.

Doubtless there will be a good few new difficulties to contend with and overcome, not least that all Knights will return with confidence but I am sure from what I have seen recently that this will follow in due course.

Let's not also forget the personal highs that we all hopefully have experienced this year — I personally became a grandfather for the first time and it is wonderful to see my grandson wake up in the morning with a smile on his face, which I try to emulate despite the ongoing situation.

Thoughts must go however to those Knights who have perhaps lost loved ones or suffered other personal setbacks during the year — you are m our thoughts and I trust that you are receiving good support from your fellow Knights where needed.

It is of course a time of great hope for us as Christians and central to our belief, so as we approach the festive period, may I wish you and all your loved ones a very happy Christmas and a safe and peaceful new year - despite everything, we have a lot to look forward to. As ever, I look forward to seeing you, all as soon as it is possible,

Very best regards, in Faith Unity & Zeal,

 

 S Roberts