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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. 


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" 



 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. 


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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Report by Divisional Recorder

Given at Divisional Meeting 20 November 2021

Year ending 31 August 2021


Right Illustrious Intendant-General, I have the pleasure of presenting my short annual report for the year ending 31 August 2021.  At the 1 September 2020 the Division had 204 fee paying Knights and 6 Honorary Members, however, during the year to August 2021 there has been no new Knights admitted owing to the Covid pandemic and sadly 5 members have passed away and 4 members have resigned for personal reasons. This leaves a total fee-paying membership of 195 as at the 1 September 2021.

The Division will be rebuilding it’s recruitment campaign in 2022 and recommending strategies which will be shared with all heads of Conclaves in due course.

Owing to the impact of the Covid pandemic there has been no “face to face” visits by the Executive of the Division.  However,  the Executive have attended local Conclave invites to Zoom business meetings and the Intendant-General and the Deputy Intendant General have between them attended 18 Regional District Divisional Zoom meetings. Since the lifting of the pandemic restrictions a further 8 “face to face” invitations have been received from Regional District Divisions of which 5 have been accepted and attended by the Intendant-General and his Deputy. Between them they spend countless hours travelling and covering many miles around the Country.

The Ladies Night which was scheduled in both 2020 and 2021 at the Dower House Hotel, Woodhall Spa, had to be cancelled owing to  the pandemic however, we shall hopefully be more successful in 2022. In the meantime, we had planned an informal Sunday lunch for members and their partners at the Masonic Centre, Lincoln before Christmas but unfortunately, owing to a 10k road race organised unbeknown on the same day and being prohibited from accessing the Centre other than for emergency purposes until mid afternoon, we had to postpone at the last minute until 2022.

The Division will also be organising in September 2022 a Red Cross Church service to honour the Festival of the Holy Cross, followed by afternoon tea.  Further information on this event will be sent out in 2022.  

Finally, my thanks must go to the Deputy Intendant General who continues to manage and keep the Red Cross website up to date and newsworthy.  I would also like to record my grateful thanks to the  Recorders of the Conclaves in the Lincolnshire Division for their support and assistance during the past year. It hasn’t been a particular easy journey in terms of Conclave administration or on reporting on the Mark Masons Hall information technology provision owing to imposed time lines, however, we are now as a team at long last, moving forward.

Current Conclave Subscribing Members:


Thornton Abbey No 223


Lindum Colonia No 257


Ancaster No 282


Thornholme No 326


Tattershall Castle No 326


Spalding No 346


Fryston No 366


Viceroy No 445



Right Illustrious Intendant-General, my report.



Michael Allen 

Divisional Recorder