GRAND IMPERIAL CONCLAVE ASSEMBLY 3rd JULY 2018
Lincolnshire was well represented at the Grand Imperial Conclave Assembly held in the Grand Temple, London on Wednesday 3rd July 2018.
Pictured with the Intendant-General R.Ill.Kt. Stephen Roberts are those knights who received their first appointments standing before the Lincolnshire window at Grand Lodge.
Left to right V. Ill. Knight Bryan Robinson, MBE, who received promotion to P.G.H. Chancellor, Ill. Kt. Eric Phipps who received promotion to P.G. Chamberlain, R. Ill. Kt. Steven Roberts, Intendant-General, Ill. Kt. Chris Butt who received promotion to P.G. Orator, Ill. Kt. Terry Walton who received his first appointment to P.G. Prefect and Ill. Kt. Colin Brader who receved his first appointment to P.G. Vice-Chamberlain.
All seen below enjoying the meal at the Connaught Rooms aferwards with other Divisional members.
Ladies' Festival - Friday 15 June 2018
A very enjoyable evening was hosted by our Intendant-General at the annual Ladies' Festival held at The Dower House Hotel, Woodhall Spa. It was very well attended by Knights of the Division, their Ladies and many guests.
Superb entertainment was provided by "The Blighty Belles", who performed songs from the 1940's and 1950's.
Mrs Susan Roberts, wife of the Intendant-General, in replying on behalf of the Ladies,thanked the Hotel for an excellent meal, the guests for supporting the event and the Festival Secretary for organising the evening. She looked forward to the entertainment about to be performed by "The Blighty Belles" seen here with Ill. Kt. Wade.
The evening was a great success
Visit of the Divisional Team to Lindum Colonia Conclave, No. 257 – 21st May 2018
On Monday 21 May 2018, Lindum Colonia Conclave No. 257 in Lincoln received a visit from the Rt. Ill. Intendant-General, R. Ill. Kt. Steve Roberts, and members of the Divisional Team including the Divisional Sepulchre Guard on the occasion of their Appendant Orders meeting to receive and appoint W. Kts. C.P. Burke and D.J. Atkins as Knights of the Holy Sepulchre and of St. John the Evangelist. The Rt. Ill. Intendant General was well supported with the attendance of 18 members of his Divisional Team and 5 members of the Divisional Sepulchre Guard who, with the members of Lindum Colonia Conclave, made a total of some 44 Red Cross Knights in attendance.
They were privileged to witness an excellent Appendant Orders Ceremony for Lindum Colonia’s two newest Knights and the R. Ill. Intendant-General was also privileged to be asked to present G.I.C. Certificates to W. Kts. C. P. Burke and D.J. Atkins.
Replying to his toast at the Festive Board, the Intendant-General reflected not on how lucky and proud he personally felt, principally to be a Freemason, but also to be a member of the Order of the Red Cross of Constantine with the honour and privilege of being the Intendant-General, the icing on the cake.
Congratulating the two candidates and all those who took part in the ceremony, he also noted the excellent attendance and fellowship of the evening and felt that the evening exemplified the spirit of the Order and its members in the Division of Lincolnshire.
Concluding, he commented, "A good ceremony and great friendship at a convivial festive board - what more could we have asked for from a Masonic meeting?"
The R. Ill. Intendant-General with members of his Divisional Team and the M.P.S. Jonathan Lee and Viceroy, Em. Kt. David Gratrick
The R. Ill. Intendant-General with G.I.C. Certificate recipients W. Kts. D.A. Atkins and C. P. Burke
The R. Ill. Intendant-General responds to his toast
Visit by Deputy Intendant-General to Thornholme Conclave, No. 314 – 3 May 2018
The Deputy Intendant-General, Ill. Kt. Barry J Humphrey BEM, P.G. Chamb. paid a return visit to Thornholme Conclave, No. 314 in Scunthorpe on Thursday 3 May 20 having previously visited the Conclave just over six months earlier on Friday 13 October 2017. On this occasion he was privileged to witness a ‘double’ Installation Ceremony of Thornholme’s newest Knights, Comp. Kenneth Fountain of The Isle of Axholme Chapter, No. 1482 and Comp. Trevor Davey of the Chapter of St. John, No. 7840, in the presence of 21 members.
On his previous visit in October 2017 he had witnessed the Installation of Knight Stephen Spavin and so was equally pleased on this occasion to be also asked to present him with his RCC Certificate.
In his response to the toast to the Lincolnshire Division, the Deputy Intendant-General said “It was good to see Thornholme Conclave continuing to succeed in attracting candidates into our wonderful Christian Order with this ‘double’ ceremony tonight and, I understand one, possibly two, further candidates in the pipeline. Thornholme Conclave is in good spirits, having had a very successful 18 months with ceremonies conducted at every meeting and this can only bode well for Red Cross masonry in Lincolnshire”. He also took the opportunity to congratulate Pt. Kt. Terry Walton on his forthcoming first appointment to Grand Imperial Conclave Grand Rank of P. G. Prefect, in recognition of his hard work at both Conclave and Divisional level.
Visit by Deputy Intendant-General to Fryston Conclave, No. 366 - 4 April 2018
On Wednesday 4th April 2018, Fryston Conclave, No. 366, in Louth received an official visit from the Deputy Intendant-General, Ill. Kt. Barry J Humphrey, BEM, P.G.Chamb. His ‘travelling companion’ on this occasion was none other than our R. Ill. Intendant-General, R. Ill. Kt. Steve Roberts, who desperately tried to remain ‘incognito’ all evening, so much so that he ended up standing in as 2nd Lieutenant for part of the ceremony! They were privileged to witness an excellent Appendant Orders Ceremony for Fryston’s newest W. Kt, Keith Hazlewood, and the Deputy Intendant-General was also pleased to be asked to present him with his G.I.C. Certificate.
The Deputy Intendant-General presenting GIC Certificate to W. Kt. Keith Hazlewood
Conclave Members with the Intendant-General and Deputy Intendant-General
Visit by Deputy Intendant-General to Thornholme Conclave, No. 314 - 13 October 2017
The Deputy Intendant-General, Ill. Kt. Barry J Humphrey BEM, P.G. Chamb. Made his official visit to Thornholme Conclave 314 in Scunthorpe on Friday 13th October where he witnessed the Installation Ceremony of Thornholme’s newest Knight, Comp. Stephen Spavin of The Isle of Axholme Chapter, No. 1482 in the presence of 19 members. In his response to the toast to the Lincolnshire Division, the Deputy Intendant-General said “It is pleasing to see Thornholme Conclave in good spirits, having had a very successful year with ceremonies conducted at every meeting” and this can only bode well for Red Cross masonry in Lincolnshire.
He went on to say that “Thornholme Conclave was held in very high regard by the Division as evidenced by the fact that no less than eight of its members are to receive either re-appointments, first appointments or further promotions at Divisional Conclave on 18 November 2017.
Deputy Intendant-General with Thornholme Conclave Members
MPS P. Kt. Colin Markham and Acting Viceroy P. Kt. David Vaillant
Deputy Intendant-General with newest member W.Kt. Stephen Spavin
On Tuesday 5th September 2017, Ancaster Conclave No. 282 in Sleaford received a visit from the Deputy Intendant-General, Ill. Kt. Barry J Humphrey BEM, P.G.Chamb. He witnessed the Installation Ceremony of Ancaster’s newest Knight, Comp. Peter Doyle of Shire Chapter, No. 5610 and was also privileged to be asked to present two G.I.C. Certificates to W. Kts. Jim McQuade and John Baigent.
In his response to the toast to the Lincolnshire Division, the Deputy Intendant-General said “It is pleasing to see Ancaster Conclave on the up with five new Knights having been installed into the Conclave over the past year and, I understand there are two further candidates in the pipeline”.
He went on to say that “Ancaster Conclave is currently setting the bar at a very high level in Lincolnshire Red Cross masonry thanks to the encouragement and enthusiasm of the Most Puissant Sovereign, Pt. Kt. Mike Lock, who had introduced most of the candidates, and, with the full support of all members, this had turned into a splendid all-round team effort”.
Pictured at the Conclave meeting are the Deputy Intendant-General with Ancaster Conclave Officers
The Deputy Intendant-General with the MPS P. Kt. Mike Lock and Viceroy Em. Kt. Peter Daubney
W. Kts. Jim McQuade and John Baigent receiving their GIC certificates
Presentation to 2018 Mark Benevolent Fund Festival
At a recent team meeting of the active Officers of the Mark Masonic Province of Lincolnshire, it was the privilege of our R. Ill. Intendant-General to present a cheque for £315 on behalf of the Knights of the Division, to the R. W. Provincial Grand Master, the Rev. Trevor John Walker, towards the 2018 Mark Benevolent Fund Festival, which is being hosted by the Mark Province of Lincolnshire.
R.W. Bro. Walker - who is our Divisional High Prelate - expressed his grateful thanks to our Intendant-General and commented how this would further strengthen the close relationship that existed between the two Orders.
Presentation to St. Andrew's Children's Hospice
Divisional Recorder, Ill. Kt. Ray Wade, presenting £1,000 cheque from the Grand Sovereign’s Care for Children Fund
to Keegan (aged 1 year) on 10 October 2016 at St Andrew’s Children’s Hospice, Grimsby
Looking on are Leighton (aged 2 years) and Nurse Tracey Wilson
Pictured at the Conclave meeting are the Deputy Intendant-General with
Ancaster Conclave Officers