Inspector General's Summer 2017 Message

Brethren and Princes

We are now at the start of another new season so I ask you attend and support your various Chapters to make 2017/18 a fruitful and memorable year.

As all other Orders we seek candidates who want to join and enjoy our beautiful Christian Order in this the Tercentenary year of Freemasonry and seek solice with fellow Christian Masons.

We started the year with a visit to Cambridge to witness a demonstration of the 9th and 10th degree put on by King Edward Vll Rose Croix Chapter of Improvement. Next year the King Edward Vll Rose Croix Chapter of Improvement will put on a demonstration in Worcestershire, note the date June 6th 2018.

Our Order supported the Tercentenary exhibition to celebrate 300 years of Masonry under the United Grand Lodge of England at both The Masonic Museum and the GuildHall both in Worcester celebrating Freemasonry 1717 - 2017 where we attracted very many visitors many of whom were non Masons.

On the 20th September E & P Gordan Gadd an Octogerian and member of Mitton Lodge No 6904 and St Francis of Assissi RC Chapter No 711 took part in a "Wing Walk" in aid of the Festival 2022 being organised by The Province of Worcestershire. Thank you all who sponsored him and those yet to support his efforts.

Breme Chapter which recently moved from Bromsgrove to Kidderminster which meets twice a year is now a Summer Chapter as is Merston Culy Chapter.

On October 7th the M Ill Bro Guy Elgood (Supreme Council Grand Treasurer) will be in attendance at the Worcestershire Chapter (Past Sovereigns Chapter) No 970 to renew my Patent and I hope we will be supported by all the Sovereigns in the District.

October 2018 marks the centenary of St Nicholas RC Chapter at Kings Heath which will mark a special enthronement for the Chapter.

I offer my congratulations to Ill Bro Colin Wood on receiving his 30th degree on the 18th September and to Ill Bro John Phenix on his promotion to the 31st degree on 2017 and we wish them well.

Richard Hoare 330

Inspector General