Inspector General's Xmas Message 2019

Dear Brethren,

As we approach the end of another wonderful year together we know the District is in good heart, thanks to you all.

My District Recorder, Ill Bro. Ian Fothergill, 31o  has taken positive steps during the year to seek to further develop our lines of communication.

In September we held our first District Seminar, which allowed us to discuss and gain positive steps to encourage new members to join us. We have issued the 1st Edition of the "District Diary", which will be published twice yearly, and sent to all Chapter Recorders for onward transmission to you all. (The 2nd Edition has just been published!). Ian has also spent time developing our website and it is at its best.

In November we celebrated St. Agnes Chapter's 75th Anniversary and we have seen the introduction of two MWS banners, hopefully to be dedicated by the Supreme Council in the New Year.

We have conducted the very very rare presentation of three  50 years of Service Certificates to V. Ill. Bro. Dr. H. John White, 33o Ill. Bro. Alan Jinks 31o    Ill. Bro. Lawrence Talbot, 31 and had four promotions to the 31 . We have also welcomed twelve new members to the Order, absolutely superb.

At this time especially we turn our thoughts to those who we have lost and will see no more, but we can be strong in the knowledge that they will be close to us and in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

As we celebrate Christmas, the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, let us hope that peace can prevail throughout the world, always remembering that the greatest book on earth says: "If you love my Son he will love you."

As most of you will probably know I will be stepping down at the end of January after nearly eight joyful years as your Inspector General. The support, experience and gratitude I have received on the journey has been the climax and pinnacle of my Masonic career. I THANK YOU ALL xxx.

Finally may I together with my wife Patricia, my DR, Ian Fothergill and his wife Irene, wish all of you and your families a very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful and Healthy New Year.

Yours sincerely & fraternally


V. Ill. Bro. Dr. R. N. Hoare, 33