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Tue, 28th September 2021

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Sat, 25th September 2021

Super Saturday at St Francis of Assisi 711

What a wonderful event the Enthronement Meeting of St. Francis of Assisi turned out to be. It commenced with a demonstration of all that is good about our Order with an excellent Perfection Ceremony conducted by the MWS, Ill. Bro. Gary Talbot, 30o supported by V. Ill. Bro. Dr. Joseph Marzouk, 33o and Ill Bro Simon Jinks, 30o , overseen by the Acting DC, Ill. Bro. Charles Dyer, 31o . which saw the 89 year old Candidate, W. Bro. Peter L Taylor welcomed into our wonderful Order.

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On completion of the Perfection Ceremony the Chapter then Enthroned V. Ill. Bro. Dr. Richard. N. Hoare, 33o as MWS of this, his Mother Chapter he joined in 1973, and was last the MWS in 1983, V. Ill. Bro. Dr. Joseph F. K. Marzouk, 33o the IG Designate for Worcs., as 1st General and V. Ill. Bro. Stephen W. Fowler, 33o the IG Designate for Warks. as 2nd General. (Unfortunately absent due to family medical problems).

The Meeting was supported by 2 other Inspectors General for the Districts of South Wales and Monmouthshire and Buckinghamshire and there were 1 Past and 3 current District Recorders in support.

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All in all it really was a Super Saturday of Rose Croix Freemasonry.

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Sat, 25th September 2021

Inspirational Evening at St. Ann of Malvern Chapter

On Friday 24th September some 13 Members of the Chapter together with the Inspector General Designate and District Recorder, assembled at Rainbow Hill to enjoy their return to a Regular Meeting having had a 20 month period of absence due to lockdown.

Unfortunately the Meeting commenced with an Obituary to departed merit, but then moved forward to conduct its overdue Enthronement with the Proclamation of the MWS remaining in the Chair for a 3rd year under Dispensation, followed by the Appointment and Installation of Officers with only one change from those who had served previously. That due to the DC, Ill. Bro. John Rogers, 30o retiring from that office after 20 years of loyal and faithful service.

Following the Installation the meeting was then treated to an excellent presentation by V. Ill. Bro. Dr. Joseph Marzouk, 33o the Inspector General Designate, entitled an "Overview of the Ancient and Accpeted Rite". It really did provoke food for thought and indeed, as the MWS stated in thanking the IG certainly provided a "Daily Advancement in Masonic Knowledge." On conclusion it was greeted with acclaim and then the revised and adopted method of conducting the Third Point took place.

On completion the Brethren retired to the Festive Board to enjoy a convivial meal in each others company.

 

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Thu, 9th September 2021

Welcome Return for Wencesals Chapter 1114

On Tuesday 7th September in their first meeting following exactly 2 years of interruption due to Covid-19, their last meeting being on 4th September 2019, Eight members and 2 Guests, including the Inspector General Designate in Charge, were in attendance at Kings Heath Masonic Hall.

The meeting started on a sombe note with moving Eulogies in respect of departed merit for V:.Ill:.Bro. Peter Waring 33o , Past I.G. for District of Warwickshire, Ill. Bro. Roydon Smith, 32o Past Distrrict Recorder and Ill. Bro. Ivan Potts, 30o .

This was followed by the Procalamation of the incumbent MWS to continue in Office, under Dispensation, for the rest of the year, when E & P First General will be Enthroned at the Regular Meeting in May 2022. 

After the Chapter was closed having conducted a symbolic Third Point, the Brethren refracted to a convivial Festive Board where they entertained their Ladies, Families and Guests. It was a marker of a good start for a new season with hopes that by the Grace of God, no further interruptions might ensue.

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Fri, 3rd September 2021

Ill Bro. Raymond S Pidcock,

It is with much sadness that we record the Passing of Ill Bro. Raymond S. Pidcock,30o an Honorary Member of Merston Culy Chapter No. 883,,  in the early hours of this morning. May he rest in Peace and Rise in Glory 

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Fri, 3rd September 2021

Breme Chapter No. 862

On Wednesday 1st September, the Chapter, together with 9 Visitors including the Inspector General Designate and the District Recorder, met at what was the first Rose Croix Chapter meeting in the District for over 18 months, and what an excellent evening it turned out to be.

We had the election and proclamation of the MWS, who in turn then investsed his Officers. This was followed by an excellent ceremony of Perfection of E & P Brother Ian Kearns, conducted by a number of the Officers and with the assistance of a Deputy Preceptor from the MRCCI who acted as Capt. of Gd and Marshall.

The Chapter had prepared an excellent method of conducting the Third Point, given the current circumstances, and in so doing ensured it lost none of its deep meaning, especially for the Candidate.

On completion of the meeting the assembled company then retired to a first class Festive Board to complete an excellent meeting of Rose Croix Freemasonry.

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Wed, 4th August 2021

The District Diary No 10

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Celebrate Success

Sat, 17th July 2021

Higher Degree Promotions

It is with pleasure and delight that we announce the following Promotions to the 30o for those Members of our District to be effective from 8th July:

Ill Bro's:  David Barnett ~ St Ann of Malvern Chapter No. 606

              Allan Bretherton ~ Northfield Chapter No. 1022

              John Harmshaw ~ St Dunstan Chapter No. 12

              Peter Hartley ~ St. Kenelm Chapter No. 876

              Andrew Milton ~ St Annof Malvern Chapter No. 606

              William Parker ~ Gervase Paganel Chapter No. 316

               Robert Vaughan ~ St. Nicolas Chapter No. 198

We look forward to seeing them in their new Regalia albeit they still have to attend Supreme Council to have the Degree conferred.

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Tue, 29th June 2021

Worcestershire Chapter No. 970

On Saturday afternoon 26th June the Chapter held a Virtual Meeting with Ill. Bro. Michael Cox, 31o in the Chair due to our current MWS recovering at home following an operation.

The MWS in the Chair welcomed the Inspector General Designate in Charge, V. Ill. Bro. Joseph Marzouk, 33o, the Past Inspector General, V. Ill. Bro. Richard Hoare, 33o , the District Recorder, who was hosting the meeting and the Recorder for setting the meeting up.

The MWS then called upon the Prelate to pay tribute to those of our Members who had Passed to the Grand Chapter above since September of last year, Ill. Bro's M L Homer, R M Smith, A G Wright, 32o , M J Miles, 31o and Ill. Bro's J McGann, G F Lowther, 300 . The Princes paid due acknowledgement.

During the course of the Meeting the confirmation of Honorary Membership was given for Ill. Bro R G H Goddard, 32o .

The next scheduled Meeting due on 1st October was to be changed to Monday 13th December due to the hosting of the Installtion of our Inspector General. The DR stated that he would be calling on the previous Committee to meet, probably in October to commence the replanning of the event.

With all business being conducted the Chapter were then entertained to an excellent presentation by our Inspector General Designate based on the History of the Ancient and Accepted Rite and its foundations in this country in 1845.

On completion this was met with virtual acclaim.

The MWS in the Chair declared the Meeting closed in Peace and Harmony at 15:15hrs.

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Tue, 22nd June 2021

District Virtual Meeting 21.06.2021

On Tuesday 21st June some 34 Members of the District , including the Inspector General Desig. and the District Recorder came together for a Virtual Meeting to gain updates from every Chapter on their current state and the health of their Members.

Following his warm welcome and introduction, the IG paid tribute to Departed Merit following the recent loss of two of our members, Ill. Bro. Ivan Potts, 30o and E & P Bro. Alex Hinton, 18o.

Each Chapter representative then gave an update on their Chapter including an Almoners Report and a look forward to our escaping from the current restrictions imposed by this dreadful disease. This included one or two of our Members who are suffering from long-Covid and finding the road to recovery difficult.

The DR introduced as a discussion document a 3 year Progression Plan for each Chapter with the object of focusing our minds back to future Chapter matters having spent some 18 months plus ensuring we maintained communication with all of our Members.

The meeting proved beneficial to all concerned and once again allowed Ill. Bro. Charles Dyer, 31o , Preceptor of the MRCCI, the opportunity to offer the assistance of his team to any Chapter who may need support and assistance to conduct their ceremonies.

The meeting concluded with the IG Desig. thanking everyone for the excellent attendance and their contributions. A copy of the District Diary will be compiled by the DR and forwarded for distribution next week.

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Sat, 12th June 2021

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Wed, 26th May 2021

Presentation to Sarn Helen Chapter No. 926

Last night, 25th May, V. Ill. Bro. Dr. Joseph F K Marzouk,33our Inspector General Designate in Charge, gave a most interesting, thought provoking and thoroughy researched presentation entitled " The Significance of the No. 33." not only to members of the Sarn Helen Chapter, but to numerous visitors from around the country, with an excellent representation from our District and including some who have yet to join our beautiful Christian Order.

The success of the meeting can be judged by the fact there were 101 brethren who logged in to the Zoom Meeting, and were able to enjoy an excellent evening of Ancient & Accepted Rite Freemasonry.

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Sat, 8th May 2021

St. Dunstan Chapter No. 12

On Friday 7th May the Chapter held a Virtual Business Meeting, on what should have been their Enthronement Meeting. With an excellent attendance, including the Inspector General and District Recorder, they were able to conduct a full agenda covering the necessary administration and confirm the election of two Senior Members of the Chapter as Honorary Members. 

Due to the current restrictions they have agreed to postpone their Enthronement Meeting until Wednesday 27th October when they will Enthrone their MWS Elect.

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Sat, 8th May 2021

Breme Chapter No. 862

On Thursday 6th May the Chapter held a Zoom Meeting to celebrate what should have been their Enthronement Meeting. This has now been postponed, due to the current situation, until Wednesday 1st September, when they intend to Proclaim their MWS and conduct a Perfection Ceremony.

The Chapter have taken the decision to welcome the Worcestershire Section of the MRCCI, to assist them with both their Rehearsal and Ceremony, and will, in due course, be extending invitations to the other Chapters in the District to attend and make it a "Bumper Night" for what will be their first meeting since the Lockdown restrictions came into force.

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Wed, 28th April 2021

MRCCI ~ District of Worcestershire

On Monday evening 26th April the Deputy Preceptors of the District held a Virtual Business Meeting with the MRCCI Preceptor, Ill. Bro. Charles Dyer, 31o and the Recorder, Ill. Bro. Tim Wooldridge, 32o to discuss the ""Way Forward" once Supreme Council authorise the recommeencement of activities.

The most important part of the discussions was based on how the team can provide the best assistance and support to Individual Chapters to include:

a. Demonstrations with a commentary of particular sections of the Ceremony of Perfection, especially where a Chapter has no work scheduled for their next Regular Meeting. This to include offering invitations to attend to other Chapters in the District.

b. If invited to actually conduct one of the 3 Points during a Ceremony. (This has particular reference to the changes in the "Temporary Amendments to the Ceremony", announced by Supreme Council in December 2020.

c. To hold a District Meeting inviting all Chapters to attend and conduct a Demonstration and commentary of the complete Ceremony of Perfection, which has proved particularly beneficial within other Orders in the Province of Worcestershire.

To enabale the team to succeed will require the support of every Chapter in the District, and it is hoped that they will take advantage of what is on offer, by contacting the Recorder or the District Recorder for further information.

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Wed, 31st March 2021

The District Diary - Edition 9 - Spring 2021

 

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