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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.