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Mon, 9th November 2020

Wonderful Worcestershire Welcome

On Wednesday 4th November our V.Ill. Inspector General Designate in Charge, V. Ill. Bro. Dr. Joseph Marzouk, 33o ,  along with 86 members of the District, gave a very warm District welcome to the M.Ill. Bro. Dr. John Railton, 33o , Grand Prior, who was conducting on behalf of Supreme Council, a Virtual Visit to the District. He was ably escorted by Ill, Bro. Dr. Jon Lippiat, 31o , Past Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies. Of great credit to the District was that every Chapter was represented.

The Grand Prior gave a very full account of the work of Supreme Council during the pandemic, including the result of the National Consultation in regard to restarting or remaining suspended which, whilst ending up as a 50/50 situation Supreme Council opted on the side of caution taking into account the age profile of our Order and continued the suspension until further notice. ( It did provide an opportunity for a Chapter in extreme circumstances to apply for a Dispensation to meet, but with the regulations in force both then and now this is not possible.) He also provided details of the Finances of  Supreme Council and most importantly underlined the need for communication between all members during these difficult times.

On completion of his address he provided answers to a wealth of eclectic questions in regard to the Order, which proved extremely interesting and, following a vote of thanks from the Inspector General brought to a conclusion a very worthwhile evening. 

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Thu, 5th November 2020

In Memoriam

It is with deep regret that we record the Passing to the Grand Lodge above of Ill. Bro. John Mcgann, 30o an Honorary Member of St. Mary and All Saints Chapter No. 688.

John had a distinguished career in the Province having been appointed to PGStB in the Holy Royal Arch in 2000. He Received his 30o in 2002 and then became the Provincial Grand Secretary/Scribe E from 2003 - 2006. He also served as Third Provincial Grand Principal in the Royal Arch in 2004.

Unfortunately in his later years he suffered a severe stroke and was eventually settled into a Residential Care Home in Stourport. 

A dedicated Freemason and a great loss to our District. We send our heartfelt condolences to his wife Margaret and daughters Debbie and Julia. May he now Rest in Peace.

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Wed, 9th September 2020



 1800 04/11/2020 

Brethren all the District of Worcestershire has been honoured by Suprme Council to receive via Zoom, a virtual visit to our District to which every Member is cordially invited.

The purpose is to receive an update on the state of the Order and other pertinent matters with an organised Q & A session on completion.

Further instructions will be communicated in due course and the Inspector General Designate in Charge hopes that as many Members as possible will seek to participate.