South Surrey First Principals Chapter

In January 2019 the Installation Convocation of the South Surrey First Principals Chapter No. 8321 was held at the Reigate and Redhill Masonic Halls, Nutfield.

Present at the Convocation was the ME Grand Superintendent, E.Comp. Ian Chandler, accompanied by the Deputy Grand Superintendent, E.Comp. Richard Knox, the Provincial Grand Scribe E, E.Comp. Mark Winchester, along with many honoured guests from Chapters in amity.

The main item on the agenda was the induction of the Principals for the ensuing year. E.Comp. Chris Goring, PAGDC, was inducted as MEZ by E.Comp. Colin White; PPGSN; E.Comp. Pat Little, PPGSN, was inducted into the 2nd Principal’s Chair by Dr Michael Robinson, PAGDC, and E.Comp. Roy Hodgkiss, PAGDC, was inducted into the 3rd Principal’s Chair by E.Comp. Steve Taylor, PGStB.

South Surrey First Principals Chapter

After the Officers of the Chapter had been appointed and invested the Chapter Charity Steward, E.Comp. Colin Whitehead, presented the ME Grand Superintendent with a cheque for £300 towards the 2019 Festival. This was gratefully received by the ME Grand Superintendent who thanked the Companions for their support for the Festival, especially as they are already a holder of the Gold Festival Award.

South Surrey First Principals Chapter

After the Chapter was closed the Past First Principals of the Chapter, along with a distinguished Honorary Member, E.Comp. Roy Miller, PProvGH, gathered for a group photo and congratulated E.Comp. Chris on his appointment.

South Surrey First Principals Chapter

After the Chapter was closed the Companions of the South Surrey First Principals Chapter and their guests sat down to a splendid meal in the dining room of the Nutfield Masonic Centre.

All First Principals are encouraged to join one of the First Principals Chapters in Surrey. Joining these Chapters will not only afford you an enjoyable means of increasing your Masonic knowledge but also give you the opportunity of meeting other First Principals from all parts of the Province. You will hear many eminent speakers giving addresses and answering questions on matters of Royal Arch interest and, from time to time, you will witness demonstrations and presentations of particular workings of these and related ceremonies.

The South Surrey First Principals Chapter meets at Nutfield on the 3rd Friday in January and the 1st Wednesday in June.

Article and photograph by Chris Eley

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