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North Devon Cluster meeting

A grey winter evening didn’t dampen spirits as Companions from the North Devon area met at Trafalgar Lawn on 24th January for the final Cluster Meeting organised by our Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, E.Comp. Christopher Roach. Once again, the Companions present shared their thoughts on all things Royal Arch within their respective Chapters, looking at

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Solomon Live

Meet Excellent Companion Patrick Penny, Chair of the Royal Arch Membership and Communications Working Party who’ll share insights into the Order today and plans for the future. These stimulating webinars are hosted by W Bro Brody Swain, PCO of Worcestershire, are designed to give us our #DailyAdvancement and will last approximately 45 minutes. We will

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New Year Letter

Dear Companions I hope that you have all had an enjoyable Christmas and I wish you all a very happy and healthy new year. As you are no doubt aware from letters sent to all the Scribes in the Province, and from information on our new web site that I, ably assisted by various members

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E. Comp Alan Murphy PPGSE

On the 10th of December 2021, The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, E. Comp Christopher Roach PGStB was pleased to attend the Installation meeting of Unity Chapter No 1247 where he was delighted to be able to present E. Comp Alan Murphy PPGSE with a Certificate for 50 years of service to the Holy Royal Arch.

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MEGS Christmas Message

Dear Companions
It is that time of the year when many of us choose to get together with those whose
company we enjoy, whether they be friends, family, or our fellow Companions in the
Royal Arch to celebrate the Festive season, and once again what a year it has been!

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Annual Convocation

Provincial Grand Chapter Report On Saturday the 13th November, our Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, E.Comp Christopher Roach held his first Provincial Grand Chapter meeting at the Masonic Hall in Exmouth. Eighty Companions joined him on a glorious sunny day as he introduced his guests, celebrated promotions and honours and appointed and invested his officers. In

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Provincial Grand Stewards Chapter No3924

Provincial Grand Stewards Chapter No3924 On Friday the 22nd October Companions gathered together at Davie Hall in Plymouth for the Installation meeting of The Devonshire Provincial Grand Stewards Chapter No.3924. In a fantastic setting, presided over by the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, ExComp Steve Joint 3rdGP was installed as MEZ and with ExComp’s Mark Richardson

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Pleiades Chapter No 710

Pleiades Chapter No 710 Pleiades Chapter emerged from the 18 months’ gloom of the pandemic into the light of a full Installation Convocation on 12th October. Several weeks of planning, preparation and rehearsals resulted in a successful ceremony in the course of which E Comp Robert Cusenier, E Comp Graham Cribbett and Comp Dougie Williams

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In Perfect Harmony

Companions, Over coffee this morning I picked up the latest copy o fFMT and I read the article, “In Perfect Harmony” penned by Charles Hopkinson-Woolley, the Grand Director Of Ceremonies. His key message in the piece is that “Ritual shouldn’t spoil the fun of Freemasonry ” but, for me the article contained a whole lot

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First Cluster Meeting

On a damp evening in Plymouth representatives from local Chapters gathered at Mount Edgecombe Masonic Hall for the first of six “Cluster Meetings” organised by our Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, EComp Christopher Roach.It was an informal evening with a light buffet and a drink, kindly provided by the Province, and with the concept being that

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Chapter of Obedience No.1753

Companions, Tuesday 14th September was the Installation meeting at The Chapter of Obedience and we were privileged to witness and participate in a carefully thought out Royal Arch ceremony which showed, not only how Covid has impacted on our masonry but also how a little planning and thought can protect us all. Hand sanitizer was

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It is found!

At the recent Installation ceremony in Paignton where our new ME Grand Superintendent, EComp. Chris Roach was installed on behalf of Supreme Grand Chapter by EComp. Chris Pengelly, there was one important item missing – his patent granting him the authority of his office from the First Grand Principal. Due to the Covid pandemic it

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Senior Provincial Appointments

Companions At Provincial Grand Chapter, to be held on 13th November 2021, the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, E.Comp. Chris Roach will be pleased to re-appoint as2nd Provincial Grand Principal: EComp. Paul Hughes, PGStB3rd Provincial Grand Principal: EComp. Stephen Joint, PGStBDeputy Grand Superintendent: EComp. Gerald Watson, PAGSoj He will also be re-appointing the following Senior Provincial

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St Swithun Chapter No.3483

EComp. Colin J. Venner recently celebrated 60 years continuous membership of St. Swithun Chapter No.3483 which in normal times meets in Freemasons Hall in Holsworthy, but owing to the Covid pandemic have been unable to meet like many other Chapters. A presentation was made to EComp. Colin in his home by members of the Chapter

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Installation of new Grand Superintendent

Installation of Excellent Companion Christopher Roach as Grand Superintendent of the Province of Devonshire On Saturday 26th June 2021 Christopher Aubrey Roach was Installed as Grand Superintendent in and over the Province of Devonshire in a delightful ceremony held in the Temple of his mother Chapter, Torbay No. 1358, in Paignton. Excellent Companion Chris was

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Companion Mark Ormrod MBE swims for Veterans

Companion Mark Ormrod MBE swims for Veterans Companions, we cannot fail to be impressed by our Brother and Companion, Mark Ormrod MBE, this morning (28th May 21)I am sure that many of you are following Marks latest fund-raising challenge as he continues to raise money for veterans charity REORG. This morning Mark completed a 1000m

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Prince Philip

Funeral of HRH Prince Philip

So wonderful to see Devonshire Freemasonry represented at the funeral of HRH Prince Philip with Brethren of Per Mare Per Terram Lodge No. 9355 and Companions of Sir Joshua Reynolds Chapter No. 4782 in the bearer party. Well done Gentlemen!

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Supreme Grand Chapter Appointments 2021

Supreme Grand Chapter Appointments 2021 To all Supreme Grand Chapter Officers and Scribes Ezra of Devonshire ChaptersCompanions,The Deputy Grand Superintendent in Charge is pleased to announce that the following Companions have been honoured by the M.E. First Grand Principal with Appointment to, or Promotion in, Supreme Grand Chapter: –First Appointments:EComp M.R. Heskins Brent Chapter No.

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Devons Freemasons inject volunteers to support the NHS.

Devons Freemasons inject volunteers to support the NHS. As a result of the call for volunteers to support the NHS Vaccination Scheme which was made back in December, Freemasons and their families from all corners of Devon picked up their Hi-Viz jackets and reported for duty as soon as they knew where they were needed.

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