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MCF Charity Auction

The Live and Online Charity Auction in support of the Devonshire 2023 MCF Festival is shaping up well and is culminating in a Grand Finale on Friday 2nd September 2022 at the Livermead Cliff Hotel Torquay. There are some exciting lots already entered for this Auction and we are still accepting entries for this worthwhile cause, maybe

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St Swithun 3483 Centenary Celebration

It was a beautiful sunny afternoon as over 60 Royal Arch Masons from across the Province, and beyond, journeyed to North Devon to enjoy the Installation and the Centenary Meeting of St Swithun Chapter 3483 in Holsworthy. E.Comp Charlie Yelland and the St Swithun Companions had done a fantastic job of organising an event to

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Sidmouth Chapter Centenary

The 100th Anniversary of Perseverance Chapter No 164. On Thursday 30th of June Companions from around the Province headed to sunny Sidmouth to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Perseverance Chapter No 164. Excellent Companion Jeff Bailey along with Chris Henley, Scribe E and James Sentence, DC had done a huge amount of work in preparing

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The Mustard Tree Support Centre

Companions, on the 1st June, I visited The Mustard Tree Macmillan Cancer Support Centre at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth with our Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, Christopher Roach, where we had the pleasure of presenting the Centre with a cheque for £500 to help the staff at The Mustard Tree with their work.  The Mustard Tree

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Senior Provincial Appointments for 2022

Companion Scribes Ezra, At Provincial Grand Chapter, to be held on 12th November 2022, the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, E. Comp. Christopher A. Roach will be pleased to re-appoint as 2nd Provincial Grand Principal: E. Comp. Paul I. Hughes, PGStB 3rd Provincial Grand Principal: E. Comp. Stephen P. Joint, PGStB Deputy Grand Superintendent: E. Comp.

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True Love and Unity Chapter Centenary

On Wednesday the 8th of June True Love and Unity hosted a fantastic evening of Royal Arch Masonry in celebration of their Centenary. Fifty three Companions gathered together in recognition of this momentous occasion which had been delayed for two years due to the Covid pandemic. The Chapter was duly opened by the MEZ, E.Comp

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Somerset Provincial Grand Chapter

On Thursday 20th May several cars set off from the Devonshire Province to make an early morning trip to the Webbington Country Club and Spa at Loxton in Somerset.  This is the venue for the Annual Convocation of the Royal Arch in Somerset.  I was collected just before 8.00am by Chris and Jeff before we

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Foodbank Support across Devonshire

Companion Scribe EzraOur Most Excellent Grand Superintendent E. Comp Christopher A. Roach has made donations of £500 each to the following foodbanks:Northern Devon Foodbank, Okehampton foodbank, Exeter Foodbank, Torquay Community Larder, Exmouth Foodbank and the Plymouth Foodbank. With the difficult choices that some people are having to make in either heating their homes or feeding

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Grand Officers Lunch 29th May 2022

On the last Sunday in May, Grand and Active Provincial Grand officers along with their ladies met at the Livermead Cliff Hotel for their annual luncheon. The weather was fine and clear and the views across Torbay were wonderful from the bar and dining room.  It was relaxed and enjoyable occasion which featured an excellent

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St. George Chapter 200th celebration

The Chapter of St George 112- 200 year Celebrations.In 1822 the Chapter of St George 112 met for the first time at the Half Moon Inn, Exeter and 200 years later the Chapter decided that this inaugural meeting simply could not pass without recognition. The complexities of continuous working had prevented a formal Bicentenary meeting

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South Brent and District Carers

The MEGS Fund recently supported South Brent and District Carers with a cheque for £500. South Brent and District Carers operate in South Brent and the surrounding communities of Avonwick, North Huish, Diptford and Rattery., “ they aim to improve quality of life and promote the independence of the older, isolated and vulnerable members of

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Supreme Grand Chapter 2022

Pictured with the M.E Grand Superintendent at Supreme Grand Chapter on 28th April are E. Comp Peter Balsom of Sun Chapter No. 106 PGStdB, E. Comp Roger Smith of the Chapter of St George No. 112 PGStdB, and E. Comp Gerald Watson Pleiades of Chapter No. 710 PGSwdB who all received their honours at the

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E.Comp Arthur Searl

E. Companion Arthur George Searl PPGSN Arthur George Searl was born 24th June 1037 and lived with his parents William & Maud at How Street, on Plymouth Barbican. Arthur was the eldest of eleven children and was a well-known youngster on the Barbican by fishermen and traders alike. He was taught at Coxside Infant School

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50 years for E.Comp Norman Tozer

The Grand Superintendent, E.Comp Chris Roach was delighted to attend the Installation meeting at Sincerity Chapter 189 on Wednesday 20th April and to present E.Comp Noman Tozer with a certificate to recognise his 50 years as a member of the Royal Arch.An officer with the Merchant Navy, Norman was encouraged to join Lord Roborough Lodge

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Cluster Meeting Review

Following the initiative of the Grand Superintendent E.Comp. Chris Roach a series of 6 Cluster Meetings have been held around the Province between October 2021 and January 2022 in Exmouth, Newton Abbot, Ivybridge, Plymouth, Uffculme and Barnstaple. The objective of the meetings was to invite representatives from all of the Chapters in the Province to

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Supreme Grand Chapter Appointments

Companions, The M.E Grand Superintendent is pleased to announce that, at Supreme Grand Chapter, to be held on Thursday 28th April 2022, the following Companions will be honoured by the M.E. First Grand Principal with Appointment to, or Promotion in, Supreme Grand Chapter: – First Appointment E. Comp P. J. Balsom Sun Chapter No. 106

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Provincial Education Officer

Dear Companions All, The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent is pleased to announce the appointment of E.Comp Alan Salsbury PPrDepGSwdB of  Petitor Chapter No. 8234 to the position of Education Officer for the Holy Royal Arch in Devonshire. E.Comp Alan [has said that he] is delighted to take on the appointment, which he takes over from

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Devonshire Provincial Strategy

DEVONSHIRE PROVINCIAL STRATEGY  Initiation to Exaltation, the complete journey in pure Antient Freemasonry CHAPTER BEST PRACTICE  We believe that the practice of a Chapter has a direct effect on the membership levels.  We feel that the following values sum up best practice in our Chapters: C – Companionship H – Happiness A – Activity P –

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Perseverance Chapter 2022

Installation meeting 2022 A very determined start to returning to “normal” took place in Sidmouth on February 17th. Quite a few members are still reluctant to return, as is their choice, but a hard core of stalwarts were present only to find themselves virtually outnumbered by visitors. Three of the four top members of the

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50 Years for E.Comp. Trevor Wyatt

Excellent Companion Trevor Wyatt celebrates 50 years of Royal Arch companionship. At the February Convocation of the Chapter of Fortitude No 105 our Most Excellent Grand Superintendent,Christopher Roach, had the pleasure of presenting a 50th year Certificate to Excellent Companion Trevor Wyatt. In giving a brief overview of E.Comp Trevors Masonic journey the MEGS also

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Talking Heads Presentations

As Masonry starts to return to meetings after the enforced Covid closures the Presentation Team for Talking Heads (in Craft Lodges) and In Camera (in Royal Arch Chapters) are starting to take bookings. In preparation for the return to some semblance of normality and a demand for these presentations an informal gathering for all current

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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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