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SGC Convocation & Lunch 27th April 2023

by Neill Rhodes


The Annual Convocation of Supreme Grand Chapter 27th April 2023

 A substantial contingent of Berkshire Companions attended the Annual Convocation of Supreme Grand Chapter to witness the Investiture of Grand Officers from throughout England and Wales, and Districts and Provinces overseas, and in particular to support our Berkshire Companion, E Comp Paul John Tomlinson of Hope Chapter No.574, who received his first appointment as Past Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies, (PAGDC).

As usual the occasion was a spectacular event and a splendid demonstration of the Grand Chapter’s Ceremonial workings, made even better by the fact that our own PGM, E Comp Anthony Howlett-Bolton, OBE, the Deputy Grand Sword Bearer was at the head of the processions carrying the Grand Chapter Sword.

Congratulations Paul, a well deserved Preferment.

53 Companions attended the lunch following the Investitures at the Concert the Concert Artistes Association, who enjoyed great hospitality and a superb three course meal. Our grateful thanks to E Comp Rob Wilkinson for arranging this superb event on our behalf.

The Luncheon was to be the last time that E Comp Ian would attend as the Grand Superintendent, as he retires from that Office in May, but having been appointed as the Grand Sword Bearer in Grand Lodge he is unlikely to have much spare time available, and the PGM took the opportunity to pass on his Sword of Office, so that he could practice with it.

As E Comp Ian steps down as our Most Excellent Grand Superintendent our thanks go to him for his leadership over the past 8 years and the many happy years we have enjoyed under his guidance.

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