First Provincial Team Visit Of The Year For The Province Of Durham & Northumberland

28th January 2023

Monday 23rd January saw a Provincial Team of Acting Officers attend Shiney Row Masonic Hall for the regular meeting of the Peter Glyn Williams Consistory No102. The Team witnessed two Princes of Finchale Conclave No.77 become Companions Ostiarius of the Scarlet Cord.

In the absence of the Consistory Recorder, Em.Comp. Graham Bainbridge, Primus of Ostiarii acted as Recorder and the Provincial Grand Summus acted as Primus of Ostiarii, in which role he delivered the majority of the First Grade ceremony to a very high standard.

Attendance befitted a Consistory named in honour of the Order of the Secret Monitors Grand Supreme Ruler at the time when it was decided to revive the Order of the Scarlet Cord. They included two Past Provincial Grand Summii; two Order of the Secret Monitor Provincial Grand Supreme Rulers, one Deputy Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler, one Knights Templar Provincial Prior and his Deputy, one Red Cross of Constantine Deputy Intendant General, one Head of The Operatives and a Royal and Select Master Provincial Grand Principal Conductor of Works nominate.

The addition of this evenings two candidates brings membership of the largest Province in England and Wales to a magnificent 170.

Photographed with the Provincial Grand Summus R.Dist.Comp. Michael Jacques are the candidates (L) Comp. David Fuller and (R) Comp. Kenneth Webster.

At dinner the top table (L-R) are V.Dist.Comp Gary D Taylor, DepProvGSum.;  R.Dist.Comp. Michael A Jacques ProvGSum.; Dist.Comp. Richard Vipond Primus of Lectores;Dist.Comp. John B Finlay, President; Em.Comp. Graham Bainbridge, Primus Ostiarii and Dist.Comp. Morgan McDonald, AsstProvGSum.

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