On Valentine’s Day, 36 very brave Royal Arch Freemasons decided to spend this special evening away from their partners and with their Companions instead.
A most adorable evening of Royal Arch masonry was there for all that attended on Tuesday 14th February 2017 at the convocation of Thistle & Rose Chapter, No 6644 which was marked by the official visit of The most Excellent Grand Superintendent, EComp Wayne Williams, accompanied by EComp Steve Seward, Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies.
It was a special evening for EComp Steve Seward as he witnessed his son Bro James Seward exalted into the Supreme Order of the Holy Royal Arch, completing his journey in Pure Antient Masonry.
Also present on the evening were EComp Mike Coleman, Deputy Grand Superintendent and EComp John Phillips, Past 3rd Provincial Grand Principal as well as other Excellent Companions of Grand Chapter and Provincial Grand Chapter rank.
The Chapter’s Principals, EComp David Docherty, EComp Chris Goode and EComp Paul Seaton, led their team with some enchanting ritual.
The signs were exquisitely presented by EComp Alex Henderson. Comp David Nixon captivated those present with a solo presentation of the Symbolical Lecture. The Mystical Lecture was then delectably presented by EComp Ken Marris, EComp Gordon Brown and EComp Mike Coleman.
The Sojourners work was enticingly delivered and delightfully shared between all three of them. Comp Willie Docherty and Comp John Fowler were assisted by EComp Mike Abbott from Perseverance Chapter.
Finally, EComp Wayne Williams presented Comp John Neal and Comp Stephen Skillen with their Grand Chapter Certificates. This was followed by a scrumptious Burns Supper and festive Board. Could there be a more perfect Valentines night?