Annual Provincial Grand Chapter
The Annual Provincial Grand Chapter took place once again at the Riviera International Conference Centre (RICC) in Torquay on Saturday 12th November 2016. The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, E. Comp Simon W. Rowe, welcomed distinguished guests from many other Provinces, and Masonic Orders in Devonshire, along with the hundreds of Companions who made their ‘annual pilgrimage’ to Torquay for this important event in our Provincial calendar.
An excellent lunch (sadly devoid of cream!), in the dining hall, preceded the Annual Convocation in the main hall, during which The Grand Superintendent confirmed and re-appointed E. Comp Gerald W. Watson, PGStB, as the 2nd Provincial Grand Principal; invested and appointed E. Comp John D. Sevieri, PGStB, as the 3rd Provincial Grand Principal and re-appointed E. Comp Christopher A. Roach, PGSwdB, as the Deputy Grand Superintendent. The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent thanked E. Comp. E. Comp Tony Morrell, PGStB, Past 3rd Provincial Grand Principal, for his hard work on behalf of the Province during his two years in office
He then appointed and invested his Provincial Grand Officers for the ensuing year and conferred Promotions and Past Provincial Grand Ranks on certain Companions. These included, as Provincial Grand Scribe Nehemiah, E. Comp Chris Wood, Jordan Chapter No.1402; as Provincial Grand Registrar, E. Comp Tim Hobdey of St. George Chapter No.2025 and, as Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, E. Comp Paul Hughes, Royal Naval Chapter No. 3337.
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