A Christmas Message
a Christmas message from your intendant General

Bob HancockDear Worthy Knights,

Christmas approaches and is that time of year when we rejoice in the birth of our Saviour who in the words of St John the Apostle was the word that became flesh and dwelt amongst us. This year has just flown by and it only seems last week I was sending my Christmas message of 2015. As many of you are aware we had the pleasure of the Deputy Grand Sovereign attending our annual meeting in April when I proudly presented on your behalf a cheque for £2,500 to the Grand Sovereign’s Care for Children fund.

In November this year we received a cheque from that fund to present to the Crohn’s in Childhood Research Association. I presented the cheque on 24th November in Sutton at the headquarters of this wonderful charity which does so much to treat and relieve this very debilitating disease in children. Details and photos of the presentation can be found separately on the Divisional website, my thanks as always to Bob Tuthill our honorary divisional photographer for his time and effort to support the presentation.

We have installed several knights this year including Worthy Knight Richard Wileman, the Inspector General for the Ancient and Accepted Rite in Surrey who will be taking his Appendant Orders at Croydon in March at the meeting of Edward Smith Enthroned Sovereigns Council. There will be other worthy knights taking these Orders on that date, please come along to witness this magnificent ceremony.

I ask all worthy knights to double your efforts to find suitable candidates within the Royal Arch to join our wonderful order. Spread the word as much as possible, there are still many Royal Arch Masons unaware of the daily advancement they can make by joining the Red Cross of Constantine, wherever possible direct them to our website.

Our Annual meeting next year takes place at Surbiton on 29th April full details will be sent out nearer the event by our Divisional Recorder Chris Cradock. Together with the Deputy Intendant General I wish you and your families a happy and peaceful Christmas and every good wish for 2017.

In Faith Unity and Zeal
Bob Hancock

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