A Christmas Message from your Intendant-General
A Christmas Message from your Intendant-General Dear Worthy Knights,

Christmas fast approaches with some caveats but currently no restrictions on Masonic meetings, Christmas parties and having some fun to wash away the continual drip of dismal press and media! Clearly for us it is primarily a time for reflection on the spiritual message of Christmas and the birth of our Lord which should evoke the generous and charitable side of our nature towards all less fortunate than ourselves.

We can all rejoice that our meetings are now taking place with the Deputy Intendant General and me attending conclaves to offer our support to you all. It has been a joyous exercise to meet with you, no more so than at the St Helena Conclave Appendant Orders meeting in November where a wonderful ceremony and convivial festive board was enjoyed as we celebrated three worthy knights receiving their additional degrees.

It is heartening to see all the select and progressive orders in Surrey coming back to life with a return to their meetings. Our ritual may be a little rusty but the bon homme has been wonderful!

The vaccination role out has enabled several social events to take place notably the Red Cross of Constantine lunch at the RAF Club in August, support for the Allied Degrees Hog Roast in September, the Mark Degree Cha Cha Cha in October and the OSM dinner/dance in November. We all pray that planned social events in 2022 will go ahead as arranged. In September I was delighted to present on your behalf a cheque for £2500 to the Provincial GM Mark RW Bro Ian Clark to support his festival.

Despite the news about the new variant, I feel confident that 2022 offers brighter days for the vaccinated plus the soon to be introduced pill for those who cannot have the vaccination.

I sincerely thank you all for your continued support for our wonderful Order and together with the Deputy Intendant General Andrew Sales wish you and your families every good wish for a joyous and peaceful Christmas and health and happiness in 2022.

In Faith Unity and Zeal

Bob



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