First Chapter meeting since suspension lifted

An auspicious night for the Provincial Grand Stewards Chapter No 9611 which held the first Royal Arch Chapter meeting in the Province of Yorkshire North and East riding to take place since the suspension was lifted. In addition the meeting was to install the 10thMEZ – Richard John Smedley, Mark Richardson as H and Mark Green as J and their team of Officers.


In attendance was the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent Geoffrey Gillyon and his Deputy Jonathon Smith. The meeting was arranged, and took place with all Covid restrictions and social distancing in place.


Thanks go to the outgoing Principals, W Glanville (MEZ), Allan Hemmings (H acting) and Sergei Byelov (J) for conducting the Installation Meeting with such sincerity.


The MEZ – Richard Smedley Prov Dep GDC  commented that “The restrictions of the Covid epidemic will remain with us for some time to come and we must adapt, whilst maintaining the safety of all of our members, but with care and attention to detail, though it may look and feel different, we can all return to enjoying our Masonry on a regular basis.”

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