The Second Provincial Grand Principal, Paul Cawte, recently visited the Dagmar Chapter’s Installation convocation. He foundan enthusiastic group of Companions who find themselves in need of additional help and support during trying times for thechapter. Due to circumstances beyond their control, they are finding it difficult currently, to raise the numbers required to make their convocations work as well as they might.
The members of the Dagmar Chapter would like to invite any Royal Arch Masons in the Slough area to become ‘Friends of Dagmar’ by offering to visit on a regular basis and assist with the work when necessary. They would also like to hear from any Craft Masons who might be planning to take their next step in Masonry by joining the Dagmar Chapter, or any Companions who live locally but are not members of a Buckinghamshire chapter, with a view to becoming joining members. You can contact The Scribe ‘E’, Peter Gledhill on 01344 777077.
Dagmar Chapter meets at the Slough Masonic Centre on the 1st Friday in December, 3rd Wednesday in April and 4th Wednesday in September.
Paul Cawte commented “This Chapter is a real delight to visit as the Companions are enthusiastic about their Royal Arch Masonry and their company is warm and outgoing.” He continued, “Anyone who has the time and inclination to offer assistance or even join this Chapter will be repaid hugely by the gratitude and friendships that are bound to result. Please give serious consideration to their need for support.”
Members of the Dagmar Chapter at their recent Installation meeting
FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE DAGMAR CHAPTER:-
Dagmar was the first Chapter to be consecrated since the separation of the former joint Province of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire into individual Provinces, and took place on 23rd April 1891 at the Anglers´ Rest Hotel, Wraysbury. A fire at the Anglers’ Rest in September 1911 sadly caused the loss of the early minute books; however, we do have the Charter of Constitution, which lists our three founder Principals and six other Companions.
The Craft Lodge and Chapter were named after Princess Dagmar, fourth child of King Christian IX of Denmark, who married the then Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) in 1863. The Danish Princess was very popular in Victorian London and noted for her good works.
The Dagmar Chapter is proud of the contribution to Royal Arch Masonry in general and to the Province of Buckinghamshire in particular.