Many Companions, along with their partners and friends, enjoyed the sophisticated but friendly and relaxed atmosphere of the Bellhouse Hotel, Beaconsfield on Saturday, 21st July, at this year’s Grand Superintendent’s Annual Reception and Dinner. As on previous occasions, it proved to be a most enjoyable diversion which was characterised by a strong sense of friendship and belonging that is typical of the Royal Arch.
Following a most enjoyable meal, those attending enjoyed a cabaret provided by Renée Sears and Gerry Power, otherwise known as ‘Big River’. Familiar classics from stage and cinema with more up-to-date numbers provided a wealth of enjoyment for all those present. A spontaneous outbreak of dancing was even seen tom occur during a Rolling Stones number – well done Tim Oxlade and company.
The Grand Superintendent, Dr. Richard Neale and his wife Pru enjoyed the company of friends at their table (see photograph) with a number of them, including Richard) winning prizes from the end-of-evening raffle, so competently run by Garry Mason, ably assisted by his wife Suzanne. The proceeds of the raffle are to go towards the Royal Arch Bicentennial appeal in support of the Royal College of Surgeons. Dr. Neale commented that he had “enjoyed the evening immensely and hoped that all Buckinghamshire Masons would kindly support the Bicentennial appeal by contributing £15.00 through their Chapters to the Provincial Charity Steward, John McKenzie.”