FAREWELL TO A DISTINGUISHED CHAPTER

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An Extraordinary Meeting of Provincial Grand Chapter was held at the Slough Masonic centre, on 6th December formally to close the Dagmar a Chapter No. 2262. In attendance were many members of the Provincial Executive team, honorary members and distinguished guests. 

During the ceremony of closure, the Grand Superintendent addressed the Companions present, emphasising that the ceremony was primarily, to do honour to the Founders of the Chapter and to celebrate the history of the Chapter and the achievements of its members throughout its long and distinguished history..

After a short and well received presentation of the history of the Dagmar Chapter by E.Comp. John Lake PPGSoj, there followed a service of thanksgiving and the Charter of the Chapter was returned for transmission to Supreme Grand Chapter.

The Grand Superintendent once again addressed the Companions, emphasising that “The formation, flourishing and waning of Lodges and Chapters had been part and parcel of the history of Freemasonry throughout the ages. The closure of the Dagmar Chapter was a sad loss to the Province of Buckinghamshire, especially as it was a centenary chapter that had been consecrated on 23rd April 1891.” He continued, “However, throughout the Province of Buckinghamshire, Royal Arch masonry continues to flourish, as Craft masons continue to embrace the opportunity to complete their journey in Pure Antient Masonry by being exalted into this Supreme Degree”.