H; James Sharpley, MEGS of Hertfordshire, Z; Tony Henderson MEGS of Bedfordshire, J; John Keeble, MEGS of Buckinghamshire and Scribe N Steve Allen, MEGS of Norfolk.
Our ME Grand Superintendent John Keeble was invited to take part in the consecration of a new Chapter in the Royal Arch Province of Suffolk, by the ME Grand Superintendent of Suffolk, David Boswell.
The consecration of the new Chapter “Sparta No 9771” was very special as the consecration team, was our ME Grand Superintendent as J, The ME Grand Superintendent of Bedfordshire Z, The ME Grand Superintendent of Hertfordshire was H and Scribe N was the MEGS of Norfolk.
The consecration of the new Chapter took place on Friday 2nd of August 2019 at the Masonic Centre, Bury St Edmunds on a beautiful and warm summer day, in excess of 140 Royal Arch Companions gathered to witness the consecration of the new Chapter. In attendance there were seven Grand Superintendents, eight Deputy Grand Superintendents and many heads of other orders.
David Boswell, MEGS of Suffolk was installed as founding MEZ, Ian Yeldham, PGM of Suffolk was installed as founding H and Bill Dasture, MEGS & PGM of Cambridge was installed as founding J.
The new Chapter was sponsored by the Laconic Lodge No 9771 with a total of 28 Founders. One of the basic precept of Laconic Lodge is brevity and so Sparta Chapter has continued in this vein with the motto “Per breviloquium” meaning “Through brevity of speech”
The whole consecration ceremony was a wonderful mix of sincerity, humour and of course brevity!