The Principals of Seer Green Chapter; E Comps David Farthing Z, Gareth Rafique H, Alan Lines J Founding member Bill Nugent, MEGS John Keeble and Provincial Team.
On Saturday 23rd of November 2019 at a very well-attended, Extraordinary Meeting of Provincial Grand Chapter which was held at the Beaconsfield Masonic Centre, formally to close The Seer Green Chapter No 9055.
The driving force behind the foundation of Seer Green Chapter, was E Comp Bill Nugent who is still a member of the Chapter, it was through his drive and enthusiasm and sheer persistence during 1995 that the Chapter got off the ground! Seer Green Chapter was consecrated on Saturday the 1st of June 1996, at the Slough Masonic Centre, by ME Grand Superintendent Eric Deung. The Chapter has meet since the Consecration at the Beaconsfield Masonic Centre and has played a big part over the years in the development of the Centre.
At the start of the meeting, Seer Green Chapter, Scribe E Jim May presented a well-considered and interesting history of the Chapter (see above tab “Buckinghamshire Chapter Histories”).
At the ceremony of closure, The ME Grand Superintendent John Keeble addressed the Companions, emphasizing that the closing ceremony is primarily, to do honor to the Founders of the Chapter, to celebrate the history of the Chapter and the achievements of its members throughout its distinguished history, the address was followed by a service of thanksgiving in which the symbols of harmony used at the consecration of the Chapter and have seen it flourish over the years are returned from Seer Green Chapter to the Province so that they may be again dispersed when Royal Arch Masonry has need of them.
The companions then attended an enjoyable festive-board, E Comp Bill Nugent on behalf of Seer Green Chapter presented to E Comp John Stribling director of Beaconsfield Centre a copy of the Seer Green Chapter, Charter for display at the Centre. E Comp John Stribling thank Bill and the Companions of Seer Green Chapter for their support of the Centre over the years and reported on behalf of the directors, were pleased to put the Charter on prominent display.
The closure of the Seer Green Chapter is a sad loss to the Province of Buckinghamshire, we wish the companions of Seer Green Chapter all the best for the future and their continued enjoyment of the Royal Arch.