Double Date in Beaconsfield for BIG RED
On 9th September 2023, Five Points Chapter No. 8197 and Iver Chapter No. 5254 joined forces for dual Convocations to Exalt Kevin Sly of Five Points Lodge No. 8197 followed straight afterwards by Connor Ell of Heatherden Lodge No. 7345.
Due to the current run of unseasonably hot weather, this was another jackets-off occasion but there were still a few 'big red' faces afterwards!
The MEZ of Five Points Chapter being away, Assistant Provincial Grand Principal Nick Wilson conducted the ceremony in a very entertaining manor with PS veteran Norman Birkitt.
MEZ Mick Sharp conducted a sincere and heartfelt ceremony for Iver. Connor's dad Kevin acted as PS to make it an extra special ceremony for him.
Most Excellent Grand Superintendent Graham Dearing finished off the proceedings by welcoming Kevin and Connor into the Royal Arch by presenting them with Royal Arch Vision Club packs containing the now legendary BIG RED socks. It also includes the Altar-shaped memory stick containing information about the Royal Arch that is presented to all newly Exalted Buckinghamshire Companions.
The idea of the dual convocations arose when Five Points were going to be without their 3rd Principal and Iver, their 2nd Principal. In the true spirit of companionship that distinguishes the Royal Arch, both Chapters combined forces to make a Masonic event that will be remembered for many years to come.
Consult your Royal Arch Representative for information on how to join us if you are not already a member of this friendly degree.