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The Provincial Priory of Lincolnshire

Constituted in Grimsby on 19th July, 1910
by
HRH The Duke of Connaught

NEWS PAGE


PROVINCIAL VISIT - ALL SAINTS CHURCH EAGLE

Wednesday 26th June 2019

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Revd. Andrew Vaughan, Malcolm Bilton and Elizabeth Bilton

The Provincial Prior, R.E. Kt Malcolm Bilton and his wife Elizabeth, accompanied by Ladies, Knights and guests, enjoyed a very pleasant evening together on Wednesday 26th June 2019.

The occasion was a Provincial visit to All Saints Church, Eagle to attend Evening Prayers conducted by the Revd. Andrew Vaughan of Eagle Church, who extended, to a full church, a very warm welcome to the Provincial Knights of Lincolnshire and their Ladies.

The service was opened with the hymn 'Praise my soul the King of Heaven', followed by Psalm 84 and readings; Isaiah 35 1-10 read by the Provincial Sub-Prior and Ephesians 6 10-20 read by the Provincial Prior.

Following the Apostles Creed, hymn 353 was sung with great gusto 'Onward Christian Soldiers' followed by a thought-provoking sermon by Lt. Col Leslie G.T. Retford.

The service ended with the singing of - 'For all the Saints' while the collection was taken.

Immediately following the Service all retired to the Village Hall for an superb Supper consisting of Soup, Ham and Turkey Salad with Pork Pie and hot Potatoes, followed by a choice of either Trifle or Apple pie and cream. If you thought that was it, you would be wrong, the wonderful ladies and gentlemen of Eagle certainly know how to look after their guests - for then followed a Cheese Board selection with Coffee or Tea all finished off with a mint chocolate.

Throughout the meal, excellent wines were served, Cabernet Shiraz (Red) wine of South Africa and McGuigan Estate Chardonnay (white), South Africa

Following the meal, the Provincial Prior was pleased to present a further cheque to the Revd. Andrew Vaughan to help fund the church roof repairs following lead being stripped from the roof.

Below is a number of photographs of this very happy occasion taken by Kt Bob Smith.

 

 



PROVINCIAL PRIOR PRESENTS CHEQUE TO EAGLE CHURCH
Tuesday 21 May 2019.


TO HELP FUND THE RESTORATION AND REPAIR OF THE CHURCH ROOF.

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The Provincial Prior of Lincolnshire, Malcolm Bilton, presenting a cheque for £500.00 from the Provincial KT 200 Club account, to Revd. Andrew Vaughan of Eagle Church, to help fund the restoration and repair of All Saints Church, after lead had been stripped from the roof.



GREAT PRIORY MEETING 2019
Wednesday 15 May 2019.


LINCOLNSHIRE WAS HONOURED BY A NUMBER OF APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS IN GREAT PRIORY.

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E Kt Mike Bull, Temple Bruer Preceptory 143, First appointment - Past Great Aide-de-Camp.
E Kt Colin Henson, Heneage Preceptory 301, First appointment - Past Great Aide-de-Camp.
E Kt Derek Perkins, Provincial Marshal, Heneage Preceptory 301, Promotion to - Past Great Herald.
E Kt Iain Dean, Carmelite Preceptory 349, Appointed to the Grand Master's Bodyguard.

The above promotions and appointments are awarded by the Most Eminent and Supreme Grand Master (Paul Raymond Clement, G.C.T.) and determined on merit. All the above have served their Preceptories and the Province of Lincolnshire with great distinction over many years and the appointments are very well deserved.



OUR CONGRATULATIONS TO THEM ALL.

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Pictured above: Three Lincolnshire Knights
left to right: Em Kt Michael Bull, R Em Kt Malcolm Bilton, Provincial Prior and E Kt Reginald Brittan,
standing before the Lincolnshire Window at Grand Lodge.

 

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Pictured above: Two Lincolnshire Knights
left to right: V Em Kt Martin Levick and Em Kt Michael Carter, Provincial Vice-Chancellor.

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Pictured above: Two Lincolnshire Knights
left to right: Em Kt Colin Henson and Em Kt Derek Perkins, Provincial Marshal.

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E Kt Iain Dean is now officially a member of the Grand Master's Bodyguard,
having been on the waiting list and standing in for several years.

Photographs by Kt Robert (Bob) Smith.



IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

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Wednesday 15th May 2019. Great Priory of the Temple. Great Queen Street, London.
Four (4) of our Lincolnshire Knights have been honoured. Please support them.

The following four members of the Provincial Priory of Lincolnshire have been well rewarded for their hard work and dedication to our Order.

E Kt Mike Bull, Temple Bruer Preceptory 143, First appointment - Past Great Aide-de-Camp.
E Kt Colin Henson, Heneage Preceptory 301, First appointment - Past Great Aide-de-Camp.
E Kt Derek Perkins, Provincial Marshal, Heneage Preceptory 301, Promotion to - Past Great Herald.
E Kt Iain Dean, Carmelite Preceptory 349, Appointed to the Grand Master's Bodyguard.

We congratulate these Knights on their well-earned preferment.

For more information and details depress links below:-
Great Priory Announcement 2019.
Great Priory Registration and Dining Form 2019.

Wednesday 26th June 2019. Knights Templar Church Service, Eagle Church, Eagle Village near Lincoln.
commencing at 6.00pm, Supper to follow in the Village Hall.

For more information and details depress links below:-
Eagle Church Service Registration and Dining Form 2019 PDF Format.
Eagle Church Service Registration and Dining Form 2019 Word Format.

Saturday 5th October 2019. Provincial Priory of Lincolnshire. Lincoln Cathedral.

Tuesday 19th November 2019. Great Priory of Malta. Great Queen Street, London.

Saturday 3rd October 2020. Provincial Priory of Lincolnshire. Lincoln Cathedral.

E Kt Michael Carter, Provincial Vice Chancellor.



PROVINCIAL PRIORY 200 CLUB DRAW

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At the recent meeting of Temple Bruer Preceptory on Thursday March 7th 2019,
the Provincial Treasurer, E Knight Stephen Hallberg, conducted the KT 200 Club Draw.

1st Prize £200.00. E Kt R O Wall, (recently resigned due to poor health). Heneage 301.

2nd Prize £100.00. E Kt T Clingan, Carmelite 349.

3rd Prize £050.00. Kt A J Joyce, Sutcliffe 190.

Our congratulations to them all.

There are still places available if you wish to support the KT 200 Club. £15.00 a year.
Please contact the Provincial Treasurer..



GREAT PRIORY ANNOUNCE THE RETIREMENT OF THE GREAT SENESCHAL

V.H. & R.E. KT. MALCOLM ERNEST SLATER, O.ST.J., G.C.T.

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V.H. & R.E. Kt. Malcolm has served the office of Great Seneschal for almost thirteen years. Throughout that time, he has displayed a great dignity in discharging the duties of his office whilst his calm professionalism and approachability have been appreciated by all within the Order.

In January 2018, his charitable efforts were recognised by The Queen with appointment as an Officer of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem.

At the meeting of Great Priory to be held on 15 May 2019, V.H. & R.E. Kt. Malcolm will retire from active office. He does so with the profound thanks of Great Priory not just for his service as Great Seneschal but also for his unstinting commitment and devotion to the Order over forty-five years. In consequence of V.H. & R.E. Kt. Malcom’s retirement, the Most Eminent and Supreme Grand Master has been pleased to appoint R.E. Kt. Andrew Christopher Rainbow, K.C.T., Provincial Prior for Nottinghamshire, to be the next Great Seneschal – he will be invested at the Great Priory meeting in May.

We wish R.E. Kt. Andrew Rainbow every success in his new situation.

E Kt Michael Carter, Provincial Vice Chancellor.



PROVINCIAL PRIORY 200 CLUB DRAW

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At the recent Provincial meeting of Lincolnshire Centenary Daylight Preceptory 680,
the Provincial Treasurer, E Knight Stephen Hallberg, conducted the KT 200 Club Draw.

1st Prize £200.00. E Kt R O Wall (recently resigned due to poor health). Heneage 301.

2nd Prize £100.00. E Kt M J Stocker. Heneage 301 and Chapter House 609.

3rd Prize £050.00. E Kt K D B Lacey. All Saints 320.

Our congratulations to them all.

There are still places available if you wish to support the KT 200 Club. £15.00 a year.
Please contact the Provincial Treasurer..



GREAT PRIORY of MALTA 2018


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Most Eminent and Supreme Grand Master (Paul Raymond Clement, G.C.T.) presided over Great Priory of Malta on Tuesday 20 November 2018. Lincolnshire was well represented and honoured by Promotions and First Appointments in Great Priory.


The highlight of Great Priory, after calling off, was to receive a presentation by:

DAVID VERITY, MD MA (OXON) BM BCH FRCOPHTH, OSTJ

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David gave a detailed overview of the work carried out by the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, who treat patients regardless of ethnicity, religion or ability to pay. The St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital is the only charitable provider of expert eye care in the region.

In his role as Hospitaller, David seeks to strengthen relations between the Hospital Group and all its supporters. He is also a strong advocate for the Group’s medical and nursing staff, working to increase their opportunities for training and research both regionally and internationally. He firmly believes that these are essential if the academic reputation is to grow, and to this end is bringing together colleagues across the world in support of St John under the aegis of the newly formed St John Ophthalmic Association. David thanked Great Priory and the members for their continued financial support.

Following his very informative presentation, the Most Eminent and Supreme Grand Master (Paul Raymond Clement, G.C.T.), presented David with a cheque in the amount of Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds to support their ongoing work and to demonstrate our continued support to the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital.

For more information about the the Hospital depress the link. St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital

After calling on, the following Lincolnshire Knights were honoured by Promotions and First Appointments in Great Priory.

PROMOTIONS:-
V E Knight Martin Levick to Active Rank of Great First Lieutenant
E Knight Michael Carter to Past Great Second Lieutenant

FIRST APPOINTMENTS:-
E Knight Terry Little to Past Great Baillie
E Knight Melvyn Barrowcliffe to Past Great Turcopolier

The above promotions and appointments, determined on merit, are awarded by the Most Eminent and Supreme Grand Master (Paul Raymond Clement, G.C.T.). All the above have served their Preceptories and Province of Lincolnshire with great distinction over many years, the appointments are very well deserved.

A selection of photographs taken on the day by Kt. Bob Smith.

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Knights Bob Smith, Mel Barrowcliffe and Ray Wade relaxing before the opening of Great Priory

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Knights Mike Carter, Tim Kelsey, Terry Coffey and Terry Little relaxing before the opening of Great Priory

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Knights Adrian Moseley, Terry Aldridge and Martin Levick relaxing before the opening of Great Priory

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E Knight Reg. Brittan, standing in front of the Lincolnshire Window, examining the Memorial Shrine, commemorating the
3,225 brethren who died on active service in the First World War and in whose memory the building was constructed.

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E Knight Iain Dean, practicing his sword drill before the opening of Great Priory




PROVINCIAL PRIORY MEETING 2018

Excellent attendance at the Provincial Priory meeting and Church Service held in
Lincoln Cathedral on Saturday 06th October 2018.

A selection of photographs taken on the day by E Kt. Bruce Goodman.

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A selection of photographs taken at the Festive Board by E Kt. Bruce Goodman.

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While the Knights were occupied with the Provincial Meeting, the ladies were entertained
by Mrs Sadie Hirst, Food Historian. Her talk was entitled ‘Down the Beaton Track’.
The photograph below is of her display when giving the presentation to the ladies.

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Finally, caught in the act, the Provincial Vice-Chancellor, Michael Carter, polishing off his third Eton Mess
- Sadie (his daughter) took this photograph, for our enjoyment.

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O what a wonderful day.



St PAUL'S PRECEPTORY No.466


On Friday 7th Septenber 2018, Companion Joseph Odiaka Nwokobia and Companion Stewart James Buckingham were Installed as Knights in two separate ceremonies. This is the first Preceptory meeting in Lincolnshire where the ritual for Installing 2 candidates, as advised by the Great Marshal, was performed. E Kt John Winter acted as Marshal, ably assisted by E Kt Mark Thornton, Provincial Deputy Marshal.
The Right Eminent Provincial Prior and Very Eminent Provincial Sub-Prior congratulated everyone concerned on overseeing such a memorable evening.

From left to right
Kt J O Nwokobia; V E Kt T F Aldridge PGReg. Prov Sub-Prior; R E Kt Malcolm Bilton, The Provincial Prior for Lincolnshire; Kt S J Buckingham.

Photographs by Kt Robert (Bob) Smith.



St PAUL'S PRECEPTORY No.466


On Friday 8th June 2018, Companion Gordon Cummings was Installed as a Knight of the Order in to St Paul's Preceptory 466.
Almost every officer was present to carry out their respective duties and ritual, ably lead by the Preceptor, E Kt Peter Tasker.
A warm and Knightly atmosphere pervaded throughout the evening and after the ceremony, everyone retired to the banqueting suite for a delicious Festive Board.

From left to right
E Kt M Carter PGHer, Kt G Cummings, V E Kt T F Aldridge PGReg. Prov Sub-Prior.



GREAT PRIORY MEETING 2018


Lincolnshire was well represented at the Great Priory meeting held in,
London on Wednesday 16 May 2018.

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Pictured are Lincolnshire Knights Templar who are also members of both the Craft and the Royal Arch Chapter, being the qualification to becoming a Templar, standing before The Lincolnshire window at Grand Lodge.

Not in the picture is Kt Robert (Bob) Smith who took the Photographs.

 

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The occasion was the meeting of Great Priory at Great Queen Street at which left to right:

E Kt Terry Little, first appointment to Past Great Aide-de-Camp; E KT Martin Levick, promoted to Active Rank of Great Registrar; R E Kt Malcolm Bilton, The Provincial Prior for Lincolnshire; E Kt Melvyn Barrowcliffe, first appointment to Past Great Warden of Regalia; E Kt Michael Carter, promoted to Past Great Herald.

The above promotions and appointments are awarded by the Most Eminent and Supreme Grand Master (Paul Raymond Clement, G.C.T.) and determined on merit. All the above have served their Preceptories and the Province of Lincolnshire with great distinction over many years and the appointments are very well deserved. They will be appointed and invested at Great Priory on Wednesday 16th May at Great Queen Street and it is hoped as many as possible will be able to travel to London to support them.

Our congratulations to them all.

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Terry Coffey, Timothy Kelsey (The Past Sub-Prior) and Reg Brittan found front row seats to enjoy the occasion.

Photographs by Kt Robert (Bob) Smith.



PROVINCIAL BODYGUARD SKEGNESS

A meeting of St. Paul's Preceptory No. 466, at Skegness on Friday 27th April 2018
Photograph of The Right Eminent Provincial Prior with members of the Provincial Bodyguard

From left to right
Kt Ivor Hallam, Kt David Wilks, Kt Keith Appleton, Kt Malcolm Swinburn, R E Prov Prior, Kt Bernie Buck, Kt Mike Drury and Kt Phil Spicksley.
Kt David Carter also attended but is not in the photograph.

Photograph taken by Kt Bob Smith



GREAT PRIORY ANNOUNCE 2018 PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

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Great Priory are pleased to announce the following Promotions and Appointments:

PROMOTIONS:-
E KT Martin Levick (All Saints Preceptory No. 320) to Active Rank of Great Registrar
E Kt Michael Carter (St Paul's Preceptory No. 466) to Past Great Herald

FIRST APPOINTMENTS:-
E Kt Terry Little (Temple Bruer Preceptory No. 143) to Past Great Aide-de-Camp
E Kt Melvyn Barrowcliffe (Temple Bruer Preceptory No. 143) to Past Great Warden of Regalia

 

The above promotions and appointments are awarded by the Most Eminent and Supreme Grand Master (Paul Raymond Clement, G.C.T.) and determined on merit. All the above have served their Preceptories and the Province of Lincolnshire with great distinction over many years and the appointments are very well deserved. They will be appointed and invested at Great Priory on Wednesday 16th May at Great Queen Street and it is hoped as many as possible will be able to travel to London to support them.

Our congratulations to them all.



PROVINCIAL BODYGUARD LUNCHEON

Members present and past of the Lincolnshire Knights Templar Bodyguard and their wives met at Horncastle Masonic Hall on Sunday 11th February 2018. 36 Knights and ladies enjoyed a sumptuous banquet, organised by the Provincial Bodyguard Registrar, Ivor Hallam.

Presentations made to Mrs Hilary Carter and the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital.

As coffee was being served, Kt Keith Appleton called attention to the Provincial Sub-Prior, V E Kt Terry Aldridge. Terry informed everyone that, today was Mrs Hilary Carter's birthday. He went on to give a most eloquent speech, saying that everyone here was constantly thinking of Hilary during her treatment and how delighted we were to see her looking so well. He then presented Hilary with a birthday card, signed by everyone and a Hebe in a hedgehog planter. Hilary thanked everyone for their good wishes and friendship.

Finally, the Bodyguard Commander, E KT Iain Dean presented the Sub-Prior with a £25.00 donation to the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital.

A selection of photographs taken on the day by Kt. Bob Smith.

"Friendships are like gardens.
They blossom when nurtured."


"Good Food, Good Company and Wonderful Fellowship."



PROVINCIAL PRIORY MEETING 2017

Excellent attendance at the Provincial Priory meeting and Church Service held in
Lincoln Cathedral on Saturday 14th October 2017.

A selection of photographs taken on the day by E Kt. Bruce Goodman.

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GREAT PRIORY ANNOUNCE


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There will be a Great Priory Family Church service at Lincoln Cathedral on Saturday, 16 September 2017.

It will be followed by a Festive Board at the Lincoln Showground and promises to be a fabulous day for all of the family.
For further information depress the links below.

Information Letter
Dining Form







SURPRISE GIFT FOR THE PROVINCE


The Right Eminent Provincial Prior received a surprise gift for the Province
at All Saints Preceptory on Tuesday 6th June 2017.

Pictured are E Kt Mike Dennett P.G.Aide-de-Camp who presented him with a custom made case in which to carry the Provincial Sword. E Kt Dennett explained that he had been concerned for some time about our Provincial Sword Bearer having to transport our sword in a gun sling. In the present climate of increased terrorism in public places, he felt it much safer to have a bespoke carrying case. The Rt E Provincial Prior thanked E Kt Dennett for the very generous gift and stated that it would be used with pride by many Sword Bearers in years to come.

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Rt E Kt M F Bilton and E Kt M J Dennett.



GREAT PRIORY MEETING 2017


Lincolnshire was well represented at the Great Priory meeting held in,
London on Wednesday 18 May 2017.

Pictured are E Kt M J Dennett who received first appointment to Great Priory rank of Past Great Aide-de-Camp, V E Kt T F Aldridge who received promotion to Past Great Registrar, Rt E Kt M F Bilton Provincial Prior, E Kt R Wade who received promotion to the Active Rank of Great Standard Bearer (VB).

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E Kt M J Dennett. V E Kt T F Aldridge. Rt E Kt M F Bilton. E Kt R Wade.



GREAT PRIORY of MALTA


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Most Eminent and Supreme Grand Master (Timothy John Lewis G.C.T.) presided over the Great Priory of Malta on Tuesday 15 November 2016. Lincolnshire was honoured by two Malta Rank Promotions and two first Appointments:

PROMOTIONS:-
V E Kt John Board (Sutcliffe Preceptory No. 190) to Past Great 1st Lieutenant
V E Kt John Hunt (Temple Bruer Preceptory No. 143) to Past Great 1st Lieutenant

FIRST APPOINTMENTS:-
E Kt Graham Ives (Sutcliffe Preceptory No. 190) to Past Great Baillie
E Kt Reginald Brittan ( Temple Bruer Preceptory No. 143) to Past Great Baillie

The above promotions and appointments are awarded by the Most Eminent and Supreme Grand Master (Timothy John Lewis G.C.T.) and determined on merit. All the above have served their Preceptories and the Province of Lincolnshire with great distinction over many years and the appointments are very well deserved. They were appointed and invested at Great Priory rank on Wednesday 18th May 2016 at Great Queen Street, London.

A selection of photographs taken on the day by Kt. Bob Smith.

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Mike Carter relaxing before the opening of Great Priory

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Tim Kelsey, Past Sub-Prior and Iain Dean enjoying the occasion. Iain Dean and Mel Barrowcliffe also enjoying the occasion.



PROVINCIAL PRIORY MEETING 2016

Excellent attendance at the Provincial Priory meeting held in
Lincoln Cathedral on Saturday 1st October 2016.

A selection of photographs taken on the day by Kt. Bruce Goodman.

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GREAT PRIORY MEETING 2016


Lincolnshire was well represented at the Great Priory meeting held in,
London on Wednesday 18 May 2016.

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Pictured are Lincolnshire Knights Templar who are also members of both the Craft and the Royal Arch, Chapter being the qualification to becoming a Templar, standing before The Lincolnshire window at Grand Lodge.

The occasion was the meeting of Great Priory at Great Queen Street at which E Kt John Board and E Kt John Hunt were promoted to Past Great Registar and became Very Eminent Knights. E Kt Graham Ives and E Kt Reginald Brittan were appointed to Past Great Aide-de-Camp.

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Timothy Kelsey (Sub-Prior) and Brother Knights enjoying the occasion.

Photographs by Kt Robert (Bob) Smith.



GREAT PRIORY ANNOUNCE 2016 PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

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Great Priory are pleased to announce the following Promotions and Appointments:

PROMOTIONS:-
E Kt John Board (Sutcliffe Preceptory No. 190) to Past Great Registrar
E Kt John Hunt (Temple Bruer Preceptory No. 143) to Past Great Registrar

FIRST APPOINTMENTS:-
E Kt Graham Ives (Sutcliffe Preceptory No. 190) to Past Great Aide-de-Camp
E Kt Reginald Brittan ( Temple Bruer Preceptory No. 143) to Past Great Aide-de-Camp

 

The above promotions and appointments are awarded by the Most Eminent and Supreme Grand Master (Timothy John Lewis G.C.T.) and determined on merit. All the above have served their Preceptories and the Province of Lincolnshire with great distinction over many years and the appointments are very well deserved. They will be appointed and invested at Great Priory on Wednesday 18th May at Great Queen Street and it is hoped as many as possible will be able to travel to London to support them.

Our congratulations to them all.



GREAT PRIORY MEETING 2015

Lincolnshire was well represented at the Great Priory meeting held in,
London on Wednesday 20 May 2015.

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Timothy Kelsey (Sub-Prior) and Malcolm Forrest enjoying the occasion.
The Carmelite Preceptory contingent also enjoying the occasion.

 

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Left to Right:
Michael Carter, David Richardson and Derek Perkins.

 

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Michael Dennett, Terry Coffey,Timothy Kelsey and Malcolm Forrest. Malcolm Bilton (Provincial Prior) and Michael Carter.



GREAT PRIORY ANNOUNCE PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS


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Great Priory are pleased to announce the following Promotions and Appointment:

E Kt Rev. T.J. Walker (Sutcliffe Preceptory No. 190) reappointed to Dep. Great Almoner
E Kt David Richardson (St. Paul's Preceptory No. 466) promoted to Past Great Herald

E Kt Barry Topliss (Carmelite Preceptory No. 349) promoted to Past Great Herald
E Kt Michael Carter (St. Paul's Preceptory No. 466) Appointed to Active Rank of Great Captain of Guard

The above promotions and appointments are awarded by the Most Eminent and Supreme Grand Master (Timothy John Lewis G.C.T.) and determined on merit. All the above have served their Preceptories and the Province of Lincolnshire with great distinction over many years and the appointments are very well deserved. They will be appointed and invested at Great Priory on Wednesday 20th May at Great Queen Street and it is hoped as many as possible will be able to travel to London to support them.

Our congratulations to them all.


PROVINCIAL PRIOR'S BODYGUARD SUNDAY LUNCH

Sunday 1st February 2015 at Lincoln Masonic Centre

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E Kt Keith Lacey, Commander of the Provincial Prior's Bodyguard and
Mrs Lacey, talking to E Kt Michael Carter the past Commander.

 

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E Kt Keith Lacey, the Commander thanking the catering manager of Lincoln Masonic Centre, Sue Lynes for providing
a splendid meal which they all enjoyed. This event being Sues last Sunday Lunch as she is departing for pastures new.

 

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E Kt Keith Lacey, and his Deputy Kt Ian Dean, in discussion over their next meeting.


 

PROVINCIAL PRIORY MEETING

Saturday 4th October 2014

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Left to Right:
Canon John Patrick, Sub Dean of Lincoln Cathedral, Rt. Em. Kt. Malcolm Bilton, Provincial Prior
and Elizabeth his wife relaxing following an excellent meal.

 


 

PROVINCIAL PRIORY MEETING - LINCOLN CATHEDRAL

Saturday 4th October 2014

Dear Bro Knight

By command of the Right Eminent Provincial Prior, the Annual Church Service will take place at 10.30am in the Angel Choir, Lincoln Cathedral followed by a Chapter of Provincial Priory in the Chapter House of Lincoln Cathedral on Saturday 4th October 2014 as soon as possible after 11.00am, under the Banner of the St Paul’s Preceptory No 466 when all Eminent Preceptors, Past Preceptors and Constables are hereby summoned to attend and all other Knights of Preceptories are invited to be present.

Done at Covenham St Bartholomew, the 1st day of September, AL 6014, AD 2014, AO 896

‡ T F Aldridge
Provincial Vice-Chancellor

 

 

 

 


PROVINCIAL VISIT - ALL SAINTS CHURCH EAGLE

Tuesday 8th July 2014

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The Provincial Prior, R.E. Kt Malcolm Bilton and his wife Elizabeth, accompanied by Ladies and Knights, making a total of 67 enjoyed a very pleasant evening together on Tuesday 8th July 2014.

The occasion was a Provincial visit to All Saints Church, Eagle to attend Evening Prayers conducted by the Revd. George C. Goalby who extended, to a full church, a very warm welcome to the Provincial Knights of Lincolnshire and their Ladies.

The service was opened with the hymn 'Praise my soul the King of Heaven', followed by Psalm 84 and readings; Isaiah 35 1-10 read by the Provincial Sub-Prior and Ephesians 6 10-20 read by the Provincial Prior.

Following the Apostles Creed, hymn 353 was sung with great gusto 'Onward Christian Soldiers' followed by a thought-provoking sermon by the Revd John D.R. Spriggs.

The service ended with the singing of - 'For all the Saints' while the collection was taken.

 

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Immediately following the Service all retired to the Village Hall for an excellent Supper consisting of Vegetable Soup, Ham and Turkey Salad with Pork Pie and hot Potatoes, followed by a choice of either Trifle or Apple pie and cream. If you thought that was it, you would be wrong, the ladies and gentlemen of Eagle certainly know how to look after their guests - for then followed a wonderful Cheese Board with Coffee or Tea all finished off with a mint chocolate.

Throughout the meal, excellent wines were served, Cabernet Shiraz (Red) wine of South Africa and McGuigan Estate Chardonnay (white), South Africa

 

 

 

Left: The Provincial Prior relaxing after consuming an excellent meal and enjoying a few precious moments with Elizabeth his wife.

 

 

 


E KT MICHAEL CARTER - RECEIVES RETIREMENT GIFT

 

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E Kt Michael Carter (left) receiving an engraved whiskey decanter from the incoming Deputy Commander of the R.E. Prior's Bodyguard, Kt Iain Dean of the Carmelite Preceptory.

The engraved decanter was from the members of the R.E. Prior's Bodyguard who will be standing down following completion of their three year term in office at the Provincial Priory meeting in Lincoln Cathedral on Saturday 4 October 2014.

The gift also marks E Kt Michael Carter's retirement (stepping down) after serving 6 years as the Deputy Commander and 5 years as the Commander of the R.E. Prior's Bodyguard; both appointments he served with distinction.

 

(The presentation took place prior to the Chapter House Preceptory Meeting on Friday 4 July 2014)

 

 

 


THE PAST PROVINCIAL SUB-PRIOR


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It is with profound regret and deep sadness that I report the death of V.E.Kt. Reginald Carroll Preston, Past Sub-Prior of Lincolnshire (2002 to 2012) who passed away quietly on 30th June at the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby.

Carroll Preston was a delightful person and had a distinguished Masonic career which began on the 7th January 1965. He served the Province of Lincolnshire with great distinction and loyalty. He was Provincial Grand Secretary (Craft) for 6 years from 2004 to 2010 and held high office both in the Craft and in other Orders and Degrees.

Unfortunately, Carroll recently suffered a series of medical setbacks which he bore with courage and fortitude and still managed to retain a smile in the face of adversity. During this difficult time he received enormous support, with love and affection, from his wife Margaret and his family to whom our deepest sympathy is offered.

I am sure that many worthy tributes will be paid to Carroll’s cherished memory.

The funeral arrangements are as follows -
Date: Friday 11th July 2014
Time: 3pm
Place: Grimsby Crematorium, Weelsby Avenue, Grimsby DN32 0BA

The photograph [left] shows Carroll Preston, recently revisiting his old office at the Provincial Headquarters' in Grimsby and sharing a few moments with our Provincial Prior, R.E. Knight Malcolm Bilton.

 


 

LINCOLNSHIRE MASONIC RESEARCH SOCIETY

The Lincolnshire Masonic Research Society hold their first field visit to Rothley Court,
Leicestershire on Tuesday 17 June 2014.

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Rothley Court Hotel.
Rothley Court Preceptory Church.

The photograph below is of society members and their ladies who attended and enjoyed a wonderful luncheon in the Rothley Court Hotel adjoining the Preceptory Church.

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Left to Right:
Linda and Des O'Neill, Vanessa and Terry Aldridge, Yvonne and Reg. Brittan,
Hilary and Michael Carter, Maggie and Alan Newton.

Rothley Preceptory was built around 1240 but siezed by The Crown in 1308. In 1313 it was used by The Military Order of St John of Jerusalem, The Knights Hospitaller. It was dissolved in 1540.

The Babington family occupied it from 1565 until 1845. Thomas Babington was a great friend of William Wilberforce and Rothley Court was where they met to write the Anti-Slavery Bill. A monument commemorating this is in the grounds. Thomas Babington became MP for Leicester and also High Sheriff of Leicestershire.

It is interesting to note that all the society members who attended the visit to Rothley Preceptory are Masonic Knights of the Order and either Great Priory or Provincial Priory Officers.

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Terry Aldridge, Provincial Vice-Chancillor, pointing out an interesting feature to the members and Ladies on a wall tapestry. Michael Carter, Provincial Commander of the R.E. Provincial Prior's Bodyguard, taking his responsibilities very seriously.

 



 


PROVINCIAL CHURCH SERVICE AT ALL SAINTS CHURCH, EAGLE

 

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The Right Eminent Provincial Prior invites all Brother Knights and their Ladies to attend the Provincial Church Service at All Saints Church, Eagle on Tuesday 8th July at 6.30pm. Afterwards a meal will be available at Eagle Village Hall at a cost of £15.00 per person. Please note that The Eagle Church can only seat 110 and the capacity of the Village Hall for the meal is 80. Therefore, if you wish to attend, it is necessary to return the attached slip with a cheque (£15.00 per person) as soon as possible. This event is always very popular and there is likely to be a waiting list!!! Places will be allocated as slips and cheques are received – sorry no Email or telephone reservations. Knights will wear Regalia (no swords) – changing in the village hall which is small so please bring regalia in a smaller bag. Ladies to be seated in the central aisle in the Church and Knights either side.

6.30pm - Evensong at Eagle Church for Brother Knights and their Ladies (Regalia will be worn)

7.45pm - Meal at Eagle Village Hall for Brother Knights and their Ladies.

A Brief History of All Saints Church, Eagle)



PROVINCIAL TEAM VISIT TO ALL SAINTS' PRECEPTORY No. 320

 

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The Provincial Prior, R.E. Knight Malcolm Bilton, congratulates the Immediate Past Preceptor of All Saints' Preceptory, Eminent Knight Keith Lacey, (Standing in for the Eminent Preceptor Knight Stuart Bellamy) for providing a wonderful and most enjoyable evening on the penultimate Team Visit of this Masonic Season to Gainsborough on Tuesday 3 June 2014.

The Provincial Team witnessed an excellent Malta Degree for two candidates which was and admirably performed by the Eminent Prior Stuart Bellamy.

 

 

 

 

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Members of the Provincial Team enjoying the Festive Board following the ceremony.

 

 

 

 


GREAT PRIORY 2014


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Great Priory was held at Grand Lodge, Great Queen Street, London on Wednesday 21 May 2014. London being a change of venue from Birmingham in previous years.
Once again, Lincolnshire Knights turned out in force to support the Provincial Prior R.E. Knight Malcolm Bilton and Sub-Prior V.E. Knight Timothy Kelsey and also those Lincolnshire knights who were being honoured by Great Priory.

LINCOLNSHIRE KNIGHTS HONOURED.
Re-Appointed:
E Kt Rev Trevor John Walker (Sutcliffe) was re-appointed to Deputy Great Almoner
E Kt Derek Perkins (Heneage) is to continue as Active Great Aide-de-Camp

Promotions:
E Kt John Rowbottom (All Saints) from Past Great Aide-de-Camp to Past Great Herald
E Kt Richard Wynne (Heneage) from Past Deputy Great Sword Bearer to Past Great Herald
E Kt Gerald Forman (Temple Bruer) from Past Great Aide-de-Camp to Past Great Herald

First Appointments:
E Kt Desmond O’Neill (Wolds) to Past Great Aide-de-Camp

The meeting, in the opinion of those who attended, was a total success and the splendour of Grand Lodge enhanced the occasion. In short, It was described as simply a wonderful day out.

Great Priory 2014
Lincolnshire Knights, seated together, enjoying the meeting.



 

PROVINCIAL TEAM VISIT - SUTCLIFFE PRECEPTORY No. 190 - GRIMSBY

 

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Sutcliffe Preceptory welcome the Past Sub-Prior, V.E. Knight Carroll Preston

On Thursday 15 May, the Provincial Prior, R.E. Knight Malcolm Bilton, accompanied by his Sub-Prior, V.E. Knight Timothy Kelsey and the Provincial Officers, visited Sutcliffe Preceptory at Grimsby. The evening was more especial by the attendance of the Past Provincial Prior, R.E. Knight Gordon Walkley Smith and his Sub-Prior, V.E. Knight Carroll Preston who now unfortunately attends his mother Preceptory infrequently due a life changing illness. Everyone present was delighted to see Carroll looking so well. It is a fact, that while Carroll finds it difficult to recognise people or communicate with them, it was clearly evident from the expressions on his face, he really enjoyed the evening.

The photograph [left] shows Carroll Preston, who was also the Past Provincial Grand Secretary for the Masonic Province of Lincolnshire, revisiting his old office and sharing a few moments with our Provincial Prior, R.E. Knight Malcolm Bilton.