Royal Arch News
(photo LtoR - E Comp Richard Wright, Comp Tony Evans, E Comp Lee Fuller, Comp Steve Wickens, E Comp Barry Cooper, E Comp Andrew Tiffin)
Photos and story provided by Communication Officer Mark Fuller
New chairs are needed - says Grand Superintendent.
John Reid and Andrew Tiifin were welcome guest at the John McNeill Opportunity Centre in Salisbury when they presented three new chairs to be used by the very youngest of the children cared for by the wonderful team at the Centre. The specialist chairs, which cost £370 each were provided as a result of the kindness and generosity of Companions throughout the Province.
As you can see, it didn't take long for the children to occupy the chairs - three new Principals perhaps?
Pictures shows EComp Ian Johnstone sharing the Quaich with EComps Simon Butler and Harvey Groves.
News and picture supplied by E Comp Simon Ellingham
50 Year Certificate and surprise promotion for E Comp Alan Russell
On Saturday 27th February 2016 at a special gathering of members of Methuen Chapter No.1533 in Marlborough, The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent EComp John Reid presented EComp Alan Russell with a certificate to mark his 50 years service in the Royal Arch.
EComp Alan, a retired RAF Officer, was exalted into Royal Commemoration Chapter No.1585 in 1966 and has also been a member of Chapter Singapore No.7178 and Wrington Vale Chapter No.1199 before joining Methuen Chapter in October 1998.
John thanked Alan for his dedicated commitment and service and for everything he has done for the Royal Arch in Wiltshire and Methuen Chapter and presented him with an engraved wine glass to mark this special anniversary.
However, there was one further surprise to come for Alan when the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent promoted him to Past Provincial Grand Sojourner and presented him with his new apron and collar badges.