To enable members and the Order to plan ahead effectively, we have decided to fix our dates of investiture to the Saturday closest to 24th May in each year, being the anniversary of the death of Hugues de Payen, our first Grand Master, and to the Saturday immediately after 13th October, which is Templar Remembrance Day, commemmorating when in 1307 the Templars were arrested.
Grand Prior, Chev. Paul Grant is appointed as Ambassadeur Délègue and as the GrandMaster’s appointed representative he is authorised to work across all borders in the United Kingdom.THE GRAND PRIOR CONGRATULATES THE FOLLOWINGON THEIR APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS.Chev. Sir Robert Worcester is appointed as Seneschal with immediate effect and will take his place on the Magisterium.Chev. Warren Cruickshank is appointed as Commander of the South with immediate effectChev. Michael Fisher is appointed as Commander of the North with immediate effect.Chev. Warren Cruickshank is promoted to Knight Commander with immediate effect.Chev. Michael Fisher is promoted to Knight Commander with immediate effect.
2021(and all that)
2020 was an extremely challenging year for many groups and organisations, and we have not escaped its consequences.We had to cancel both of our regular meetings, including one at Chester Cathedral, and as a result we have an abnormally large number of candidates who are waiting to be invested into the Order.People, highly respected members, have left the Order for various reasons, either ill-health, or increased commitments in their working lives. In shelving our plans and objectives, many members have been left disappointed.Now, we are starting 2021, a year in which all of us hope for better things. The Grand Priory has many exciting plans for 2021, which we earnestly hope will come to fruition. The number of those who we plan to welcome into the Order will greatly enhance our membership, not just in numbers but in transferrable skills and this will be the foundation upon which we will become stronger and more relevant in our communities.Let us not dwell in the past, but let us rejoice in the future!