Chev.AldermanJohnGarbutt,KGOTJ,GrandChancellorofthe GrandPrioryofEngland,wasappointedbytheQueen'sRoyal WarranttobeHighSheriffofGreaterLondonwitheffectfrom hisSwearing-Inon2ndApril,2020.Becauseofthepandemic restrictions,insteadofoccurringattheRoyalCourtsofJusticeas wouldnormallybethecase,JohndeclaredhisOathbyvideo conference(thefirsttimeever)fromhome,infrontoftheLord ChiefJustice,theQueen'sRemembrancerandotherseniorHigh CourtJudgesfromtheRoyalCourtswhowerealsoattheir homes.Inthisrole,hisremitwillcovertheRCJitself,allCrown CourtsaroundLondon(withtheexceptionoftheOldBailey), plustheprisons,MetropolitanPolice,andmostotheraspectsof the Judicial system across Greater London."
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.