The Masonic Order of Athelstan
The Masonic Order of Athelstan
in England, Wales and its Provinces Overseas ~ Province of Sussex

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Quarterly Report: Meetings & Membership – July to December 2018

FOURTEEN Meetings of Courts within the Province were held during the Period 1st April to 30th June 2018.

COURT OF THE SOUTH SAXONS No 60 – Ferring Village Hall, Sussex - Monday, 2nd July 2018, Official Visit by the Provincial Grand Master


Worshipful Master - W Bro Colin Stanley presiding.

Eulogy for R W Bro John B Lloyd, Deputy Grand Master by the Provincial Grand Master.

R W Bro Lionel Mee, Provincial Grand Master accompanied by seven Provincial Officers was welcomed by the Master. The Provincial Officers including W Bro Trevor LEE, ProvSGW, Eminent Prior of the Court who is recovering from recent major heart surgery.

Attendance: Twenty seven Members and Visitors.

Bro Frank HOBBS was welcomed into the Order with the ceremonial being performed by the Worshipful Master and his Officers of the year.

Bro Rick PRIOR was made Master-elect and W Bro Reg BELDAM Treasurer-elect.

A Grand Court Certificate was presented to Bro Simon PIPER by R W Bro Lionel MEE.

25 brethren later dined at a convivial Festive Board.

The next meeting will be the Installation meeting on Monday, 5th November 2018.


SWORD OF CONSTANTINE COURT No 120 – Croydon, Surrey – Monday 9th July 2018


W Bro Chris ELEY, Worshipful Master in the Chair.

Bro John Doherty from Guernsey was instructed into the Order by W Bro Leslie Grout who acted as Worshipful Master assisted by W Bro Chris ELEY and other Officers of the Court with R W Bro Lionel Mee, Provincial Grand Master acting as Junior Warden for the meeting and the ceremony of Instruction.

Bro Terry Carpenter was elected Master-elect and W Bro Chris Cradock was elected Treasurer-elect.

These brethren will be installed and invested at the next Meeting on Tuesday, 9th October 2018.

Twenty members and visitors attended the meeting and 18 later dined at the Festive Board.

The Installation Meeting will be on Tuesday, 9th October 2018 when there will be an Official Visit by the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, VW Bro Michael Ellis KSM, PGSwdB.


ARCHBISHOP AETHELHELM COURT No 34 – Redhill Masonic Centre, Nutfield, Surrey - Tuesday, 10th July 2018, Official Visit by V W Bro Mike Ellis, Deputy Provincial Grand Master


W Bro Andy Fox, Worshipful Master presiding, opened the Court at 5.00pm.

The brethren stood to order for a Eulogy to RW Bro Dr John Benjamin Lloyd, CofM, GCh, GCSM, Deputy Grand Master who passed to Higher Service on 10th June 2018.

Official Visitor VW Bro Michael ELLIS, Deputy Provincial Grand Master accompanied by a number of Active Provincial Officers was welcomed by the Master. W & Em Bro Paul Rose, Provincial Prior acted as Escorting Officer. Also in attendance W Bro Ian Clark, ProvJGW, W Bro Len Hayward, ProvGSwdB, W Bro Reg Beldam ProvSGD, W Bro Leslie Grout, ProvGBB and four other visitors.

Bro Laurie Young and Bro Alan Hall were instructed into the Order, and afterwards stated how delighted they were to have been welcomed into the Masonic Order of Athelstan by the members - most of whom have been known to both of them for many years. Bro Derek Williamson was made Master-elect and W Bro Steven Cann was made Treasurer-elect. Visitor W Bro Chris Eley, WM of the Sword of Constantine Court acted as Senior Warden for the meeting and the ceremony.

A total of twenty two members and visitors attended with twenty one dining at the festive board.

The Installation Meeting will be held on Thursday, 20th December 2018.

See also the separate report on this website.


The Court of King Alfred the Great No 79 - Winchester, Hampshire - Tuesday, 17th August 2018


Installation Meeting - W Bro Simon Wright, Worshipful Master presiding.

Bro Ian Parsons Master-elect was Installed as Worshipful Master by the outgoing Master W Bro Simon Wright in an excellent manner and with great dignity.

W Bro Ian then appointed and invested his Officers for the ensuing year.


Court of Prince Edmund No 24 – Chichester, Sussex - Friday, 14th September 2018 - Installation Meeting, Official Visit by the R W Provincial Grand Master


W Bro Malcolm Brown opened the Court at 6.00pm and R W Bro Lionel Mee, Provincial Grand Master accompanied by a number of Provincial Officers was received and welcomed by the Brethren.

The brethren stood to Order in memory of the late RW Bro John Lloyd, Deputy Grand Master who had recently passed to Higher Service.

The Worshipful Master then invited W Br Mark Gannaway to take the Chair and he installed the Master-elect, Bro Paul Hollebone as Master for the ensuing year. W Bro Paul then appointed and invested his Officers.

The Provincial Grand Master congratulated W Bro Mark on the dignified and sincere manner in which he had installed Bro Paul into the chair of King Athelstan and wished the new Master, his Officers and all members of the Court a happy and successful year.

RW Bro Lionel thanked the Master and members for their fraternal welcome and hospitality at the excellent festive board.


COURT OF WIHT-LAND No 123 – Ryde, Isle of Wight - Friday, 14th September 2018, Installation Meeting

The meeting was opened at 6.00pm by Worshipful Master Colin Wilson who welcomed the members and visitors to this, the first Installation Meeting since the Court was founded in December 2017.

The main business of the evening was to install Bro Roger Huntley as Master and this was conducted by W Bro Colin Wilson, the outgoing Master in an exemplary manner. W Bro Roger then appointed and invested his Officers for the year.

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, 10th January 2019 at Ryde – when it is hoped that a new member will be admitted into the Order.


The Rood At Sudtone Court No 106 – Sutton, Surrey - Wednesday, 3rd October 2018, Official Visit by the R W Provincial Grand Master


See the separate report on this website.

The next meeting will be on Wednesday, 13th March 2019 at Sutton Masonic Hall.


SWORD OF CONSTANTINE COURT No 120 – Croydon, Surrey - Monday 9th October 2018, Official Visit by Deputy Provincial Grand Master


See the separate report on this website.

The next meeting will be on Monday, 4th March 2019 at Croydon Masonic Hall


AELLE COURT No 25 – Herstmonceau, Sussex - Saturday, 13th October 2018


W Bro Eyo Nkune, Worshipful Master, presided over the meeting which opened at 11.30am.

Various items of regular business were conducted and a lunch was held at The Woolpack following the meeting.

The next meeting will be held on Saturday, 13th January 2019.


Court of Sion Abbey No 126 – Twickenham, Middlesex - Wednesday, 17th October 2018


The Court was opened at 5.00pm by the Worshipful Master, W Bro Martin Smith who welcomed all members and visitors to the meeting.

Bro Derek Lawrence was received into the Court and duly instructed as a new member of the Order by the Worshipful Master and the Officers of the Court.

This was the Election Meeting and Bro George Rodger being the only nomination was duly made Master-elect and Bro Philip Lewcock being the only nomination was made Treasurer-elect. These two brethren will be installed and invested in their respective Offices at the next meeting on Wednesday, 27th February 2019 – which R W Bro Lionel Mee Provincial Grand Master, will attend on his Annual Visit.

The members and visitors enjoyed a convivial Festive Board.


COURT OF SOUTH SAXONS – No 60 – Ferring, Sussex - Monday, 5th November 2018


The Worshipful Master W Bro Colin Stanley opened the Court at 6.00pm.

Bro Rick Prior, Master-elect was installed into the Chair of King Athelstan in an excellent manner by the outgoing Master. W Bro Rick then appointed and invested his Officers for the year ahead.

W Bro Trevor Lee gave a most interesting talk on “More About Athelstan” which was much enjoyed by the brethren.

The next meeting will be held on Monday, 4th February 2019.


COURT OF PRINCE EDMUND No 24 – Chichester, Sussex - Friday, 9th November 2018


The Court was opened by the Worshipful Master at 6.00pm, W Bro Paul Hollebone presiding. Following approval of the Minutes of the previous meeting a rehearsal was carried out by the Master and Officers of the Court.

The rehearsal proved beneficial to the members and it is hoped that a new member will be admitted into the Court at the next meeting on Friday, 8th March 2019.

The brethren departed in harmony and friendship after the festive Board when the formal Toasts of the Order were observed.

Next meeting will be on Friday, 8th March 2019.


Court of Harrow Way No 88 – Guildford, Surrey - Thursday, 28th November 2018, Official Visit by the R W Provincial Grand Master


W Bro Simon McCarthy, acting as Worshipful Master, opened the Court at 5.00pm and welcomed the Provincial Grand Master, R W Bro Lionel Mee on his Annual Visit to the Court; he was accompanied by V W Bro Mike Ellis, Deputy Provincial Grand Master and other Provincial Officers of the year.

Bro Graham Ellis having been made Master-elect at the previous meeting in May was duly installed as Master of the Court by W Bro Simon McCarthy in an excellent manner and with great dignity. W Bro Graham then appointed and invested the Officers for his year in the Chair.

The R W Provincial Grand Master congratulated W Bro Len Hayward, Court Secretary, and W Bro Trevor Lee on being honoured with Grand Rank and also congratulated W & Em Bro Louis Keats who was re-appointed Deputy Grand Prior at the Annual Meeting of Grand Court in October.

The next meeting of the Court will be on Monday, 18th February 2019.


ARCHBISHOP AETHELHELM COURT No 34 – Redhill Masonic Centre, Nutfield – Surrey - Thursday, 20th December 2018


The Court was opened by W Bro Andrew Fox, Worshipful Master who welcomed R W Bro Roy Leavers, Deputy Grand Master and R W Bro Lionel Mee Provincial Grand Master.

ARCHBISHOP AETHELHELM COURT No 34 This was a memorable day for the Court, which had been Founded 11 years ago to the day - on 20th December 2007 - with R W Bro Roy as Primus Master and R W Bro Lionel as Primus Immediate Past Master.

A number of other Founders were also in attendance.

The main business of the evening was to install Bro Derek Williamson as Master of the Court and this was carried in a wonderful manner by Worshipful Master W Bro Andrew Fox assisted by the IPM W Bro Leslie Grout. W Bro Derek then appointed and invested the Officers for his year in the Chair.

ARCHBISHOP AETHELHELM COURT No 34 18 Members and visitors later enjoyed an excellent and convivial Festive Board and departed in peace and harmony at 8.30pm.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, 9th July 2019.

Photographs:
The new Master, Members and Visitors and R W Bro Roy Leavers and R W Bro Lionel Mee with W Bro Mark Donovan, ProvGMar Deputy Provincial Grand Master-designate who will be invested at the Annual Provincial Meeting in April 2019.

R W Bro Lionel Mee
Provincial Grand Master
December 2018


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