Rose Croix District

of Warwickshire

V. Ill. Alan J Wellan, Inspector General

District News

Sovereigns, Generals, Recorders and Higher Degrees meeting 2017

The annual meeting of Sovereigns, First and Second Generals and Recorders at Alderson House, High Street Warwick, will take place this year on Monday 6th March 2017. The Inspector General would like the support of all Sovereigns, First and Second Generals and Recorders of the various Chapters in the District to attend this meeting. This Invitation is also open to all members of the 30° and above. The Inspector General is very keen that higher degrees members should attend and demonstrate their support: they being the equivalent of Craft Provincial Grand Officers.

This very important meeting, chaired by the Inspector General, is your chance for a frank exchange of views and to share your ideas for future initiatives and developments in the District. Previous meetings have been deemed very useful to all who attended.

The meeting will commence at 7.00pm and a buffet meal with tea/coffee etc. will be available (for those who pay in advance) at a cost of £9.00 per head. It is expected that the meeting will conclude by no later than 9.30pm. Please return the reply slip attached to David Williams, District Recorder, as soon as possible to enable appropriate catering arrangements to be made. As a matter of courtesy, please reply even if you do not intend to be present.

The dress code is smart casual (jacket and tie).

A reply slip is attached for your convenience.


District of Warwickshire Festival: Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Following the very successful MRCCI Festival held in July 2016 at Moseley Masonic Hall, Kings Heath, and the enthusiastic response from many of those Brethren who participated, the District of Warwickshire intends to hold its own District Festival in 2017.

This will take place on Tuesday 23rd May 2017 at the Masonic rooms, Alderson House, 23 High Street Warwick.

The Festival will again include a demonstration of the Ceremony of Perfection, with additional commentary, for which purpose a demonstration team will be formed from members of the 18°, drawn from the Rose Croix Chapters in the District of Warwickshire.

There will be roles and offices available for at least 20 Brethren to fill, and a number have already expressed an interest in participating

Offices and roles will be allocated and instruction and rehearsal dates will be advised and confirmed in early 2017.

Brethren interested in forming part of the demonstration team should in the first instance contact one of the MRCCI Deputy Preceptors whose details are appended below:

David Butterworth          0121 476 1460 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

John Paetow                  0121 353 6747 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Peter Rodwell                0121 707 6391 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Christmas message from the Sovereign Grand Inspector General

A downloadable copy of the 2016 Christmas message from the Inspector General, V.... Ill.... Bro. Alan J. Wellan, 330, is attached.


King Edward VII RC Chapter of Improvement: 2017 demonstrations

9th Degree - Elect of nine and 10th degree - Elect of fifteen

These intermediate degrees are to be worked in the Grand Temple, Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ on Monday 24th April 2017 and many Warwickshire Rose Croix masons will doubtless wish to continue their researches into these rarely seen ceremonies.  The event is open to every Rose Croix mason, including those who are newly Perfected, and it would be wonderful if each Chapter was represented.

Our Inspector General has already booked his ticket and will be delighted to see you in London.  If you are content only to attend the Demonstration the cost is £16 and whilst the Festive Board is a further £30, the past experience of our Inspector General highly recommends it.