Rose Croix District

of Warwickshire

V. Ill. Alan J Wellan, Inspector General

District News

V. Ill. Bro. Peter Waring, 33° OER


V\Ill\Bro. Peter Waring 33° OER

5th April 1927 – 27th March 2019

A Past Inspector General for Warwickshire, Peter sadly passed away on 27th March and we bade a fond farewell to him during a well-attended service at Redditch Crematorium on Monday 15th April. His brother Roger, a clergyman, participated in the service and delivered a moving tribute.

Peter was a kind and thoughtful man who was loved and respected by all who met him.

As a mason in the Craft he was appointed ProvSGW 1993, PAGDC in 1996 and then PJGD in 2006 before receiving a 50 year certificate in 2018.

In Royal Arch Peter was the ProvGDC in 1994 and was appointed PAGSoj in 2006.

In 1998 Peter was appointed Rose Croix Inspector General for the District of Warwickshire after having served as Grand Director of Ceremonies at Supreme Council, and having preceded Very Puissant Lieutenant Grand Commander Guy Elgood 33° in that role and who attended the funeral. He travelled widely as GDC in support of Supreme Council members.

Due to his wife’s failing health Peter stepped down as our Inspector General in 2006, at which time he became only the second person to receive the Order of the Eagle and Rose from Supreme Council. His wife, Patricia, to whom he was devoted, sadly died in December 2018. Peter leaves 2 daughters, Jane and Caroline.


King Edward VII RC Chapter of Improvement and the 13th degree

This wonderful group are on the road again in their mission to encourage and assist all Rose Croix masons with our understanding and the practice of our ritual.  Over the next four months they are demonstrating the 13°, known as "The Royal Arch of Enoch", in these four locations:

  • Monday 29th April 2019 in the Grand Temple, Freemason's Hall, Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ,
  • Saturday 18th May at Freemason's Hall, the Charmandean Centre, Forest Road, Worthing, BN14 9HS,
  • Saturday 1st June at Freemason's Hall, 80 London Road, Leicester LE2 0RA and on
  • Saturday 13th July at The Shepherds, Rosehill Estate, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2RW.

Reports from attendees have always been enthusiastically positive and many regard the demonstrations as a must-see event each year.  More details and booking forms are attached to this article.

Ill..·.Bro. Spencer T.E. Fenn 32°

It is with deep regret that the death of Ill..·.Bro. Spencer Thomas Edward Fenn, 32°, is announced.  His widow, Carole, has made these funeral arrangements:

Service at St Mary's church, Warwick commencing at 12:30pm on Thursday 21st March 2019

Committal for family and close friends only at Oakley Wood an hour later

Refreshments subsequently at the Warwick Arms Hotel, 17 Hugh Street, Warwick CV34 4AT

Family flowers only please, with donations to Myton Hospice in the donation box to be placed in St Mary's church.

2019 Annual meeting of Sovereigns and past Sovereigns

Minutes of the meeting held at Alderson House on Tuesday 22nd January are attached to this article, together with an excerpt from an informative interview with our Supreme Grand Commander, first published by Freemasonry Today, providing an overview of our Order .