Rose Croix District

of Warwickshire

2018 Church Service

The Sovereign Grand Inspector General, District of Warwickshire, V..·.Ill..·.Bro. Alan J. Wellan 33°, would be delighted if you, your family and friends would join him and his wife Joy at the Annual Rose Croix Church Service, to be held at 3pm on Sunday 9th September 2018 in All Saints Church, Sherbourne, CV35 8AP.

The service will be conducted by the reverend David Jessett, Vicar of Sherbourne, with E. & P. Dr. the Rev. Roy Lodge, MBE delivering an address on the theme: “How good and pleasant it is for Brethren to dwell together in unity”.  This is particularly delightful news, as Reverend David is to retire at the end of this year and so his participation is most welcome.

W. Bro. Michael Irving will be directing the Provincial Choir with E. & P. Bro. Peter Summers accompanying on the Organ and giving a recital before the start of the service. Regalia will not be worn.

A pre-service Luncheon has been arranged at Alderson House, Warwick: reception 12:15 pm for lunch at 12:45 p.m. The price is £22.00 per person (Wine NOT included). Tea or coffee and cake will be served (if pre-booked and paid for) in the Village Hall after the service at a cost £6.00 per person. Vouchers will be issued to obtain teas.

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This event understandably has proven to be popular in past years, with more than 140 attendees last year making for a fabulous atmosphere in the Church.  Our Inspector General urges us all towards a record attendance not only for ourselves but principally as a thank you to Reverend David for allowing us to use his church for so many years and to give him a fitting send-off towards retirement.


Church Service update

The Sovereign Grand Inspector General, Ill..·.Bro..·.Alan J. Wellan, has secured the participation of the Reverend David Jessett, Vicar of Sherbourne, for the service on 9th September.  Later this year the Reverend David retires and so it is a particular delight that he has agreed to conduct our 2018 annual service.  In keeping with the original plans, E&P the Reverend Dr. Roy Lodge MBE will deliver the address and so the congregation will figuratively be twice-blesed.

The Reverend David has been a great support to our Order for many years in allowing this service to be held at his church.  Our Inspector General urges us all towards a record attendance to wish The Reverend David well and show him our appreciation of his kindness in the latter stage of his working life.

King Edward VII Rose Croix Chapter of Improvement in Birmingham

The Midlands Rose Croix Chapter of Improvement managed to secure one of the three travelling Demonstrations delivered by this Supreme Council authorised Chapter of Improvement at Moseley Masonic Hall on Wednesday 6th June 2018.  One hundred and fifty Princes filled the large Temple to generate an intimate atmosphere for the 11th degree: Sublime Prince Elect and Arcana of the 12th degree: Grand Master Architect.  Like all of the Intermediate Degrees, these demonstrations are based upon the Francken manuscripts held by Supreme Council and so the ritual has effectively been resurrected thanks to considerable input from Supreme Council.

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A wonderful evening in Warwick

Guy’s Cliffe Chapter RC No. 877 graciously shared their Enthronement ceremony at Alderson House on 22nd March 2018 with the presentation of an extended patent to our Sovereign Grand Inspector General, V.·.Ill.·.Bro. Alan John Wellan 33°.

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Ill.·.Bro. Spencer T.E. Fenn 32°: Fifty years and counting

During the Enthronement of Ill.·.Bro. Steven Fowler 31° into the chair of Warwickshire Chapter RC No. 483 on Thursday 31st May 2018 by Ill.·.Bro. Charles Williams 32°, Ill.·.Bro. Spencer Fenn 32° was re-presented with a Certificate to mark the fiftieth anniversary of his becoming a Knight of the Pelican and Eagle and a Prince of the Order of the Rose Croix of Heredom by the Sovereign Grand Inspector General for the District of Warwickshire, V.·.Ill.·.Bro. Alan J. Wellan 33°. This rare event was witnessed by sixty-six Princes, including two visiting Inspectors General, another member of the 33°, leaders of other Orders and eight Honorary Members who currently reign as Most Wise Sovereigns within Warwickshire Chapters.

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Barnard Chapter R.C. No. 190 - the first century

An excited air and fifty-four brethren filled Severn Street Masonic Hall on Thursday 24th May 2018 to witness the Installation of E&P Bro. John David Harris: the 98th MWS of this respected Chapter, at the skilled hands of E&P Bro Michael John Betts. Amongst the witnesses to this splendid ceremony was the Grand Prior, Most Ill..·. Bro. The Reverend Dr. John R.H. Railton supported by Ill..·. Bro. Dr. Jonathan Lippiat, the Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies, two visiting Inspectors General, a holder of the 33rd degree and the Sovereign Grand Inspector General for the District of Warwickshire, V..·. Ill..·. Bro. Alan John Wellan.

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King Edward VII RC Chapter of Improvement 2018 demonstrations

11th Degree "Sublime Prince Elect and Arcana" and 12th Degree "Grand Master Architect"

This excellent series of demonstrations continues from where they left off in 2017, coming to Moseley Masonic Hall, 221 Alcester Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 6DT on Wednesday 6th June 2018.  That date had originally been set for the regular meeting of the Warwickshire Chapter No. 483 and so the Chapter has naturally given way to our visitors.  Any Rose Croix freemason is welcome to attend, no matter how recently you were perfected, and the hope is that every Chapter will be represented.

Overseen and supported once again by the Midlands Rose Croix Chapter of Improvement, comprising the Districts of Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire, these glimpses into the history of our Order are always extremely popular.  The Inspectors General of all three Districts encourage you to take up this rare opportunity; one which will not arise again for at least another nine years.  To attend only the Demonstration will cost £10.00 with dinner adding a further £27.50, including wines and soft drinks, for which a downloadable application is attached.

Those of you who are too impatient to wait until June can see them in The Grand Temple at Freemason's Hall, Great Queen Street, London on Monday 30th April 2018.  Attendance of the 1:30pm preview is free, the 5:00pm demonstration alone costs £17.00 with dinner in the Grand Connaught Rooms adding a further £31.00 and a downloadable application is also attached for the London event.

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