St Benedict Chapter celebrates a wonderful evening with the perfection of E&P Will Watson.
(L to R) V Ill Bro Alan Wellan (Inspector General), E&P Bro Will Watson (Newly perfected Prince), E&P Bro Frank Corrigan(Sovereign), Ill Bro David Williams (District Recorder), E&P Bro Adrian Snape (First General), Ill Bro Nick Renton (Director of Ceremonies), and Ill Bro Hugh Furber (Prelate).
As you will be aware, the MRCCI exists to demonstrate and visit Chapters, particularly when no ceremony is planned, to advise Chapters on the correct procedure by which the Perfection and Enthronement ceremonies should be carried out.
The MRCCI has five Deputy Preceptors representing Warwickshire District, each of whom is aligned to a group of Chapters in the District. The MRCCI - Who's Who page lists the currect Deputy Preceptors;
You may wish to add your Deputy Preceptor to your Summons mailing list, it would be nice if you did.
The new initiative is to hold MRCCI seminars. It is proposed that at least three Meetings are held each year hosted by one of the District Chapters, particularly when they have no Candidate. The idea is to throw the Meeting open to any Brother to conduct any part of the Ceremony which he has yet to undertake. The choice of work is as follows, following the closure of the Chapter:-
- Open, Close and Third Point. The Preceptors are of the opinion that they should demonstrate the Third Point at the closing of the Chapter prior to any other work. Advice and direction will be given regarding other Offices, particularly Marshal and Raphael.
- Intermediate Degrees, 1st and 2nd Points.
- Enthronement with one of the above at (b).
It is hoped that by throwing the Meeting open and giving the Brethren the opportunity to complete their work as Most Wise Sovereign or other Officer it would make for an interesting evening. It may be that more than one Brother would wish to conduct the same piece of work then in such cases we would do our best to accommodate them within time constraints.
Application by the Chapter to host the evening would be made to the Preceptor responsible for that Chapter and details circulated to the District via the District Recorder. All participants would pay their own dining fees so there is no cost for the host Chapter to bear. The success of this concept will require the co-operation of Chapters but it is hoped that the incentive will be there for the Brethren participate in an enjoyable evening.
The Inspector General is very supportive of this initiative and it will have the added benefit of encouraging Brethren to visit other Chapters.