Rose Croix District

of Warwickshire

5th & 6th Degree Demonstration on 27th April 2015

The King Edward VII Rose Croix Chapter of Improvement are demonstrating the 5th Degree (Perfect Master) and the 6th Degree (Intimate Secretary) in the Grand Temple, Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street, London, on Monday 27th April 2015.

As has been the case for the past few years a group of Warwickshire Rose Croix Masons will be attending. 

We are in the process of arranging a guided tour of Grand East, 10 Duke Street, St James, London at about 1.30pm on the day. It is anticipated that we will move on to The Sun Pub near to Freemasons' Hall and then on for the 5pm Demonstration. 

The cost of attending the 5pm Demonstration alone is £16. Because of cost and time we have found that few will wish to stay for the meal afterwards. Importantly please remember to enclose a stamped, self addressed envelope with your application form and cheque so your tickets can be posted.

There are trains with prices as low as £3 each way from Birmingham International to Euston if you book in well in advance. We usually try to get a party together to catch the 11.39 Virgin from Birmingham International Railway Station to Euston and return on the 21.03 from Euston. The journey is about 1 hour 15 minutes each way and stops at Coventry. Please be aware of potential difficulties with other train services.

With luck we may again be given the best seats in the house at Freemasons' Hall as I am trying to book a row of seats for our use. (I am hoping for a guided tour immediately before or after the Demonstration as a former colleague works there.)

We have enjoyed some wonderful days in London over recent years but it would be amazing to see the MWS - or his representative - of every Chapter attending together with all newly Perfected Brethren. All 18th Degree Masons are eligible to attend.

This venture has the full and grateful support of the Inspector General.

To register your interest please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible for further information.

Perfectees Meeting 2014

Recent Perfectees were invited by the District  to attend Shakespeare Chapter No. 15 on Wednesday 26th of November and were able to witness a double Perfection Ceremony bringing yet two more candidates in to  the Chapter.

A lovely Ceremony was followed by a talk by the Inspector General based on the Lecture, “Perfection in Perspective” explaining many parts of the Ceremony that the Candidates had just been through.

The remaining business of the Chapter was then completed and after the Third Point the Chapter was closed.

The new Perfectees were then treated to a Festive Board at which the Inspector General went on to further explain the rest of the Ceremony and invited questions. A good evening was had by all and the newly Perfected Brethren who attended must have gone away with a greater knowledge of the beautiful Order that they have joined and indeed some long established members stated that they also were now even wiser !

Christmas Message from the Sovereign Grand Inspector General

The Christmas season is with us again and we shall all be looking back over the last twelve months with a mixture of happiness and of sorrow and shall be praying that 2015 will be kind to us.

Joy and I send to you and your families our best wishes for the festive season and the hope that you will have a peaceful and restful time and that the World in general will have less horror and conflicts to face in the coming months.

With sincere and fraternal regards.

Alan

Ill. Bro. Ken Wilkinson's Royal Recognition

Ill. Bro. Ken Wilkinson 30º meets HRH The Prince of WalesAt the recent Thanks Giving Service of the Battle of Britain Fighter Association at Westminster Abbey, Ill. Bro Ken Wilkinson 30º Past Sovereign of Temple Balsall Chapter RC No. 979 was warmly praised for his service by HRH The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. As most of us know our much loved Ill. Bro. Ken was a gallant second World War II Spitfire Pilot.

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Meeting of the Sovereigns, Generals & Recorders 2014 update

Around 38 Brethren attended the annual meeting of the Sovereigns, Generals and Recorders held on Tuesday 21st October 2014  at Edgbaston Assembly Rooms, Stirling Rd. Birmingham with all but one Chapter represented.

The Inspector General spoke on a number of topics regarding the present and future of Rose Croix Masonry in the District of Warwickshire and a general discussion followed with a number of good ideas aired. The views were all very positive and many stayed after the conclusion to enjoy a buffet and further discussion of the topics raised. Those who were unable to attend missed a lovely evening but can obtain a copy of the minutes from the District Recorder.

St. Alphege Chapter Sunday Lunch on 26th October

The Most Wise Sovereign of St. Alphege Chapter has organised a Sunday Lunch event to give potential candidates for the order an opportunity to come along and meet other members informally along with their wives or partners. 

It will be held at Tally Ho, Pershore Road, Birmingham on Sunday 26th October 2014 at 12.30pm for 1pm and the cost of lunch will be £15.00/head for a 3-course meal not including drinks or wine. There will be a choice of 3 or 4 at each course, wine is approximately £15.00/bottle and there is a pay bar.

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Visitors Quaiche Changes Hands

7 members of Stratford-upon-Avon Chapter RC No.620 visited Himalaya Chapter RC No.80, to claim the Visitor's Quaiche at their meeting on the 13th October 2014.
Any Chapter who would like to take possession of the Quaiche will now have to visit Stratford-upon-Avon Chapter, who meet on the 4th Weds. of January, April and September, with at least 3 Brethren from your Chapter, however if another Chapter with more Brethren present, they will take away the Quaiche.

Annual Meeting of Sovereigns, Generals and Recorders 2014

The annual meeting of Sovereigns, First and Second Generals and Recorders at Edgbaston Assembly Rooms, Stirling Rd. Birmingham, will take place this year on Tuesday 21st October 2014.  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 year the Invitation is also open to all members of the 30° and above.

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