Midlands Rose Croix Chapter of Improvement
The Midlands Rose Croix Chapter of Improvement (MRCCI) has an important significance in the Ancient and Accepted Rite – it is one of only two Chapters of Improvement in this Country authorised by the Supreme Council (the other being the King Edward VII Chapter of Improvement in London). It comprises the Districts of Staffordshire & Shropshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire.
The MRCCI was formed to encourage members to increase their knowledge of the Order and to provide facilities for the instruction, practice and rehearsal of the ceremonies of Perfection and Enthronement as set out in the authorised book of ritual.
Our new Inspector General, V.Ill. Bro Alan J Wellan, has affirmed his commitment to, and total support for, the MRCCI and expressed his determination to make it an effective source of help and guidance to Chapters and of enjoyment to the Brethren.
The MRCCI has five Deputy Preceptors representing Warwickshire District, each of whom is aligned to a group of Chapters in the District. Details can be found in the Warwickshire Masonic Year Book and have also been communicated to all Chapter Recorders.
MRCCI Deputy Preceptors are willing to visit individual Chapters (at no cost to the Chapter) to give guidance and assistance, particularly when there is no ceremony to conduct, and, indeed, to assist with directing and guiding rehearsal meetings.
Brethren and Chapters who fail to avail themselves of the support offered by the MRCCI deprive themselves of the opportunity to become more confident and competent in practising the ritual under the guidance of experienced Deputy Preceptors in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.
As members of the Ancient and Accepted Rite, we have a duty of care to preserve and enhance the ritual of this beautiful Christian Order.