The seminar held for Royal Arch Representatives at Goldsmith Street on 7 September was a great success and described by those attending as informative and refreshing.
As their Lodge’s Royal Arch Representative appointed by the Grand Superintendent, they were invited to the seminar to hear about additional support and advice that is available to them. Their role is recognised as essential to the growth and vitality of the Royal Arch, reminding Lodge members that pure ancient Masonry consists of three degrees and no more, viz., those of the Entered Apprentice, the Fellow Craft and the Master Mason, including the Supreme Order of the Holy Royal Arch.
The ‘Reps’ had the opportunity to discuss with the Grand Superintendent, Deputy Grand Superintendent, the Second Provincial Grand Principal and the Provincial Grand Scribe E the current level of membership, new promotional documentation and innovative approaches. They were also presented with a new lapel badge (as illustrated) that they will now wear in their Lodges to signify their role and stimulate interest in the Royal Arch.
Although still some time away, the content of the next ‘Introduction to the Royal Arch Evening’ was discussed with the ‘Reps’. The event will take place on 31 March 2017 at Goldsmith Street and is set to be an enjoyable and informative occasion for potential candidates and Companions alike. There will be a subsidised supper and a promise of no ‘hard sell’. The ‘Reps’ will mention it in their Lodges over the next few months but anyone interested should put the date in their diary now.
As not all ‘Reps’ were able to attend on this occasion another seminar is being held at Mansfield Masonic Hall on 5 October, for which the Provincial Grand Scribe E will be sending out invitations.
The photograph shows the ‘Reps’ who attended on 7th September, together with the Grand Superintendent, Deputy Grand Superintendent and Provincial Grand