Another Royal Arch attraction event was held on the 10th October 2016 at Saxon Hall in Southend, Essex.
Our Bro Reiss assisted during the evening and the speaker was Excellent Companion Nick Franklin, 3rd Provincial Grand Principal.
Also in attendance were Excellent Companion Clive Rees, 2nd Provincial Grand Principal, and other members of the executive.
The event was very well attended and 15 brethren expressed their interest in joining the Royal Arch.
A few photographs taken during the evening.
On the 19th of October 2015, the Provincial Deputy Grand Superintendent, Cliff Thoms, hosted an event entitled “The Royal Arch – Your Next Important Step”.
It was held at the Masonic Hall in Deyncourt Gardens, Upminster, Essex and was primarily for the benefit of those who were not in the Royal Arch but wanted to learn more about it.
Pictured below, from left to right are those who made the event happen:
Elliott Chevin, Eric Broadbent, Peter Allan, Reiss, Cliff Thoms, Kevin Daring, Tim Walford-Fitzgerald, Charles Ager and Peter Hollingsworth.
The event was extremely well attended by brethren from various lodges including two other St Laurence members, W Bro Derek Tatters and Bro John Kibler.
Prior to a buffet lunch the brethren received a talk followed by a question and answer session. Feedback from the attendees was incredible and positive comments such as the following were received.
“It was exactly what I’m looking for”
“A great talk and has raised my interest significantly”
Afterwards, twenty brethren expressed an interest in joining the Royal Arch. The event was held with the kind support of the staff and management at the centre and was supported by four Provincial Grand Stewards. Anyone interested in finding out more about the order can speak to their Lodge Royal Arch Representative or email email@example.com. More information on the Essex Provincial Website.
As a matter of interest, you may recognise someone in this photograph enjoying West Ham’s recent victory over Chelsea
(not José Mourinho)!
Clue: He’s also in the top photograph.