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December 2022 


Princes All,


Christmas is done and having celebrated the anniversary of the birth of our Saviour, we are back to celebrating in our daily lives, throughout the coming New Year, His example of tolerance and love for others. That may well be difficult of course, in the wider world, with the various problems with which many communities are confronted but I know we will all be ready to offer support wherever our assistance may be deemed possible and appropriate.


The peaceful and inspiring environment of our masonic assemblies helps us to relax amongst friends and to renew our enthusiasm for life with family, work and other pursuits. This is particularly true of our Rose Croix meetings, and I pray that all of us, from the newest Perfectee to the most senior Past Sovereign, will continue to enjoy whatever activities we feel moved to undertake in the coming year.


District Recorder Peter issues a list of upcoming chapter meetings each month and I hope to see many of you, as members or visitors, as I travel the District.  I wish you all a happy, prosperous and enjoyable New Year and look forward to seeing you soon.




December 2022 – The District had a double reason to celebrate when two of our members, Ill∴Bros Stephen Knight (second right) and Mike Clanfield (third left) received their 31º at the Grand East in Duke Street, St James’s on 7 December 2022......   

...The ceremony was conducted by the Supreme Council 33º and was followed by an excellent dinner at Mark Masons Hall.  The photograph shows them celebrating with the Inspector General (second left) and the District Recorder (third right) together with Ill∴Bro Peter Corbett 31º (on the left) and Ill∴Bro Peter Cole 32º  (on the right).


Stephen is a member of Cygnet Chapter 753 and Mike is a member of the Robert De Turnham Chapter 917.  Both Princes are also active members of the Buckinghamshire Higher Degrees Chapter and we all wish them both our heartiest congratulations on their preferment.

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