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Wednesday, 09 November 2005 12:05

First Grand Principal's address - November 2005

ROYAL ARCH ANNUAL INVESTITURE

9 NOVEMBER 2005

An address by the ME The First Grand Principal The Duke of Kent, KG

Companions,
I am very glad to see so many of you here today to witness the installation of ME Companion George Francis as Second Grand Principal. On behalf of us all I wish him a long and happy tenure in office. I cannot let this occasion pass without expressing our warmest thanks to ME Companion Iain Bryce who has retired today as Second Grand Principal.

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ROYAL ARCH ANNUAL INVESTITURE

28 APRIL 2005

An address by the ME Pro First Grand Principal the Most Hon the Marquess of Northampton, DL

Companions,
I offer my warmest congratulations to those Companions whom I have had the pleasure of investing with Grand Chapter Rank today. The attainment of Grand Rank is not just a reward for past services to the Royal Arch – it brings the opportunity and the responsibility of putting even more of your time and energy into Royal Arch Masonry. 

Grand Officers have an important role to play in explaining the Royal Arch and the lessons it teaches to newer members and potential members. This has always been the case, but never more so than now, following the introduction of the changes to the Royal Arch ritual. We have the opportunity of using these changes to promote a better understanding of and a greater interest in this very special Order.

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