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New Companions of the Scarlet Cord. | Durham Freemasons

On Monday 23rd January a provincial team of acting officers attended Shiney Row masonic hall for the regular meeting Peter Glyn Williams Consistory No102.    The team witnessed two Princes of Finchale Conclave No77 become Companions Ostiarius of the Scarlet Cord.

In the absence of the consistory recorder, Em.Comp. Graham Bainbridge Primus of Ostiarii acted as Recorder and our Prov.G.Summus acted as Primus of Ostiarii in which role he delivered the majority of the first grade ceremony to a very high standard.

Attendance befitted a Consistory named in honour of the OSM Grand Supreme Ruler at the time when it was decided to revive the Order of the Scarlet Cord.

They included 2 Past Provincial Grand Summii; 2 OSM Provincial Grand Supreme Rulers, 1 deputy ProvGSR, 1 KT Provincial Prior and his Deputy, 1 RCC Deputy Intendant General, 1 Head of The Operatives and a RSM ProvGCW nominate.

The addition of this evenings 2 candidates brings membership of the largest province in England and Wales to 160.

Photographed with the Provincial Grand Summus R.Dist.Comp. Michael Jacques are the candidates (L) Comp. David Fuller and (R) Comp. Kenneth Webster.

At dinner the top table (L-R) are V.Dist.Comp Gary D Taylor, DepProvGSum.;  R.Dist.Comp. Michael A Jacques ProvGSum.; Dist.Comp. Richard Vipond Primus of Lectores;Dist.Comp. John B Finlay, President; Em.Comp. Graham Bainbridge, Primus Ostiarii and Dist.Comp. Morgan McDonald, AsstProvGSum.

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