On Thursday 24th January, Massada Chapter 8130 at Altrincham were proud to receive the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, Stephen Martin Blank and the Deputy Grand Superintendent John Robert Bramley together with the Second Grand Principal, Phillip Rowlands, Assistant Grand Principals and other Acting and Grand Officers.
The occasion was the exaltation of Bro Alan Burton of Pennant Lodge No 7384 (North Wales). The MEZ of the Chapter EComp Jonathan Shasha had invited the Royal Arch Provincial Demonstration Team (which consists of Companions from across the Province) to perform the ceremony. After opening the Chapter and welcoming the MEGS and the Provincial deputation, the demonstration team took the places of all the Chapter officers and then in a dramatic format which included a narrative to further explain the ceremony, Bro Alan was exalted into the Chapter becoming the newest Companion in the Province of Cheshire.
Some 70 Companions attended the Convocation filling the dining room to capacity and enjoyed the social board whilst raising funds for charity.
The team will next be in action at Stamford Chapter 1045, on March 25th with a double exaltation of Thomas and Lias Smith, the sons of EComp Tom Smith ProvAGDC.