A happy evening at Ceres Chapter

Ceres Chapter No 3501 is now reaping a growing harvest thanks to the hard work and dedication of its members. This was self-evident at the installation ceremony which took place in the Egyptian Suite at Liverpool Masonic Hall where the meeting was opened in fine style by the three principals.

David Kemp (left) and Sam Robinson.

David Kemp (left) and Sam Robinson.

The leading guest of the evening was the Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals Sam Robinson of the Liverpool Group who was representing the Grand Superintendent Tony Harrison. On this particular evening Sam was accompanied by the Vice Chairman of Liverpool Group of Chapters David Kemp, and they both received a very warm welcome from all assembled companions.

The companions of Ceres Chapter demonstrated their commitment and hard work by producing an installation ceremony worthy of merit and it was clear that they continue to enjoy and are entertained by their Freemasonry within the Royal Arch.

Installed as the three principals for the following year where; Robert Keir as first principal, Keith Gear as second principal and Ian Povall to first principal.

They were congratulated in all their efforts by Sam Robinson who brought the greetings of Grand Superintendent Tony Harrison to them and his own at the dinner which followed.

Pictured from left to right, are: Keith Gear, Robert Keir, Ian Povall and Sam Robinson.

Pictured from left to right, are: Keith Gear, Robert Keir, Ian Povall and Sam Robinson.

The Chapter was wished well and it is hoped that they continue in their fine tradition and continue to enjoy Royal Arch Masonry. Retiring to the adjacent opulent dining area of the Egyptian Suite after the conclusion of the formal proceedings the companions enjoyed a first class, highly traditional banquet, full of good old fashioned festive fun, a sumptuous meal and warm friendship.

Responding to the third toast on behalf of the grand officers, Sam reminded the companions of the present MCF 2021 festival for the benefit of the newly formed Masonic Charities Foundation.

Continuing on the theme of future initiatives, Sam explained how the province was looking at producing up to date information pamphlets for Royal Arch, which would be made available when finished. He wished the three principals a happy, healthy and successful year in office and thanked the companions for a marvellous evening, he concluded to warm and appreciative applause.