Prescot Masonic Hall was the venue for the installation of the elected principals for Chapter of Lebanon No 86 which was founded in 1851.The first principal Geoff Black opened the chapter in due form and completed the domestic business.
Following the completion of domestic business, Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies of Ian Halsall announced Malcolm Raeburn Alexander Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principles, Colin Rowling Past Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principles, David Atkinson Chairman of the Mersey Valley Group and other distinguished companions requested admission. Ian then and requested the companions of the chapter to be upstanding.
Geoff welcomed Malcolm into the convocation for the installation ceremony. The installation ceremony began with Ian Halsall presenting Sandy Kean as third principal who was obligated, Graham Barker as second principal who was obligated and Neil Taylor who was obligated as first principal.
The ceremony proceeded with the three new principles being installed into their chairs after the appropriate Testament readings were read by David Atkinson, Colin Rowling and Malcolm Alexande. Ian requested that Neil be upstanding and delivered the red robe address. Paul Brunskill requested that Graham be upstanding and delivered the purple robe address. Malcolm Goodman requested that Sandy be upstanding and delivered the blue robe address.
On completion of the installation, Malcolm then stood and said how much he had enjoyed an interesting ceremony and congratulated all who took part in installing the three principals who were new to their respective roles.
There were two certificates from Supreme Grand Chapter and Colin Rowling presented and explained the different symbols to Philip Escano and Sandy Kean, adding that they were proof that they are Royal Arch Masons and describing the close link they had to the Craft. The convocation was closed in due from and the companions retired to the festive board.
It was a well-attended festive board with everyone enjoying the meal. After the toast to his health, Malcolm responded that he had witnessed a good ceremony and congratulate two of the principles, one after four years in the Royal Arch and the other two years in Royal Arch, were now in the chairs of their respective officers.
Malcolm then offered his best wishes for the future of the chapter. Malcolm continued by discussing the Digital Marketing Campaign, with the object being to recruit more members into Freemasonry and members who were already Masons into Royal Arch.