Jeremy is first principal of Coronation Chapter

The companions of Coronation Chapter No 7258 were honoured by the presence of Assistant to the Grand Principals Tony Hall. Tony was accompanied by Third Provincial Grand Principal Ian Higham, John Robson, Chorley group chairman Peter Lockett, group vice chairman Peter Allen, group secretary Don Hesketh and acting Provincial officers Rey Morris, Richard Frazer Bastable and Steve Holcroft.

Jeremy Dootson (left) presents flowers to Tony Hall.

Jeremy Dootson (left) presents flowers to Tony Hall.

Peter Allen installed his successor Jeremy Dootson into the chair of the first principal. Jeremy installed Tony Cottam into the chair of the second principal and Tony Cottam installed Jayson Jackson into the chair of the third principal in a well worked ceremony, all under the watchful eye of director of ceremonies Stephen Gregory and assistant director of ceremonies Malcolm Lunt.

The address to the crimson robe was delivered by Tony Cottam; the address to the purple robe was presented by Mark Howard, with the address to the blue robe delivered by David Parker. The address to the three principals was delivered by Stephen Gregory; that to the officers of the chapter was delivered by Malcolm Dewhurst and the address to the companions was presented by Tony Hall.

Tony brought greetings and good wishes from the Grand Superintendent Tony Harrison and congratulated everyone who had taken part in a flawless ceremony. He thanked Peter Allen for his two years as first principal.

Jeremy presented Tony with four cheques: £750 to the Masonic Charitable Foundation 2021 Festival, £93 to the West Lancashire Freemasons’ Charity, £100 to the Friends of Ecclesholme and £44.50 in the MCF 2021 Festival gift aid envelopes. Tony thanked the members of the chapter for their generosity and then had the pleasant duty to present a certificate of vice patronage from the Masonic Charitable Foundation 2021 Festival to the chapter.

The festive board was of course an excellent meal as is expected at Brookfield Hall. The companions and their visitors enjoyed a very pleasant evening with good food, good wine and good company arranged around a table in the shape of a Tau.

Pictured from left to right, are; Rey Morris, Richard Frazer Bastable, Tony Cottam, Don Hesketh, Tony Hall, Jeremy Dootson, Peter Allen, John Robson, Jayson Jackson, Ian Higham and Steve Holcroft.

Pictured from left to right, are; Rey Morris, Richard Frazer Bastable, Tony Cottam, Don Hesketh, Tony Hall, Jeremy Dootson, Peter Allen, John Robson, Jayson Jackson, Ian Higham and Steve Holcroft.