WESSEX May 2015


The 2015 Provincial Assembly of Wessex hosted by King Hywel of Cornwall No. 69 met at the Court's usual venue at The Masonic Hall, Liskey Hill, Perranporth, Cornwall. TR6 0HR on the 16th May 2015.


Preceding the Provincial meeting, the Court held their Installation meeting. The ceremony progressed very smoothly using the new ritual, to the great delight of all involved. This was not surprising as the Province had asked the Assistant Grand Master R.W. Bro. Dr. Christopher W.G.Ansell, GCh, GCSM to take the chair of King Athelstan to perform the ceremony of Installation.

The Master elect Bro. Peter T. Emmerson commented after the ceremony that he was privileged to be involved with the new ritual, and felt honoured that he had been Installed by the Assistant Grand Master in such a faultless way.

Continuing after a short break the Provincial Grand Assembly commenced. The Provincial Grand Master R.W.Bro. Malcolm J. Burns, GCSM, greeted all attending and named and thanked those guests from other Provinces that had travelled so far to attend this meeting.


The usual business continued then R.W.Bro. Roy Leavers, KSM, SGW, and chairman of Cyningston 10-90 was invited by the Provincial Grand Master to address the brethren with the progress of the appeal.

The outcome of the address was that after consideration the Province voted to donate £500.00 from the Province Funds and presented the chairman with a cheque for that amount(see picture).


A wonderful and interesting talk that was researched & presented by W.Bro. David Attwater, ProvGOrganist entitled “The Halliwell Manuscripts or Regius Poem”  which will be made available online shortly.


Members and visitors then retired to the dining room for an excellent meal. More pictures can be viewed in the members picture gallery after logging in.

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On Friday 22nd May R W Bro Roy Leavers, W Bro Noel Grout and Bro Bob Tuthill (members of the Cyningstun 10 – 90 Committee) travelled to the Civil Service Club, Great Scotland Yard, London, SW1 for the meeting of The Court of Ludenburgh-Atte-Clerkenwell, No 64. It was the Installation Meeting and the Court was undertaking the new 2015 ritual for the first time. Not that any guest would have known. They, and all the brethren present, were privileged to see the Master, W Bro Simon S Walsh, install his successor, Bro Denis Leigh, in a faultless ceremony which was conducted with great dignity and decorum.


W & Em Bro Barry Jones, Provincial Eminent Grand Prior of Essex, then Dedicated W Bro Kenneth Eustice as Eminent Prior, using the new ritual of Dedication. The ceremony was of an equally high standard and to the pleasure of all present.

W Bro Denis Leigh, of behalf of the Court, presented R W Bro Roy with a cheque in the sum of £1000 for the credit of Cyningstun 10 – 90. In accepting the donation from the Court R W Bro Roy thanked the Brethren for their exceptional generosity and explained the events that were being organized to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Inauguration of the Order.


All later dined together in the relaxed and informal surroundings of the Civil Service Club. An excellent meal followed an exceptional Masonic meeting with an exceptional donation from the Brethren.

mini med logoThe Most Worshipful Grand Master has been pleased to grant petitions for the following new Courts:


  • Amounderness Court No 111 (Province of Northumbria)  to meet at The Masonic Hall, 14 Market Place, Poulton-le-Fylde FY6 7AS. Proposed Consecration date is Saturday 24th October 2015, pending approval by the Grand Master.


  • Under statute 25 of the Order, Veritas Court No 112 (Province of the United States of America) to meet at Fellowship Hall, 1114 Oxmead Road, Burlington, New Jersey 08016, USA. Proposed Consecration date is Saturday 31st October 2015, pending approval by the Grand Master.

Tinan71 May2015 01The Provincial Grand Master of Northumbria, R.W.Bro. David Railson, chose Friday 1st May 2015 as his official Provincial visit to the Court of Tinan No. 71.


Upon opening the Court, and confirming the Minutes of the previous meeting, the Provincial Grand Master, DProvGM Edward Casey, KSM, PGBannerB., and the Officers of the Provincial Grand Court were welcomed to the meeting.


The PGM presented a Grand Court Certificate to Bro. Michael Graham, pointing out the wealth of Masonic symbolism contained within the design of the Certificate.


The business of the Court was then conducted, including the declaration of Bro. Alan Radford as the Master Elect for the forthcoming year.


The dispensation for the instruction of four Candidates was read, and the said Candidates Instructed into the Masonic Order of Athelstan. The PGM warmly welcomed them into the Order, wishing them every success as the newest members of the Court of Tinan No. 71.


Following as excellent meeting, the Court was duly closed, and the Brethren retired to the Festive Board for a succulent meal of Soup, Steak Pie, Dessert and Cheese Board.


More pictures from the event may be viewed in the Members Picture Gallery after logging in.

Beoferlic 59 270415On Monday 27th April 2015, the members of the Court of Beoferlic No. 59 at Beverley (Province of Lindsey) were hosts to the Grand Master, M.W.Bro. Paul Weldon Johnston PGHCh, GCSM, who was accompanied by a deputation of Grand Officers, including the Assistant Grand Master, R.W.Bro. Dr. Christopher Wilson Guy Ansell, GCh, GCSM.


The Provincial Grand Master, R.W.Bro Raymond Norman Dinning, GCSM, was on this occasion represented by the DProvGM, V.W.Bro. William Henry Carlyon, KSM, accompanied by several Officers of the Province.


The meeting was opened promptly, and the Grand Master and other Distinguished Brethren were welcomed into the Court. A dispensation to instruct 3 candidates had been granted, and following it’s reading, the candidates were duly instructed.


Bro. Ling Faang Yu was presented as Master Elect for the forthcoming year.


The Grand Master presented Grand Court Certificates to five recently instructed members, explaining the various elements of the certificate. The Grand Master welcomed the five recipients of the certificates, plus the three Brethren instructed that evening, to the ‘family’ of Athelstan, and wished them all a long and happy association with the Order.


The Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Leslie Roy Jones then surprised the Grand Master by presenting him with a gift of a framed, wall hanging print of the Minster, and a card signed by all of the members of the Court. The Grand Master was delighted with the gift, and expressed his gratitude, assuring all involved that it would take pride of place in his office, and would be a permanent reminder of the extremely friendly welcome he always receives at The Court of Beoferlic No. 59.


A cheque for £250.00 as a donation to the Cyningstun 10-90 fund was also presented. The Grand Master also expressed his delight at this donation, and further explained the objectives of the appeal, and giving further information of the proceedings for the weekend of the 6th and 7th of November at Kingston-on Thames.


Before retiring, the Grand Master complimented the members of the Court on the high standard of the ritual performed at the meeting, commenting on his appreciation of the hard work which had been undertaken by the W.M., Officers and members of the Court who had participated in the proceedings.


A delicious meal of soup, Chicken and seasonable vegetables, followed by a wonderfully varied cheese board completed a very enjoyable evening.


More images from the meeting may be viewed in the members picture gallery after logging in.

EWApril2015 01The 16th Regular Meeting of The Court of the East and West No. 67 took place at Gateshead on Friday 17th April 2015.


The Court elected Bro. Martin Nicholson as Master for the forthcoming year, and notice was given of intention to propose a donation from Court funds in support of the Cyningstun 10-90 event.


Following the instruction of three new members, R.W. and Em. Bro. Canon Ron Black, EmGPrior, expertly presented a recently joined member with his Grand Court Certificate. The Court was then closed and another enjoyable meeting was brought to a conclusion, followed by an excellent dinner.


Pictures from the event may be viewed in the members gallery after logging in.

athelstaninsigniaThe Consecration of Regius Cordis Court No 110 (Province of the United States of America) will take place on 25 July 2015  at the Fort Wayne Masonic Temple, 216 East Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46802 USA under the direction of the Assistant Grand Master in Charge of the USA, RWBro D Allan Surratt.  


The Court will be the tenth Court in the Province.

King Constantine March 2015The Court of King Constantine No. 70 in the Province of Northumbria held their Installation meeting at their usual assembly venue of The Lawson Masonic Hall, Brampton, Cumbria, on Saturday 21st March 2015.


The Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro. Thomas William David Railson was represented on this occasion by the Provincial Grand Secretary, WBro. Alan Reece, PJGD.


The incoming Master, Bro. Walter Simpson expressed his great pride and pleasure at being installed as Worshipful Master. The ceremony progressed very smoothly using the new ritual, to the great delight of all involved.


WBro. Simpson then presented a very interesting talk entitled ‘Creating Interest’, which was written by RWBro. Edward L. Bennett, Grand Sec. of the GL of Washington. This and other presentations/talks are available to download from the member’s area of the Masonic Order of Athelstan website. Members whom wish to visit the website are reminded that they will need their unique number from their Grand Court Certificate in order to register for access to the members area.


A new applicant was successfully balloted for, followed by the presentation of a Grand Court Certificate by the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, WBro. Edward Casey, KSM, PGBannerB.


Members and visitors then retired to the dining room for an excellent meal of chicken soup, steak pie with veg., and dessert.


More images from the meeting may be viewed in the members picture gallery after logging in.