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A reminder to all brethren of the Order that entries for the Chevalier Ramsay Lecture 2016 must be submitted before the 30th September, 2016 to the Grand Lecturer in the format prescribed below. Previous entries may be re-submitted.

The winner will be required to present his paper at the Order's Annual Assembly to be held on 22 October 2016 at Leicester.

These are the guidelines for the entry of a paper for the competition:

  • The paper must be on a Masonic topic of interest and does not necessarily need to be confined to the Order of Athelstan.
  • It should preferably be presented via e-mail to the Grand Lecturer and can be sent at any time.
  • The paper should not be more than 1800 words, entries above that figure will not be considered. There is limited time for presentation at the Annual Assembly and papers must therefore be limited to 15-20 mins duration and no more.
  • Entries should be on A4 paper using Arial font size 11 accompanied by full contact details of the entrant including e-mail, telephone number and full home address.
  • On submission, the author must disclose to the Grand Lecturer any prior publication or delivery of the paper.

Please submit to the Grand Lecturer, VWBro FC Lomax, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The first reunion meeting of the Cyningstun 10 – 90 Committee was held on Tuesday 5th July 2016 at Armoury House in the City of London. The Committee were pleased to have as Guests of Honour, the Grand Master , M W Bro Paul W Johnston, PGHChc, GCSM and Father Jonathan Wilkes , Rector of All Saints Church, Kingston upon Thames.

After a superb Luncheon the Committee and the Grand Master attended Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street, and visited the Museum. A very fitting end to an excellent day.

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At Surbiton, Surrey on Monday 6th June 2016 the Brethren present received a lecture from M Ill Bro Stephen M Ayres, Grand Master of the Masonic Order of Pilgrim Preceptors. M Ill Bro Stephen gave a very informative resume of the history of the Order, its growth, structure and an outline of the ritual to the delight of all present. At the conclusion of which the Deputy Master thanked M Ill Bro Stephen on the presentation, which was echoed by the Brethren with spontaneous applause. M Ill Bro Stephen later joined the Brethren for a superb meal.

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At the April 2016 meeting of The Great Priory of Knights Templar held in The Grand Temple at Great Queen Street, London several members of the Masonic Order of Athelstan received Knight Templar appointments. David Railson, PGM Northumbria was promoted and first Great rank conferred upon Bob Tuthill KSM and Ray Hudson, DepPGM Kent.

In addition, our Junior Grand Warden Noel Grout P 2nd Gt Const was re-elected to the Appeals Panel and the President of our DA&C Committee, Peter Rollin P 2nd Gt Const was re-elected to the Grand Masters Council.

Some of our members took the opportunity to visit the UGLE Library and Museum of Freemasonry and after browsing a temporary exhibition celebrating the Ter-Centenary in 2017 were delighted to see a display case dedicated to the Masonic Order of Athelstan. It contains aprons of a Court Master Mason, a Provincial officer, a Grand Officer and the original apron of the Most Worshipful Grand Master, who now wears a new apron presented to him as part of our 10th anniversary celebration weekend in 2015.

An introduction to the display contains the following words “The additional orders of freemasonry mostly date from the 1700s and 1800s but Freemasonry in England continues to develop to meet the needs of its members and new orders are still being created. These all require members to be freemasons in good standing under the United Grand Lodge of England. The Masonic Order of Athelstan …. uses non Biblical imagery and is a new order in its structure and ritual."

All our members are encouraged to visit the museum and view our dedicated display next time they are in London.

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Cyningstun 10 90 a further donation

The generosity of the Brethren of the Order knows no bounds. Nearly six months after the 10th Anniversary celebrations of the inauguration of the Order R W Bro Roy Leavers, Grand Secretary (picture right), and R W Bro Noel Grout, Junior Grand Warden, the Chairman and Deputy Chairman respectively of Cyningstun 10 – 90 (picture left), again attended All Saints Church, Kingston upon Thames. On Monday 25th April 2016 they were able to make a further donation, on behalf of the Order, to Father Jonathan Wilkes (picture centre) in the sum of £2,700.00; the total donations are now the magnificent sum of £60,200.00. In accepting the donation Father Jonathan once again thanked the generosity and support of the Masonic Order of Athelstan and hopes that if our Brethren, wives and families are in Kingston to take time and visit All Saints Church; where they will be most warmly welcome.