Update 5th March 2021
1. Lifting of Restrictions
Following the recent Government announcement.
The Province remains in suspension following the notice in Bulletin 16 on 2nd December 2020 (including the Isle of Wight), however subject to any unforeseen changes in Government policy, we expect the following timetable to apply to Chapter openings:
From not earlier than 17th May, we are allowed to meet indoors following the rule of 6. This means from this step we can resume meetings and dinners (under the rule of 6).
From not earlier than 21st June, all COVID restrictions are removed. This means that normal meetings and dinners may resume without any restrictions.
The Deputy Provincial Grand Masters in Charge for both Craft and Royal Arch, under their implied powers, will therefore lift the suspension from 17th May to allow meetings within the above government guidelines.
Full details of the Government’s ‘Roadmap out of Lockdown’ can be found at the following link:
Annual Convocation (Re Scheduled)
The AGM which was “delayed” back in June, was re scheduled for
Saturday 3rd October 2020
This was held at the Botley Masonic Centre.
The meeting was a much reduced affair with only 6 attending.
6/7/20 – Announcement of resumption of Masonic activity
A communication was received that confirmed Masonic activity would recommence on the 17th of July 2020.
However, there were certain restrictions in line with government advice and guidelines detailed in emails to all ScribeE’s and which was circulated to all members.
Provincial Grand Master
The ME Grand Superintendent E.Comp Philip Alan Berman, the Deputy Grand Superintendent Colin Richard Upton, the members of the Provincial Chapter Executive and all the Companions of the Holy Royal Arch Provincial Grand Chapter of Hampshire and isle of Wight, extend sincere hearty congratulations to V.W.Bro Jonathan Charles Whitaker, Deputy Provincial Grand Master in Charge, who today (22/5/20) takes over the running of the Province.
We wish him well and pledge our loyalty and assistance in his undertaking.
Our congratulations also to W.Bro David Perkis, who becomes Deputy Provincial Grand Master.
May the blessing of the Great Architect look down and bless, guide and protect them.
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