2019 Annual Convocation

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Royal Arch – Latest News : Coming up – 08/06/19 – Annual Convocation

By command of the ME Grand Superintendent, the Annual Convocation of Provincial Grand Chapter will be held in the Novotel, West Quay Road, Southampton, SO15 1RA, on Saturday, 8th June 2019 at 12.00 noon and all members of Provincial Grand Chapter are hereby summoned to attend. Companions are cordially invited to be present at the Convocation, but are not eligible to vote on any matter brought before Provincial Grand Chapter.

All Companions are urged to be present on this day and support the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent and Provincial Officers, both at the Convocation and at the following meal. Companions intending to dine are particularly asked to join the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent at the luncheon to be held at the Novotel. Companions are requested to attend early and to be in their seats for the Convocation by 11.45 am. Dark Morning Dress or a Dark Suit is to be worn and your usual regalia.

A luncheon will be held at the Novotel at 3.00pm at a cost of £24.00, exclusive of wine.Vegetarian and gluten free options are available.  Please mention dietary requirements when booking for the luncheon.  Wine will be available to purchase at a reasonable cost. Applications for places must include the applicant’s Provincial Royal Arch Rank (after the Convocation) and Chapter name and number, together with those of any personal guests.

Applications must be sent to: B.E. Young, 28 Upton Crescent, Nursling, Southampton, SO16 8AB, not later than 10th May 2019
e-mail: s2bey@talktalk.net and MUST be accompanied by a cheque made payable to “Provincial Grand Chapter  of Hampshire & IOW”No cheque; No lunch!. Applicants requiring a receipt should enclose a stamped addressed envelope. Early application is advised.

There is car parking at the Novotel, and there are other car parks nearby. If travelling by train, the Novotel is conveniently near the Southampton Central Railway Station.