New Second Grand Principal
At the Supreme Grand Chapter Convocation on Wednesday 11th November, after a period of some 10 years in Office, the Second Grand Principal, E. Comp. George Pipon Francis, retired from that Office. His contribution to our Order during that time has been significant and we have been fortunate to welcome him into our Province on a number of occasions. He always enjoyed his visits to Worcestershire and Birmingham in particular, which was his alma mater.
His successor is the former Metropolitan Grand Superintendent E. Comp. Russell John Race.
We have also received the announcement that M. E. Comp. David Wilkinson, the Third Grand Principal is to retire in April after 5 years in Office and is to be replaced by E. Comp. Gareth Jones.
Excellent Companion Gareth Jones, Past Deputy Grand Sword Bearer, who is better known in the Craft as Provincial Grand Master for South Wales, who will be Installed at the Annual Supreme Grand Chapter Investiture on 28 April 2016.
This is also the opportunity for Worcestershire Companions to take advantage of the Annual Coach Trip to witness the grandeur of Supreme Grand Chapter, The price for the day including a 3 Course Meal on the return journey is £35. It will mean an early start with Pick Ups at Halesowen at 06:45 and Kings Heath at 07:15.
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