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First Principals’ Chapter No 4538 – Installation Meeting

posted on 24 September 2014


The Installation meeting of Warwickshire First Principals’ Chapter No 4538 took place on Saturday 20th September at Stirling Road. This was held in the Main Temple at Stirling Road with over 100 Companions attending.

After the Chapter was opened the existing MEZ, E Comp Stephen Fowler, thanked all his Officers for their support during an exciting and interesting year which he had found very enjoyable. The Principals then proceeded to the Installation Ceremony which saw E Comp John F Norman, the immediate Past Second Provincial Principal, installed as Z, E Comp John R Emms as H and E Comp John Baynton installed as J. Interestingly the three Principals are all called John, as are the ME Grand Superintendent and the Deputy Grand Supt so this is obviously the way to get on!

Following the installation of the Principals the new MEZ, E Comp John Norman delivered his address which was entitled “Change” and looked at the need for the Royal Arch to consider change and embrace new methods and new outlooks. This was very well received by the Companions and the ME Grand Superintendent in congratulating E Comp John on his address confirmed that he felt that a copy should be available on the Provincial Website for download. This was an excellent paper that had obviously been the subject of much thought by E Comp John and which brought applause from everyone present.

The paper can be downloaded here: 4538 First Principal’s Paper ‘Change’