First Principals and why should you Join?

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First Principals


The Principals of the Chapter and Deputy Grand Superintendent Clifford Henry Thoms PGSwdB: 1st Principal E. Comp Rodney Lister Bass OBE (MEGSupt); 2nd Principal E. Comp Paul Humphrey, PAGSoj; 3rd Principal E. Comp Andrew Cuthbertson PPGSN


Why Join Essex First Principals?

The Essex First Principals Chapter serves a similar purpose to that of the Essex Masters Lodges, offering members the opportunity to broaden their Masonic knowledge, to promote their understanding and appreciation of the Royal Arch and to develop, strengthen and retain Masonic friendships amongst those who are or who have been First Principals of our Chapters.


What is Essex First Principals?

Membership of Essex First Principals Chapter is open to all Installed First Principals who are members of an Essex Royal Arch Chapter and all new members can be assured of a warm and friendly welcome. The Chapter meets twice a year, the regular meetings dates being the third Thursday in April and the fourth Thursday in September (Installation) at Saxon Hall, Southend and Frinton Masonic Hall respectively. At our meetings we aim to attract speakers of the highest quality who deliver papers full of information and interest, or alternatively we receive a demonstration/presentation from teams such as the Essex Provincial Grand Stewards Chapter who have in the past entertained us with items such as the ancient ‘Passing of the Veils’ ceremony.


How to Join

Membership of this prestigious Chapter is easy. Simply email your name and address to the 'Scribe E' at scribe.e3256@gmail.com. He will be happy to send you the relevant form. You will be invited to attend the subsequent convocation of the Chapter, where the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent will be delighted to have the opportunity of welcoming you personally as a member of the Essex First Principals Chapter.