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Holy Royal Arch Chapter of St.Aubyn (No.954)

St.Aubyn Masonic Hall

33 Devonport Road,
Stoke,   Plymouth,
Devon.   PL3 4DJ.

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St. Aubyn Chapter Notices

NEXT MEETING:  Our next Convocation is on Monday 21st January:
Details t.b.a. nearer the date.

Rehearsal, and Laying up the Chapter will be on Sunday 20th October.

Any companion unable to attend the convocation should inform the Director of Ceremonies.
Unless the D.C. hears to the contrary, it will be assumed that all companions will be attending!

DINING ARRANGEMENTS:  Companions are reminded that the latest date for meal requirements is usually the Monday preceding the convocation. (in this instance, latest date is Monday 14th January)
To book in contact our Scribe E: his details are on our Contact Details page.


ATTENDANCE:  Any OFFICER unable to attend any convocation is expected to inform the D.C., WELL IN ADVANCE of his anticipated absence.


PROVINCIAL GRAND CHAPTER  

The next Annual Convocation of the Provincial Grand Chapter of Devonshire will be held at the English Riviera Centre, Torquay on Saturday 11th November 2017.


GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS
On 25th May 2018 the new General Data Protection Regulations came into force, stipulating how personal data should be handled. See our Data Protection Notice.


RITUAL BOOKS:  All Companions are recommended to obtain a copy of the Chapter's comprehensive Ritual Book, available from Scribe E at £5.00 each.


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Any companion wishing information displayed on this site, or any comments, criticism, or suggestions regarding the website, please contact the Website Administrator, whose details can be found on our Contact Details page.




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St. Aubyn Chapter News

st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 15th October 2018: Regular Convocation - Our Annual INSTALLATION

We enjoyed a very good attendance at our Annual Installation. Our Deputy Grand Superintendant Chris Roach presided at our Installation, supported by many Grand and Provincial Officers. E.Comp. Pete Tempest, E.Comp. Peter Hughes, and Comp. Geoff Meakin were installed as First, Second and Third Principals respectively.

The officers for the ensuing year were then appointed.

We enjoyed an exuberant Festive Board with good food and very good company. Total money raised for Charity during the evening totalled £319.30.

Many people worked hard to make this evening a success, but particular thanks must go to our Scribe E., E.Comp. Shaun Crannis, and our D.C., E.Comp. Bob Lennox.


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 30th September 2018:   September website activity.  

This month we had 1,078 hits.   130 visitors (104 unique) looked at 379 pages. We have 657 Followers on Twitter !


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 31st August 2018:   August website activity.  

This month we had 1,258 hits.   161 visitors (109 unique) looked at 522 pages. We have 655 Followers on Twitter !


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 31st July 2018:   July website activity.  

This month we had 731 hits.   125 visitors (93 unique) looked at 321 pages. We have 643 Followers on Twitter !


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 13th July 2018:   Regular Convocation

This was our Business meeting prior to our Installation in October.

In addition, we received a presentation from E.Comp. John Cornish and E.Comp. Keith Quick: "An Interview with Thomas Dunckerley"

This enjoyable Playlet was both interesting and educational.


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 30th June 2018:   June website activity.  

This month we had 558 hits.   145 visitors (113 unique) looked at 291 pages. We have 640 Followers on Twitter !


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 31st May 2018:   May website activity.  

This month we had 1,295 hits.   161 visitors (92 unique) looked at 488 pages. We now have 643 Followers on Twitter !


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 27th May 2018:   General Data Protection Regulations.

See our Data Protection Notice. to comply with this new legislation.


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 30th April 2018:   April website activity.  

This month we had 793 hits.   127 visitors (96 unique) looked at 351 pages. We now have 635 Followers on Twitter !


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 30th April 2018:   Regular Convocation

We carried out an Enactment of our Exaltation ceremony, with all officers performing well. The ceremony was followed by a companiably pleasant Festive Board.


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 31st March 2018:   March website activity.  

This month we had 975 hits.   202 visitors (127 unique) looked at 527 pages. We now have 626 Followers on Twitter !


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 28th February 2018:   February website activity.   We now have over 600 Followers on "Twitter"!

This month we had 782 hits.   131 visitors (106 unique) looked at 332 pages. We now have 609 Followers on Twitter !


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 31st January 2018:   Website activity for January.

This month we had 775 hits.   136 visitors (108 unique) looked at 352 pages. We now have 594 Followers on Twitter!


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 15th January 2018: Regular Convocation

We received an excellent delivery of the H.R.A. Symbolical Lecture from our 3rd Principal, E.Comp. Peter Hughes, which was followed by the H.R.A. Historical Lecture from our 2nd Principal, E.Comp. Pete Tempest.


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 31st December 2017:   Website activity for December.

This month we had 712 hits.   142 visitors (106 unique) looked at 308 pages. We now have 584 Followers on Twitter!


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 30th November 2017:   Website activity for November.

This month we had 1,218 hits.   196 visitors (145 unique) looked at 532 pages. We now have 581 Followers on Twitter!


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 31st October 2017:   Website activity for October.

This month we had 1,081 hits.   224 visitors (205 unique) looked at 515 pages. We now have 566 Followers on Twitter!


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 16th October 2017: Regular Convocation - OUR INSTALLATION

As all three Principals remained in the same offices, we had a relatively short ceremony. Sixty-three attended, and all went smoothly, ably led by the First Principal.

Sixty-one of us then enjoyed an exuberant Festive Board.

The Alms, Whiskey Draw, and Raffle raised £325.06 for Charity!


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 30th September 2017:   Website activity for September.

This month we had 1,141 hits.   248 visitors (219 unique) looked at 550 pages. We now have 554 Followers on Twitter!


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 31st August 2017:   Website activity for August.

This month we had 954 hits.   230 visitors (211 unique) looked at 460 pages. We now have 545 Followers on Twitter!


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 31st July 2017:   Website activity for July.

This month we had 1,748 hits.   278 visitors (226 unique) looked at 706 pages. We now have 520 Followers on Twitter!


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 17th July 2017: Regular Convocation

This evening we received a presentation, in the form of an excellent 'playlet' entitled "Benjamin Franklin: the Man and the Mason", excellently performed by E.Comp John Cornish and E. Comp Keith Quick, assisted by E.Comp Mike Yeo.

We all found this both entertaining and educational.

We then elected our three Principals for the ensuing year. It was decided that the three Principals would remain the same.


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 30th June 2017:   Website activity for June.   Now 500 Twitter Followers!.  Our website is 2 years old!

This month we had 1,156 hits.   224 visitors (190 unique) looked at 527 pages. We now have 500 Followers on Twitter!


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 31st May 2017:   Website activity for May,

This month we had 1,282 hits.   193 visitors (166 unique) looked at 520 pages. We now have 478 Followers on Twitter!


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 30th April 2017:   Website activity for April,

This month we had 1,127 hits.   172 visitors (146 unique) looked at 471 pages. We now have 472 Followers on Twitter!


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 31st March 2017:   Website activity for March,

This month we had 1,587 hits.   244 visitors (199 unique) looked at 615 pages. We now have 458 Followers on Twitter!


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 29th March 2017: Regular Convocation

This evening we carried out an enactment of the Exaltation ceremony, ably led by our First Principal, Andy Oxenham.


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 28th February 2017:   Website activity for February,

This month we had 842 hits.   161 visitors (132 unique) looked at 301 pages. We now have 445 Followers on Twitter!


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 31st January 2017:   Website activity for January, A busy month for the website:

This month we had 1,887 hits.   314 visitors (210 unique) looked at 734 pages. We now have 438 Followers on Twitter!


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 16th January 2017: Regular Convocation

With no Exaltation, we received the HRA Symbolical Lecture, performed impeccably by E.Comp. Peter Hughes.

Our newest companion, Daniel Bulley received his Grand Chapter certificate, with a comprehensive explanation by E.Comp. Tony Moore.


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 31st December 2016:   Website activity for December:

This month we had 1,170 hits.   171 visitors (139 unique) looked at 493 pages. We now have 414 Followers on Twitter!


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 30th November 2016:  
On 12th November, we enjoyed our annual Provincial Convocation: a splendid day!
(and our E.Comp. Barry Slade received a promotion.)

Website activity for November:
During November there were 1,148 hits. 170 visitors (135 unique) looked at 434 pages. We now have 410 Followers on Twitter!


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 31st October 2016:   Website activity for October:

This month we had 1,118 hits. 168 visitors (139 unique) looked at 447 pages. We now have 398 Followers on Twitter!


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 17th October 2016: Regular Convocation - Our Annual INSTALLATION

We enjoyed a very good attendance at our Annual Installation. Our Most Excellent Deputy Grand Superintendant Chris Roach, supported by 25 Provincial Officers, witnessed an enjoyable ceremony,when E.Comp. Phil Hawkins installed E.Comp. Andy Oxenham into the First Principal's chair. E.Comp. Pete Tempest and E.Comp. Peter Hughes were installed into the Second and Third Principals' chairs respectively.

We also appointed officers for the ensuing year.

74 of us enjoyed the somewhat boisterous Festive Board with good food and very good company.

Many people worked hard to make this evening a success, but particular thanks must go to our Scribe E., E.Comp. Shaun Crannis, our D.C., E.Comp. Bob Lennox, and E.Comp. Tony Moore.


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 30th September 2016:   Website activity for September:

Busier this month with the holiday season over: we had 1,679 hits with 281 visitors (209 unique) who looked at 548 pages. We now have 386 Followers on Twitter!


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 31st August 2016:   Website activity for August:

A quiet month with no meeting and the holiday season: we had 925 hits with 144 visitors (124 unique) who looked at 225 pages. We now have 378 Followers on Twitter!


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 31st July 2016:   Website activity for July:

During July, we had 1,548 hits. 237 visitors (116 unique) looked at 379 pages. We now have 360 Followers on Twitter!


23rd July 2016:   HRA Devonshire Summer Dinner

An excellent social evening hosted by our Grand Superintendent, Simon Rowe, and organized by our Deputy Grand Superintendent, Chris Roach.

The venue was the Langstone Cliff Hotel, at Dawlish Warren: a wonderful venue. We enjoyed good food, good company, a few drinks for some of us, and table entertainment of balloon sculpturing.

The evening was a great success enjoyed by all who attended.


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 18th July 2016: Regular Convocation - An Exaltation

This evening, we exalted Daniel Bulley of Elms Lodge No.1212 into the Supreme Order of the Holy Royal Arch. We had companions "standing in" for several offices again. The ceremony was performed in fine style. Companion Daniel is the Grandson of our Treasurer, Excellent Companion Graham Bulley.

We also elected officers for the ensuing year, and Grand Chapter certificates were presented to companions Geoffrey Meakin and David Brett.

As usual, we enjoyed a good Festive Board in exuberant manner, with good food and very good company.

We welcome Companion Daniel, to St.Aubyn Chapter No.954, and to the Holy Royal Arch!


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 30th June 2016:   Website activity for June: another quiet month with no meeting and no site development.

During June, we had 867 hits. 81 visitors (110 unique) looked at 253 pages. We now have 350 Followers on Twitter!


29th June 2016: Consecration of Devonshire Provincial Grand Stewards Chapter No.3924

presentation of tracing board An excellent day at the Langstone Cliff Hotel saw the Provincial team consecrate this new Chapter and install the three Principals, with our own Grand Officer, Tony Moore installed as the initial Second Principal. The picture on the left (click picture to enlarge in new tab) shows the new 3 principals.

The team was led superbly by our Grand Superintendent Simon Rowe, with the Provincial D.C. John Sevieri efficiently marshalling the ceremony. We witnessed a very professional performance by the whole team.

The day was completed by an excellent banquet.


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 31st May 2016:   Website activity for May: an expectecd quiet month with no meeting.

In May, we had 1,298 hits with 167 visitors (118 unique) who looked at 302 pages. We now have 332 Followers on Twitter!


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 30th April 2016:   Website activity for April

During April, we had 1,364 hits. 218 visitors (168 unique) looked at 367 pages. We now have 320 Followers on Twitter!


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 11th April 2016: Regular Convocation - An Exaltation

This evening, we exalted David Brett of Ebrington Lodge into the Holy Royal Arch: the Supreme Degree! As we still have companions holding current offices who are unable to attend due to ongoing medical problems, we again had several companions "standing in" for those absent.

As usual, we enjoyed a lively Festive Board with excellent food and good company.

Welcome Companion David, to St.Aubyn Chapter No.954, and to the Holy Royal Arch!


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 31st March 2016:   Website activity for March - Now over 300 followers on Twitter!

During March, we had 1213 hits. 207 visitors (165 unique) looked at 322 pages. We now have 306 Followers on Twitter!


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 29th February 2016:   Website activity - as expected February was a fairly quiet month

We had 909 hits with 155 visitors (121 unique) who looked at 217 pages. We now have 268 Followers on Twitter.


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 31st January 2016:   Website activity for January. This was our busiest month on the website so far!

We had 1566 hits with 233 visitors (172 unique) who looked at 432 pages. We now have 251 Followers on Twitter.


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 18th January 2016: Regular Convocation - An Exaltation

We exalted Geoffrey Meakin of Ebrington Lodge into the Holy Royal Arch this evening. Some companions with current offices were unable to attend, so we were very lucky to have several companions able to "stand in" for those absent, with special mention of E.Comp. Peter Hughes as First Principal who gave a particularly sterling performance, and E.Comp. Ron Preston as Third Principal,

At the Festive Board we enjoyed a good meal and good company.

Welcome Companion Geoffrey, to St.Aubyn Chapter No.954, and to the Holy Royal Arch!


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 31st December 2015:   Website activity during the month of December

We had 948 hits with 188 visitors (129 unique) who looked at 258 pages. We now have 221 Followers on Twitter.


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 30th November 2015:
The Provincial Convocation was held on 14th November, and was a great success.
(Also, our E.Comp. Peter Tempest was appointed Provincial Grand Standard Bearer.)

Website activity during the month of November.

With no convocation, and no new features on the website, the website activity reduced this month, although we continued to gain more "Twitter" followers. We had 908 hits. 145 visitors (105 unique) looked at 252 pages. We now have 186 Followers on Twitter.


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 31st October 2015:   Website activity during the month of October:

We had 1343 hits with 230 visitors (151 unique) who looked at 354 pages. We now have 155 Followers on Twitter.


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 19th October 2015: Regular Convocation - Annual Installation

Our Annual Installation was a great success, with a very large turnout, including our Most Excellent Grand Superintendant Simon Rowe, supported by many of his Provincial Team, witnessing E.Comp. Paul Holden install E.Comp. Phil Hawkins into the First Principal's chair in fine manner. E.Comp. Andy Oxenham and E.Comp. Keith Hawkins were installed into the Second and Third Principals' chairs respectively.

The Festive Board was an enjoyable and exuberant affair, enjoyed by all.


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 28th September 2015:  Since this website went live on 23rd June:

We have had 844 visitors who have looked at 1,463 pages. (77% from the UK and 19% from the USA)

The site has received 6,148 hits. We also have 128 Followers on Twitter: not bad for an H.R.A. Chapter?


10th September 2015: mcf logo UGLE have announced the name of the new Masonic Charity:

Masonic Charitable Foundation

 

9th September 2015: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has become the longest reigning British Monarch.    

God Save The  Queen


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 24th July 2015: As mentioned below (7th July) we are the first HRA Chapter in Devonshire to have a website: apparently we are the first HRA Chapter in the whole of the WEST COUNTRY to have a website!


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 20th July 2015: At the White-Table Meeting after our convocation oF 20th July, we have probably gained two new candidates who were invited as guests, and were already known by other existing companions of our Chapter.

There is probably another Master Mason who attended (after seeing the details on Twitter) who will become a Royal Arch companion, though probably not as a member of our Chapter.

A success!


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 8th July 2015: Supreme Grand Chapter are now "following" us on Twitter.
 


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo 7th July 2015: We became the first HRA Chapter in Devon, to have a link to our website from Provincial Grand Chapter: apparently we are the first HRA Chapter in Devon to have a website!


6th July 2015: Letter from The Freemason's Grand Charity


st.aubyn chapter 954 logo Last year, in 2014, we celebrated our 150th Anniversary.

To mark the occasion:

E.Comp. Dave Trend organized and supplied new letters for the name on the Pedestal.

E.Comp. Arthur Searle organized a new silk cover for the pedestal, which was financed by E.Comp. Shaun Crannis.

presentation of tracing board E.Comp. Tony Moore presented the Chapter with a splendid copy of the Holy Royal Arch Tracing Board. This now hangs in our Hall.
 
This picture shows E.Comp.Tony Moore presenting the Tracing Board to the three principals, who accepted it on behalf of St. Aubyn Chapter.

E.Comp. Shaun Crannis has organized and supplied a new Board of Past First Principals to display in the Hall.

The Tracing Board was subsequently officially unveiled in the temple, by the Most Excellent Grand Superintendant Simon Rowe, at our Installation Meeting in October 2014.

 


23rd June 2015: Website of Holy Royal Arch Chapter of St. Aubyn No.954 goes live !
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St. Aubyn Chapter Twiiter Account created:   first tweet sent !
 
St. Aubyn Chapter Facebook Account created !
 
It has subsequently turned out that we are the first Holy Royal Arch Chapter in the whole West Country to have our own website ! !