A Message from the Provincial Prior

Dear Bro Knights

As those of you who are in the Craft in Cheshire may already be aware, E Kt Simon Richardson the Provincial Vice Chancellor has today been appointed a Craft APGM in Cheshire and will commence his duties at the end of November. We congratulate Simon and wish him well in this important role.

The Craft Province have asked him to give up his role as Vice Chancellor.

I have identified E Kt Peter Butler, currently a Provincial Deputy Marshal, as the next Vice Chancellor. Peter, who is a semi-retired solicitor from Wrexham and a member of Croes Newydd Preceptor 603 will be appointed and invested at the Provincial Team Visit to Northwich Preceptory 558 in Macclesfield on 23rd November 2017.

The vacancy in the Marshal Team will be filled by the appointment of E Kt Geo Binnion PGtAdeC as a Deputy Marshal.  Geoff is a past Preceptory Marshal of Croes Newydd Preceptory 603 and recently assisted me by acting as Captain General at the Provincial Malta meeting.

I am sure you will give these new members of my senior team every support.

Yours in the Bonds of the Orders


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This Order is steeped in history; much can be appreciated from many sources which record its evolution, providing the fundamental basis of our ritual and Masonic activities.

On the 1st June 2013, I was privileged to be installed as Provincial Prior responsible for Preceptories extending from Hyde in East Cheshire to Menai Bridge in North Wales.

I  hope that you enjoy our site and that you gain a greater understanding and appreciation of The United Religious, Military and Masonic Order of the Temple and of St. John of Jerusalem, Palestine, Rhodes and Malta.

If you are not already a member of our order then please click KT_Intro_Leaflet to download our information leaflet.

Dr Anthony Mathie

Provincial Prior