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News from the Preceptories 2022-2024

De L’Isle Adam Preceptory No. 234

Following the Installation meeting-
V EKt Phil Broadhurst congratulating EKt Tom McCarten 25th January 2024

September – 2 candidates installed as Knights of the Order (Daniel Oare & Simon Gildea)
Knights Daniel Oare and Simon Gildea following their Installation as Knights of the Order with the Eminent Preceptor (center) Gary Oates of the De L’Isle Adam Preceptory No 234 on Thursday 28th of September 2023


November – I candidate for installation as a Knight of the Order (Oli Jenner)
January – Installation meeting
March – Malta meeting with 3 candidates and Installation of the Eminent prior.

Royal Edward Preceptory No. 14 

The Installation meeting of Royal Edward Preceptory No.14 took place on the 10th of July 2023.

  left to right: Installing Eminent Preceptor, E.Kt. Mark Holmes; E.Kt. Wallace Robert Fraser, Eminent Preceptor; E.Kt Barrie Sant, P.Gt.A.-de-C., the representative of the Right Eminent Provincial Prior


                Knights of the Royal Edward Preceptory No.14



Palestine Preceptory No 217

In an excellent ceremony last night, Wednesday 26th April 2023, Palestine Preceptory installed 5 new Knights as Knights of Malta. E. Kt Brian Williams conducted the installation ably assisted by E. Kt Gehard Horeis and a first class Address on the Hisrory of the Order by E.Kt Andrew Slawson.
A warm welcome then to Knights John Lacey, Carl Holmes, Geoffrey Lloyd, Jamie Lacey and Paul Rowbottom. Unfortunately we forgot to take a photograph!

Royal Edward Preceptory No. 14 

The provincial team visited Royal Edward Preceptory recently to witness a Malta Ceremony. Here are some photographs of the evening.


Sub-Prior, Peter Butler, Provincial Prior Alan Pierce and the Eminent Preceptor Mark Holmes  also known as:-Rt.Em.Kt.Pt Mark Holmes, Grand Superintendent and High Prelate District No 26. Also showing a new candidate, Mark Keyworth and finally some of the Provincial Bodyguard present at the Ceremony.

St Hilary Precptory Installation

Preceptory of Faith and Hope No 326
On 25th October 2022 at Maesgwyn Hall, Wrexham.
The REPP and PSP with Kt. David Keane of the Preceptory of Faith and Hope No 326, on the occasion of him being installed as a Knight of the Order of St John of Jerusalem, Palestine, Rhodes and Malta.
The REPP with the Officers of the Pentagonal Table – Acting Eminent Prior, E.Kt. Peter Butler, P.Gt.Swd.B.,Prov.Sub-Prior; Provincial Captain General, E.Kt. John Bird; Provincial Lieutenant General, E.Kt. Michael Green.
Palestine Preceptory No. 217
On Wednesday 26th October, the Preceptory was honoured by the vsit of the Provincial Prior, R.E. Kt. Alan Pierce, and members of his Bodyguard, to witness the installation of E. Kt Peter Martindale as Eminent Preceptor for the forthcoming year. The ceremony was conducted by the incumbant Eminent Preceptor, E.Kt. Steve Parker, ably assisted by E.Kt. John Higginson for the Priory of Malta installation. 
Provincial Prior Alan Pierce, Past E.P. Steve Parker, E.P. Peter Martindale and Prov. 1st Constable Michael Green.
St. Salem Preceptory No. 15
“The Provincial Prior and members of St. Salem Preceptory No. 15 at the meeting on 22 September 2022.”
Preceptory of St. George No. 318
“Probably the hottest meeting of the year ?… the Preceptory of St. George No. 318, the Province of Cheshire and North Wales Bodyguard Preceptory , met in temperatures heading towards 36 degrees at Maesgwyn Hall, Wrexham on Monday 18 July.  E.Kt. Peter Butler, Past Dep. Gt. Swd. B., Provincial Sub-Prior was Installed into the Chair by E. Kt. Fraser Fowlie, Past Dep. Gt. Marshal, Provincial Chancellor.
A relaxed festive board followed on with jackets being discarded for the sake of comfort.

Overall, an enjoyable and comfortable meeting – despite the heatwave. “

Palestine Preceptory 217

On Wednesday 27th April 2022, Palestine Preceptory 217 celebrated its Centenary after a delay due to meetings being postponed due to Covid. On an excellent occassion the Eminent Preceptor, Em.Kt. Steve Parker, was honoured to receive the Centenary Warrant from the Most Eminent and Supreme Grand Master, Paul Raymond Clement GCT, who conducted the ceremony in an exemplary manner.


Knights of Palestine Preceptory with the Grand Master, Great Sword Bearer and Grand Master’s Banner Bearer.



Croes Newydd Preceptory

Kt. Malcolm Pashley with the Provincial Prior and Provincial Sub-Prior
at Croes Newydd Preceptory March 2022.

Members of Croes Newydd Preceptory together with the Provincial Prior and the Provincial Sub-Prior at their March meeting.

Northwich Preceptory

The Provincial Prior, R. Em. Kt. Alan Pierce, together with members of Northwich Preceptory on 25 February 2022, at Macclesfield Masonic Hall. The Eminent Preceptor, E. Kt. Mick Wrenn, presented an interesting and informative paper regarding a Pilgrim’s clothing.

de Tabley Preceptory

The newest member of the de Tabley Preceptory, Kt. Neels Riekert, pictured with the Provincial Prior R. Em. Kt. Alan Pierce, and the Eminent Preceptor, Em. Kt. David Evans, on 23 April 2022                 
“Cousins Bryan Hughes and Alan Pierce compare regalia… It may be a unique occurrence that Right Illustrious Companion Bryan Hughes, District Grand Master for Cheshire and the Marches, Royal and Select Masters, and Right Eminent Knight Alan Pierce JP, Provincial Prior for Cheshire and North Wales, Knights Templar, hold Office as Leaders of their respective Orders at the same time. Grandad Arthur Hughes, of Malpas, Cheshire, who was a member of the Craft in St. Oswalds Lodge No. 2992, would perhaps have been very proud of them.”

   This news item also appears on the Mark Mason’s Hall  #fridayfeeling  section of their website.                                  

Menai Preceptory

Pictured are Em. Kt. Dr. William Munro and the Provincial Prior, R. Em. Kt. Alan Pierce, following the field promotion of Dr. Munro to Past Provincial Second Constable on 7 February 2022, at Menai Preceptory, Bangor.



Em. Kt. Rev. Gwynfor Williams receives field promotion to Past Provincial Second Constable on 7 February 2022 at his home in Caernarfon. Pictured with Gwynfor are the Provincial Prior, R. Em. Kt. Alan Pierce, Em. Kt. Anthony LLoyd, Gt. Capt. of Guards, Provincial Vice-Chancellor and the Registrar of Menai Preceptory, Em. Kt. Michael Davies, P. Gt. Std. Br. (V



Palestine Preceptory

On Wednesday 23rd February Palestine Preceptory welcomed initiated two new Knights into the order. The ceremy was conducted by Eminent Preceptor, Steve Parker and ably (and gratefully) assisted by his marshall Gerhard  Horeis and John Higginson, who delivered the “farmyard” explanation. An excellent evening was preceeded by the taking of a Preceptory photograph in readiness for the Centenary celebration in April. (So you will have to wait to see that!)


St. Werburgh Preceptory

Members of St. Werburgh Preceptory with the Provincial Prior, R. Em. Kt. Alan Pierce, and the newly installed candidate, Kt. Ian Irving JP


Llewelyn Fawr Preceptory

Members of the Llewelyn Fawr Preceptory with the Provincial Prior at the January meeting in Llandudno

De L’Isle Preceptory

Members of the De L’Isle Adam Preceptory together
with the Provincial Prior at their January meeting


Croes Newydd Preceptory

The installation of the Prior in the presence of the provincial sub prior at Croes Newydd Preceptory.

E.Kt. Robert Butcher with the Provincial Sub-Prior E.Kt. Peter Butler, P.Gt.Swd.B.[KM]. 







Palestine Preceptory No. 217 Installation

The Palestine Preceptory, No. 217, met for the first time since 2020 to install Kt. Steve Parker as Eminent Preceptor for the ensuing year. A case of Provincial Webmaster becoming an Eminent Preceptor.

The ceremony was graced by the presence of the Prov.Sub. Prior for Cheshire & North Wales, Em. Kt. Peter J. Butler, PDGSwdBr, accompanied by E.Kt. Fraser Fowlie, Dep.Gt.Marshal. However, it was also a sad occasion as the previous Eminent Preceptor, E. Kt. Paul Grice had passed away whilst still in office. 

Provincial Sub-Prior Peter Butler,PDGSwdBr, alongside newly Installed Eminent Preceptor Steve Parker. (Note to self – check cap and adjust before anymore photos are taken)


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