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The Great Priory of the United Religious, Military and Masonic Orders of the Temple

and of St. John of Jerusalem, Palestine, Rhodes and Malta of England and Wales
and its Provinces Overseas

Religious, Military and Masonic Orders of the Temple and of St. John of Jerusalem,
Palestine, Rhodes and Malta of England and Wales
and its Provinces Overseas

MINUTES

of the Chapter of Great Priory of Malta


held under the Banner of the Priory of St. George,
No. 6, at Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street,
London, WC2B 5AZ at 12.30 p.m. on

Tuesday, 18 November 2014


A.L. 6014 A.D. 2014 A.O. 896
PRESENT
The Very High and Right Eminent Great Seneschal
MALCOLM ERNEST SLATER, G.C.M.

At the Pentagonal Table in the East

R.E.Kt. E. B.Goodwin..........................................................................................................Great Prior


V.E.Kt. T. F. Jackson ...........................................................................................Great Captain General
V.E.Kt. N. H. Matthews..................................................................................Great Lieutenant General
V.E.Kt. P. G. Salt..................................................................................................Great First Lieutenant
E.Kt. C. C. Fielder....................................................................................as Great Second Lieutenant
V.E.Kt. Revd. M. C. G. Lane, JP. ......................................................................................Great Prelate
V.E.Kt.S. J. Warwick ......................................................................................Great Sub Prior of Malta
At the Octagonal Table in the West
E.Kt. D. Fountain ..................................................................................................as Great Mareschal
E.Kt. Revd T. J. N. LEstrange .................................................................................Great Hospitaller
E.Kt. J. S. Allan.............................................................................................................Great Admiral
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E.Kt. D. R. Blumsom..........................................................................................as Great Conservator


E.Kt. D. G. Fox............................................................................................................as Great Baillie
E.Kt. D. Peasley.......................................................................................................Great Turcopolier
E.Kt. J. H. Wickes ................................................................................................as Great Chancellor
E.Kt. G. E. Birchall.................................................................................................as Great Treasurer
Officers of Great Priory
R.E.Kt. P. R. Clement, G.C.M. .....................................................................................Great Mareschal
E.Kt. C. P. T. Brown .....................................................................................Deputy Great Mareschal
V.E.Kt. J. C. Chambers, P.Gt. 1st Lieut. ..........................................................Deputy Great Mareschal
E.Kt. P. A. Norman .......................................................................................Deputy Great Mareschal
V.E.Kt. G. R. Goddard, P.Gt. 1st Lieut. ...........................................................Deputy Great Mareschal
V.E.Kt. A. J. Bentley, P.Gt. 1st Lieut. ..............................................................Deputy Great Mareschal
V.E.Kt. J. J. Field, P.Gt. 1st Lieut. ...................................................................Deputy Great Mareschal
E.Kt. T. J. Wheeler .......................................................................................Deputy Great Mareschal
E.Kt. R. H. Tucker ..............................................................................................Great Banner Bearer
E.Kt. J. A. Olszewski ...........................................................................................Great Sword Bearer
E.Kt. J. Boughton.......................................................................................Great Captain of Outposts
E.Kt. K. L. Florence...............................................................................as Great Captain of Outposts
E.Kt. N. C. W. Liles .....................................................................................................Great Organist
E.Kt. L. J. Millings...........................................................................................................Great Guard
R.E.Kt. Capt. E. F. Mullan
R.E.Kt. G. W.Smith

Knights Grand Cross

Knights Commander
R.E.Kt. J. S. Hay
R.E.Kt. R. J. Marple
R.E.Kt. W. J. Redpath
R.E.Kt. B. R. Woodward, Provincial Prior, City & County of Bristol
R.E.Kt. M. E. Herbert
R.E.Kt. A. J. Day
R.E.Kt. M. C. Moreland
R.E.Kt. J. M. Beard
R.E.Kt. P. E. A. Fotheringham
R.E.Kt. His Hon. I. D. G. Alexander, QC
R.E.Kt. J. A. Wright
R.E.Kt. T. C. Gulliver
R.E.Kt. G. L. Flight
R.E.Kt. G. L. Perkins
R.E.Kt. P. M. Collins, JP
R.E.Kt. K. J. Jones
R.E.Kt. B. F. Page
R.E.Kt. Dr J. L. W. Wright, RD, FRCS
R.E.Kt. R. A. Hume, Provincial Prior, Northumberland
R.E.Kt. M. W. Guest
R.E.Kt. Dr M. Harrison, JP
R.E.Kt. Revd Dr J. R. H. Railton
Provincial Priors
R.E.Kt. B. D. Burridge, Provincial Prior, Somerset
R.E.Kt. J. R. Collison, Provincial Prior, Derbyshire
R.E.Kt. M. J. Banbury, Provincial Prior, Surrey
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R.E.Kt. A. Hall, Provincial Prior, Durham


R.E.Kt. D. H. Gallear, Provincial Prior, Lancashire
R.E.Kt. E. G. Hughes, Provincial Prior, Middlesex
R.E.Kt. P. M. Darley, BEM, Provincial Prior, North and East Yorkshire
R.E.Kt. D. G. Read, Provincial Prior, Staffordshire and Shropshire
R.E.Kt. R. E. Cochrane, Provincial Prior, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire
R.E.Kt. A. C. Rainbow, Provincial Prior, Nottinghamshire
R.E.Kt. P. C. Grafton, Provincial Prior, West Yorkshire
R.E.Kt. S. C. L. Middleton, Provincial Prior, East Anglia
R.E.Kt. P. G. W. France, Provincial Prior, Monmouth and South Wales
R.E.Kt. S. J. Wyer, Provincial Prior, Worcestershire
R.E.Kt. Dr V. Thomas, JP, Provincial Prior, Northampton, Huntingdon and Bedford
R.E.Kt. A. T. Lapsley, Provincial Prior, Hertfordshire
R.E.Kt. P. J. McIntyre, Provincial Prior, Kent
R.E.Kt. M. C. Fox, Provincial Prior, London
R.E.Kt. D. F. Coombes, Provincial Prior, Hampshire & Isle of Wight
R.E.Kt. A. J. Helliar, Provincial Prior, Essex
R.E.Kt. A. G. Mathie, Provincial Prior, Cheshire and North Wales
R.E.Kt. J. W. Cave, Provincial Prior, Dorset and Wiltshire
R.E.Kt. W. J. T. Pratt, Provincial Prior, Sussex
R.E.Kt. A. J. Padmore, Provincial Prior, Leicestershire and Rutland
R.E.Kt. R. E. Dixon, Provincial Prior, Warwickshire
Past Provincial Priors
R.E.Kt. E. R. Gotham, Past Provincial Prior, Middlesex
Deputation from the Great Priory of the Temple
R.E.Kt. J. Brackley, G.C.M.
E.Kt. D. D. Black, P.Dep.Gt.Swd.B.
E.Kt. W. Berwick, P.Dep.Gt.Swd.B.
E.Kt. R. A. W. Farley, P.Dep.Gt.Swd.B.
E.Kt. D. J. Crossley, P.Dep.Gt.Swd.B.
E.Kt. P. Burrows, P.Dep.Gt.Swd.B.
E.Kt. P. J. Hoy, P.Dep.Gt.Swd.B.
Visiting Dignitaries from other Great Priories
Great Priory of France
M.E. &S.Kt. C. Pajolec, Great Seneschal
R.E.Kt. D. Madej, Great Prior of Malta
R.E.Kt. P. L. Bunout, Provincial Prior of Greater Paris
R.E.Kt. W. B. Norton, G.C.T.
R.E.Kt. S. P. Preston, G.C.T.

Great Priory of Spain

There were also present many Past Great Officers and Brother Knights.

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OPENING
By command of the V.H. & R.E. Great Seneschal, a Chapter of Great Priory of Malta
was opened by the Great Prior.
MINUTES
The Minutes of the meeting of Great Priory of Malta held on Tuesday, 19 November
2013, which had been circulated with the Summons for the meeting, were taken as
read and confirmed.
RECEPTION OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ST JOHN OF JERUSALEM EYE
HOSPITAL
At the command of the V.H. & R.E. Great Seneschal, the Chapter of Great Priory of
Malta was adjourned by the Great Prior of Malta.
Mr Nicholas Woolf, CStJ, was admitted into the Great Priory under the guidance of
the Great Mareschal and was presented with a cheque for 200,000 by the Very High
and Great Seneschal. Mr Nicholas Woolf then addressed Great Priory:
would like to start by thanking Great Priory in general and the whole of the
membership for their long and continued support of the Eye Hospital and its work in
Gaza and the West Bank of Jerusalem. The Great Priory has been supporting the Eye
Hospital for over 100 years and in recent years your support has grown from
sponsoring just Judith Musallam, Head of Orthoptics, to supporting the entire
Orthoptic department. The recent grants from the members of Great Priory have been
140,000 a year, although last year saw that grow to 190,000 due to the very
generous legacy of your previous Grand Master Leslie Felgate Dring. Todays
donation of 200,000 will be used towards the purchase and refurbishment of the
new hospital in Hebron and with this cheque we now have enough funds to cover all
the costs associated with it. I would like to thank you all once again for your
generosity and I look forward to continuing this special relationship that has grown
over the last 100 years.
Mr Nicholas Woolf, CStJ, then left Great Priory under the guidance of the Great
Mareschal.
APPOINTMENT AND INVESTITURE OF GREAT OFFICERS
The V.H. & R.E. Great Seneschal was pleased to re-appoint R.E.Kt. E. B. Goodwin
as Great Prior of Malta and appoint E.Kt. S. J. Warwick as Great Sub-Prior of Malta.
E.Kt. Warwick was then proclaimed by the Great Mareschal. The V.H. & R.E. Great
Seneschal then invested the following Knights who had been appointed or promoted
in Great Priory.
Great Officers 2014/15
Great Captain General....................................................................................H. Keith Emmerson
Great Lieutenant General .........................................................................Brian Charles Bellinger
Great First Lieutenant.......................................................................David John William Willock
Great Second Lieutenant...........................................................................Anthony Richard Clark
Great Prelate .................................................................Revd Malcolm Clifford George Lane, JP
Great Mareschal .......................................................................................Paul Raymond Clement
Deputy Great Mareschal.....................................................................Colin Peter Thomas Brown
Deputy Great Mareschal ............................................................................Paul Anthony Norman
Deputy Great Mareschal............................................................................Timothy John Wheeler
Great Hospitaller ....................................................The Revd Timothy John Nicholas L'Estrange
Great Admiral ................................................................................................Neil Bradley Hawes
Great Conservator ....................................................................................................Jeffrey Taylor
Great Baillie............................................................................................................Ronald Horley
Great Turcopolier .......................................................................................................Clive Power
Great Banner-Bearer ...........................................................................................Lyndon Goddard
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Great Sword Bearer.............................................................................Mathew Damian Hampson


Great Captain of Outposts ..................................................................Kevin Christopher Johnson
Great Captain of Outposts ...........................................................................................David Tuke
Great Organist ..............................................................................Naunton Charles William Liles
Deputy Great Organist...............................................................................................Glyn Harvey
Great Guard................................................................................................Leonard John Millings
PROMOTIONS
Past Great Captain General
Paul William Tarrant
Past Great Lieutenant General
Bryan Alan Bailes
Michael Daws
Past Great First Lieutenant
Samuel John Brown
Frederick John Carrington
Jeremiah Daniel Gangadeen
Lt Cdr Angus Patrick Douglas Hannagan, RD
Alan Thomas Howls
Dr Silverio Leonard Ostrowski
Past Great Second Lieutenant
Rodney Leonard Albert Bancroft, TD
Ignace Desire Laval Bany
Richard Anthony Barton
Gerald Keith Bryant
Malcolm Leo Curtis
Michael Graham Donne
Robin Durant
David Reginald Durnford
Gerald John Charles Edwards
Gerald Forman
Gaspar Llewellyn Gill
Paul Harrison
David Hartley
Michael Robin Jones
David Arthur McNally
Past Great Admiral
John Graham Bones
John David Burgess
David Russell Evans
Malcolm Clay Fletcher
William Sydney Frederick King
Peter Granville Knatt

Baron John von Hoff, O.St.J


Alfred Edward Garner
Richard James Robert Shipp
Stephen Robinson
Ronald Walter Shaw
Cecil John Sprackling
William Swift
George Antony Ryder Wilkinson
Christopher George Woodcock
Robert Morgan-Wilson
Kenneth Newbold
Roy Albert Pike
Edwin Frederick John Purkis
William Roberts
John Errington Ross Robertson
John Rowbottom
Keith Charles Rowbottom
Jeffrey Charles Southwick
Malcolm Robert Seymour Thomas
Graham Anthony Webb
Peter John Wise
Richard Hugh Wynne
Colin Verdun Young
Alan Pierce, JP
Edward Peter Reilly
John Graham Russell Rudd
Stuart Scott-Darling
William Alec Brown Sherlock
Peter Frederick Wyles, JP

PAST RANKS (FIRST APPOINTMENTS)


Past Great Lieutenant General
Louis De Bouvere
Past Great Hospitaller
Revd Frank Arnold Chappell
Frank Wyatt Waithe Ward
John Stephen Cooke
Past Great Admiral
Phillip John Mann
Raymond Gregory Snaith
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Past Great Baillie


David Edward Henry Adams
Matthew Harold Arnold
Martin John Graham Bates
Miguel Angel Bogado
John William Bond
George Cadywould
Michael Edward Henry Childs
Ralph Walter Coney
Michael Leslie Doak
Richard Arthur Ellis
John Michael Elmont
David Emmerson
Edward John Folkard
Derek John Ford
Peter James Froment
David John Gamble
Eric Roy Gore-Browne
Raymond Guthrie
Jeffrey Alexander Hardie
John Harvey
Michael Richard Heenan
Robert Muir Henderson
Ronald Glyn Hewitt
Irving James Horne
Lt Cdr Peter John Jack
Henry Kukiewicz
Bernard Arthur Leaper
Past Great Turcopolier
James Abbott
Keith Dexter Ronald Baker
Lt. Col. Brian George Carstens
Michael Kevin Chalkley
David Child
Peter Ronald Cook
Phillip Roy Covell
William Gordon Craig
Michael Verdun Davis
Clifford David Earp
Michael Vincent Eckley
John Stanley Edser
Benjamin Marsh Edwards
Malcolm Fish, MBE
Bernard Colin Foad
Past Great Sword Bearer
Dr Alan Beckerton
Peter Edward Carroll
Past Great Captain of Outposts
Thomas Crompton

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Carl Massey
John Leonard Morris
Hugh Allison O'Brien
Desmond Ray O'Neill
Philip Clifford Pickard
Charles Frederick Proud
Peter John Read
David George Reading
Phillip Martin Robinson
Peter Lawrence Rolfe
His Honour Giles Hugh Rooke, TD, QC, DL
Oliver Hugh Saville
Alfred Ernest Sharman
Edward Gwynfor Sinnett
Degary Nicholas Smith
Roger Langdon Smith
Michael Willoughby Statham
Keith Tolan
Raymond Tyne
Andries Johannes Van Der Burgh
Peter Gordon Watkin
John Lockhart Webster
Alan John Wellan
Simon Mark Wensley
Robert David Wilde
John Anthony Bartlam Wolfe
John Edward Foad
Robert Gordon Fraser
Michael Arthur Kellett
Douglas Sydney Knights
Bryan Ernest James Luker
Anthony McGahan
Arthur Mitchelson
Malcolm Stuart Phillips
Peter Henry Ridley
William Arnold Robbins
Trevor John Ross
Bryan Rosslyn Spearman
Steven William Tamcken
Edwin Richard John Tunbridge
Paul Stephen Hollebone
Luiz Herculano Vieira
James Robert Guy Hilditch

INSTALLATION OF A CANDIDATE AS A KNIGHT OF MALTA


The degree of Knight of St Paul having been conferred upon him by the Great SubPrior, Kt. Simon DOlier Duckworth, OBE, was installed as a Knight of Malta by the
Great Prior.
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ADDRESS BY THE VERY HIGH AND RIGHT EMINENT GREAT SENESCHAL


Brother Knights, I can give you an update on the situation of the Most Eminent &
Supreme Grand Masters health.
The initial report is that now all went well and it is now a matter of monitoring his
progress. I would ask you to have him in your prayers for a complete recovery. He
has provided me with a written address which I will read to you in a few moments.
Before this I would like to express my thanks to the Deputy Great Vice-Chancellor
and all the staff at 86 St Jamess for all their support and hard work in ensuring the
administration of todays meeting has been so successful.
To the Great Marshal and his team together with Grand Masters Bodyguard for
ensuring all the ceremonial for today was so smoothly and so precisely executed.
We are honoured this afternoon by the presence of many distinguished guests and
Knights from overseas and I would now like to welcome them, but, Brother Knights,
please will you save your applause until I have finished reading out all their names.
We are joined by a delegation from the Great Priory of France: they are Very High
and Right Eminent Knight Christian Pajolec, Great Seneschal, Right Eminent Knight
Dominique Madej, Great Prior of Malta and Right Eminent Knight Patrick L.
Bunout, Provincial Prior of Greater Paris; and also joined by a delegation from
Spain: R.E.Kt. William B. Norton, G.C.T. and R.E.Kt. Stephen P. Preston, G.C.T.
From Zimbabwe, R.E.Kt. Robert J. Marple, K.C.T.
From the Far East, E.Kt. John L. Morris, P.Gt. Baillie.
And from South Africa (Cape), E.Kt. Brian G. Carstens, P.Gt. Turcopolier.
We are also honoured by the presence of R.E.Kt. Alan Wright, K.C.M., Grand Master
Order of Royal and Select Masters; R.E.Kt. Graham Leslie Flight, K.C.M., Grand
Sovereign Order of the Red Cross of Constantine; R.E.Kt. Paul Raymond Clement,
G.C.M., Grand Supreme Ruler Order of the Secret Monitor; V.E.Kt. Thomas
Jackson, P.Gt.1st Lieut., Grand Master Order of the Allied Masonic Degrees;
V.E.Kt. John Paternoster, P.Gt.1st Lieut., Supreme Magus Societas Rosicruciana in
Anglia; V.E.Kt. Andrew Sweeney, P.Gt.1st Lieut, Grand Summus Order of the
Scarlet Cord; E.Kt. Christopher Maiden, P.Gt.2nd Lieut., Grand High Priest of The
Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests or Order of Holy Wisdom; and E.Kt. Nigel
Willows, First Grand Master of the Worshipful Society of Free Masons, Rough
Masons, Wallers, Slaters, Paviors, Plaisterers and Bricklayers (Operatives).
Also thanks are due to the authorities at United Grand Lodge for the use of this
superb building, a truly magnificent setting.
And finally to you, Brother Knights, for all the support you give to your Preceptories
and Provinces.
I will now read the address from the M.E. & S. Grand Master.
Grand Masters Letter to Great Priory of Malta 18 November 2014
My Dear Brother Knights, I cannot tell you how disappointed and frustrated I am,
once again, not to be able to be with you all this afternoon. Everything was going
well in the summer and I was booked to have the other hip replaced last month, when
I must have lost my presence of mind, for I fell over going up some concrete steps,
which resulted in a broken thigh the same one which had been giving all the
trouble! So it was back to square one with another hip replacement the fourth! I am
now being ultra-cautious but I am well on the road to recovery and sincerely hope to
be back on station by the spring.
I feel sure you will agree that you have witnessed an excellent installation of a Knight
of Malta this afternoon and I would like to thank the Great Prior, R.E.Kt. E. B.
Goodwin and his team, for turning in what I am sure will have been a very
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professional and enjoyable ceremony. I am sure it will have made a lasting impression
on our candidate.
Congratulations also to all those of you who have been appointed to or received
promotion in Grand Rank. This preferment is well deserved and I look to you to
encourage and promote this Christian Order. These preferments do, of course, follow
on from the Great Ranks you received in the Temple in May and I trust you will live
up to the high standards now expected of you. Well done!
Bro. Knights, we shall shortly be approaching the season of Advent, which
culminates in the celebration of our great Christian Festival of Christmas, when we
commemorate the birth of our Lord and Saviour. Please remember our Christian and
Hospitaller roots and traditions, as we toil in what seems to be an increasingly antiChristian world and I encourage you to pray that the blessings of the Prince of Peace
will descend on all who are living in fear of imminent death and persecution,
particularly in the Middle East and beyond. In this respect I was truly delighted to
hear that you have, today, donated the magnificent sum of 200,000 to the St John of
Jerusalem Eye Hospital. This is a wonderful Christmas gift and I do thank you all
most deeply.
I appreciate that our Great Seneschal will already have addressed you and will be
reading this to you, so I will not delay you longer other than to wish you all the joy,
peace and happiness of Christmas, with a healthy and successful New Year. I look
forward to seeing you all at our Annual Chapter of the Temple in May.
May God bless you all.
ALMS
Alms were collected for the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, amounting to 1,292.04.
CLOSING
By command of the V.H. & R.E. Great Seneschal, the Chapter of Great Priory of
Malta was closed by the Great Prior of Malta.

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