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2018


POSTPONEMENT of MAMRE PRECEPTORY MEETING

Now a third meeting has fallen victim to the weather!  

The meeting of Plains of Mamre Preceptory, No.89, scheduled to take place at Haworth

Masonic Hall on Saturday, 3rd March 2018, has been postponed.

However, it is already known that this meeting has been re-scheduled to take place a week

later on Saturday, 10th March 2018.


POSTPONEMENT of the PROVINCIAL MALTA MEETING

For the same reason as below, the Provincial Malta meeting scheduled to take place at

Castle Grove, Leeds, on Friday, 2nd March 2018, has been postponed.

It is hoped that the meeting can be re-scheduled in the coming weeks, details of which will

appear here.


POSTPONEMENT of De FURNIVAL PRECEPTORY MEETING.

Due to the ‘Beast from the East’ set to continue shrouding our green and pleasant land in

snow  over the next few days, the meeting of De Furnival Preceptory, No. 66, scheduled to

take place at Swinton Masonic Hall on Thursday, 1st March 2018, has been postponed.

It is hoped that the meeting can be re-scheduled in a week or two, details of which will

appear here.



2017


PLAINS OF RAMA PRECEPTORY, No.3, celebrates its 225th ANNIVERSARY

at a very special meeting in its history - Tuesday, 27th June 2017

A full report, together with photographs, may be viewed here.



EMMAUS SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING - Wednesday, 21st June 2017

A full report, together with photographs, may be viewed here.



SPECIAL MEETING OF FIDELITY PRIORY of the ORDER of MALTA, No.114

Friday, 2nd June 2017

A full report, together with photographs, may be viewed here.



GREAT PRIORY MEETING AT FREEMASONS’ HALL, LONDON -  Wednesday, 17th May 2017

A report of the meeting, including a list of the recipients of Promotions and Appointments

and a collection of photographs may be seen here.



COHORS PRETORIA PRECEPTORY INSTALL A NEW PRECEPTOR - Monday 15th May 2017

A full report, together with photographs, may be viewed here.



FAMILY CHURCH SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING - 23rd April 2017

A full report, together with photographs, may be viewed here.



FULL PROVINCIAL TEAM visit to FIDELITY PRECEPTORY, No.114, for the

PROCLAMATION of the PRECEPTOR - 21st April 2017



INSTALLATION of a NEW KNIGHT at De ROS PRECEPTORY, No.213,

Wednesday, 12th April 2017.



A VERY SPECIAL INSTALLATION MEETING at PLAINS OF RAMA - Tuesday, 28th March 2017

Including the presentation of a 50 Years Certificate to V.E.Kt. Douglas Weston

by the Great Seneschal. A set of photographs may be viewed here.



WHARFEDALE PRECEPTORY INSTALL A NEW PRECEPTOR - Tuesday, 14th March 2017

A report of the Installation together with a series of photographs may be viewed here.



PRESENTATION OF 40 YEARS CERTIFICATE to E.KT. PAUL RABY - Monday, 13th March 2017.



SALAMANCA PRECEPTORY INSTALL A NEW PRECEPTOR - Thursday, 9th March 2017

A report of the Installation together with a series of photographs may be viewed here.



PLAINS OF MAMRE PRECEPTORY INSTALL A NEW PRECEPTOR - Saturday, 4th March 2017

A report of the Installation and details of a surprise promotion for one of the members,

together with a series of photographs may be viewed here.  



CHAPTER of PROVINCIAL PRIORY of the ORDER of MALTA - Friday, 3rd March 2017

This took place at Castle Grove, Leeds, on , and a full report together with a series of

photographs may be viewed here.



KING GEORGE V PRIORY hold a ‘MALTA’ Meeting to Remember - 17th February, 2017

Three Candidates from different Preceptories become Knights of the Order of Malta.

A report on this memorable occasion, with photographs, may be viewed here.



2016


ANNUAL MEETING of the GREAT PRIORY of the ORDER of MALTA - 15th NOVEMBER, 2016

A full report, in the form of a personal account of the day by E.Kt. Trevor G. Pugh, P.P.1st Con.,

together with photographs, may be viewed here.


ANNUAL ASSEMBLY - 22nd OCTOBER, 2016

A full report of the day’s proceedings, including photographs, may be viewed here.


WYKT ANNUAL DINNER - 14th JULY, 2016

This was held at the Manor Golf Club, Drighlington, a venue which has proved to be very

popular in the past and this year was no exception. The number attending again

just topped 100 and everyone seemed to have had a great time.

Unfortunately, the lackadaisical Webmaster forgot to take his camera so he is unable to share

the enjoyment with you. You will just have to take his very reliable word for it !!

However, if anyone has any photographs available, please send them to him.

We shall be returning to the same venue for the Annual Dinner on Saturday, 14th July, 2017.


E.Kt. Edward ‘Ted’ Laycock,  P.Gt.St.B.(B.) - Hope and Temple Preceptories

Died 9th May, 2016.

Read a eulogy prepared by E.Kt. Frank Johnston.


40 YEARS CERTIFICATE and A SURPRISE FOR E.Kt. ROY WELLOCK

AT THE  PRECEPTORY OF ST. PAUL, No.324 - 27th April, 2016

A ‘40 years Certificate’ for E.Kt. Roy M. Wellock, P.P.2nd Con., was presented by the Provincial

Prior, who then surprised him with a promotion to Past Provincial First Constable.

A report on the occasion with a link to a few photographs may be viewed here.


FAMILY CHURCH SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING - 3rd April, 2016

A full report, together with photographs, may be viewed here.


CHAPTER of PROVINCIAL PRIORY of the ORDER of MALTA

This was held at Castle Grove, Leeds, on Friday, 4th March, 2016, and a report can be

seen here.  Photographs taken at the Festive Board by E.Kt. Barry Hartley can be viewed here.



2015


WEST YORKSHIRE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR ANNUAL ASSEMBLY 2015

This took place at Batley on Saturday, 24th October, 2015, and a report of this special

occasion, including a transcript of the Provincial Prior’s address and a selection of

photographs taken by E.Kt. Peter Holdsworth, may be viewed here.


THE WYKT ANNUAL DINNER AT THE MANOR GOLF CLUB, DRIGHLINGTON

Friday, 17th July, 2015

A full report together with a selection of photographs may be viewed here.


SALAMANCA PRECEPTORY, No.21, SESQUICENTENARY CELEBRATION and

TWO HUNDRED YEARS of working with GREAT PRIORY - 18th June, 2015

A full report of this prestigious event, together with a new ‘History of the Preceptory’,

and including a series of photographs may be seen here.


THE PROVINCIAL PRIOR AND HIS TEAM OF OFFICERS PAY A VISIT TO

FEARNLEY PRECEPTORY, No. 39 - Thursday, 4th June, 2015

A full report of this visit, together with a transcript of the ‘lecture’ delivered by

E.Kt. John D. McRiner, P.Gt.Her., may be viewed here.


GREAT PRIORY MEETING AT FREEMASONS’ HALL, LONDON - 20th MAY, 2015

A report of the meeting, including a list of the recipients of Appointments and

Promotions and a collection of photographs may be seen here.


FAMILY CHURCH SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING - 12th April, 2015

A full report, together with photographs, may be viewed here.


PRESENTATION OF 50 YEARS CERTIFICATE at SALAMANCA PRECEPTORY, No.21,

TO E.Kt. J. BRAMLEY (‘BRAM’) MORLEY, P.Gt.A.-de-C. - 15th March, 2015

A full report on this happy occasion may be viewed here.


CHAPTER of PROVINCIAL PRIORY of MALTA

This was held at Castle Grove, Leeds, on Friday, 6th March, 2015, and a report can be

seen here.   Photographs taken at the event by E. Kt. Peter Holdsworth can be viewed here.



2014


THE PROVINCIAL PRIOR AND HIS TEAM OF OFFICERS PAY A VISIT TO

THE PRECEPTORY of St. PAUL, No. 324

This took place at Bradford on Wednesday, 3rd December, 2014, and a report of this

special occasion may be viewed here.


WEST YORKSHIRE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR ANNUAL ASSEMBLY 2014

This took place at Batley on Saturday, 25th October, 2014 and a report of this

special occasion, including a transcript of the Provincial Prior’s address and a

selection of photographs taken by E.Kt. Peter Holdsworth may be viewed here.


THE WYKT ANNUAL DINNER AT THE MANOR GOLF CLUB, DRIGHLINGTON

This took place on Friday, 18th July, 2014, and a report with a selection of photographs

taken by E.Kt. Peter Holdsworth may be viewed here.


FAMILY CHURCH SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING - Sunday, 27th April, 2014

This was held at the Parish Church of St.Thomas, Batley and a full report, together with

a transcript of the Order of Service and the Sermon, and a number of photographs, may

be found here.  


E Kt. FRANK JOHNSTON, P.Gt.A.-de-C., PROVINCIAL MARSHAL, pays a visit

to the St. JOHN of JERUSALEM EYE HOSPITAL

A short, pictorial account of his visit in March, 2014.


CHAPTER of PROVINCIAL PRIORY of MALTA

This was held at Castle Grove, Leeds, on Friday, 7th March, 2014, and a report can be

seen here.

Photographs taken at the event by E. Kt. Peter Holdsworth can be viewed here.


DE ROS PRECEPTORY, No. 213, HONOURS ITS LONGEST SERVING KNIGHT,

E Kt. Victor Derek ROWDEN                                                                      

Presentation of a 40 Years Certificate on 12th February, 2014.


FULL PROVINCIAL TEAM VISIT -  CRAVEN PRECEPTORY, No. 390

This took place in Skipton on Wednesday, 12th February, 2014,

when Craven Preceptory was celebrating its Golden Jubilee.

A full report of the event may be seen here.



2013


GREAT PRIORY OF MALTA ANNUAL MEETING

This took place on Tuesday, 19th November, 2013, in Birmingham.

A report on the event can be viewed here.


CENTENARY CELEBRATION MEETING of KING GEORGE V PRECEPTORY, No. 199

This took place on Tuesday, 29th October, 2013, at Castle Grove, Headingley, Leeds.

A full account of the meeting can be seen here.

The Provincial Prelate’s Oration can be viewed here.


CHAPTER of PROVINCIAL PRIORY

This was held at Batley on Saturday, 26th October, 2013, and a full report can be seen here.

The Provincial Prior’s address to the Knights present can be seen here.


DETAILS OF THE 2013 - 2014 FULL PROVINCIAL TEAM VISITS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED

The Provincial Prior announced these at the 2013 Provincial Priory Meeting and they can be

viewed here.  Why not make a note of the dates and give one or more a visit?

All you need do to book a meal is contact the relevant Preceptory Registrar whose details appear

in the new 2013-2014 Calendar and Handbook which has recently been distributed.

If you have not got one, please speak to your own Registrar.


THE ANNUAL PRECEPTORS AND REGISTRARS’ DINNER took place at the home of

Fearnley Preceptory, No. 39, at Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury, on

MONDAY, 2nd SEPTEMBER, 2013

Almost 40 members of the Province came from far and wide to participate in this ‘mixing business

with pleasure’ event. It was an opportunity for the exchange of views and proved to be beneficial

to all.  It is an annual event, primarily for Preceptors and Registrars.  If you are likely to fall into

one of those categories next year, now is the time to get Monday, 1st September, 2014, in your diary!


EMMAUS SOCIETY MEETING

This was held at Blenheim House, Batley, on Thursday, 11th July, 2013. (See full report here)


WYKT ANNUAL DINNER

This was held at The Manor Golf Club, Drighlington, on Friday, 14th June, 2013, a full report, including

photographs, can be found here.  Details of the venue can be found on their website here.


ANNUAL MEETING OF GREAT PRIORY

This was held in Birmingham on Wednesday, 15th May, 2013.   A report on the proceedings and photos

can be seen here.


CHAPTER of PROVINCIAL PRIORY of MALTA

This was held at Castle Grove, Leeds, on Friday, 1st March, 2013, and a report can be seen here.

Photographs taken at the event by E. Kt. Peter Holdsworth can be viewed here.


40 years CERTIFICATE PRESENTATION to E.Kt. David CHILD,  St. Laurence Preceptory, No. 298

Presentation made on 25th February, 2013.


VISIT TO LEEDS BY THE FRENCH PRECEPTORIE DE SAINT FRONT LE VAILLANT

This was held at Castle Grove, Leeds, on Saturday, 2nd February, 2013.


PLAINS OF RAMA PRECEPTORY - TWO VERY DIFFERENT CERTIFICATES ON ONE NIGHT

Presentations made on 29th January, 2013.


E Kt. EDWARD ‘Ted’ LAYCOCK, P.Gt.St.B.(B.), of Temple Preceptory, No. 235, celebrates

his 90th Birthday (10th January, 2013)

Full report and photographs can be found here.



2012


CHAPTER of GREAT PRIORY of MALTA

This took place in Birmingham on Tuesday, 20th November, 2012 - see report here.

The Minutes of the meeting, including the Grand Master’s Address to the assembled Knights, can now

be viewed here.


CHAPTER of PROVINCIAL PRIORY

This was held at Batley on Saturday, 27th October, 2012, and a full report can be seen here.


PLAINS OF RAMA PRECEPTORY GET A PLEASANT SURPRISE! - 25th September, 2012

First an Installation, then an unexpected ‘field’ promotion.


AIREDALE PRECEPTORY INSTALLATION - 28th September, 2012

A special visitor joins in the celebrations at E. Kt. John Rushworth’s Installation.


WEST YORKSHIRE EMMAUS SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING

This took place on Wednesday, 18th July, 2012, at Blenheim House, Batley and you can see a report

of the meeting here.   It includes links to videos which were shown during the meeting.


‘SUMMER BALL’

This took place on Saturday, 14th  July, 2012, at Blenheim House, Batley.  

(Report with photos).


A DOUBLE PRESENTATION AT WHARFEDALE PRECEPTORY

V. Em. Kt. Leslie Beanland and Em. Kt. A. Michael Jones, presented with 40 Years Certificates of Long

Service by the Provincial Prior.


COHORS PRAETORIA PRECEPTORY, No. 587

Installation of Eminent Preceptor, Monday, 21st May, 2012.


PROVINCIAL FAMILY CHURCH SERVICE

This took place on Sunday, 15th April, 2012, at St. Thomas’ Church, Grosvenor Road, Batley.  

(Report and photos)

The Provincial Prelate’s Sermon may be seen here.



2011


CHAPTER of PROVINCIAL PRIORY of MALTA

held at Castle Grove, Leeds, on Friday, 9th December, 2011.


PRINCE EDWARD PRECEPTORY, No. 18

celebrates its Bi-Centenary on 22nd November, 2011, in Rochdale.


CHAPTER of PROVINCIAL PRIORY

held at Batley on Saturday, 22nd October, 2011.


PROVINCIAL TEAM VISITS for 2011 - 2012


PROVINCIAL ANNUAL DINNER

held on Saturday, 16th July, 2011, at Blenheim House, Batley.


De FURNIVAL PRECEPTORY CELEBRATES 150 YEARS

on Thursday, 2nd June, 2011, at Tapton Hall, Sheffield.


NEW PROVINCIAL SUB-PRIOR ANNOUNCED (Posted 1 June 2011)


PROVINCIAL SUB-PRIOR TO RETIRE (Posted 30 May 2011)


PROVINCIAL FAMILY CHURCH SERVICE

held on Sunday, 15th  May, 2011, at St. Thomas’ Church, Grosvenor Road, Batley.



2010


PHOTOS FROM THE PROVINCIAL SESQUICENTENARY DINNER

held on Saturday, 23rd October, 2010, at the Royal Armouries, Leeds.


PROVINCIAL SESQUICENTENARY CELEBRATIONS

held on Saturday, 23rd October, 2010.


PROVINCIAL PRIOR’S ADDRESS

at the 2010 Provincial Priory Meeting on Saturday, 23rd October, 2010.


INSTALLATION OF NEW PROVINCIAL PRIOR

at Castle Grove, Leeds, on Thursday, 25th February, 2010.