The companions and visitors of Fermor Hesketh Chapter No 1350 gathered at the Litherland Masonic Hall to witness Kenneth (Ken) Meath being proclaimed as first principle for a second year. The companions were pleased and honoured to have the presence of Anthony (Tony) Hall, Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals as their principal guest for the meeting.
Tony was accompanied by the Ormskirk and Bootle Group Chairman Graham Chambers, group vice chairman Malcolm Alexander and the acting Provincial grand officer, Michael Greenhalgh.
The meeting commenced with the three principals opening the chapter and once the initial business had been completed the chapters DC Brian Davies announced that Tony Hall was without and requested admission. Tony was then brought into the temple in a procession, accompanied by Graham Chambers, Malcolm Alexander and Michael Greenhalgh.
After he was warmly welcomed by the three principals to the chapter, the installation ceremony commenced with Ron Elliott proclaiming the three principals, Ken Meath being proclaimed as first principle, John Hanna as second principle and David Maher as third principle
The red robe address was presented by David Smith; the purple robe address was presented by Ken Meath and the blue robe address was presented by John Hanna, all delivered in an excellent and proficient manner. The presentation of the warrant was given by Brian Davies in a very clear and confident manner.
After the appointment of the officers, the address was then given to the officers of the chapter by Tom Lovatt, this was followed by the address to the companions of the chapter which delivered by Tony Hall, all the address where delivered in a confident and superb manner.
At the conclusion of the ceremony Tony brought greetings from the Grand Superintendent Tony Harrison, congratulating the three principals, saying: “I am delighted to be here this evening as representative of the Grand Superintendent, and he is aware taken you have taken on the roles on for another year, thus giving your service to the chapter. He hopes you have another good and enjoyable year in office.” Tony Hall then congratulated Brian Davies, Brian Cunliffe and all the companions involved for their excellent work and thanked the members of the chapter for the excellent and enjoyable ceremony.
Ken then presented Tony with a cheque on behalf of the chapter for £100 to go to SSAFA. In responding, he thanked the companions for their generous donation on behalf of the recipients.
Following the convocation the members and guests retired to enjoy the delights of the festive board.