Surrey Knights at the Suth Seaxe Lodge of St Andrew

In February, Gascoigne Preceptory No 360 were pleased to receive the Provincial Prior of Surrey, R.E. Knight Patrick Crossan, along with the Provincial Sub Prior, V.E. Knight Chris Cradock, many Provincial Officers of the year and members of the Provincial Prior’s Bodyguard.

Gascoigne Preceptory

After the Preceptory was opened the Provincial Marshal, E.Kt. Chris Eley, entered and advised the Eminent Preceptor, E.Kt. Andrew Francis that the Provincial Prior of Surrey, R.E. Knight Patrick P Crossan, along with a number of Provincial Officers of the year, was in the ante-room and demanded admission to the Preceptory. The Provincial Prior of Surrey entered and was greeted by the Eminent Preceptor. The Provincial Prior was then saluted with 7 after which he greeted everyone, took the muster roll and the minutes. E.Kt. Andrew Francis then installed Kt. Philip Jackson as Eminent Preceptor in a sincere manner. E.Kt. Philip Jackson then appointed and invested his officers.

The Eminent Preceptor then closed the Preceptory and E.Kt. Andrew Francis opened a Priory of Knights of Malta. Kt. Philip Jackson was then installed as the Prior of Gascoigne Priory.

After the Priory was closed the Knights of Gascoigne Preceptory and their guests dined together in fraternal union at the Croydon Masonic Hall

Article and photo by Chris Eley

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