Announcements



Grand Superintendent Renfrewshire – Christmas Message 2022


As we near the end of my first year as Grand Superintendent and approach the festive period, I would like to take this opportunity to wish the Companions of the Provincial Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Renfrewshire a very merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New year.

There is no doubt that the past two years have been hugely disruptive. During the pandemic we sadly lost 42 companions. At the October Convocation, their lives were celebrated with a fitting memorial service held to recognise the contribution they had made and our sorrow at their passing. Over Christmas keep them in our thoughts and prayers. Let us remember them, their families and all those less fortunate than we are.

The death of the monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, at the age of 96 and after 70 years on the throne ended a lifetime of exemplary service. The period of national mourning witnessed a deserved outpouring of love and affection, and her passing was rightly commemorated by the Provincial Grand Royal Arch Chapter. But we also express our allegiance to King Charles III. I am sure you will all join with me and wish him a long and happy reign.

Despite the challenges, the Province has worked together and successfully resumed a full calendar of Royal Arch activity. The teamwork shown by the Commission, Office-Bearers and Companions has been exemplary. It illustrates all that is good about masonry. The collective desire to mutually support each other is the essence of what we do. I cannot praise you all highly enough. You have all earned some Christmas cheer.

In the New year, the Province will concentrate on the delivery of Triple C Strategy to focus Royal Arch activity on Companions, Charity and Communication to achieve a greater impact through our collective efforts. This will be aligned to a new ‘Don’t Wait’ initiative of the First Grand Principal, where we ask the question, ‘What is the one thing you want to happen in Royal Arch Masonry in Renfrewshire in the next 12 months?’ This will ensure that your voices influence our future.

I am looking forward to some warm Christmas Goodwill and the opportunity of embracing 2023, when we can continue with our collective efforts to promote Royal Arch Masonry and attract and retain companions of high quality who will make a positive difference in the community.

Merry Christmas one and all.

MEC Kevin Pollock

1st December 2022



PGC Convocation October 2022

Congratulations to MEC Kenneth Munn McCrae PZ No.17 who was made Hon. First Grand Soj. of the PGC for outstanding service to the Province.



Banking Information

As stated at the October Convocation, Representative Fees and Dues for year ending 30th June 2022 are now due:
  • Chapters £10 & Dues £1
  • Council £5 & Dues £1 
  • Lodge & Council £5 & Dues £1.
Moving with the times the PGRAC of Renfrewshire has opened a new banking account which allows transactions to be paid via online banking:
 
Bank of Scotland
Sort Code 80-22-60
Account no. 23878062

You must reference your name/organisation/reason on the payment as to identify payee to treasurer.

Treasurer contact details Harry Lloyd email:  hlloyd1478@gmail.com


Installation

The Grand Superintendent, MEC Kevin, would like to thank everyone for their attendance and support at his recent installation.  It was a tremendously enjoyable and successful day with 120 in attendance at the meeting and 80 dining.