Announcements

Companions,

It is my sad duty to inform you of the passing of 

MEC Wilson Davidson PZ.

MEC Wilson, a Past Master of Lodge Union & Crown No. 307, was exalted into Rockmount Royal Arch Chapter No. 367 on the 14th March 1989, serving as First Principal 1998/99.

 MEC Wilson Davidson PZ was a true gentleman, a willing worker for the various Orders of which he was a member and a friend to many. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends at this time. 

During these difficult days of social distancing and restricted movement, it is assumed that funeral arrangements, when made,  will be kept strictly to close family only.  Details will be made available if appropriate. 

Companions,

With deepest regret the untimely death at home this morning (25th March 2020) is intimated of 

James Gregory, Past Grand Superintendent of the PGRAC of Renfrewshire.

No further details are available at the moment but they will be circulated when known.


Companions please note that from immediate effect, the Grand Superintendent MEZ Gordon McGregor Renfrew, has suspended all Chapters, Lodges & Councils, and Cryptic Councils until September.

The primary concern of the PGRAC of Renfrewshire is the health and welfare of all companions. 

Therefore, given the worsening COVID-19 situation, and the profile of our membership, all meetings, committees and related activities should cease.

Centenary Celebrations Postponed

Baron of Renfrew Cryptic Council No. 114 

was 100 years old Saturday 20th June 2020. Unfortunately, due to this terrible pandemic it was not possible to enjoy the planned celebrations and Supreme’s ceremony together. The intention is to reschedule the event. In the meantime, everyone at 114 hopes you are staying safe and well, and that we will see you all soon.

Charitable Donation

The companions of the Provincial Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Renfrewshire made a generous donation to the ACCORD Hospice, which provides palliative and end of life care services.

The £1200 donation was raised in memory of Robert McCulloch, Past Grand Superintendent of the Province, who was cared for wonderfully by ACCORD in the later stage of his illness. 

The presentation was made by the current Grand Superintendent Gordon McGregor Renfrew. He said “we were all so impressed by the high quality and personal nature of the care that Bob received that we decided to show our appreciation. All the Royal Arch Chapters in the Province have contributed, and we hope it helps ACCORD to maintain its excellent service”.

The cheque was presented to David McFadden, ACCORD’s fundraising and communications manager. He said, “it is with the generous support of local organisations, such as the Provincial Grand Royal Arch Chapter, that the hospice is able to support the community, at times when people need care most”.

The attached photograph taken at the meeting of the Provincial Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Renfrewshire, held at the Masonic Temple, Brown St, Port Glasgow, on Saturday 26/10/19 shows Mr McFadden receiving the cheque. The companions of Port Glasgow RAC No. 900 made an additional donation of £100.




MEC Gordon MacGregor Renfrew 

Grand Superintendent extends an invitation to all those qualified to attend the following:


Chapter

Installation

Visitation

Greenock

No. 17

Wednesday 7.30pm

16th October 2019

Wednesday

15th January 2020

Paisley Abbey

No. 76

Wednesday 7pm

9th October 2019

Wednesday

8th January 2020

Sir William Wallace

No. 109

Friday 7pm

18th October 2019

Thursday

16th January 2020

Baron of Renfrew

No. 114

Tuesday 7.30pm

15th October 2019

Tuesday

17th December 2019

Ranfurly

No. 289

Thursday 7.30pm

3rd October 2019

Thursday

6th February 2020

Rockmount

No. 367

Tuesday 7.00pm

8th October 2019

Tuesday

11th February 2020

at 8.15pm

Port Glasgow

No. 900

Thursday 7.30pm

31st October 2019

Thursday

30th January 2020

 

Cryptic Council

Installation

Visitation

Greenock

No.17

Wednesday 7.30pm

23rd October 2019

Wednesday

15th January 2020

Paisley Abbey

No. 76

Wednesday 7.30pm

4th September 2019

Wednesday

8th January 2020

Baron of Renfrew

No. 114

Tuesday 7.30pm

3rd September 2019

Tuesday

17th December 2019

Rockmount

No.367

Tuesday 7.30pm

24th September 2019

Tuesday

11th February 2020 at 7.30pm

 

Lodge & Council

Installation

Visitation

Greenock

No. 17

Wednesday 7.30pm 23rd October 2019

Wednesday

15th January 2019

Paisley Abbey

No. 76

Wednesday 7.30pm

2nd October 2019

Wednesday

8th January 2020

Baron of Renfrew

No. 114

Tuesday 7.30pm

1st October 2019

Tuesday

17th December 2019



Provincial Grand Royal Arch Chapter Convocations 2020

1. A Convocation will be held on Saturday 30th May 2020 at 1pm within the Masonic Hall, 68 Maxwellton Road, Paisley PA1 2RD.

2. A Convocation will be held on Saturday 31st October 2020 at 1pm within the Masonic Hall, Glebe Rd, Kilmacolm PA13 4AT.



Note to all Companions

All Companions must remain in good standing in their Mother Lodge to remain qualified to attend Royal Arch Chapter meetings. Please ensure you are clear in Lodge Books.