Provincial Priory Of Malta Meeting

In September the Provincial Priory of Malta meeting was held under the Banner of Emmaus Preceptory No 446.

Provincial Priory Of Malta Meeting

The afternoon began with a meeting of Emmaus Preceptory. The Eminent Preceptor this year was VE.Kt. Revd. David Allonby, OBE, JP, Past Great Prelate, Provincial Prelate.

E.Kts. Peter Rolfe from Agincourt Preceptory No 517, David Skilleter from Stephen Langton Preceptory No 478 and Eddie Ertan from Nutfield Preceptory No 598 were balloted for as Joining Members.

The Preceptory was then closed and a Priory of Knights of Malta was opened. The Provincial Mareschal, Em.Kt. Chris Eley, entered and advised the Eminent Prior that RE.Kt. Patrick P Crossan, Provincial Prior of Surrey, along with a number of Provincial Officers of the year was in the ante-room and demanded admission to the Priory. The Provincial Prior of Surrey entered and was greeted by the Eminent Prior.

The Eminent Prior invited VE.Kt. Chris Cradock, Provincial Sub Prior, to conduct the Ceremony of installation and Knights. Peter Smith and Michael Ross were admitted members of the Order by the Eminent Sub Prior and the Officers of Emmaus Priory.

Provincial Priory Of Malta Meeting

Following the ceremony, a Chapter of the Provincial Priory of Surrey was opened and the Provincial Malta Officers of the year 2015 – 2016 were appointed and invested by the Provincial Prior.

The Provincial Prior then declared that the Provincial Priory of Surrey meeting in the Order of Malta is closed. The RE. Provincial Prior and the Officers of the Year retired in procession under the direction of the Provincial Marshal.

Article and photographs by Chris Eley

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