A Full Team visit to Whyte Stone Preceptory
In October, Whyte Stone Preceptory No 447 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. The Temple at Farnham was full that day for the first Full Team Visit of our Provincial Prior since his installation.


After the Preceptory was opened the Provincial Marshal, E.Kt. Chris Eley, entered and advised the Acting Eminent Preceptor, V.E.Kt. Trevor Brodrick that the R.E. Knight 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 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 and took the muster roll and the minutes.

V.E.Kt. Trevor Brodrick then installed Kt. John Sivill as Eminent Preceptor in an excellent and very sincere manner. E.Kt. John Sivill then appointed and invested his officers following which he invited the Provincial Prior, to present a Great Priory Certificate to Knight Gary Evans, which was done in his very special way.

The Eminent Preceptor then closed the Preceptory and V.E.Kt. Trevor Brodrick opened a Priory of Knights of Malta. E.Kt. John Sivill was then invested as the Prior of Whyte Stone Preceptory.

After the Priory was closed the Knights of Whyte Stone Preceptory and their guests dined together in fraternal union at the Farnham Masonic Hall. During the Festive Board the Provincial Prior presented the Eminent Preceptor with an Annual Fundraising Certificate from the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group.

Article and photographs by Chris Eley

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