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Durham KT Sponsored First Aider Reports on Field Trip to Jerusalem

Lauren Wilkinson, a First Aider for St John Ambulance who has been sponsored by the Durham Knights Templar, spent a valuable week discovering more about the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital and the fantastic work it continues to do in the community.

In July 2019, Lauren visited the Hospital in Jerusalem for eight days to learn about the day-to-day activities of the Hospital and the community it serves, from their Outreach Programme that visits remote villages to screen for eye diseases, to their laser therapy clinic, and even delivered a life support training session to the staff.

"I’m so grateful for this experience
working with the St John Eye Hospital.
The work they do is a huge inspiration
to me. I intend to harness the team’s
passion and commitment to clinical
excellence in my career moving forward."

St John Ambulance First Aider
Lauren Wilkinson

You can read more about her journey and experiences in her article "Peace in Sight" here, or if you would like to read more about the St John Eye Hospital, the latest edition of Jerusalem Scene can be downloaded here.

 

    

 

We wish Lauren all the best and many thanks to Durham Knights Templar for their hard work in supporting worthwhile efforts like this.

 

New Provincial Prior Installed in West Yorkshire

R.E.Kt. Hearl Lenton was Installed as Provincial Prior for West Yorkshire by the M.E. & S. Grand Master Paul Clement, G.C.T. at the Castle Grove Masonic Hall in Leeds on Saturday.

Great Seneschal V.H. & R.E.Kt. Andrew Rainbow; Grand Master M.E. & S.Kt. Paul Clement, G.C.T.; Provincial Prior R.E.Kt. Hearl Lenton; Great Prelate The Rev'd Malcolm Lane, JP, K.C.T.

Castle Grove Masonic Hall in Headingley, Leeds was fully packed on Saturday, 26 October to support the Installation of R.E.Kt. Hearl Roger Lenton (formerly Deputy-in-charge) as the new Provincial Prior for the Province of West Yorkshire.

The twenty-four Preceptories of the Povince proudly paraded their respective banners (several representing Preceptories over two-hundred years old!) before the Grand Master, who then went on to Install R.E.Kt. Lenton as the Provincial Prior of West Yorkshire. The new Provincial Prior in turn Installed V.E.Kt. George Antony Ryder Wilkinson to be his Provincial Sub-Prior. It was a wonderful meeting followed by excellent festivities in a warm atmosphere.

We wish R.E.Kt. Hearl Lenton, V.E.Kt. Tony Wilkinson and the Province of West Yorkshire our very best wishes for a prosperous future.

New Provincial Prior Installed in Nottinghamshire

Nottingham has a proud and ancient history dating back to the time of the Knights Templar and beyond. So, it was a fitting location for the Most Eminent and Supreme Grand Master, Paul Raymond Clement, G.C.T., to Install the new Provincial Prior for Nottinghamshire, Right Eminent Knight David James “Jim” Crossley.

The occasion was particularly special as he and his new Provincial Sub-Prior, Eminent Knight Ronald John Wimbleton, P.Gt.A-de-C., were also joined by the immediate Past Provincial Prior , now the Very High and Right Eminent Great Seneschal, Andrew Christopher Rainbow, G.C.T.

As a memento of this auspicious occasion the Right Eminent Provincial Prior presented both distinguished guests with ceramic Bramley Apples, which originate in the Great Seneschal's home town of Southwell in Nottinghamshire, and the whole Installation Team were gifted with Oak Tree saplings to remind them of the "Major Oak", the tree in Sherwood Forest which, legend suggests, Robin Hood used for shelter and cover.

Very shortly the Province will celebrate its Golden Anniversary and we wish the Brother Knights of Nottinghamshire happiness and success for the next 50 years.

The Very High and Right Eminent Great Seneschal, Andrew Christopher Rainbow, G.C.T., The Most Eminent and Supreme Grand Master, Paul Raymond Clement, G.C.T., Right Eminent Knight David James “Jim” Crossley, Prov.Prior and Eminent Knight Ronald John Wimbleton, P.Gt.A-de-C., Prov.Sub-Prior.

Dorset & Wiltshire visit to Malta

Nineteen Knights from Dorset and Wiltshire set off from Bristol and Bournemouth for an action-packed trip to the historic City of Valetta, Malta.

There the Knights from Dorset and Wiltshire attended a meeting of La Vallette Priory, No. 649 as guests of honour, and were afforded the privilege of having some of their Knights take part in the ceremony. It is an experience they will never forget - taking part in a Malta degree ceremony in Malta.

The next evening, they were invited to attend the Waller Rodwell Wright Preceptory and Priory, No. 640, this time their Members were delighted to help out by assisting with the "Arch of Steel".

To read more about this fantastic trip, as well as many photographs of the memories they made during their visit to this lovely part of the world, please visit the Knights Templar Provincial Priory of Dorset and Wiltshire Website

With thanks to the Provincial Priory of Dorset and Wiltshire for supplying this article.