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Happy 100th Birthday V.Ill.Kt. Wilfred Leahy

Happy 100th Birthday V.Ill.Kt. Wilfred Leahy

L to R W.Kt. A. Bateman, V.Ill.Kt. P. Philips, V.Ill.Kt. W. Leahy, E.Kt. D. Bates, Ill.Kt. J. Hawkins, Ill.Kt. J. Leach

On the 12 June 2018 V.Ill.Kt. Wilfred (Wilf) Leahy turned 100. To mark this milestone the Worthy Knights of Holy Peace Conclave No. 381, meeting in Yeovil on Tuesday 19 June, put on something of a celebration for Wilf. This included a fabulous Birthday cake and the surprise field promotion to P.G.J.Gen. conveyed to Wilf and those present by a personal letter of congratulations from the M.Ill. Grand Sovereign, Graham Leslie Flight, which paid tribute to Wilf’s long and valued service to the Order since joining St John the Evangelist Conclave No. 238 on 28 May 1976.

V.Ill.Kt. Leahy has been the M.P.S. of four separate Conclaves, including King Ina Conclave No. 363 at the age of 96!

Consecration of the John, Baron von Hoff Conclave No. 527

RCC Baron von Hoff Conclave No527

M.Ill.Kt, Graham Leslie Flight, G.C.C., Grand Sovereign, signs the Warrant of the newest Conclave in the Order of the Red Cross of Constantine.

On Monday 4 June 2018 M.Ill.Kt, Graham Leslie Flight, G.C.C., Grand Sovereign of the Order of the Red Cross of Constantine, accompanied by his Deputy, the Grand Eusebius and a retinue of Grand Officers, visited the Uxbridge Masonic Centre to Consecrate the newest Conclave of the Order, the John, Baron von Hoff Conclave No. 527.

The Conclave falls under the Division of Middlesex and is open to Knights of the Divisional Sepulchre Guard, past and present, and Knights of the Sepulchre Guards of the surrounding Divisions.

Prior to his death in 2016 John, Baron von Hoff was a leading light in the Grand Sepulchre Guard of the Order. His reputation was legendary and he was responsible for many of their traditions, as well as designing the distinctive Mantle that members wear. Naming this Conclave in his honour is a great tribute indeed and the Grand Sovereign, R.Ill.Kt. Dennis Leigh (Intendant-General for Middlesex) and the rest of the Founders and visitors were delighted to be able to welcome Pauline, Baroness von Hoff as the guest of honour at the after-proceedings.

 

Address by The Most Illustrious Grand Sovereign 2017

Address by The Most Illustrious Grand Sovereign
Graham Leslie Flight, G.C.C.
to the Annual Assembly of Grand Imperial Conclave
Tuesday 4th July 2017


RCC Flight 800Firstly, my thanks to you all for attending this important meeting of our Order today. I hope you have found the meeting so far interesting and rewarding.
The Grand Team has been very busy during the last year with the appointment and enthronement of seven new Intendents-General.

On 15th October 2016, James Munro was Enthroned as Intendent-General for Cheshire, following the retirement of Christopher MacDonald who of course remains President of my Council.

On 22nd October 2016, Alan Beckerton was Enthroned as Intendent-General for Derbyshire following the early retirement of Peter Salt, who I have had the pleasure of Investing today as a Knight Commander of Constantine.

On 19th November 2016, Stephen Roberts was Enthroned as Intendent-General for Lincolnshire following the retirement of John Clements.
On 30th November 2016, Terry Ward was Enthroned as Intendent-General for Nottinghamshire following the early retirement through ill health of Stephen Mather.
On 25th February 2017, Simon Pine, was Enthroned as Intendent-General for Hertfordshire following the retirement of Brian Muir.
On 25th March 2017, Stuart Graves was Enthroned as Intendent-General for Metropolitan Division following the retirement of Peter Fuchter.
On 20th May 2017, Stephen Bolton was Enthroned as Intendent-General for North and East Lancashire following the retirement of Nigel Bramley-Howarth.
And on 29th October 2016 I appointed (but unfortunately was not able to attend to enthrone), Roger Sawyer as Intendent-General for Natal, following the retirement of John Slack.

There have been no new Conclaves Consecrated in the last year, but I am hearing murmurings for a possible Consecration on the Island of St Lucia, which Worthy Knights you will understand, will almost certainly receive my full approval.

It has been a continuing pleasure to visit Conclaves both at home and abroad, and my visits this year have included Finland, Greece and Italy, where I have been extremely well received and able to take your best wishes to those meetings.

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Rulers

M.Ill.Kt. Graham L. Flight, G.C.C.
Grand Sovereign

R.Ill. & Em.Kt. Peter Hawken, MBE, G.C.C.
Deputy Grand Sovereign

R.Ill. & Ven.Kt. The Revd Timothy J. N. L'Estrange, G.C.C.
Grand Eusebius

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