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Donnington Castle Chapter No 856 - Report: 08th August 2018

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Thames & Chiltern Chapter No 1075 - Report :   05th July 2018

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Maidenhead Chapter No 613 - Report : 22nd June 2018

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Albert Victor Chapter No 117 - Report : 18th June 2018

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Donnington Castle Chapter No 856 - Report: 13th June 2018

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Bombay Chapter No 18 - Report : 25th May 2018

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HISTORY OF BOMBAY CHAPTER No. 18

 

The oldest Chapter in the District is Bombay Chapter, No. 18. Despite it’s low number it is, in fact, a relatively new Chapter in Berkshire having had to pull up its Indian roots and transfer back to the UK. The following has been extracted from the Chapter’s ‘history’ written in 1968 by IllBro M.F.S.C Harvey, 31°.


The Inaugural Meeting of the Bombay Chapter, No. 18, of Sovereign Princes Rose Croix, was held at Cumballa Hill on Friday, 18 December 1868. Present were IllBro James Gibb, 32°, as Most Wise Sovereign, supported by E&P Bro Andrew Hay, 18°, and E&P Bro Percy Leith, 18°.


The Warrant from the Supreme Council of the A.& A.R. dated 14 October 1868 and addressed to IllBro Gibb as the first M.W.S. was read. The Chapter was opened.


Bro Edward Tyrell Leith, a Master Mason of Lodge St. George was proposed by the M.W.S. and seconded by E&P Bro Hay.

The ballot proved clear and Bro Leith was duly Perfected and immediately appointed Prelate, whilst E&P Bros Hay and Leith were appointed as Generals. Percy Leith also agreed to carry out the duties of Recorder. The names of four other Brethren were proposed and seconded for later Perfection.

Such was the origin of the Bombay Chapter, No. 18, which celebrated its Centenary in 1968. Of the four Brethren named, all were subsequently appointed to the 33° within the next here years and all were to become Inspectors General of India.

Newly Perfected...

J MacGregor

Perfected 13th June 2018 into

Donnington Castle Chapter No.856

J Brunt

Perfected 25th May 2018 into

Bombay Chapter No.18

M Leeke

Perfected 9th May 2018 into

Donnington Castle Chapter No.856

G Mitchell

Perfected 3rd May 2018 into

Windsor Castle Chapter No.252

E Peirce

Perfected 27th April 2018 into

Sinodun Chapter No.548

M Cole

Perfected 27th April 2018 into

Maidenhead Chapter No.613

L Taylor

Perfected 20th April 2018 into

Bombay Chapter No.18

K Hawes

Perfected 22nd February 2018 into

Albert Victor Chapter No.117

Obituaries

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Les Wilson 1936-2017

St Cecilia Chapter No.811

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Peter Bird - 1934-2017

St. Cecilia Chapter No.811

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David Greenaway -16.08.2017

Wallingford Castle Chapter No.1165

 

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