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Keith Rogers 1942-2019

Sinodun Chapter No.548


The below was given in Chapter. A more personal eulogy given at his funeral by P.Painting can be read here.



E&P Bro. Keith Henry Rogers 18° was born in Cumnor on 5th October 1942 and apart from his service in the RAF has lived in Oxfordshire all his life.


He attended the local primary and junior schools before passing his 11+ and moving on to Southfield Grammar School in Oxford.


He joined the air cadets at a young age where began his love of flying and he gained his gliding pilot licence before his driving licence.


Keith commenced his working career in an accounts office but was determined to join the RAF and signed up unbeknown to his parents just before he was eligible. His first job was in recruiting and then progressed to being in charge of parachuting at Abingdon aerodrome. Later he was a Sergeant Air Quarter Master responsible for the weight/balance of aircraft. He was involved in many missions bringing back troops from war zones in the world.


After leaving the RAF he joined the motor trade, selling Lotus cars and moving on to Peugeot where he became sales manager and then a general manager of dealerships.


Keith married Marion in 1981 and they have enjoyed a very happy life together. Keith was very much a family man and has 2 daughters, Nadine and Tanya and a step-son, Colin and step-daughter, Sonia, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.


Keith loved travelling and with Marion travelled all over the world. As well as visiting Sonia and her family in Australia they have India, Canada, Vietnam, Cambodia and this year Japan, South Korea and Norway.


Keith passed to the Grand Lodge above on 31st October due to a blood clot which I am given to understand could have happened at any time.


Masonic Career:-

Craft. Keith was Initiated into The Abbey Lodge No. 945 on 13th February 1986, was WM 1993 and 2012 and served for many years as treasurer.

In Province he was appointed to PPJGD in 2000, promoted to PPGSuptWks in 2008 and PPGReg in 2015

Chapter. Exalted on 17th December 1992 becoming MEZ in 2003.

In Province appointed ProvGStdB and promoted PPGSwdB in 2013.

He was the Royal Arch representative for Abbey Lodge.

Mark. Abbey MMM No. 225

Advanced 24th November 1988 WM 1997.

Province appointed ProvGStdB 2001  ProvGJO 2007 ProvGSW  2010

Prov.GAlm 2016 to date

The Menatschim Lodge MMM No. 1838 Joined 2008 Various Offices

2019 Almoner

Grand Lodge appointed PGStdB 2014

Royal Ark Mariners. Abbey RAM No. 225

Elevated 2nd November 1990 WCN 1998

2019 Senior Deacon

RAMProvGR 2004  RAMGrandRank 2011

Menatschim Lodge of RAM No.1838 Founder 2008

2019 ADC

Oxfordshire Mark Masons Benevolent Association

2016 to date Secretary

Knights Templar

Beaumont Chapter 3rd October 1997 Installed as a Knight

13th April 2007 Installed as Eminent Preceptor 05/04/19 Chaplain

Provincial 2009 Prov. St.B. (B) 2015 Prov. 2nd Con

Grand 17/05/2017          Past Great Warden of Regalia

Leslie Felgate Dring Preceptory of Installed Preceptory Joined 31/03/16


Beaumont Chapter Joined 20/11/1998

Leslie Felgate Dring Preceptory of Installed Preceptory Joined 31/03/16

Grand 21/11/2017 Past Great Turcopolier

Knight Benovicent of the Holy City Joined Thamesis Chapter 25/06/18

The Ancient and Accepted Rite

 Sinodun Chapter of Sovereign Princes Rose Croix of H.R.D.M. No.548

Perfected 26/09/2008. Installed as Most Wise Sovereign 25/01/19

Newly Perfected...

D Grant

Perfected 16th November 2019 into

Wallingford Castle Chapter No.1165

B Wedge

Perfected 29th September 2019 into

Bombay Chapter No.18

W Daley

Perfected 06th September 2019 into

St Cecilia Chapter No.811


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