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or Brotherhood of David and Jonathan

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Sword Invictae Conclave No. 516

Consecrated: 2008


Meeting Dates

Meets at East Grinstead on
2nd Wednesday March (Installation)
2nd Wednesday June
4th Monday November

Meeting Location

East Grinstead Masonic Centre
St James Road
East Grinstead
West Sussex
RH19 1DL

Secretary

Wy.Bro. Terrence S. Brown
Tel: 01323 845545
Email: terry_suebrown@btinternet.com


Officers at Inst 2016
Wy.Bro. Eyo N. Nkune, PGBB Supreme Ruler
Bro. David C. Skilleter Counsellor
Bro. Hugh J. Everitt Guide
Wy.Bro. Derek F. Oliver, PGStB Chaplain
Wy.Bro. Jeremy S. Griffin, ProvGVis Treasurer
Wy.Bro. Terence S. Brown Secretary
Wy.Bro. Keith Harding, PGStB, DepProvGSR Director of Ceremonies
Bro. Norman Grant 1st V. Deacon
Bro. Kevin Hollingsworth 2nd V. Deacon
Bro. Paul Carey 3rd V. Deacon
Bro. Alan M. Woods, ProvGAsstRec 4th V. Deacon
Wy.Bro. Ian A. Duncan, PAGDC, ProvGChan Assistant Director of Ceremonies
Bro. vacant Organist
Wy.Bro. Nigel Thomson Scroll Bearer
Wy.Bro. Michael Chambers Guarder
Bro. vacant Steward
Bro. vacant Steward
Bro. vacant Steward
Wy.Bro. David L. Allonby, ProvGStB Sentinel
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Wy.Bro. C. Martin Wilson, ProvStwd IPSR

News & Events

At the last meeting of Sword Invictae Conclave No 516 at Rowfant House, on Monday 22nd April 2013 at 5.45pm, the Supreme Ruler, Wy.Bro. Jerry Griffin opened the Conclave and then welcomed the R.Wy.Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler, R.Wy.Bro. Paul Rose, who was attending the meeting formally with the Deputy Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler, Wy.Bro. Len Palmer and a number of Provincial Grand Officers, as the meeting had been designated as a “full team” meeting.

The main agenda item was to Install Wy.Bro. Mike Chambers as the Supreme Ruler for the forthcoming year. The ceremony was conducted by the Supreme Ruler, Jerry Griffin.

The explanation of the weapons was given by the Immediate Past Supreme Ruler, Mark Josling, who was congratulated by the SR on his work.

The Supreme Ruler then invested the officers selected to assist him during the coming year.

The PGSR was invited to present Princes certificates to Bro. David Vaughan Harris and Bro. Norman Grant and was thanked for the presentations by the SR.

At the festive board we dined on Chicken Pie topped with a short crust pastry with roast potatoes and vegetables followed by profiteroles with cream, followed by coffee / tea.

The next regular meeting will be held on Wednesday 12th June 2013.

If you have any thoughts regarding joining this wonderful order and this Conclave in particular, you will be made most welcome. By contacting the Secretary, you will find out a little more about the order and also the costs to join. Please do not hesitate to contact Terry Brown to discuss this matter. His details are within this page and he will forward a small booklet to you which gives a brief history of the Order.

May the Friend of all Friends, the founder of faithful friendships be with each and every one of you.

Posted 30/04/13

Old News

At the last meeting of Sword Invictae Conclave No 516 at Rowfant House, on Monday 26th November 2012 at 5.45pm, the Supreme Ruler, Wy.Bro. Jerry Griffin opened the Conclave and then welcomed the R.Wy.Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler, R.Wy.Bro. Paul Rose, who was attending the meeting informally with the Deputy Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler, Wy.Bro. Len Palmer.

The main agenda item was to admit Brothers David Vaughan Harris and Norman Grant as Princes of the Order. The whole ceremony was conducted by the Supreme Ruler, Jerry Griffin and his performance was superb. The ritual flowed well with a great deal of feeling and he was warmly congratulated on the standard of his work by all present.

The address to the candidates was given by the Immediate Past Supreme Ruler, Mark Josling, who gave a superb word perfect performance and he was warmly congratulated by the SR on his work.

The Supreme Ruler also invested those officers not present at his Installation meeting.

The PGSR was invited to present 3rd degree (Supreme Ruler) certificates to Wy.Bro. Graham Flight and also Wy.Bro. Jerry Griffin. He then went on to present a Princes certificate to Bro. Jack James and was thanked for the presentations by the SR.

Wy.Bro. Mike Chambers was duly elected as the next SR and Bro. David Vaughan Harris was elected Treasurer for the forthcoming year.

At the festive board we dined on another favourite meal at Rowfant House, Steak Pie topped with a short crust pastry with potatoes and vegetables followed by warm syrup sponge cake with ice cream. Coffee followed and a most convivial evening was had by all. The meal was plentiful and top quality as always at Rowfant House and just what was needed on a cold and frosty night.

The next regular meeting will be held on Wednesday 13th March 2013 and will be the Installation meeting.

If you have any thoughts regarding joining this wonderful order and this Conclave in particular, you will be made most welcome. By contacting the Secretary, you will find out a little more about the order and also the costs to join. Please do not hesitate to contact Terry Brown to discuss this matter. His details are within this page and he will forward a small booklet to you which gives a brief history of the Order.

May the Friend of all Friends be with each and every one of you and may I wish you all a very happy Christmas and a Peaceful new year.

Posted 29/11/12

At the last meeting of Sword Invictae Conclave No 516 at Rowfant House, on Wednesday 13th June 2012 at 5.45pm, the Supreme Ruler, Wy.Bro. Jerry Griffin opened the Conclave and then welcomed the R.Wy.Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler, R.Wy.Bro. Paul Rose, who was attending the meeting informally with the Deputy Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler, Wy.Bro. Len Palmer.

The main agenda item was to induct Brother Norman Grant into the Order. The whole ceremony was conducted by the Supreme Ruler, Jerry Griffin and his performance was absolutely superb. The ritual flowed well with a great deal of feeling and he was pretty much word perfect and was warmly congratulated on the standard of his work by all present.

The lecture on the Weapons was given by the Conclave DC, Wy Bro Keith Harding and the Address given by the Past Supreme Ruler, Mark Josling, both giving a superb performance and being congratulated by the PGSR on their work.

The Supreme Ruler also invested those officers not present at his Installation meeting.

At the festive board we dined on another favourite meal at Rowfant House, Chicken Pie topped with a short crust pastry with potatoes and vegetables followed by warm banana cake with sticky toffee sauce and ice cream. Coffee followed and a most convivial evening was had by all. The meal was plentiful and top quality.

The next regular meeting will be held on Monday 26th November 2012 and will probably be a Princes Degree ceremony.

If you have any thoughts regarding joining this wonderful order and this Conclave in particular, you will be made most welcome. By contacting the Secretary, you will find out a little more about the order and also the costs to join. Please do not hesitate to contact Terry Brown to discuss this matter. His details are within this page and he will forward a small booklet to you which gives a brief history of the Order.

May the Friend of all Friends be with each and every one of you.

Posted 30/06/12

At the last meeting of Sword Invictae Conclave No 516 at Rowfant House, on Wednesday 14th March 2012 at 5.45pm, the Supreme Ruler, Wy.Bro. Mark Josling opened the Conclave and then welcomed the R.Wy.Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler, R.Wy.Bro. Paul Rose, who was attending the meeting formally with the Deputy Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler, Wy.Bro. Len Palmer, the commissioning Officer.

The Dep.PGSR was invited to present a Grand Conclave certificate to Bro. Hugh Everitt which he did and was formally thanked by the Supreme Ruler after the presentation for the sincerity of the presentation.

The main agenda item was to install Bro. Jerry Griffin as the Supreme Ruler. The whole ceremony was conducted by Mark Josling and his performance was absolutely superb. The ritual flowed well with a great deal of feeling and he made NO mistakes whatsoever, being word perfect. This performance was one of the very best the brethren in attendance had ever witnessed and Mark was warmly congratulated on the standard of his work by all present.

The new Supreme Ruler then appointed and invested his team of officers for the forthcoming year and after Alms were collected, the PGSR and Dep PGSR retired with the Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, Wy.Bro. Roger Richardson.

At the festive board we dined on the favourite meal at Rowfant House, Steak and Guiness Pie topped with a short crust pastry with potatoes and vegetables followed by warm banana cake with sticky toffee sauce and ice cream. Coffee followed and a most convivial evening was had by all. The meal was plentiful and top quality.

The next regular meeting will be held on Wednesday 13th June 2012 when the Supreme Ruler, Jerry Griffin will conduct an Induction ceremony.

If you have any thoughts regarding joining this wonderful order and this Conclave in particular, you will be made most welcome.

By contacting the Secretary, you will find out a little more about the order and also the costs to join. Please do not hesitate to contact Terry Brown to discuss this matter. His details are within this page and he will forward a small booklet to you which gives a brief history of the Order.

May the Friend of all Friends be with each and every one of you.

Posted 15/03/12

At the last meeting of Sword Invictae Conclave No 516 at Rowfant House, on Monday 28th November 2011 at 5.45pm, the Supreme Ruler, Wy.Bro. Mark Josling opened the Conclave and then welcomed the R.Wy.Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler, R.Wy.Bro. Paul Rose, who was attending the meeting formally with a large number of the Provincial Grand Officers of Sussex.

The PGSR took the chair, introduced the Provincial Grand Officers attending individually and then gave a short eulogy to his Father, the late Norman Rose who passed to the Grand Conclave above on 7th September 2011 following a battle with Cancer.

The SR regained the chair and welcomed the PGSR who responded warmly.

The main item on the agenda was to Pass Bro’s Lee Gilroy, Jack James and Hugh Everitt. The ceremony was performed to the usual high standard that we have become accustomed to expect from Wy. Bro. Mark, with his team of officers giving a very good performance of their own duties. The 3 candidates were well impressed with the degree in general and also the high standard of ritual conducted.

The PGSR then presented a Princes certificate to Bro. Robert Bromley.

The members then elected their Supreme Ruler, Bro. Jerry Griffin and also their new Treasurer, Bro David Vaughan Harris. Congratulations are extended to both for happiness in their new offices.

The remainder of the agenda was dealt with and after the PGSR and his team had retired, the Conclave was closed.

At the festive board we dined on Roast Beef with usual trimmings followed by Fruit Crumble, custard and cream. Coffee followed and a most convivial evening was had by all. Judging by the empty plates and dishes returned to the kitchen, the meal was a huge success.

If you have any thought regarding joining this wonderful order and this Conclave in particular, you will be made most welcome. By contacting the Secretary, you will find out a little more about the order and also the costs to join. Please do not hesitate to contact Terry Brown to discuss this matter. His details are within this page and he will forward a small booklet to you which gives a brief history of the Order.

May the Friend of all Friends be with each and every one of you.

Posted 29/11/11

At the Installation meeting of Sword Invictae Conclave No 516 on Wednesday 10th March 2010, our Supreme Ruler, Keith Harding welcomed as joining members, brothers David Allonby and Mark Josling. We all wish them a very happy and lengthy association with us at Rowfant House.

Our Right Worthy Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler, Vic Wisden, presented brother Graham Flight with his Princes certificate.

The Supreme Ruler then Inducted Worthy Brother Alan Hall into the Supreme Rulers chair.

The standard of Keith’s ritual was superb throughout and he needed very few prompts and made it flow like we all would like to perform it.

He gave the address to the supreme ruler, as well as the explanation of the weapons, again, maintaining the exceedingly high standard of ritual.

Everyone attending thoroughly enjoyed the whole ceremony.

The new Supreme Ruler, Alan Hall, appointed and invested his officers present and after usual business closed the Conclave.

We all dined at 7pm on Melon, Roast Lamb, and Bread and butter pudding, with coffee.

We concluded the festive board at 9pm and all departed feeling very satisfied with the whole meeting.

Our next meeting will be at Rowfant house on Wednesday 9th June 2010.

If you have any interest in joining us or would like to discuss our order, please contact our Secretary, Bryan Spearman.

May the Friend of all Friends be with each and every one of you.


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