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Fides Rose Croix Chapter No. 596 Perfection and Installation
29 Apr 2017
The officers of Fides RC Chapter had a busy evening on 27 April. Jim Young perfected Bro. Mark Slaymaker and then enthroned his successor, Dave Roberts, as MWS. District Recorder Graham Anker presented two Supreme Council Certificates to recent members.
Four members of Halesowen Chapter RC enjoyed a recripocal visit and three other Sovereigns from the District, together with Peter Jones, IG, attended.
 
(L-R) E & P Bro. Mark Slaymaker with E & P Bro. Dave Roberts MWS
Rose Croix Lunch
26 Apr 2017
Peter Jones, IG for Oxfordshire District, and his wife, Jill, hosted a lunch at the Littlebury Hotel in Bicester on Sunday 23rd April. A happy group of Rose Croix members, together with their partners, family and friends, 57 in total, enjoyed a delicious meal and were treated to one of Alan Knowles's fascinating and memorable anecdotes about the history of St. George.
St. John the Baptist Chapter Rose Croix No. 142 Charity Donations
16 Apr 2017
At a recent meeting of the St. John the Baptist Chapter the brethren decided to give the following amounts to these worthy causes:
   Masonic Charitable Foundation 2022 Appeal £300.00  
   The Pantomime Project £250.00  
   SeeSaw Children's Bereavement Charity £250.00  
Ill ∴ Bro. P.A. Kiefer 30°
Recorder
Wykham Rose Croix Chapter No. 1004 Perfection and Installation
02 Apr 2017
Despite a very heavy cold and almost no voice, Graham Anker, District Recorder and MWS of Wykham Chapter, persevered with the Perfection Ceremony of Bro. Harry Matthews into the Chapter. Graham then went on to enthrone his successor, E & P Bro Peter James as MWS for the forthcoming year. The members and guests had a very enjoyable evening followed by a tasty Festive Board. The photos show Harry being congratulated by Peter James, MWS, and also with Graham Anker and Peter Jones, Inspector General.
 
(L-R) E & P Bro. Peter James, MWS and E & P Bro. Harry Matthews
 
(L-R) Ill ∴ Bro. Peter Jones Inspector General, E & P Bro. Peter James,
E & P Bro. Harry Matthews and Ill ∴ Bro. Graham Anker District Recorder
Terra Sancta Chapter Rose Croix
27 Mar 2017
Members and visitors enjoyed a convivial evening at Terra Sancta Chapter RC on 24 March when W.Bro. Grahame Lee, MBE, was perfected into the Order. The ceremony was conducted by Mike Auger, MWS, and he was ably assisted by Ill.Bros. John Holtom and Peter Rawlinson.
Graham is shown here on the left being congratulated by Mike.
 
Thames Chapter Rose Croix
06 Nov 2016
Peter Jones, Inspector General, visited Thames Chapter Rose Croix at Caversham on Wednesday 2 November for the Enthronement of the new Most Wise Sovereign. Pete took two members of his own Chapter, Fides, with him to continue his encouragement to all members to visit other Chapters and boost numbers. It had nothing to do with the fact that Pete was the driver!
Those attending had a very enjoyable evening and were pleased to also welcome as a guest, V ∴ Ill ∴ Bro. Roy Stone 33°, Inspector General for the District of Berkshire. E & P Bro. Chris Date was enthroned as the Most Wise Sovereign for the ensuing year and E & P Bro. Mark Davis, who was perfected in June 2016, was presented with his Supreme Council Certificate by the IG.
Following the meeting the members and their guests retired to Reading Golf Club to enjoy a lovely meal and good company.
 
(L-R) Roy Stone, Mark Davis, Peter Jones, Chris Date and Peter Lloyd,
who recently received promotion to the 31st Degree at a ceremony in London
Rose Croix New Members
04 Jul 2016
It may not have been a flaming June but it was very successful for Rose Croix in the District of Oxfordshire. The following brethren were perfected:-
Mark Davis into Thames Chapter RC on 2 June
Chris Cox into Fides Chapter RC on 8 June
Dimitris Vayenas into Oxford University Chapter RC on 11 June
Robert Thompson into Wykham Chapter RC on 14 June
Leslie Waller into Terra Sancta Chapter RC on 24 June
On behalf of all the members of the Ancient and Accepted Rite I welcome them into the order and we wish them a long and happy future.
Peter Jones 33°
Inspector General, District of Oxfordshire
Oxford University Chapter Rose Croix No. 40 Perfection Meeting
13 Jun 2016
The Oxford University Chapter met at Wayland Hall and after the Perfection of Dimitris Vayenas, we sat down to an excellent meal, the highlight of which was the Beef Wellington.
 
(L-R) Ill ∴ Bro. Paul Keefer MWS,
Ill ∴ Bro. Ken Johnson MWS, Ill ∴ Bro. Steffen Deutshenbauer MWS,
E&P Bro. Dimitris Vayenas Perfectee and Ill ∴ Bro. Jim Young MWS
(photograph taken by the V ∴ Ill ∴ Bro. Peter Jones IG)
Fides Chapter Rose Croix No. 596 Perfection Meeting
11 Jun 2016
Members of Fides Chapter Rose Croix and their guests had a convivial evening on 8 June when Chris Cox was perfected into the Chapter. From the smile on his face he seems to have enjoyed the evening.
 
(L-R) V ∴ Ill ∴ Bro. Peter Jones IG, Chris Cox, Ill ∴ Bro. Jim Young MWS,
Ill ∴ Bro. Paul Kiefer, MWS Oxfordshire Chapter RC
and Ill ∴ Bro. Graham Anker, MWS of Wykham Chapter RC and District Recorder
Rose Croix Members elected to Higher Degrees
18 May 2016
On behalf of all the members of Rose Croix Chapters in the District I offer congratulations to Ted Pascoe, Bicastrian Chapter RC, who received promotion to 31° at a ceremony at Duke Street on 17 May. It was also his 87th birthday so a fitting celebration.
Congratulations also to Keith Pauling, Wykham Chapter RC and Tony Nimmo, Thames Chapter RC, who were both promoted to 30° on the same day.
Peter Jones 33°
Inspector General, District of Oxfordshire
Fides Chapter Rose Croix No. 596 Enthronement Meeting
29 Apr 2016
On 28 April the members of Fides Chapter Rose Croix held their regular meeting at Weyland Hall, Bicester. E & P Bro. Tony Edwards was perfected into the Chapter and Ill. Bro. Jim Young was thereafter enthroned as MWS for the year 2016/17.
A total of 24 were in attendance and this included members from six of the eight RC Chapters in the District. Sovereigns from three other Chapters were present, together with the Inspector General and District Recorder.
An enjoyable evening was had by all.
The picture shows (l to r) V ∴ Ill ∴ Bro. Peter Jones, Inspector General, Ill ∴ Bro. Jim Young, MWS, E & P Bro. Tony Edwards, E & P Bro. George Buck, who was presented with his Supreme Council Certificate by Ill ∴ Bro. Graham Anker, District Recorder.
 
(L-R) V ∴ Ill ∴ Bro. Peter Jones, Inspector General,
Ill ∴ Bro. Jim Young, MWS,
E & P Bro. Tony Edwards,
E & P Bro. George Buck,
Ill ∴ Bro. Graham Anker, District Recorder
Wykham Rose Croix Chapter No. 1004 Enthronement Meeting
06 Apr 2016
On Wednesday 30th March Ill ∴ Bro. Graham Anker was enthroned as Most Wise Sovereign, the enthronement being carried out by the Inspector General for Oxfordshire, V ∴ Ill ∴ Bro. Peter Jones, who at very short notice took the place of Ill ∴ Bro. Chris Carter the retiring Most Wise Sovereign who was unwell. A happy meeting with representatives from no less than six of the eight Oxfordshire Rose Croix Chapters in attendance.
 
Ill ∴ Bro. Peter Gilkes, Director of Ceremonies,
V ∴ Ill ∴ Bro. Peter Jones, Inspector General Oxfordshire,
Ill ∴ Bro. Graham Anker, District Recorder Oxfordshire,
Ill ∴ Bro. Michael Lovatt, Recorder
Rose Croix Members elected to Higher Degrees
23 Dec 2015
On behalf of all the members of the Ancient & Accepted Rite for the District of Oxfordshire, may I extend warmest congratulations to the following members of the Order who have recently been elected to the Higher Degrees:-
Ill ∴ Brother John Hector Holtom, Terra Sancta Chapter RC, No. 923 - to 32°
Ill ∴ Brother Edward J Pascoe, Bicastrian Chapter RC, No. 1111 - to 31°
E & P Brother Anthony W Nimmo, Thames Chapter RC, No. 809 - to 30°
Peter Jones 33°
Inspector General, District of Oxfordshire
Terra Sancta Rose Croix Chapter No. 923 Enthronement Meeting
01 Oct 2015
The members of Terra Sancta Chapter were definitely not one degree under at their Enthronement meeting on Friday 25 September 2015 at Chipping Norton - far from it! The meeting was attended by Most Puissant Brother Alan Englefield, Sovereign Grand Commander and V ∴ Ill ∴ Brother Peter Jones, Inspector General. Alan is a member of the Chapter and they were both present to see E & P Brother Brian Hall enthroned as Most Wise Sovereign of the Chapter for the forthcoming year.
The officers of the Chapter also rehearsed part of the Perfection Ceremony with E & P Brother Phil Jones (no relation) acting as Candidate. Phil had only been perfected into Fides RC Chapter two days previously. Brian and Phil are shown here together with Alan and Pete.
 
(L-R) Most Puissant Brother Alan Englefield, Sovereign Grand Commander
E & P Brother Brian Hall, Most Wise Sovereign
V ∴ Ill ∴ Brother Peter Jones, Inspector General, and
E & P Brother Phil Jones
Wykham Rose Croix Chapter No. 1004 Promotion
21 Sep 2015
On behalf of all the members of Rose Croix Chapters in the District of Oxfordshire, I extend congratulations to E & P Bro Keith Pauling of Wykham RC Chapter, who has been elected to the 30th Degree and will receive his promotion at Duke Street, London on 11th January 2016.
Peter Jones, Inspector General.
Wykham Rose Croix Chapter No. 1004 Meeting
29 Aug 2015
The Inspector General of the Oxfordshire District Rose Croix attended the Meeting of Wykham Chapter No. 1004 on 26th August 2015 at which time he presented Supreme Council Certificates to Excellent and Perfect Brothers David Abel and Russell Fowler. Brother Yanto Evans was Perfected into Rose Croix Masonry at the meeting. Yanto and Roger Jones Assistant Recorder who had recently been promoted to the thirtieth degree were also congratulated on their preferment. Apart from these items the Chapter meeting was distinguished by the attendance of the Past Inspector General for Oxfordshire Tony Brace who participated in the ceremonial and four of the Most Wise Sovereigns of other Chapters in the Province of which there are only eight.
 
(L-R) Illustrious Brother Chris Carter 31º (MWS – Wykham Chapter),
Excellent and Perfect Brothers David Abel 18º and Russell Fowler 18º,
and Very Illustrious Brother Peter Jones 33º (Inspector General)
 
(L-R) Illustrious Brother Chris Carter 31º (MWS – Wykham Chapter),
Illustrious Brother Roger Jones 30º,
Excellent and Perfect Brother Yanto Evans 18º,
and Very Illustrious Brother Peter Jones 33º (Inspector General)
Fides Rose Croix Chapter No. 596 Meeting
26 Apr 2015
Members of Fides Rose Croix Chapter and their guests had an enjoyable and memorable meeting on St. George's Day. It was doubly memorable for another George, W. Brother George Buck of Oxnaford Lodge, who was perfected into the Chapter. Following this the new MWS, E & P Brother Keith Harvey, was enthroned. The picture shows George, together with Keith and V ∴ Ill ∴ Brother Peter Jones, Inspector General, who is also a member of the Chapter.
 
(L-R) V ∴ Ill ∴ Brother Peter Jones, Inspector General, with
E & P Brother Keith Harvey MWS and E & P Brother George Buck
Wykham Chapter Rose Croix No. 1004 Meeting
01 Apr 2015
V ∴ Ill ∴ Brother Peter Graham Jones 33° Inspector General for Oxfordshire attended the meeting of Wykham Chapter Rose Croix No. 1004 at Banbury on Wednesday 25th March 2015.
At the meeting Brother David William Abel was Perfected as a Prince Rose Croix during which a number of past MWS's carried out parts of the work and that ceremony was then followed by the Enthronement of Ill ∴ Brother Chris Carter 31° as MWS for the ensuing year. Chris was a Founder of Wykham Chapter and was first MWS of that Chapter in 1993 – some 22 years ago.
 
(L-R)
E & P Brother Peter Gilkes 18° [D.C]
V ∴ Ill ∴ Brother Peter Jones 33° [Inspector General]
E & P Brother David Abel 18° [Candidate]
Ill ∴ Brother Chris Carter 31° [MWS 2015-16]
Ill ∴ Brother Bernd Wegerhoff 30° [Prelate] and
E & P Brother Richard Watts 18° [Enthroning MWS]
Terra Sancta Rose Croix Chapter No. 923 Perfection
30 Mar 2015
We welcome Bro Paul Henry Wiltshire, who was perfected into Terra Sancta Rose Croix Chapter on Friday 27 March 2015. We wish him a long and happy time in this wonderful Order.
Rose Croix Members elected to Higher Degrees
25 Mar 2015
Congratulations go to the following members who have been elected to Higher Degrees: -
James Hilditch, Oxford University RC Chapter, who will receive promotion to 31° at Duke Street on 19 May 2015.
David Wallis, Fides RC Chapter, who will receive promotion to 30° on 28 April 2015.
Peter Gilkes, Wykham RC Chapter, who will also receive promotion to 30° on 2 June 2015.
Mark Harwood, Thames RC Chapter, Tony Taylor, Terra Sancta RC Chapter and Roger Jones, Wykham RC Chapter, who will also receive promotion to 30° on 14 July 2015.
The promotions are in recognition of their work within the order and I extend my thanks and best wishes, together with those of all other members and friends.
Peter Jones 33°, IG
Bicastrian Rose Croix Chapter No. 1111 Enthronement Meeting
25 Mar 2015
The Enthronement Meeting of Bicastrian Rose Croix on 12 March 2015 was a very special occasion for all the members and visitors as V ∴ Ill ∴ Brother Tony Brace 33°, Past IG, was enthroned as MWS for the year 2015/16.
Inspector General Visits the Thames Rose Croix Chapter No. 809
05 Mar 2015
The Inspector General attended Thames Chapter No. 809, Caversham, on 4th March and witnessed a rehearsal of a Perfection, and is seen here with members of the Chapter.
 
(L-R) Mike Davis (Rec), David Lambton (DC), Alan West (Acting Can),
Peter Jones (IG) and Tony Nimmo (MWS)
 
 
 
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