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Cumba Preceptory No.476 Meets at The Masonic Hall, Crewkerne TA18 7JU  on the first Friday of March, May, September and December @ 6:30 p.m.  Eminent Preceptor: 	 E.Kt.Alan J McMurray -  Installed 3rd March 2017

Chaplain

E.Kt.N.P.Sumpter

1st Constable

   Kt.I.J.Walker

2nd Constable

   Kt.W.H.C.Sanders

Treasurer

E.Kt.J.H.Bateman

Registrar

E.Kt.C.J.W.Grisdale

Marshall

E.Kt.P.B.Buckle

Deputy Marshall

E.Kt.D.B.Platten

Almoner

E.Kt.D.B.Platten

1st Herald

   Kt.D.Gray

2nd Herald

   Kt.J.C.Hawkins

Standard Bearer (B)

E.Kt.R.Warry

Standard Bearer (VB)

   Kt.C.Slade

Captain of Guards

  TBA

Guard

  TBA

The Preceptory takes its name from Cumba or Combe (now Templecombe) the site of the old Preceptory or Commandery in Somerset of the Knights Templar (1185-1313) and later the Knights Hospitaller (1313-1540).

The Preceptory was consecrated at Yeovil on the 7th January 1977, the ceremony being performed by the Provincial Prior,  Very Eminent Kt. W.B.Clatworthy, assisted by officers of Great Priory and of Provincial Priory. There were a total of 24 founder members, and the first Eminent Preceptor, Eminent Knight Sir Lionel Brett was installed by the Provincial Sub-Prior, E.Kt.K.C.Kinnersley.

(It may be added that Sir Lionel was subsequently appointed 2nd Great Constable and that from 1984 until his death in 1990, he held the office Great Chancellor. In 1985 he became only the second member of the Province to be appointed Knight Grand Cross of the United Orders. His sword may be seen on the Honours Board of the Preceptory with the inscription “The sword of R.E.Kt. Sir Lionel Brett, G.C.T., Great Chancellor and First Preceptor. Never drawn without cause. Never sheathed without honour”).

Meetings were held, initially, in the Masonic Hall at Yeovil, but in September 1988, the venue was changed and the Preceptory now meets in Crewkerne.

The Preceptory banner, bearing the device of the Christus, was presented through the generosity of the first Eminent Preceptor and was dedicated at the meeting of the Preceptory held on the 5th September 1980.

It is of interest to note that the original Cumba Preceptory at Templecombe was founded in 1185 by Serlo Fitz Odo, and that the final toast given at the festive board of the present Cumba Preceptory is “To the Pious memory of Serlo Fitz Odo”. The toast is taken seated.


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Registrar:

E.Kt.Charles Grisdale



Almoner:

E.Kt.Robert Stacey

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Notices

Officers 2017-18


Next Meeting

Friday 1st December 2017

Menu


Roast Pork


Bread & Butter Pudding


£13.00

Bar available


Rehearsals

The Knights are requested to take their places in the Preceptory before the opening of the meeting when a short drill rehearsal may be held.


Dining

All bookings for dining must be sent to the Registrar, by

20th November 2017

and MUST be accompanied by a payment. Cheques to be made payable to the Preceptory

NO RETURN NO MEAL

Any dietary requirements or allergies that need to be avoided must be advised

Meals booked and not taken WILL be charged.


Membership

Principal Contacts

23

Most Recent  Notable Events

Agenda (abbreviated)

DECEMBER 2017 MEETING

  1. To open the Priory
  2. To welcome E.Kt.J.T.T.Dunford PGtBaillie
  3. To approve the minutes of the last Priory meeting
  4. To approve the Preceptory Accounts
  5. To elect and install a a Knight of the Order
  6. To elect for the ensuing year

The EminentPreceptor/Prior

Treasurer

Guard

Two auditors

Provincial Council Member

  1. To present a Knight Templar patent
  2. To receive communications
  3. Almoners Report
  4. To collect Alms
  5. Any other business
  6. To close the Priory

   Next Meeting         Summons        Dining          Most Recent Events          Chronology

2017 ….. E.Kt. A J McMurray

2015 & 2016 ….. E.Kt. N P Sumpter

2013 & 2014 ….. E.Kt. P B Buckle

2012 ….. E.Kt. R S Stacey

2011 ….. E.Kt. R M Warry

2010 ….. R.E.Kt. M Walsingham GCT PProvPrior

2009 ….. E.Kt. C J Grisdale

2008 ….. E.Kt. J A N Bentley

2007 ….. E.Kt. D B Platten PGtA-de-C

2006 ….. E.Kt. N G Warry

2005 ….. E.Kt. P J Davis

2004 ….. E.Kt. P Vaillant

2003 ….. E.Kt. R W Jeeves PGtA-de-C

2002 ….. E.Kt. P E Newman

2001 ….. E.Kt. G M Bell

2000 ….. E.Kt. R W Barber

1999 ….. E.Kt. J D B Martin PGtA-de-C

1998 ….. E.Kt. A M Craig

1997 ….. E.Kt. N J Richardson

1996 ….. E.Kt. S C Redding

1995 ….. E.Kt. P Barnard

1994 ….. E.Kt. F J Batten

1993 ….. E.Kt. G C Ashman

1992 ….. E.Kt. G G Whitworth

1991 ….. E.Kt. D J Webster

1990 ….. E.Kt. W R J Knight

1989 ….. E.Kt. I E Lane

1988 ….. E.Kt. S E P Eydman

1987 ….. E.Kt. D E Fisher

1986 ….. E.Kt. F A Fussell

1985 ….. E.Kt. G A C Wilson

1984 ….. E.Kt. J B Kaye

1983 ….. E.Kt. F H C Mounty

1982 ….. E.Kt. C F Jones

1981 ….. E.Kt. W A Stone

1980 ….. E.Kt. H A Walker

1979 ….. E.Kt. R G Purves

1978 ….. E.Kt. S J Price

1977 ….. E.Kt. Sir Lionel Brett GtChancGCT


Honours Board

An abbreviated version of the Agenda for our next meeting will be posted here when it becomes available.



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March 2017