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January 2016

In all, Seventy-Five Knights were present to witness the installation of Brother Kt. Andrew Gavin Barden as a member of our Order.

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Officers 2017-18

Chaplain

E.Kt.P.Cooper

1st Constable

   Kt.D.R.Branch

2nd Constable

   Kt.D.Griffin  

Treasurer

E.Kt.M.J.Gill

Registrar

E.Kt.M.J.Behling

Marshall

E.Kt.R.Guthrie

Deputy Marshall

E.Kt.J.W.G.Creech

Almoner

E.Kt.J.T.T.Dunford  

1st Herald

   Kt.M.Saunders

2nd Herald

   Kt.M.A.Crew

Standard Bearer (B)

   Kt.R.Tanton

Standard Bearer (VB)

   Kt.K.Read

Captain of Guards

   Kt.A.Bardens

Organist

E.Kt.W.C.Parks

Guard

E.Kt.A.Jones

The Preceptory was consecrated at Keynsham on the 3rd June 1975. The ceremony was conducted by the  Provincial Prior, V.E.Kt.W.B.Clatworthy K.C.T., assisted by officers of Great Priory and of Provincial Priory.

There were 19 founders present and, following the consecration, the Provincial Sub-Prior, Very Eminent Knight Dr.G.W.R.Bishop installed the first Eminent Preceptor, E.Kt.G.T.Garlick.

The Preceptory is named after St. Keyna, a British Saint who lived in the 6th century A.D. the daughter of a Welsh Prince, we are told that she left home seeking peace and contentment, and eventually settled at the spot now known as Keynsham. Legend informs us that she found the people there troubled greatly by poisonous serpents and, grasping one of these firmly in both hands, she beseeched the Lord to rid the surrounding countryside of this menace. In answer to her plea the serpents were turned into stones, and this is said to account for the many ammonites to be found in the lias rocks even to this day.

The Preceptory banner was dedicated by the Very Eminent Provincial Prior on the 3rd June 1980. The banner depicts St. Keyna clasping a serpent, and the origin of its design is to be found in a small piece of material, about 1.5 inches square, which was discovered in a room at the Keynsham Masonic Hall.








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Registrar:

E.Kt.Malcolm Behling



Almoner:

E.Kt.John Dunford

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Next Meeting

Tuesday 25th October2017

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The United Religious, Military and Masonic Orders of the Temple

and St. John of Jerusalem, Palestine, Rhodes and Malta

in England and Wales and Provinces Overseas

Keynsham Priory of St.Keyna No.455

Eminent Preceptor

E.Kt T.Harrison

Dear Sir and Brother Knight

You are requested to attend the Regular Meeting of the Preceptory to be held at the Masonic Hall, Bath Road, Keynsham on Wednesday 25th October 2017 at 6.30 pm

Officers are requested to be in attendance at 5.45 pm.

M J Behling PPrGStdB(VB) - Registrar  

AGENDA

  1. To open the Preceptory
  2. To welcome the Provincial Marshall, E.Kt.David B. Platten PGtA-de-C representing the Right Eminent Provincial Prior
  3. To confirm the Minutes of the last Regular Meeting
  4. To install those officers not able to attend the Installation Meeting.
  5. To demonstrate an Installation of a Knight Templar
  6. To receive communications
  7. Any other business  
  8. To receive the Almoners Report
  9. To sing the Templar Hymn during which Alms will be collected.
  10. To close the Preceptory.
  11. welcome the Provincial Prior for Somerset and the Provincial Sub-Prior
  12. To confirm the Minutes of the last Regular Meeting
  13. Matters arising

Summons (abbreviated)

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

Recent Notable Events

2016-01-18th G & H Fraternal Visit to St Keyna [2].pdf

   Next Meeting         Summons        Dining          Most Recent Events        Chronology

March 2016

2016 ….. E.Kt. M J Gill

2015 ….. E.Kt. M A Wake

2014 ….. E.Kt. D M Stevens

2013 ….. E.Kt. M H Behling

2012 ….. E.Kt. W C Parks   

2011 ….. E.Kt. J R Fletcher

2010 ….. E.Kt. R A Sheppard

2009 ….. E.Kt. E W Cannon

2008 ….. E.Kt. M J Hanham

2007 ….. E.Kt. F E Kyte   

2006 ….. E.Kt. R J Bray

2005 ….. E.Kt. R Guthrie PGtA-de-C

2004 ….. E.Kt. G S Mackenzie

2003 ….. E.Kt. G P Sweeney

2002 ….. E.Kt. R K Hartley

2001 ….. E.Kt. A B Jenkins

2000 ….. E.Kt. A T Jones PGtStdB(B)

1999 ….. E.Kt.  A H P Forse

1998 ….. E.Kt. J W G Creech

1997 ….. E.Kt. C Lowther  

1996 ….. E.Kt. J R Hawkins

1995 ….. E.Kt. A L Thompson PGtA-de-C

1994 ….. E.Kt. M F Thatcher

1993 ….. E.Kt. P J Cooper

1992 ….. E.Kt. R F Durbur

1991 ….. E.Kt. B R Varcoe

1990 ….. E.Kt. M J Smith

1989 ….. E.Kt. K G Gough

1988 ….. E.Kt. R H Needs

1987 ….. E.Kt. L D Shillitoe

1986 ….. E.Kt. P Cooper  PGtA-de-C

1985 ….. E.Kt. D G Pepperell

1984 ….. E.Kt. A F Lloyd

1983 ….. E.Kt. J M Williams

1982 ….. E.Kt. J G Carr

1981 ….. E.Kt. K C G Williams

1980 ….. E.Kt. W A Stone

1979 ….. E.Kt. N M Clark

1978 ….. E.Kt. L H A Brown

1977 ….. E.Kt. G A West

1976 ….. E.Kt. E C Fowler

1975 ….. E.Kt. G.T.Garlick (inaugural)


  


Honours Board

October 2016

January 2017

The ceremony was conducted in a most splendid manner by the Eminent Prior assisted by his Officers. The REPP conferred the accolade and the Address was ably delivered by E.Kt.Creech, E.Kt.Jones, E.Kt.Parks and E.Kt.Sheppard.

Bro.Kt.Smith also receieved his patent from the REPP.

March 2017