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  1. To open the Preceptory
  2. To welcome the Provincial Prior for Somerset
  3. To approve the Minutes of the Meeting held on 8th March 2018
  4. Matters Arising
  5. To receive a delegation from the Estune Command Preceptory No.354 bearing the Somerset Sword of Chivalrymmmm
  6. To install a Knight of the Temple
  7. To receive communications
  8. To receive a Report from the Almoner and collect Alms during which the Templar Hymn will be sung
  9. To transact Any Other Business
  10. To close the Preceptory.



1st Constable


2nd Constable








Deputy Marshall




1st Herald


2nd Herald


Standard Bearer (B)


Standard Bearer (VB)


Captain of Guards






The consecration of the Templecombe Preceptory No.686 took place on Tuesday 26th January 2012 and was most ably and impressively performed by the Rt.E.Kt.Barry Desmond Burridge,  the Provincial Prior of the Provincial Priory of Somerset, assisted by thirteen of his Officers and in the presence of the twenty-two founders and fifty-two guests.

Having entered under an Arch of Steel, formed by Knights of his Bodyguard, the Provincial Prior opened the Preceptory in due form. The Provincial Prelate gave an Oration on the nature and principles of the Order in a most eloquent and succinct way before the Consecrating Officer summoned the Knights Petitioner to appear before him and demanded the Warrant be read by the Provincial Vice-Chancellor.

The ceremonial was then carried out by the Consecrating Officer with the traditional scattering of corn, pouring of wine and sprinkling of oil, with the Provincial Prelate pronouncing the invocations. The Standards were then unfurled and consecrated in traditional form followed by prayer.

The Rt.E.Kt.Barry Desmond Burridge then installed V.E.Kt.Robin David George Bex, the Provincial Sub-Prior, as the First Eminent Preceptor of the Preceptory. The newly installed Eminent Preceptor then appointed and invested E.Kt Raymond Guthrie as 1st Constable and E.Kt.Royston T.C.A.Thompson as 2nd Constable, and the remainder of  his officers. Following which, honorary membership was conferred upon the Provincial Prior R.Em.Kt.B.D.Burridge, the Provincial Vice-Chancellor Em.Kt.J.S.Widdicombe, the Provincial Prelate E.Kt.V.F.Easthope, the Provincial Marshall E.Kt.R.T.Cooper and Provincial Organist E.Kt.D.Calderly.


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E.Kt.Stuart M.Burrell


E.Kt.Austin Chivers


Next Meeting


Thursday 15th May 2018



Main Course


Coffee & mints


Special dietary needs arranged on request

Coffee & Biscuits on arrival

Bar available


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Rehearsals  will always  be held @ 11.00 a.m. on the Wednesday of the week preceding the meeting

All Officers are expected to attend, but if unable to be present then the Marshal MUST be notified.


Dining arrangements will be made by the Dining Officer for all Knights who return the Reservation Slip together with the appropriate payment, to reach him by

 2018 Meals booked and not taken WILL be charged.

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Why not visit the

 Templecombe Preceptory

 which meets in the day-time

  • If you have free time during the day
  • Unable to attend your evening meetings
  • Continually wish to enjoy the camaraderie of the Order
  • Prefer dining at midday
  • Don’t like driving at night

Next Meeting      Summons          Dining          Most Recent Events         Chronology

2017 ….. E.Kt. R. W. Morss

2016 ….. E.Kt. P. R. Doust

2015 ….. E.Kt. D. J. Tadman

2014 ….. E.Kt. A. J. Chivers

2013 ….. E.Kt. R. Thompson

2012 ….. E.Kt. R. Guthrie PGtA-de-C

Inaugural ….. V.E.Kt. R. D. G. Bex PGtReg

Honours Board

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

March 2016

The REPP was warmly welcomed by the Eminent Preceptor and salutations were given to him and all the other distinguished Knights there present, before the business of the day commenced.

Successful ballots were undertaken for two candidates for Installation as Knights of the Temple, and for a Joining Member Bro.Kt.David O'Callaghan who was warmly greeted as the latest Knight to join the Preceptory.

Companion David L Preece was then installed as a Knight of the Temple. The ceremony was conducted in a most impressive manner by the Eminent Preceptor splendidly assisted by his officers with E.Kt.Colin Wilson delivering the Charge and Bro.Kts. Jim Corbett, Phil Giorgetti and Barry Jones presenting the Symbols superbly. The Accolade was given by the REPP, an honour which any new Knight of the Order would be most proud to receive.

Upon conclusion, the REPP complemented the Preceptory on such a resplendent meeting, saying that not only will it be long remembered as being the first Provincial Visit to the Preceptory but for the glory of the meeting itself. The REPP accompanied by his retinue then retired before the Preceptory was closed in due form.

A magnificent feast then followed in a most convivial atmosphere abounding with brotherly love, harmony and concord and culminating with the appropriate Toasts which were given with true Knightly gusto.