Members of The East Lancashire Royal Arch Presentation Team (ELRADT) attended Perseverance Chapter No. 300 at Ashton under Lyne Masonic Hall on Tuesday 17th April, to perform a Double Exaltation Ceremony.
On this occasion EComp Norman Clarke PGStB, APGP a Vice President of the Presentation Teams was in attendance. It was through EComp Clarke that the team were invited to attend and deliver the Exaltation Ceremony. This was partly to assist the Chapter, but it also gave those in attendance an opportunity to see how this ceremony can be divided between a large team, so it does not impose as much pressure on individual participants.
The Chapter was opened in standard form by the three Principals, Excellent Companions Norman Worthington (Z), Brian Bancroft (H) and Charles Hallworth (J). Once the normal business of the Chapter had been concluded EComp Norman Clarke introduced the members of the team who would be taking part in the Ceremony.
With the team in place, the candidates for Exaltation were admitted and Exalted into the Royal Arch Degree in an exemplary manner.
The newly made Companions, Brian Pratt and Andrew Robertson, were introduced into this completion of pure, ancient Freemasonry in a manner that they will, I am sure remember for a long time.
The following members of ELRADT participated in the Ceremony
1st Principal Russell Pike
2nd Principal Leslie Taylor
3rd Principal Alan Baxendale
Principal Sojourner Fraser McCord
1st Assistant Sojourner Tony Freemont
2nd Assistant Sojourner Mike Williams
Scribe N Kevin Hall
Scribe E & DC Andrew Sinclair
Janitor Keith Swettenham
Explanation of the Signs Graham Rawlinson