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