Provincial Priory of Sussex

The United, Religious, Military and Masonic Orders of the Temple
and of St John of Jerusalem, Palestine, Rhodes and Malta
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R.W.Bro.David Llewellyn CBE
50years a Knight Templar

David Llewellyn

R.W.Bro.David Llewellyn CBE ( Prov.GM 1989-1997) is the first Knight to have been a member of Knights Templar in Sussex for 50 years.
To mark this special occasion David was presented with a 50 year certificate from Great Priory by the Provincial Prior Toby Pratt accompanied by his Sub-Prior Colin Dann.


Provincial Officers Sunday Lunch at Peacehaven

Peacehaven Lunch

On Sunday 12th March 2017 the Right Eminent Provincial Prior hosted a Sunday Lunch for his officers and their guests. The Lunch proved to be a great success which was all those attending enjoying an exelent meal in good company.


Southdown Priory No 125 - Malta meeting.

On the 2nd February 2017 the Southdown Priory held their annual Malta meeting during which 5 Knights were installed as Knights of Malta. The ceremony was conducted by E. Kt. Rod Barker assisted by the Provincial Sub-Prior E. Kt. Colin Dann, who delivered the Mediterranean Pass and the Accolade.
This was followed by the installation of their new Prior E. Kt. Peter Carter.

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The Division of Sussex mourns the death of
E. Kt. Victor Alan Wisden.

Vic Wisden

A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of E. Kt. Vic was held at Christchurch, Blacklands, Hastings on Tuesday 20th December 2016 following his passing to the Grand Conclave above on Thursday 24th November 2016 after a short illness. The coffin was carried into the church by 6 "Heads of Orders" and passed through a Guard of Honour formed by members of the OSM and Scarlet Cord Arches of Steel. The service was concluded with a family committal at Hastings Crematorium. It will take a long time getting used to being without Vic.
The Eulogy was delivered by E. Kt. Paul Rose and can be viewed here .
We all send our deepest sympathies to his wife Megs and his family on the loss of a special friend. R.I.P.


Preceptory of St Richard No 201 Centenary Meeting
18th October 2016.

The meeting was attended by the Right Eminent Provincial Prior Toby Pratt, many members of the Provincial Team and a delegation from Great Priory.
During the meeting The Very High and Right Eminent Great Seneschal Malcolm Ernest Slater, GCT presented a Centenary Warrant to the Preceptory's Eminent Prior E. Kt. Simon Walsh.
The meeting also witnessed the dedication of a new Sussex Provincial Banner.

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The Province of Sussex mourns the death of
E.Kt. Leonard Peter Palmer.

Len Palmer

The funeral of E.Kt. Len was held at Worthing Crematorium on Tuesday 11th October 2016. His passing was mourned by his numerous friends including representatives from London Fire Brigade, West Sussex Fire Brigade, Golfing Clubs and numerous Masonic Orders.
The Eulogy was delivered by E.Kt. Paul Rose and can be viewed here .
We all send our deepest sympathies to his wife Gina and his family on the loss of a special friend. R.I.P.


Provincial Annual General Meeting, Brighton Masonic Center,
Saturday 10th September 2016.

On 10th Septetember the Provincial Priory of Sussex Annual Meeting was held under the Banner of Sussex Preceptory No 125.
After the meeting the Knights of the Province of Sussex and their guests sat down to a splendid luncheon in the Brighton Masonic Centre.

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Jerusalem Cross Preceptory No 571
Celebrate their 25th Anniversary.

On the Thursday 1st September 2016 Jerusalem Cross Preceptory celebrated 25 years since the Preceptory was Consecrated.
The meeting was attended by 24 members of the Preceptory and the number were further swelled by the presence of many visiting Knights. The Provincial representative was E. Kt. Colin Dann, Provincial Sub-Prior. The meeting was also attended by 2 of the founding Knights, E.Kt. Robin Durant and E.Kt. Ian Dingwall. During the meeting E.Kt. Robin Durant delivered an interesting talk on the History of Jerusalem Cross which can viewed by clicking here.
This being the Installation meeting E.Kt. Mark Bolingbroke was installed as Eminent Preceptor / Prior of the Preceptory / Priory.
Following the meeting the assembled Knights enjoyed a convivial Festive Board which was completed with a magnificent Birthday cake created by the Eminent Preceptors wife, Rachel.

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Teddies in the Holy Land

Our Provincial Almoner E.Kt. John Stenton has recently travelled to Israel for a short vacation and whilst there made a pre-arranged visit to the Eye Hospital in Jerusalem.
To read the full story click here.