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The 2023 Yearbook is now available to view below.



Name of Chapel & Number              Meeting Place  
Chapel of the Holy Innocent – 13    Kings Heath, B14 6DT 3rd Wed Feb (I) and 1st Thursday July
Sir Guichard d’Angle – No 18 Aldridge, WS9 8NH  1st 5th Wed Jan/Apl (I) & Oct/Dec
St James of Compostella – No 23 Evesham, WR11 4PD 
1st, 5th Thurs Mar/Apl or May (I) and 
1st,5th Thurs in Sept/Oct or Nov 
Osric Chapel – No 60 Stourport, DY13 9HB 2nd Sat Feb and Nov, 1st Sat May (I)  
St Mary Magdalen – No 61    
Provincial Officers    
Right Worthy Grand Preceptor Sir Robert of Chartley  
Right Eminent Provincial Grand Prior Sir Peter of Floetbury  
Provincial Grand Secretary Sir Neil of Wylde Green  
 Meets  Aldridge  Second Sat January
Chapel Name & Number Meeting Place  
Prior William No 6 Macclesfield, SK10 1BW 1st Fri Feb (I) & 1st Mon Sept 
Hughes d’Avranches No 9 Wallasea, CH45 7LU 1st Wed May (I) & 1st Wed Oct
Edynfed Fychan No 21 Llanfairfechan, LL33 0BD 4th Mon Feb & 1st Fri Oct (I) 
Henry Bollingbroke No 37 Widnes, WA8 7QH 2nd Fri May (I) & 2nd Fri Dec
Chapel of Buckby Cross No 105 Chester CH1 3LG 2nd Wed Mar (I) & 1st Wed Nov
Provincial Officers    
Right Worthy Grand Preceptor Sir Christopher of Lindow  
Right Eminent Provincial Grand Prior Sir Alan of Longbarn  
Provincial Grand Secretary Sir David of the Dee  
Meets  Masonic Hall, Widnes WA8 7QH   Third Saturday July
Chapel Name & Number Meeting Place  
Edmund, King & Martyr No 16 Wymondham NR18 0BE 1st 5th Thur Jan-Jun & Aug-Dec (I) 
De Clare of St Augustine No 26 Clare, CO10 8PE 4th Mon Mar & 3rd Thur Oct (I)
King Anna No 50 Newmarket, CB8 9AE 2nd Sat Feb (I) & 1st Sat Aug 
Cardinal Thomas Wolsey No 79 Bury St Edmunds IP32 7AB 4th Sat Jan (I) & 1st Mon July
Provincial Officers    
Right Worthy Grand Preceptor Sir David of Epping Forest  
Right Eminent Provincial Grand Prior Sir Keith of Trimley St Mary  
Provincial Grand Secretary Sir Bryan of Rochford  
Meets  Newmarket, CB8 9AE  Fourth Saturday November
Chapel Name & Number Meeting Place  
Robert de Ferrers No 17 Littleover, DE23 6XX 3rd Fri Mar & Oct (I)
Sir Robert de Belesme No 24 Mansfield, NG18 4AE 4th Mon Apl (I) & 1st Fri Oct
William de Teverey No 38 Long Eaton, NG10 4LR 2nd Tues Feb & 1st Tues June (I)
Richard de Bingham No 49 West Bridgeford, NG2 7QW 4th Tue May & 2nd Tue Sept (I)
Roger de la Zouche No 68 Ashby de la Zouche, LE65 1AB 2nd Wed Feb & Oct (I) 
William de Mowbray Chapel No 120 Gainsborough, DN21 2RR 3rd Wed Feb & Nov(I)
Provincial Officers    
Right Worthy Grand Preceptor Sir James of Tilchestune, KH  
Right Eminent Prov Grand Prior Sir Andrew of Ghellinge  
Provincial Grand Secretary Sir David of Mulfulira  
Meets  Long Eaton, NG10 4LR  Last Saturday September
Chapel Name & Number Meeting Place  
Beckett the Martyr No 1 Southend, SS2 6UN 1st Wed Jan & 4th Fri June (I) 
The Pilgrim’s Chapel No 2 Loughton, IG10 4BL 3rd Sat Feb (I) & 2nd Sat Sept
Sir Richard de Lucy No 28 Harlow, CM17 9HD 1st Sat Mar (I) & 3rd Sat Dec
Boadicea Chapel No 59 Tollesbury, CM9 8QE 4th Sat Feb & 3rd Sat Sep (I) 
Dean John Colet No 128 Clacton-on-Sea CO15 6EG 4th Fri Feb & 1st Thur Oct (I)
Provincial Officers    
Right Worthy Grand Preceptor Sir Antonio of Holborn  
Right Eminent Provincial Grand Prior Sir Daniel of St Albans  
Provincial Grand Secretary Sir Roger of Cressing  
Meets  Braintree  CM7 9AA  Second Saturday March
Chapel Name & Number Meeting Place  
Blackheethe No T.I. St James, London, SW1A 1PL 3rd Sat Jun (I) & Dec 
Coeur de Lion No 8 Kenton, HA2 0EL 3rd Sat Feb (I) & Oct
Graveley Chapel No 39 Radlett, WD25 7JS 1st Sat Feb & 3rd Sat Jul (I)
City of London Chapel No 64 St James, London, SW1A 1PL 3rd Sat Apl
Claredon Chapel No 75 Watford, WD18 0JE 4th Fri May & 3rd Mon Nov (I)
St James Chapel No 86 St James, London, SW1A 1PL 1st 5th w/day in May (I) & Sep
Pride of Surrey Chapel No 93 Sutton, SM1 1BB 2nd Mon May (I) & Oct
Provincial Officers    
Right Worthy Grand Preceptor Sir Alan of Blackheath  
Right Eminent Provincial Grand Prior Sir David of Peverell  
Provincial Grand Secretary Sir Douglas of Duston  
Meets  London, SW1A 1PL  Third Saturday April
Chapel Name & Number Meeting Place  
St Paul’s Chapel No 58 Alton, GU341HA 2nd Sat May (I) & 3rd Sat Sep 
Gods Port Chapel No 91 Gosport, PO12 1BB 1st Mon March (I) & Sep
Manor of Wooston Chapel No 95 Southampton SO19 2DS 1st Tue May (I) & Sep 
St Swithun’s Chapel No 96 Winchester SO21 1HB 4th Thur Jul (I) & 4th Wed Aug 
Richard de Redvers Chapel No 107 Ventnor, IOW, PO38 1TH 2nd Sat Mar (I) & 4th Wed Oct
Light of Heaven Chapel No 112 Horndean, PO8 9NW 4th Mon June & 1st Mon Nov (I)
William Rufus Chapel No 118 Ringwood, BH24 1HY 1st Thur Jun & Dec
Chapel of Richard, Duke Normandy Jersey, CI 2nd Sat Jan (I) & June
Provincial Officers    
Right Worthy Grand Preceptor Sir Anthony of Southampton  
Right Eminent Provincial Grand Prior Sir Tony of Hadley Wood  
Provincial Grand Secretary Sir Mark of Lymington  
Meets  Winchester SO21 1HB 1st Saturday July
Chapel Name & Number Meeting Place  
John O’Gaunt No 3 Chorley PR7 2BE 1st Wed Apl & 4th Fri Aug (I)
St Nicholas Anglicornum No 5 Morecombe, LA4 4BD 1st Sat Mar (I) & 2nd Sat Sept
Ormes Chirche No 25 Pemberton WN5 8JP 2nd Wed Aug (I) & 2nd Fri Mar
Roger de Poitou No 29 Burnley, BB11 1LA 1st 5th Wed Mar, Apl or May (I) & 3rd Sat Nov
King Henry V Chapel No 72 Audenshaw, M34 5GB 3rd Sat Apl & Sep (I)
Sir Ranulf de Granville No 84 Fleetwood, FY7 6HF 2nd Sat Nov (I) & April
Priest Town Chapel No 109 Preston, PR1 2QU 2nd Tues Dec (I) & May
Provincial Officers             
Right Worthy Grand Preceptor             Sir Ian of Hore Wyche  
Right Eminent Prov Grand Prior  Sir John of Lund  
Provincial Grand Secretary Sir David of Ormeschurche  

Chosen yearly  

 Last Sat in July
Chapel Name & Number Meeting Place  
Bishop Hugh de Puiset No 14 Chester le Street, DH3 3DU 4th Sat Mar & Oct (I)
St Cuthbert’s No 33 Ashington, NE63 0SE 4th Fri Mar (I) & 1st Fri Dec 
St Nicholas Chapel No 122 Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE2 2RA  1st Wed Jun & Sept
Maison Dieu Chapel No 131 Berwick, TD15 1DF 2nd Sat in Jan, Apl & Oct
Venerable Bead Chapel No 138 Sunderland SR1 2HT 3rd Mon Apl (I) and Oct
Provincial Officers    
Right Worthy Grand Preceptor Sir David of Bellingham  
Right Eminent Prov Grand Prior Sir Nicholas of Lambeth  
Provincial Grand Secretary Sir Paul of Cestria  


Chapel Name & Number Meeting Place  
Canterbury Chapel No 7 Canterbury, CT1 2DA 1st Sat Apl (I) & 3rd Sat Nov 
St John’s Chapel No 22 Eastbourne BN21 4UJ 4th Sat Mar & 3rd Oct (I) 
Nutfield Chapel No 43 Redhill, RH1 4ED 1st Sat Feb & July (I)
Friary Park Chapel No 55 Chichester, PO19 1SY 2nd Fri Jan, Jun (I) & Oct 
Geoffrey Chaucer No 63 Gillingham, ME7 4DG 2nd Fri Jan & 3rd Thur July (I) 
Holy Cross Chapel No 89 Uckfield, TN22 1BJ 2nd Fri Feb (I) & 2nd Mon Sep 
Provincial Officers    
Right Worthy Grand Preceptor Sir Roger of Canterbury  
Right Eminent Provincial Grand Prior Sir Reginald of Paphos  
Provincial Grand Secretary Sir Jason of Twydall  
 Meets Uckfield TN22 1BJ  Third Saturday in March
Chapel Name & Number Meeting Place  Meeting Dates
Graveley Chapel No 39 Radlett, WD7 7JS 1st Sat Feb & 3rsd Sat Jul (I)
John Wicliffe No 78 Lutterworth, LE17 4ED 2nd Thur Apl & 4th Thur Nov (I)
Simon de Senlis Chapel No 108 Northampton, NN5 7UL 3rd Mon Mar & 1st Wed Sept (I)
Steanforde Chapel No 115 Stamford, PE9 2PA 1st Tues Jan & 3rd Tues Jun
Provincial Officers    
Right Worthy Grand Preceptor Sir Simon of St James  
Right Eminent Prov Grand Prior Sir George of Eynesbury  
Provincial Grand Secretary Sir Simon of Gretton  
Meets  Northampton NN5 7UL  Third Thursday June
Chapel Name & Number Meeting Place  
Gerard de Barri Chapel No 31 Penarth, CF64 8RF 4th Sat Jan & Jun (I)
Sir Rice Mansel of Margam No 32 Swansea, SA1 4DF 4th Sat Mar (I) & Sep 
Sir Rhys ap Thomas Chapel No 40 Carmarthen, SA31 1LG 4th Sat Apr (I) & 3rd Thur Jul
Chapel of King Offa No 41 Chepstow, NP16 5BZ 1st Sat Sep (I) & Apl 
Chapel of St David No 52 Fishguard, SA65 9DP 1st Sat Mar & 1st Thur Sep (I)
Provincial Officers    
Right Worthy Grand Preceptor 

Sir Gareth of Aberdâr

Right Eminent Provincial Grand Prior Sir Wayne of Waunarlwydd  
Provincial Grand Secretary Sir Nigel of Twyn  
Meets  Bridgend CF31 2AP  Second Saturday May

Province of Wessex website

Details of Events link

Chapel Name & Number Meeting Place  
Reginald Fitzjoceln No 74 Bath, BA1 1JU 2nd Tues May (I) & 3rd Sat in Sept  
Ye Priory of Woodspring No 97 Weston, BS23 1NZ 3rd Sat in Mar (I) & 2nd Thur in Sept
Richard Chaloner Chapel No 98 Melksham, SN12 6LS 2nd Fr in Mar (I) & 2nd Fri in Oct
Paul Bushe No 101 Bristol, BS1 5NH 3rd Fri in Jan & 3rd Fri in May (I) 
King Ina No 102 Taunton TA1 4EB 1st Wed in June & 4th Tues Nov (I)
Saint Martin of Tours Chapel No 114 Warehan, BH20 4HU 1st Sat in Apl (I) & last Fri Nov
Provincial Officers    
Right Worthy Grand Preceptor Sir Ian of Wicombe GMA  
Right Eminent Provincial Grand Prior Sir David of Cadbury Heath  
Provincial Grand Secretary Sir Jeffery of Langley  
 Meets  Keynsham BS31 1SR  Third Saturday June
Chapel Name & Number Meeting Place  
St Martin’s Chapel No 27 Liskeard, PL14 6AF 2nd Fri Feb, 3rd Fri Jun (I) & 2nd Fri Oct
Chapel of St Boniface No 71 Crediton, EX17 3AW 4th Fri Feb, 3rd Mon Jun (I) & Oct
Sir William de Tracy No 94 Brixham, TQ5 8HG 4th Wed Oct, 4th Wed Feb & 2nd Wed Jun (I)
Bryanick Chapel No 125 St Agnes, TR5 0UE 2nd Fri Jan (I), May & Nov 
Provincial Officers    
Right Worthy Grand Preceptor Sir Derek of Churston  
Right Eminent Prov Grand Prior Sir John of Truro  
Provincial Grand Secretary Sir Stephen pf Kestle Mill  
Meets  Crediton EX17 3AW  Second Monday in May
Chapel Name & Number Meeting Place  
Richard Coeur de Lion No 4 Dewsbury WF5 9BP 1st 5th Mon Mar/Apl/May/Jun & Sep/Oct/Nov (I) 
Sir Richard de Tykehill No 10 Castlegate, YO1 9RP 4th Wed July (I) & 1st Mon Dec
Thomas a Becket No 19 Middlesborough, TS5 5QA 1st 5th Tue Apl/Jun & Sep/Oct/Nov (I)
Acre No 20 Headingley, LS6 4BP 1st Fri Jan & Jul (I)
Beckett Provost of Beverley Chapel No 111 Hull, HU3 1XL  4th Tue Apl (I) & 1st Mon Sep
Provincial Officers    
Right Worthy Grand Preceptor Sir Gerald of Bestone  as of August 13th 2022
Right Eminent Prov Grand Prior Sir Allan of Ingleby Berwick  as of August 13th 2022
Provincial Grand Secretary Sir Grant of Rectory Park  
Meets  Leeds  Second Sat August

Provinces Overseas

  • Australia South & New Zealand 
  • Australia North
  • Canada
  • France
  • South America

Provincial Grand Secretary   

  • Barry Minster
  • Ivan Teager
  • Brian Manson
  • Jean-Paul Dupinay
  • Felipe Eduardo Portela de Paulo

Other Grand Council(s)

United States Of America

Daughter Grand Councils
United States of America

Grand Secretary
Randy Spalding


(a)  Tunic of stone white material; long enough to cover the knees; to be fastened at the back; on the front a Latin Cross, four inches wide, the full length of the tunic, colour Medici Crimson, on which is superimposed a white Latin Cross one third of the width. The centre of the intersection of the Cross charged with a bronze Escallope Shell of a size to fit in a circle of no greater than 4 inches. (Note; in this Order the Badge is worn on every garment, a coquille, with the hinge of the Escallope shell at the bottom and fan opening at the top).

(b)  Mantle of similar stone white material to the Tunic, long enough completely to cover the Tunic with a hood of the same material lined with white silk; a white silken cord around the neck with a silken tassel at each end, which shall be tied in front of the collar with a bow; on the left breast a Greek Cross (straight limbs of ten inches length) divided vertically and horizontally red, white, red in even widths of 0.5 inches each, the white cross terminating 0.5 of an inch short of the ends of the cross; the mid-point of the Cross charged with a Bronze Escallope Shell, which shall be of a size to fit in a circle of no greater than 1.5 inches; the top of the cross six to eight inches below the left shoulder; the mantle is to be shaped or pleated at the neck and shoulder so that the two edges hang vertically in front.

(c)  Cap of crimson velvet, three inches deep; on the front of the cap a Bronze Escallope Shell upright.

(d)  Sword (Templar pattern) and Scabbard.

(e)  Belt of brown leather two inches wide, the buckle and tongue brass; a leather Sword Frog on the left side.


St Thomas of Acon Sales Items

  • Year Books
  • Ritual Books
  • Regalia – see separate
  • page for details
  • Set of Candidates
  • Regalia
  • Cufflinks
  • Pins
  • Ties
  • Batons
  • Badges
  • Replacement
  • Certificates
  • Replacement
  • Warrants

Download the Regalia Order form and save it to your computer, the form can be filled in using Adobe Acrobat Reader – fill in the quantity needed, the form calculates the rest.

Send the completed form (preferably by email to or by post to the address on the form.

Download Adobe Acrobat Reader here

Regalia Sales Order 2023

Complete the Regalia Order form on-line and you will receive a copy of the completed form by email (it will be automatically sent to the Grand Warden of Regalia).

Fill in Regalia Form on-line and receive a copy of the completed form by email

Music In Our Chapels

In this very special Order of Freemasonry the scene is set in a Chapel and the new candidate approaches an open door.
This gives us guidance that the atmosphere within should be quiet and contemplative.  While awaiting an approaching possible new member those inside the chapel should be silent and the music quiet to set the scene. Listen to the “Dies Irae” which accompanies this page of the website.  Whilst we haven’t the resources to perform such music in our regular ceremonies, the organist will probably try to capture the contemplative mood.  So those present should remain silent.
At other times during the ceremony, the music can be much more robust as movement is usually at a marching pace in this military order.
There are good opportunities for fanfares to proclaim new Knights, so a versatile organ will enable the organist to provide the wide range of colour as the ceremony unfolds.

In this Christian Order we sing two well known hymns, “He who would valiant be…” and “Onward Christian Soldiers….” Both are well known so the singing is hearty and full of vigour.

Naunton Liles (Sir Naunton of Naunton)

Toast List

  1. The Commemoration (to be drunk silently, seated and with the left hand). “To the Pious Memory of St. Thomas à Becket and the Glorious Memory of the Knights of the Order who fought in the Crusades”
  2. The King.
  3. The Most Worthy Grand Master, Sir Melvyn of Wud Plumpton 
  4. The Most Eminent Grand Prior, Sir Philip of Hamilton KH, and the rest of Grand Officers, present and past
  5. The Right Worthy Grand Preceptor, Sir ????? of ????? (when a Province has been created)
  6. The Right Eminent Provincial Grand Prior, Sir ????? of ????? and the rest of Provincial Grand Officers, present and past (when a Province has been created)
  7. The Worthy Master
  8. The newly Installed Knight(s)
  9. The Visitors (if in attendance)
  10. The Sentry’s Toast: “To our next Merry Meeting”

*All Mandatory except 8 and 9 which are variable.

Fire is: “A**n” four times

Download version SToA Toast List September 2022


Grand Historian

Dear Worthy Knight Secretary,

The Order is very fortunate in having a Grand Historian, who not only looks after our historical records but also prepares and delivers papers which are intended to enrich and enhance our members understanding of the Order.

He will make himself available to travel to any Chapel making a request to deliver one of his papers as listed below. This must always, of course, depend on his availability.

Unfortunately, it is not possible for him to simply send the paper for delivery by another knight.

The approach should be by the Chapel Secretary, direct to Sir Terence of Mildenhall.

The List of papers currently available is:

  1. “What’s in a name? The significance of Acre?”
  2. “Power Politics and The Order of St Thomas of Acon.”
  3. “Militarism, Monasticism, Mercers and Money. Why could no-one be found to take the office of Master.”
  4. “The Knights of St Thomas of Acon and the Templars”.
  5. “The Escallop shell and its symbolism.”

Contact details:

Sir Terence of Mildenhall, Terry Lewis,
In Humilitas et Caritas

Sir Michael of Accrington KH

Grand Master's Council

GRAND OFFICER LIST - December 2022 (Updated 1st April 2023)

Most Worthy Grand Master
Most Eminent Grand Prior
Grand Marshal
Grand Treasurer
Grand Registrar
Grand Secretary
Grand Historian
Deputy Grand Marshal
Grand Almoner
Protector of Canterbury
Grand Warden of Regalia
Grand Sword Bearer
Deputy Grand Secretary
Grand Banner Bearer
Assistant Grand Marshal
Assistant Grand Marshal
Assistant Grand Marshal
Assistant Grand Marshal
Assistant Grand Treasurer
Assistant Grand Secretary
Assistant Grand Secretary 
Grand Herald
Grand Organist
Deputy Grand Organist
Grand Doorkeeper
Grand Cellarer
Grand Cellarer
Grand Cellarer
Grand Cellerar
Grand Cellerar
Grand Cellerar
Grand Sentry

Sir Melvyn of Wud Plumpton
Sir Philip of Hamilton, KH
Sir Stephen of Wirksworth
Sir Christopher of Upwood
Sir Robert of Herga
Sir Derek of Anfield
Sir Raymond of Temple Wood
Sir Clifford of Byrtune
Sir Andrew of Ghellinge
Sir William of Marchwood
Sir Vaughan of Tretower
Sir Anthony of Cottam
Sir Neil of Wylde Green
Sir Colin of Furness
Sir Gavin of Kafue
Sir Stepen of Birtle
Sir Philip of Hagley
Sir Stephen of Hilston
Sir Ian of Broxbourne
Sir Jean-Paul of Tourgeville

Sir Arthur of Timsbury
Sir Douglas of Duston
Sir Peter of New Catton
Sir Philip of Amberstone
Sir Christopher of Carcassonne
Sir Philippe of Cesny Bois Jalbourg
Sir Edward of Chattisham
Sir Nicholas of Lambeth
Sir David of Vectis
Sir John of Barnet Vale
Sir Paul of Hemington

Melvyn Cross
Philip Andrew Hamilton Bowler
Stephen Graeme Barratt
Christopher Derek Sampson
Robert Anthony Henry Morrow
Derek Arthur Robert Cook
Raymond George Fretten
Clifford Howard Bull
Andrew James William Emery
Rev. William Whitfield
Vaughan Richard Watkin
Melvyn Anthony Cross
Neil Edwin Austin Watkin
Colin Monkman
Gavin Philip Alfred Morrice
Stephen Mark Pilling
Philip Leslie Martin
Stephen Cox
Ian Stephen Gray
Jean-Paul Lucien Dupinay

Arthur Walter Muller
Douglas Dennis Black
Peter Edward Worby
Philip David Simmons
Christopher Mills
Philippe Jean Luc Brune
Edward Joseph Flack
Nicholas Martin Deakin
David William Hagen
John Richard Charles Roberts
Stephen Paul Warrington


Sir David of Chipping Walden
Sir Paul of Lomé
Sir John of Hortepol
Sir John of Tickenhall
Sir David of Redcar
Sir André of Tunis
Sir Anthony of Lichfield
Sir Michel of Nogent
Sir Gordon of Port Perry, KC
Sir Geoffrey of Wood Ditton
Sir Rodney of Totham Magna
Sir Keith of Kings Hill
Sir Gerald of Tumby Bay
Sir Roy of Haverhill, KC
Sir Terranco of Shanklin
Sir James of Sharrington
Sir Stephen of High Gate
Sir Brian of Littleover, KH
Sir David of Red Bridge
Sir Peter of Shirley
Sir Alan of Bricket Wood
Sir Neil of Maidstone
Sir Thomas of Ashperton

David Cordell
Jamil Kalife
John Coward
John Rooks
David O’Callaghan
André Baudry
Anthony Ford
Michel Igual
Gordon Smith
Geoffrey Parrish
Rodney Bass
Keith Stoner
Gerald Freeman
Roy Foster
Terrance Stone
Richard Hawes
Stephen Ayres
Brian Long
David Kibble-Rees
Peter Andrews
Alan Yeowe
Neil Garbutt
Thomas Gray


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