St Thomas of Acon - Province of Wessex

RWGP Christmas Greetings

14th December 2019,


Dear Sir Knights,

Christmas Greetings

This year again has been a very positive one for the Province showing an increase in membership.

I congratulate all those appointed, reappointed or promoted to either Grand Rank, Provincial Grand Rank, Worthy Master or Eminent Prior, especially, Sir Andrew (Clapp) of Milton, Deputy Grand Secretary, whom I Invested as the third Right Eminent Provincial Grand Prior of this Province.

I take this opportunity to thank those Knights who were able to support the Grand Masters Council, Pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral, Grand Preceptor’s Council in June and Lady Ann myself at the annual Charity Luncheon.

During ‘Advent’, it is right that we, as Christian Knights of the Commemorative Order of St Thomas of Acon, look forward, in anticipation, to the Celebration of the Birth of Jesus Christ; that wonderful gift of love, by putting on the “Armour of Light” and remembering those members who are suffering through ill health or bereavement. I encourage Sir Knights to raise a glass at 1700hrs to remember Bro Knights of the Temple and our Members of this Commemorative Order.

On my behalf, my Right Eminent Provincial Grand Prior and the Executive of the Province of Wessex, I send you our very Best Wishes for Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. We thank you for your support of the Order for what has passed and with anticipation, for what is to come, so that together we may continue to flourish as a Province of this Order.


Yours in Humilitas et Caritas

Ian of Widcombe

Ian of Widcombe, GMA,

Grand Preceptor (Wessex)