St Thomas of Acon - Province of Wessex

RWGP Christmas Greetings

21st December 2021,


Dear Sir Knights,

Christmas Greetings

This year has again been one of challenge for us all, especially after the promising fall of infection rates during the Summer, only to have our hopes for meeting dashed by rising infection rates during September onwards and a new variant to cope with. Our Grand Master quite rightly says Patience will bear its own reward

We thank our Grand Master, Grand Prior and Grand Secretary for their wisdom in deciding to postpone the annual Grand Masters Council meeting; suspending all meetings until 30th April 2022 for our welfare, and so I congratulate all those who are to receive Grand Rank or promotions, especially Sir Brian (Horn) of Bourneville Past Grand Herald and Sir Andrew (Clapp) of Milton Past Grand Registrar.

During this period of Advent,’ we, as Knights of this Order, should look forward in hope to a brighter future when some sort of normality returns to our lives when we can safely meet and in anticipation of celebrating Christmas, we should try to keep in touch with each other.

In celebrating Christmas, please take wine/soft drink with all our Members; as we do so at 5.00pm GMT as Members of the Temple.

On my behalf and of my Right Eminent Provincial Grand Prior, Sir Andrew of Milton, Deputy Grand Secretary, 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 continued support of the Order so that together we may Cheerfully embrace the time when we can meet again.

Yours in Humilitas et Caritas

Ian of Widcombe

Ian of Widcombe, GMA, RWGP

Grand Preceptor (Wessex)