Appointments to and Promotions in Grand Rank

A Message of Congratulations from the Grand Superintendent

I offer my most sincere and hearty congratulations to the very worthy and distinguished Companions who have received preferment from The Most Excellent The First Grand Principal.

It would have been my great privilege and honour to have witnessed our Companions being Invested at the Annual Investiture meeting of Supreme Grand Chapter. The meeting would have been followed by a lunch at which we would all have enjoyed a thoroughly happy and celebratory experience.

These are very different times and unfortunately such joyful and memorable events cannot take place.

Nothing however can detract from the very deserving Honours you will be receiving. They are in recognition not only for your past contribution to the Royal Arch but also for the service you will no doubt give in the future.

When this current situation is behind us it will my honour to shake your hand and offer you my sincere congratulations in person and, at the same time, we can celebrate together your well-deserved preferment.

Enjoy your new Rank. Richly deserved each and every one.

E Comp Stewart G Carley

Grand Superintendent

First Appointments Royal Arch

Frederick Leslie DAVY PGStB

Les was educated at the local Grammar School, was an Apprentice at English Electric, spent most of his working life in Management of Factories and ended up as a Director of a local Engineering Company. His interest apart from Freemasonry, is Classic Cars and he is the Secretary of the Classics on the Square, an organisation for Masons in the Province of Yorkshire West Riding with Classic Vehicles.

David John Lloyd LEE PGStB

David was exalted in 1994 into the Chapter of Sincerity 61 he was 1st Principal in 2000 and shortly afterwards joined Criterion 1st Principals Chapter 6220 of which he was Z in 2012. A staunch proponent of RA Councils, he has been both the secretary and the President of the former Halifax and District Council and more recently President of Bradford and District. Professionally he is a Notary Public, a specialist lawyer dealing virtually exclusively with documents to be used overseas. His other passion in life has been offshore sailing.

Brian Frederick MARTYN PGStB

Brian was Exalted into Erimus Chapter No 3474 in 1986 and joined The Chapter of Industry No 652 in1988. He was installed as MEZ in October 2000. His first Provincial appointment in the Royal Arch was in November 2006. In November 2019 he was elected Provincial Grand Treasurer. Brian is also the Liaison Officer for Confidence Chapter No 337 and serves on the Grand Superintendent’s Installation Panel. He is qualified as a Chartered Accountant and established his own practice from which he recently retired.

Alan Paul Kelly WEBSTER PGStB

Alan is a retired Dispensing Optician who owned a private practice for 25 years with his wife, Denise. He was initiated into The Lodge of Fidelity in 1985 and then exalted into The Chapter of Fidelity in 1987 becoming MEZ in 2006. He is currently an APGP in the Royal Arch, a Deputy Grand Supreme Ruler in the Order of the Secret Monitor and Assistant Grand Summus in the Order of the Scarlet Cord. In his spare time he is the League and Cup secretary of the Leeds & District Union of Golf Clubs.

David Ralph SPIVEY PGStB

David was Initiated into Stonegate Lodge No.6118 in 1980, and exalted into St. Nicholas Chapter No.2259 in 1982, becoming its 1st Principal in 2002. His first Appointment in Provincial Grand Chapter was in 2004 as PPAGSoj, and later served as ProvGSN in 2009. David is a Chapter Liaison Officer and a member of the Grand Superintendent’s Installation Panel.

 

PROMOTIONS

David Stephen PRATT PGSwdB

 David was exalted into the Tennant Chapter No: 1754, Penarth in 1978 – Province of South Wales, Installed as First Principal of Teddington St. Mary’s Chapter No: 7469, Twickenham in 1992 – Province of Middlesex , and is a Past Z of Legiolium Chapter No: 1542, Castleford. He is well known in this Province as the Provincial Grand Master but has previously served the Royal Arch as an Assistant to Provincial Grand Principals – 2002-2006, and then 2nd ProvGP: 2006-2009. Hi first appointment in Supreme Grand Chapter was as AGDC in 2003, promoted PGSoj in 2009, then PDepGSwdB in 2014. He is an Honorary Member of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Ohio, USA

John Michael BEARD PAGSoj

 John was initiated into the Royal Brunswick Lodge No 296, Sheffield in 1967 and exalted into the Royal Arch in 1971 in the Chapter of Loyalty No 296 being Z in 1982 and 2015. He has been a Founder member of three Chapters in the Province of Derbyshire and, in 1985 he was appointed as Provincial Treasurer of Derbyshire. His first Provincial appointment in Yorkshire West riding was in October 1989 when he became Provincial G Steward, and becoming PPGSN in 1997. He received his first Supreme Grand Chapter appointment in 1999 as PGStB. In 2005 he became President of the Sheffield Royal Arch Council serving for two years.

Keith GRANDISON PAGSoj

Keith was Initiated into the Prince of Wales Lodge No 1648 Bradford in 1983 and Exalted into Ionic Chapter No 3210 Bradford in 1986 by his Father in Law Ex Comp Neville Bentley. He was Installed as First Principal in October 1996 and then became Ionics representative on Bradford & District Royal Arch Council, becoming its President in 1999, going on to serve as Secretary for over 10 years. In 1999 he joined Criterion Chapter of Installed First Principals. He received his first appointment to Supreme Grand Chapter in 2001 as PGStB.

In November 2001 I was appointed Provincial Grand Sword Bearer. Keith also holds Grand Rank in the Craft and Mark Degree.

 

REAPPOINTMENT

John BOYINGTON, CBE AGSoj

John, currently the Deputy Provincial Grand Master for this Province. His first appointed to Supreme Grand Chapter as 2nd Assistant Grand Sojourner was in 2020. All Acting Offices in Supreme Grand Chapter have been carried forward for a second year as no meetings of SGC were able to take place during the past 12 months.