As Christmas will soon be with us it is, perhaps, time to look back on the year 2015 and to look forward to 2016.
We have enjoyed a most successful year with the consecration of several new Tabernacles and because of the expansion of the Order in Brazil and Greece, the erection of several new Districts. The Order of Holy Wisdom ceremony has continued to be worked all over the world and I am glad to say it has been well received. These have been occasions where members have had the opportunity to meet sometimes for the first time and cement old friendships and commence new ones.
Whilst we amended our admission qualifications this year, we do not see this as a means to open the floodgates to new members, but that it will allow brethren who are not Installed Masters in the Craft who are otherwise qualified the opportunity to experience our wonderful Christian Order.
For the new year, we are expecting to consecrate a few new Tabernacles, but more importantly, we are cautiously hopeful that the situation in France will be resolved with the blessing of GLNF and that we will be able to re-introduce our Order as a Regular District under this Grand College.
Our Order continues to go from strength to strength but it would not do so without the commitment and support of all those willing members who work tirelessly to ensure that Tabernacle meetings proceed smoothly. I take this opportunity to thank all of you for all your hard work in 2015. My executive team and I always enjoy meeting you whether it be at Annual Assembly, at consecrations or at your own Tabernacles.
Your enthusiasm for the Order ensures its continued success and I am sure that you will continue to support the Order the way you have, not only in 2016, but in the years to come.
May you all, together with your families and friends have peace, health and happiness this Christmas.
God Bless you all.
M Ill Kt Pt Christopher Gavin Maiden