Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset

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For Province P0060 - Province of Dorset.


Apr. 2017

Palm Sunday Thanksgiving Service - Rose Croix of Dorset

Following the success of previous years, the Rose Croix for Dorset held a Palm Sunday Service of Thanksgiving at Lady St Mary Church at Wareham on Sunday 9th April 2017. The service, led jointly by Rev'd Paul Thompson and the head of Rose Croix for Dorset Harry Barnes, attracted in excess of 170 attendees, many of whom enjoyed a very generous afternoon tea that followed in the Masonic Hall, Howard's Lane Wareham.

Several heads of orders were present including the Provincial Grand Master for Dorset, Richard Merritt accompanied by his wife Vicki, the Grand Superintendent for the Holy Royal Arch, Graham Glazier and his wife Gail, and Matthew Burt representing the Red Cross of Constantine. The guest organist John Tallon treated the congregation to a recital of Bach's Prelude in A minor to which the rafters resonated for several hours after the service had concluded!

The lessons were read by Judith du Boulay wife of Anthony du Boulay Past Inspector General for St James (London), Barbara Fulford-Dobson wife of Capt. Michael Fulford-Dobson past Lord Lieutenant for Dorset, Jennifer Deakin wife of Clive Deakin PDPGM, the Provincial Grand Master for Dorset and the Grand Superintendent, the sermon was delivered by the Inspector General for Dorset and Past Provincial Grand Master for Dorset, Harry Barnes.