National Service of Investiture

Saturday, 25 April, 2020

The Grand Priory of England and Wales invites Postulants, Members of the Order and their guests to this event, the programme for which appears below.

The Investiture Service will take place in The Wren Chapel of The Royal Hospital Chelsea, Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4SR, followed by lunch in The State Apartments of the Royal Hospital.

Saturday 25th April

9.15am                       Deputy Marshals report to the Marshal in the Wren Chapel.

9.30am                       Other Ceremonial Officers report to the Marshal.

9.45am                       Postulants, promotees and those receiving awards report to the Marshal.

10.30am                     Members assemble and robe quietly.

11.00am                     Service of Investiture.

Investing Officer:   The Grand Prior, The Most Honourable the Marquis of Lothian GCLJ, assisted by H.E. the Chevalier Edward White GCLJ, Grand Commander of the Order.

Preacher:                  His Eminence, Archbishop Angaelos, first Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London.

12.45pm                    Drinks in the Ante-Room of The State Apartments.

1.15pm                      Lunch in The State Apartments.

The invitation letter and booking form with menus may be downloaded here.