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The Autumn National Investiture of the Grand Priory of England and Wales was held in the Grosvenor Chapel, Mayfair on Saturday 27th October 2018.

The Grand Priory was honoured with the presence of the Grand Master Emeritus of the Order, The Most Excellent Don Francisco de Borbón y Escasany,
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Duke of Seville GE as Investing Officer, assisted by the Bailiff, HE The...

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The weekend began with our attendance at Choral Evensong held in the Quire of Ripon Cathedral - a most apt and holy place for the commencement of our Pilgrimage to this very special part of God's kingdom.

Those of us who stayed at the Royal Spa Hotel were pleased with our spacious rooms and the scrumptious food supplied to us, both for our Pilgrimage Dinner and the tasty breakfasts, (including the Kippers, and not forgetting, of course, the Marmite, a particular favourite of our Commander, Chevalier Mario Rizzardi).    The roast beef on Friday evening was probably the most delicious...

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On the morning of Saturday 22 September, members and friends of the Commandery of London & Westminster gathered in the Cloister Court of Queens’ College Cambridge at the beginning of a day of fellowship and learning.

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After some welcome refreshments on a damp and chilly morning, we settled down to hear from Irene Allen of LEPRA, who gave an excellent talk which...

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HM Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Sir John Peace and Lady Peace were just two of the guests who attended our very special 10th Anniversary Service of Celebration & Renewal of Vows on a beautiful summer’s day in July in Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire.

Councillor Mrs Sue Saddington, Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council and her husband, were accompanied by several mayors from Nottinghamshire, who have now become ‘friends of King Offa’.
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On Monday 24th September 2018, at the Apothecaries’ Hall, Black Friars, Alderman Vincent Keaveny KCLJ, Sheriff-Elect of London and a long-standing member of the Order of St Lazarus, was presented with his Shrieval Chain of Office and Badge.  The Shrieval Chain is unique to each Sheriff and, by tradition, is fashioned to incorporate symbols from many of those...

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The Revd Kevin Charles ChLJ , King Offa Commandery Chaplain, led the National Ambulance Memorial Service held on Thursday 13th September 2018. Following a service in the Chapel of Peace, the commemoration moved to the Ambulance Service Garden of Remembrance for a service to honour the memory of all those no longer with us who have served in ambulance services in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Guernsey, Jersey, and Gibraltar. Wreaths were laid and the Roll of Honour read out.

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The Commandery of King Offa celebrated Oak Apple Day on Saturday 2nd June 2018 at the ancient Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. 

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The celebrations to mark the restoration of King Charles II in 1660 commenced with a Concert of Music and Songs performed in Church by Mr Tony Wade MMLJ. He played many musical instruments, from...

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On Saturday 14th July 2018 thirty-seven members of the Commandery of Wales and their guests gathered at the ancient church of St Senwyr, within the grounds of Llansannor Court, to celebrate Vespers in anticipation of the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.  Following the amalgamation of the Order of St Lazarus with the Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in 1668, this has been a day of devotion for our Order.  This is the reason why an image of Our Lady of Mount Carmel appears on the reverse face of our insignia.

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 Saturday May 5 dawned bright, sunny and warm.  The previous evening those of us attending the Chapter-General had renewed acquaintance around the bar of the Hotel Meliá Madrid Serrano.  The Grand Priory of England & Wales was well represented, with 9 senior members of the jurisdiction in attendance, including our Grand Prior and Bailiff.

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The beautiful setting of The Cathedral Church of The Holy Trinity Chichester saw the National Investiture of the Grand Priory of England and Wales on Saturday 28th April 2018.

With members, visitors and guests in attendance, the Choir sang the Introit ‘Non nobis, Domine’ as the Grand Prior, The Most Honourable the Marquis of Lothian PC, GCLJ, QC, DL, The Rt. Revd Dr Martin Warner MA, PhD, Bishop of Chichester, Clergy, Members of Grand Priory and distinguished guests processed into Chichester Cathedral. The service was led by the Chaplain-General, The Revd Canon Victor Bullock SChLJ...

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