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E L J Smith Conclave – Conclave of Mourning

E L J Smith Conclave – Conclave of Mourning

In July the E L J Smith Conclave No 613 carried out a demonstration of a Conclave of Mourning.

The Conclave was opened by the Supreme Ruler, R.Wy.Bro. Michael Barnes, PProvGSR. The muster roll was called and the reports of the Visiting Deacons were received. V.Wy.Bro. Arnold Long, PGV, was installed as Supreme Ruler by R.Wy.Bro. Michael Barnes. The Weapons were presented in an excellent manner by Wy.Bro. James Sacre. V.Wy.Bro. Arnold Long then appointed and invested his officers.

The Conclave was closed and the Temple arranged for the demonstration of the Conclave of Mourning. A Conclave of Mourning was introduced to mark the death of the first Grand Supreme Ruler, Dr Issacher Zacharie, and symbolises David’s mourning for the loss of his friend Jonathan. This very moving ceremony was excellently performed by R.Wy. Bro. Michael Barnes and the Officers of the E L J Smith Conclave.

Article and photo by Chris Eley