22 June 2021

Centenary Celebrations – Bishop Blaize Conclave (No 48).

To the Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler, Deputy Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler, Provincial Grand Officers and Brethren of the Province of East Lancashire.

R. Wy. Bro F. G. H. Smith – Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler

Dear Frank,  

Bishop Blaize Conclave (No 48) was consecrated on Thursday the 3rd of February 1921 at the Masonic Hall, North Parade, Bradford. Following an application to Grand Conclave a celebratory Centenary Warrant has been granted in recognition of this significant milestone.  

I am delighted that the Most Worthy Grand Supreme Ruler, Andrew Christopher Sweeney, together with a delegation from Grand Conclave, have expressed a wish to attend the celebrations. This will take place on morning of Thursday the 3rd of February 2022 at Tapton Hall, Shore Lane, Sheffield. This date will mark the end of the Conclaves Centenary year and full details will be circulated when confirmed.

Many of the founder members of the Conclave were from East Lancashire (Cockcroft Conclave) and I am writing to Invite you, your Deputy, Provincial Officers, and the brethren of your Province to join the brethren of West Yorkshire and be a part of this august assembly.       

An event of this magnitude is a rare and prestigious occasion for the Conclave and the Province as a whole and as such I have designated this as an Official Provincial Visit.

Over the last 18 months our activities have been curtailed greatly and this celebration will be an excellent opportunity for us all to get together again. 

Yours in the Friendship of the Order

Dave Staniforth

PGSR – West Yorkshire