Fifty Years Service to The Great Priory of Ireland.

V.E.Sir Knight James T. Erwin.

V.E.Sir Knight James T. Erwin.

Brethren, I very rarely stray from the Craft /Royal Arch but feel moved to mark the rare award of a 50 year bar awarded recently to V.E.Sir Knight James T. Erwin, well liked and well known past Registrar of Ahoghill Preceptory.

Some of the Sir Knights present on the Night of James's Presentation.

Some of the Sir Knights present on the Night of James’s Presentation.

The meeting was well attended, with Representatives from Great Priory, Priory of East Ulster, West Ulster and South Ulster Present.

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As most Brethren come to Preceptory Masonry after involvement with Craft and Royal Arch, it is rare indeed for a Preceptory member to achieve 50 years service in the High Knight Templars of Ireland Preceptories. Sir Knight Erwin has been a long serving, and active member of the Great Priory of Ireland, and I for one, am delighted to see him pass this milestone, whilst he is still hale and hearty. The turn out spoke volume’s as to the popularity of this award, and I’m sure we all hope that he can keep going towards his 60 year bar.

Congratulations James on this Outstanding Achievement.

Congratulations James on this Outstanding Achievement.

Provincial Prior of East Ulster.

Provincial Prior of East Ulster.

Great Constable.

Great Constable.

Registrar of Ahoghill Preceptory.

Registrar of Ahoghill Preceptory.

About irishfreemason

Rt Wor Bro Bashford lives in Ireland where he joined the Masonic Order in 1977. He became a Master Mason in 1978 and served as Master of his Mother Lodge, Moyarget No. 280 Irish Constitution in 1990. He was appointed Richard Robinson Memorial Lecturer in the Irish Masonic Province of Antrim in 1992 and 2004. In 1996 he was appointed Grand Master's personal Standard Bearer by Most Wor. Bro Darwin Templeton, G.M. In 2000 he became the Millennium Master of the `irish Lodge of Research No. 200, and in 2001 went on to become Excellent King of the irish Chapter of Research No. 222.He is the current Editor of the Irish Lodge of Research, and has been since 1992, and of the Irish Chapter of Research since 1996. He was appointed Representative of the Grand Lodge of Portugal at the Grand Lodge of Ireland in 2006 ( a ten year appointment), giving him the courtesy title of Right Worshipful Brother. He is currently Provincial Grand Librarian for the Province of Antrim, and Curator of the museum at their headquarters in Belfast.
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