On Thursday 4th July 2019, The Most Excellent Pro First Grand Principal, Peter Lowndes, was pleased to Install Excellent Companion A. James Ross, as Most Excellent Grand Superintendent in and over the Province of West Wales at a ceremony held in Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli.
Excellent Companion Richard Davies, Grand Superintendent of Monmouthshire and Excellent Companion Gerald Rowbottom, Grand Superintendent of South Wales acted as Second and Third Grand Principals. The new Grand Director of Ceremonies, Excellent Companion Charles Hopkinson-Woolley led the Directors of Ceremonies, E Comps Ed Goodchild, Richard Montgomery and Nick Burger. The Patent of Appointment was read by the Deputy Grand Scribe Ezra, Excellent Companion Graham Redman and keeping his experienced eye on proceedings was the Grand Janitor Excellent Companion Malcolm Brooks.
Following the Installation Ceremony, the new Most Excellent Grand Superintendent conducted the Annual Meeting of the Provincial Grand Chapter of West Wales, which included the 2019 appointments and promotions in Provincial Grand Chapter.
The ceremony was followed by a drinks reception hosted by the Grand Superintendent and Provincial Grand Master Designate held in the Phil Bennett Suite. Luncheon was served in the Quinnell Lounge, with well over 200 sitting down to enjoy a sumptuous lunch.
In the afternoon, the Most Worshipful Pro Grand Master, Peter Lowndes was pleased to Install W Bro James Ross as Provincial Grand Master for the Province of West Wales, in an equally spectacular ceremony.
James Ross said:
“I am honoured to have received these high offices. I promise that I will do my best to serve our wonderful Province and I thank most sincerely all those who have put so much effort in to organising the events today”