The beautiful Investiture Mass celebrated by His Grace Archbishop Malcolm, with music organised by Chev Anthony Dickinson, including Mozart's Spatzen Messe as the Mass setting, was followed by a drinks reception in the grounds and a celebratory Luncheon.
We were blest with good weather,
which helped everyone to enjoy the Midori cocktails
(green liqueur with prosecco - for the Order's colours!)
All attentive as we await praying Grace before meals.
The photographs speak for themselves.
The food was excellent thanks to caterers Warton Foods
The splendid setting of the marquee set in the handsome grounds of the church was a great success.
Thanks to Aries Leisure - who gave a generous donation to the Order.
The sounds of classical guitar drifted over the lunch.
Thanks to our host - parish priest of Our Lady's, Fr Thomas Wood.
Thanks again to Archbishop Malcolm, who joined us for lunch.
As always, it was a great pleasure to have the Grand Master as our guest of honour.
Some of the Chaplains took him out later that evening to sample the delights of Liverpool on a Saturday evening!
The customary speeches and toasts.
ATAVIS ET ARMIS