Monday 10 September 2018

Investiture Mass 2018

The Grand Priory of Great Britain is preparing for its Investiture of new members. 
This year to be held in Preston, Lancashire.

Members and friends are invited to the Vigil Service in the Chapel at Samlesbury Hall 
on Friday 28th September.
This will be followed by a Drinks Reception and a Charity Dinner in the Great Hall 
of this ancient and historic House.
Applications to attend the Dinner supporting the Order's Charities are still welcome,
though please contact us as soon as possible for the few remaining seats
as the Great Hall has seating limited to 100 guests.

We are particularly looking forward to welcoming our Grand Master 
for the Dinner and Investiture.

We will also be welcoming Deputy Lord-Lieutenant of  Lancashire, Col Alan Jolley
and his wife Mary once again to our celebrations.

Solemn High Mass in the Traditional Form followed by the Investiture,
will take place on Saturday 29th September at 11am
at the Church of St Thomas of Canterbury and the English Martyrs,
Garstang Road, Preston.
The Mass will be that of St Michael the Archangel, as the Feast of the Day,
whose powerful intercession we will invoke for the Order and the Church.

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle!

There is a fine organ in the church, so we look forward to some splendid music,
accompanied by tympani and brass for the Mozart Mass setting.
Following a Drinks Reception in the church gardens
there is a Gala Luncheon at eh Holiday Inn, Preston City centre.

We are pleased to welcome to Mass the representative in Lancashire of Her Majesty, the Queen, 
the Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, Lord Shuttleworth and his wife.

We are also pleased to welcome to Mass 
the 691st Mayor of Preston, Councillor Trevor Hart.

As well as investing five new members and four new Esquires
the Grand Master will confirm Chev. Anthony Dickinson 
as the new Grand Prior
of Great Britain.