Wednesday 14 November 2018

Investiture Grand Priory of Grand Britain 2018

Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire, 
The Rt Hon The Lord Shuttleworth was among the distinguished guests who gathered for our Investiture of new members this year in Preston.
Pictured here with our Grand Master.

Members and friends packed into the beautiful church of St Thomas of Canterbury and the English Martyrs in Preston, Lancashire, for Solemn High Mass and the Investiture,
including the formal appointment of Chev. Anthony Dickinson as our new Grand Prior.

Entering in procession:
The Grand Master.

 Lord and Lady Shuttleworth.

Members of the Grand Priory of Great Britain

 Chev. Anthony Dickinson,
our new Grand Prior.

Flags carried by our new Esquires.

Sister Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus, came from the local Convent 
to attend and to sing most beautifully at the Mass.

With the Grand Master at prie-dieux on the sanctuary, 
clergy and members of the Institute of Christ the King, 
who have care of shrine of the English Martyrs and were very welcoming 
and generous hosts to the Order.

 The Grand Master proclaims the Investiture open.

 The Chaplain General of Great Britain blesses the insignia.

 Chev. Anthony Dickinson is invested in the Office of Grand Prior of Great Britain.

 With the Chain of Office.

 With the sword.

 With the Banner of Great Britain.

 Receiving hearty congratulations for the Grand Master.

 Some of our new Consoeurs and Confréres being welcomed into the Order.

 Amongst other promotions, 
two of our members were raised to the rank of Knight 
and one to Dame.

 Some of the members after the Investiture
with Lord and Lady Shuttleworth 
and the Mayor of Preston
Councillor Trevor Hart.

 Some of the altar servers 
along with the Sister Adorers of the Riyal Heart of Jesus.

 Here we are proclaiming the Order's motto

The Grand Prior presented a cheque to Mr Mike Parr, Chief Executive of St Joseph's Hospice.
The Hospice is one of the charities the Grand Priory is supporting 
in liaison with Archbishop Malcolm McMahon.
The Mayor of Preston, Trevor Hart.
The Grand Priory also made a donation to the fund for the Mayor's Charities.

Following - a whole host of people congratulating our new Grand Prior, Anthony Dickinson.


Our thanks to St John's Ambulance members
in attendance in case of emergencies,
of which, thankfully, there were none.