Tuesday 29 October 2019

Charity Gin Tasting Evening

The Grand Priory hosted a Charity Gin Tasting evening in Lancashire last week.
Such events have become very popular in recent years 
with the resurgence of new gin distilleries 
and renewed interest in creative new flavours.

It proved a popular event with us as well.

We raised £280 for the Orders Charities.
These include:
tackling leprosy in Sri Lanka with our partners SUROL
British Army Veterans Benevolent Fund, 
St Catherine’s Hospice, 
         St Joseph’s Hospice.          
 There was much discussion as to the relative merits of each of the six bottles we tasted.

 Obviously a discerning palate here.

It looks like Father may have tasted something a little bitter?

It proved a very enjoyable evening.
Our thanks to those who donated the various bottles of gin.

It had to be explained to some that it was not a whole bottle for each person!
Something fitting for the end of the evening!

Thursday 10 October 2019

All Souls Day Mass

Our annual Solemn Requiem Mass 
for deceased members and friends will take place on 
Saturday 2nd November - All Souls Day
at 11am
at St Catherine's Church in Farington, Leyland

Followed by tea and coffee served in the Pope John Paul Room.

All are welcome.

Mass will be sung in the Traditional Form.

Tuesday 8 October 2019

Charity Dinner with the Army Benevolent Fund

Grand Prior of  Great Britain, H E Anthony Dickinson with Dame Margaret Lawler.

They were among a number of members who attended a charity dinner run by the Centurions of Merseyside for the Army Benevolent Fund which took place on Friday in the Athenaeum Club, founded in 1799, in Liverpool city centre.

The Grand Priory has supported our veteran service men and women through the Centurions and their work for the Army Benevolent Fund.

     Dame Lorna Muirhead DCVO DBE DL is the President of the Centurions and is pictured here with her husband  (right) and Major General Michael Scott CB CBE DSO.

Major General Michael Scott gave an excellent after dinner speech. He was Military Secretary to the British Army and also took part in the Falklands War; it was with his reminiscences of this that he both entertained and moved us.

 Dame Lorna shares a Quaich with the piper!
We was certainly in need of some refreshment after his exertions. 

Also present were some Army Cadets from Altcar Camp, 
who welcomed the guests and formed a guard of honour.