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Knights Templar hold annual service in Whalley
1:37pm Monday 19th August 2013 in News
SOME of their rituals might date back to the early Middle Ages and the days of the Knights Templar.
But the northern chapter of the Autonomous Christian and Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem was only formed 13 years ago. And Whalley Parish Church is the venue for their annual general assembly, drawing in knights and dames from Scotland down to Crewe.
Ribble Valley Mayor Coun Richard Sherras and Mayoress Lynne Pate were the special guests for the hour-long gathering, which was overseen by the Grand Prior General David Rhodes.
Barrie Waddington, Programme Prior Emeritus, said: “Our assembly is open to the public and anyone can watch the ceremony but membership is by invitation.”
Part of the assembly was devoted to the investiture of a new knight and presenting £300 to Henshaw’s Society for the Blind.
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