Warrant dated 27th January 1983
Portbury is a small village, intersected by the road between Bristol and Portishead in Somerset. The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book and was given by William the Conqueror to one of his favourites, Bishop Geoffreyde Montbray of Coutances, “The battling bishop” – sword in one hand and crook in the other!
There was a small Augustinian Priory founded in Portbury on land donated by Isabella, Countess of Albemarle in the twelfth century of which there is still a substantial part remaining in the Centre of the village.
What better name could therefore appear on the petition to form a new Rose Croix Chapter, than that celebrating the memory of the priory founded so long ago at Portbury.
The Chapter was consecrated in April 1983 by ten members of the Supreme Council & 21 founders.
We meet at Nailsea Masonic Hall on the second Wednesday in February & April 18.30, November. Enthronement 18.00.
The Masonic Hall, Nailsea BS48 1BA (01275 853993).
From Bristol take the A370 towards Weston-super-Mare to Backwell; turn right at 1st set Tfc L along Station Road towards Nailsea for approx 2 miles; Nailsea Park turning on left, which is a Cul-de-sac. MH on left, (behind housing).
From Junction 21 M5, take A370 towards Bristol to Backwell, turn left at 2nd set Tfc L into Station Road towards Nailsea for approx 2 miles, then follow instructions as above.