Warranted 8th September 2005
The Chapter’s title, “St. . George in Somerset” is a direct result of the sitting and timing of the inaugural meeting of the prospective Petitioners for this Rose Croix Chapter.
It is widely held that St. George was a Roman Soldier around the close of the third and the beginning of the fourth centuries and he rose to the rank of military tribune of the imperial guards. A Cappadocian Knight, he fought in the Crusades and is reputedly responsible for effectively spreading the principles of Christianity at that period.
The St. George and the dragon legend arises from George’s intervention in the sacrificing of the King’s daughter at Sylene in Libya, when he promised to slay the dragon if the whole city of some 15,000 would accept Jesus as Lord and be baptised.
He was later imprisoned for inciting unrest, was tortured and put to death around the year 303AD.
Foresight, uprightness, courage and justice, traditionally associated with St. George, are reflected in the aims and aspirations of the Founders of the “St. George at Wiveliscombe” Chapter Rose Croix now known as “St George in Somerset Chapter Rose Croix”.
The Red Cross and shield of the martyr, St. George, was adopted for the uniform of English soldiers around the reign of Richard the Lionheart; later becoming the national flag of England and the White Ensign of the Royal Navy.
The Chapter was consecrated on the 30th January, 2006.
Meets at the Wellington Masonic Hall on the Third Monday of March (11-00hrs), June 11-00hrs) and November (11-00hrs)
First picture – our I.G. , MWS Paulin Phillips and D.C. Barry Burridge
Supreme Council are making visits to Chapters who were Consecrated ten years ago and St George At Wiveliscombe Chapter No. 1173 comes into this category. At their meeting on 15 June 2015 they will be honoured by a visit from the Sovereign Grand Commander, M P Bro Alan Englefield.
3 pictures taken at their Meeting on 16th March this year – lots of familiar faces enjoying themselves!
Meetings held at:
St George in Somerset Chapter Rose Croix No 1173
The Masonic Hall
Meetings (as normal) 11:00am on the 3rd Monday in March, June and November.
Leave M5 at junction 26; take second exit from R/Abt at Chelston then from X-roads in centre of town (Tfc L) along Fore Street and Mantle Street; turn left (opp telephone kiosk) into narrow lane 9m before Wellesley Cinema. MH at end of lane. No parking near MH. PCP off Fore Street (80 Free).