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The Order of the Temple

The Preceptory and Priory of Greyfriars Stirling

No. 51.

Regular KT Muster

and Annual District Visitation

21st February 2018 AD.  900 OA.

Masonic Hall

2 Union Street, Bridge of Allan

Constituted 18th January 1922

Venerable Preceptor: V Fr. John L.W. Lax

Secretary & Register:  V. Fr. David W. Brown

70 Main Street, St. Ninians, Stirling. FK7 9AZ. 07886 915721


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Dear Sir and Frater,                 

You are summoned to attend a regular Muster of Greyfriars Preceptory, to be held within the Masonic Temple 2 Union Street, Bridge of Allan on Wednesday 21st February 2018 at 7.15 pm prompt – NOTE EARLIER START. Uniform: Cap and Mantle (Boots and Spurs optional). The Venerable Preceptor John L. W. Lax presiding.

For the opening of the Muster, only Fratres of Greyfriars Preceptory, along with two District observers, will be admitted. The first item of business be to determine the nomination by Greyfriars Preceptory for the office of District Grand Prior of the Forth Valley to succeed R. E. Fra. Matthew Fry from March 2019. Once this piece of business has been concluded, visiting Knights will be admitted.

Committee Meeting – 18 February 2018

There will be a Committee Meeting at 4 pm on 18 February 2018 at Bridge of Allan. The Committee will arrive at a recommendation for the office of District Grand Prior from March 2019, to be made to the Fratres of Greyfriars at the Muster of 21 February 2018.

If any Frater wishes to be considered for nomination to the post of District Grand Prior, please advise me no later than Wednesday 14 February 2018.

Rehearsal – 18 February 2018

A Rehearsal will follow immediately after the Committee Meeting. All Officers taking part in the Grade work are urged to attend this rehearsal, in order to ensure the work at the Muster is to a high standard, especially as this is the occasion of the Annual District Visit. Past Preceptors are most welcome to attend in order to give guidance.

Order of the Day

1. Preceptory opened in full form by the Venerable Preceptor.

2. Certification and Watchword.

3. Welcome to all Knights present.

4. Apologies.

5. Obituaries / Illness.

6. Minutes and Correspondence.

7. Reception of the District Grand Priory of Forth Valley

8. KT Ceremonial on Comp. David Stewart.

9. District Grand Priory take charge of the Preceptory.

10. Presentation of Diplomas to Fras Colin A. Arthur and Stuart Broughton.

11. Uplift the Offertory.

12. Any other competent business.

13. Closing.

14. Retire to Refectory      

Yours Knightly and Fraternally


Secretary and Chancellor

Notes and Dates

1.         Items for sale: Temple and Malta Rituals £3.50 each. (from the Treasurer)

2.         Please inform the Secretary of any changes in address.

3.         Fratres please remember the high costs of postage and printing.

            Donations are always welcome. Including Refectory raffle prizes.

4.         Greyfriars Web Site: 

5.         If any Frater would like to be included in the e-mail distribution list, contact me

            with your e-mail address, making better communication and keeping postage

            costs down. Thank you.


6.         The following Preceptories of the Forth Valley Meet on

Greyfriars               3rd Wednesday Sept. to Apr.

                  Douglas                  2nd Monday Oct. to Apr.

                  Falkirk                    3rd Thursday Sept. to Apr.         

                  St Mungo’s             4th Tuesday Sept, Nov, Jan to Apr.

                  Torphichen              1st Friday Sept, Oct, Dec. Feb to Apr.


Greyfriars Preceptory Musters (Year 2017)

(v) denotes District Visit, (m) denotes Malta Muster, (i) Installation (a) AGM

Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr
20th(a) 18th(i) 15th 20th 18th 15th(v) 15th 19th(m)

Officers for the Session 2017/2018

Temple Priory Name
1.    Ven. Preceptor Prior V. Fr. John LW Lax
2.    I. P. Prepector I. P. Prior

V. Fr. Grahame J. Smith

3.    Sub. Preceptor Capt. General Em. Fr. Thomas Sinclair
4.    Seneschal Lieut. General

Fr. William Straub

5.    Constable First Lieut.

Em Fr. Paul G Miller HGP GMA

6.    Mareschal Second Lieut

Fr. Alastair Dunn

7.    Almoner Hospitaller

V Fr. Matthew Gibb PP

8.    Chaplain Chaplain Em. Fr. A. David Page HDGH
9.    Treasurer Treasurer V. Fr Alexander Plank PP
10.  Secretary Chancellor V. Fr. David W. Brown PP
11.  Chamberlain Conservator

Fr. Ian Taylor

12.  Beaucennifer Banner of St. John Fr. Stephen McKay
13.  Br. of the Vex Belli Banner of Malta Fr. James Ferguson
14.  First Aide Mareschal

Fr. Gregor McInnes

15.  Second Aide Captain / Outposts Fr. Andrew Logan
16.  Herald Herald

Fr. Dennis C. Bremner

17.  Organist Organist

Fr. Allan G. Stevenson

18.  Steward Steward Fr. James F. Fisher HDGH