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The Order of the Temple

The Preceptory and Priory of Greyfriars Stirling

No. 51.

Regular Malta Muster


17th April 2019 AD.  901 AO.

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 Priory, to be held within the Masonic Temple, 2 Union Street, Bridge of Allan on Wednesday 17 April 2019 at 7.30 pm prompt, the Venerable Prior John L. W. Lax presiding.

Rehearsal – 4.00 pm on Sunday 7 April in Bridge of Allan

Please also take note of the various events listed below. The Venerable Prior would be very grateful for your support.

Order of the Day

1. Opening and Certification.

2. Welcome and apologies for absence.

3. Obituaries / Illness.

4. Minutes of the Malta Muster of 19 December 2018.

5. Correspondence.

6. Accounts.

7. Confer Grades of Knight of St Paul and Knight of St John.

8. Offertory.

9. Any other competent business.

10. Close and retire to Refectory.

Yours Knightly and Fraternally


Secretary and Chancellor

Notes and Dates

District Divine Service Wednesday 17 April 2019 District Divine Service The Annual District Divine Service will be held at 2.30 pm on Sunday 14 April 2019 in Whitburn South Parish Church, 5 Mansewood Crescent, Whitburn EH47 8HA. All Fratres are invited to attend and the Service is open to families and friends.

Enthronement of the Grand Master A Special Muster of The Great Priory of Scotland will be held in Freemasons’ Hall, Edinburgh at 1.00 pm on Saturday 4 May 2019, when R. E. Fra. Joseph Stewart Wood GCT will be enthroned as the M. E. & Rev. Grand Master. This will be followed at approximately 4.30 pm by a Banquet open to Fratres and wives/partners at a cost of £30 per person. Please contact the Secretary if you wish to attend.

District Golf Competition, Stirling Golf Club, Queens Road, Stirling FK8 3AA Sunday 26 May at 10.30 am.

District Bowling Competition, Kinneil Bowling Club, Angus Road, Bo'ness EH51 0BH Sunday 4 August 2019 at 2.00 pm

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 2019-20)

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

Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr
18th(a) 16th(i) 20th(v) 18th 16th 20th 20th 17th(m)

Officers for the Session 2018/2019

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 Fr. Gregor McInnes
4.    Seneschal Lieut. General

Fr. William Straub

5.    Constable First Lieut.

Em Fr. Paul G Miller HGP GMA

6.    Mareschal Second Lieut

V. Fr Alexander Plank PP

7.    Almoner Hospitaller

V Fr. Matthew Gibb PP

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

Fra. Robert G. Stewart

12.  Beaucennifer Banner of St. John Fr. Andrew Logan
13.  Br. of the Vex Belli Banner of Malta Vacant
14.  First Aide Mareschal

Fr. Ian Taylor

15.  Second Aide Captain / Outposts Fr. James Ferguson
16.  Herald Herald

Fr. Henry Adams

17.  Organist Organist

Fr. Allan G. Stevenson

18.  Steward Steward Fr. James F. Fisher HDGH