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The Order of the Temple

The Preceptory and Priory of Greyfriars Stirling

No. 51.

Regular KT Muster


21st November 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 and Priory, to be held within the Masonic Temple, 2 Union Street, Bridge of Allan on Wednesday 21 November 2018 at 7.30pm prompt, the Venerable Prior John L. W. Lax presiding.


Order of the Day

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

2.  Certification and Watchword.

3. Welcome to Knights present.

4. Apologies.

5. Obituaries / Illness.

6. Minutes and Correspondence.

7. Reception of the District Grand Priory of Forth Valley under an Arch of Steel.

8. KT Ceremonial.

9. District Grand Prior takes charge of the Preceptory.

10. District Grand Prior returns control of the Preceptory to the Venerable Preceptor.

11. Uplift of Offertory.

12. Any other competent business.

13. Closing.

14. Retire to Refectory

Yours Knightly and Fraternally


Secretary and Chancellor

Notes and Dates

Rehearsal 18 November 2018 There will be a Rehearsal at 4 pm on 18 November 2018 at Bridge of Allan. All Officers taking part in the Grade work are urged to attend, to ensure that 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.

District of the Forth Valley A Lessons and Carols Service will be held at Blackburn & Seafield Parish Church, 41 East Main St, Blackburn EH47 7QR on Sunday 2 December, commencing at 6.30 pm. This service will be held under the auspices of the Provincial Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Linlithgowshire. NO regalia will be worn. The service is a family affair, open to all. Tea and biscuits to will be served at the close of the service.


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 2018-19)

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

Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr
19th(a) 17th(i) 21st 19th 16th 20th(v) 20th 17th(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