Today, I was delighted to have been installed as Provincial Grand Master and Grand Superintendent for West Kent.
It goes without saying that I am deeply honoured to perform this role and it will be a privilege to lead such a strong, successful, and well managed Province. In this regard, we have my predecessor, Jonathan Winpenny and his Provincial Executive, to thank for their exemplary stewardship. Theirs is a legacy I am keen to preserve and develop, and in no way do I underestimate the scale of that responsibility. Today marks a new page in our history.
We welcome W.Bro Philip May as a new APGM, and thank W.Bro Doug Hughes for his untiring work during his time on the Craft and Royal Arch Executive. For those Brethren who were unable to join us today, detailed below are the key points in my address following the Installation ceremony and during the Provincial Grand Chapter meeting in the afternoon.
• This is not evolution for my sake or because it is fashionable – it is unavoidable as the world keeps changing and we must adapt too. If we don’t evolve, we will decline and ultimately fail – so, the status quo is simply not an option.