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Littlehampton Consistory No 34 (T.I.)

Re-Consecrated: 21st July 2010

Meeting Dates

Meets in Littlehampton on
3rd Thursday January
3rd Tuesday May
1st. Thursday September (Installation)

Meeting Location

O3 Club
South Terrace
West Sussex
BN17 5LJ


Comp. John C.W. Hickman, III
Tel:01243 604256

Officers at Inst 2016
Dist.Comp. Glyn R. Goddard, III, ProvGLect President
Em.Comp. Robin Jupe, III, ProvGStwd Primus of Lectores
Comp. Paul D. Swarbrick, III Primus of Ostiarii
Comp. John M. Waymark, II Episcopus
Dist.Comp. Michael J. Newth, V, PGStB, ProvGTreas Treasurer
Dist.Comp. Paul S. Hollebone, V, PAGDC, DepProvGSum Registrar
Dist.Comp. John C.W. Hickman, III, ProvGHer Recorder
Dist.Comp.B. Trevor Lee, IV, PGSwdB, PProvGLect Director of Ceremonies
Comp. Andries (Dries) J. van der Burgh, III Lecturer 1
Comp. Glen Coneley, II Lecturer 2
Comp. John C. Gough, III, ProvGOrgLecturer 3
Comp. Simon C. Piper, II Lecturer 4
Dist.Comp. Alan M. Hall, IV, PProvGReg Deputy Director of Ceremonies
Dist.Comp. vacant Organist
Comp. Stephen N. Puttick, III, ProvGStwd Herald
Comp. Paul A. Brennan, II Guarder
Comp. vacant Steward
Comp. vacant Steward
Comp. vacant Steward
Comp. A. Peter Evenden Watchman
Dist.Comp. Royston J.H. Lester, III, PProvGGuarder IPP

News and Events

At our Installation meeting on 1st. September we were honoured with the presence of Dist. Comp. Ian Duncan, V, PGSwdB, Assistant Provincial Grand Summus. Our meeting was opened by our President, Dist. Comp. Glyn Goddard, Provincial Grand Guarder.There were 23 Comps. in attendance. A Ballot took place for a joining member, Comp. Kenneth Skilton, which proved in his favour and he was welcomed into the consistory by our President.

On this occasion it was a Proclamation and Dist. Comp. Trevor Lee, our Director of Ceremonies, then proclaimed Dist. Comp. Glyn Goddard as our President for a second year. The President then appointed and invested his Officers for the year.

A Third Grade Ceremony was then conducted by the President and Comps. John Gouge, John Waymark, Paul Brennan and Ken Skilton were Obligated, Invested and Entrusted with the secrets of the Third Grade. He was assisted in the Third Grade Lecture by Comp. A.J. van der Burgh, Dist. Comp. A. Hall and V.Dist. Comp. Paul Rose.

Dist. Comp. Gordon Leaman proposed and Dist. Comp. Mike Newth seconded as a candidate, Bro. Malcolm Peter Ramsay Brown.

The President then thanked all those Comps. who took part in the Ceremony with special reference to our Director of Ceremonies, Dist. Comp. B.T. Lee.

Posted 4/12/16

Report on meeting of Littlehampton Consistory on Thursday 21 January 2016


An excellent meeting. We meet at the O3 Club in Littlehampton which is under new management and is being refurbished the downstairs room we use has been given a coat of paint and looks much smarter. The meeting commenced at 6 pm and after opening we welcomed the Provincial Grand Summus Michael Conn, and the Assistant Provincial Grand Summus Ian Duncan in all there were over 22 companions present. The highlight of the evening was admitting two candidates to the First Grade Paul Brennan and Simon Piper. The ceremony went extremely well and the candidates were suitably impressed and received a warm welcome and from their comments at the festive board they enjoyed the evening. The Provincial Grand Summus then presented certificates to the Provincial Officers present who were appointed at the Provincial meeting.

As we dine in the same room we have to clear the consistory and set up the tables for dining, but everybody helps and it was soon accomplished so that we could adjourn to the bar for a drink before dinner. Dinner, a four course meal, was very acceptable and included cheese and biscuits and coffee all for £16.50. After the meal and Toasts we were all able to get away by 9 p.m. A thoroughly enjoyable evening - looking forward to the next one.

Another view

At our Meeting on Thursday 21 January 2016 we were honoured to receive R Dist Comp Michael Peter Conn Provincial Grand Summus together with Dist Comp Paul Hollebone Deputy Provincial Grand Summus and Dist Comp Ian Duncan Assistant Provincial Grand Summus. Although this was not an official Provincial meeting they were accompanied by a further eleven Provincial Grand Officers. In total there were some twenty four Companions at the Meeting to witness Bro Simon Piper and Bro Paul Brennan joining our Order. The Ceremony was conducted by Dist Comp Glyn Goddard assisted by Dist Comps Roy Lester and Gordon Leaman.

Dist Comp Trevor Lee our Director of Ceremonies made an excellent job in co-ordinating the whole of the Ceremony and the Lectures were delivered in a most sincere and memorable way.

The Provincial Grand Summus congratulated all of the Members that were in Office for the effort they had taken in learning their respective parts of the Ceremony.

The Provincial Grand Summus then continued to present Provincial Certificates to those Companions who were promoted to Provincial Rank at the December Annual General Meeting.

After the Meeting twenty Companions dined in perfect harmony.

Posted 28/01/16

We at Littlehampton have been very fortunate in the past nine months. We have attracted 3 new Joining Members Em Comp G R Goddard, Dist Comp A L Thompson and Comp A J Van der Burgh.

At our Meeting in September we saw Dist Comp Roy Lester installed as our President for the ensuing year.

At our Meeting on 15 January Comp Van der Burgh became a Joining Member. At the same Meeting we Obligated Invested and Entrusted four Companions as Fellows of Healers & Exorcists - Comps S Puttick, R Jupe, M Ganaway and P Swarbrick, followed by a new Candidate Bro Glen Coneley who was Obligated Entrusted and Invested as an Ostiarii.

At our next Meeting on 19 May we will be doing a Second Grade Ceremony followed by a First Grade Ceremony. We are very fortunate that we still have five brethren wishing to join us at Littlehampton and our Consistory is going from strength to strength.

If you think you would like to join the Littlehampton Consistory or know more about it please contact John Hickman on

Posted 13/01/15

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