Leigh Chapter No 887

Hello Brethren or hopefully soon to be Companions.

Why would you join Leigh Chapter No 887 meeting at Severn Street Birmingham above the other eminent Chapters in the Province. We meet on the first Friday in January, September, November and the 3rd Friday in April {Installation}

Let me give you one or two suggestions.

We are now 102 years old having celebrated our Centenary in 2019.

We have 2 Past Grand Superintendents along with our current Grand Superintendent, The Most Excellent Companion Philip Hall, who of course is also our Provincial Grand Master, as Honorary members.

As Scribe Ezra [Secretary] of the Chapter I could think of several reasons why I would want to join Leigh Chapter but wanted the Companions of Leigh Chapter’s input and here it is.

Bright, modern and joyful.

No pomposity

The atmosphere allows friendship to prosper

There is an atmosphere which encourages discussion and debate

Regular Zoom Meetings since lockdown including a “silly hats” meeting


Central location

Highest quality ritual

Holder’s of a Centennial Charter.

30 plus Members

Record holders of The Most Excellent Grand Superintendents Loving Cup

Great catering at Severn Street

Atmospheric historical building

New Street Station 4 minutes walk away

Rapidly expanding local tram travel

Well organised

No pressure

Progression as fast or slow as you want

Lovely mix of youth along with experience

Good value at £100 per annum subs together with a dining cost with wine of around £25

Past high ranking Officers of Supreme Grand Chapter and currently acting Provincial Grand Officers in the Chapter.

Everyone was asked to contribute to this and these are the words of the Companions, not just the words of the Scibe E.

If you’re interested in finding out more contact Mike Hogarth on 07776 072582 or mikehogarth@aol.com 

For photos to go with my suggestions

Here’s the link to “Leigh Centenary Sept 2019” in my Dropbox: