The Granite Chapter No.2028, which meets at Freemasons’ Hall, Leicester, welcomed its first member through the Universities Scheme since joining in November 2015.
The Granite Chapter is one of only three Universities Scheme Chapters in the country providing a suitable home for those Scheme Initiates who wish to complete their ‘Pure Antient Masonry’. The other Scheme Chapters are Ravensbourne Chapter No.1601 in London and Universities Chapter Yorkshire No.4047.
Comp. Adam Tilley, who is a Law student at the University of Leicester, joined Freemasonry in February 2015 when he was initiated, as part of the Universities Scheme, in the Wyggeston Lodge No.3448. Since becoming a Master Mason in April 2016, he has been anxious to complete his Craft degrees by being exalted into the Holy Royal Arch.
The meeting of the Granite Chapter was held at Freemasons’ Hall, Leicester on the 21st November 2016 where Comp. Adam was Exalted by the Most Excellent, Ex. Comp. Peter Faulkner, and his co-Principals, Ex. Comp. Richard Flavell and Ex. Comp. Peter Wallace.
The Chapter was extremely honoured to welcome surprise visitor, the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent Ex.Comp. Peter Kinder who attended to support the Chapter and Comp. Adam on the occasion.
After the ceremony, Comp. Adam said: ‘It was a fantastic ceremony and an amazing evening.”