For several months, key members of The District of Leicestershire and Rutland Ancient and Accepted Rite Rose Croix have been consulting with the Chapters to ascertain their development needs and requirements. In an engaging process, members were asked what it is about the Order they wished to learn more about, and how they would like this training to take place.
As a result of the survey, the first workshop took place at Freemasons’ Hall Leicester on the 19th February 2022, under the watchful eye and guidance of Inspector General Henry Kukiewicz, and his training team comprising of Chris Maybury and Gordon Richardson.
A most welcome sight on a Saturday morning to greet the attendees was a bacon cob and tea and coffee, as the delegates met to discuss the agenda for the day. The workshop was opened by Chris and Gordon who proceeded to deliver fascinating historical knowledge of the Order, where it was conceived, how it spread, and its relevance today.
The next part of the morning was dedicated to instruction and insight into the First Point, which was most enlightening for new and longstanding members of the Order.
After an engaging question and answer session, the Inspector General thanked his training team for the hard work undertaken to bring the workshop to life, to the team at Freemasons’ Hall for preparing the room and providing the refreshments, and to all those who gave up their time to attend and further their knowledge.
Further workshops will take place within other centres of the Province later in the year, and every member of the Ancient & Accepted Rite Rose Croix are encouraged to attend and benefit from a deeper look into the Order and the ritual. The current schedule includes a workshop at Melton Mowbray on the 14th May and Loughborough on the 1st October 2022.