Address by The Most Illustrious Grand Sovereign
Graham Leslie Flight, G.C.C.
to the Annual Assembly of Grand Imperial Conclave
Tuesday 4th July 2017
Firstly, my thanks to you all for attending this important meeting of our Order today. I hope you have found the meeting so far interesting and rewarding.
The Grand Team has been very busy during the last year with the appointment and enthronement of seven new Intendents-General.
On 15th October 2016, James Munro was Enthroned as Intendent-General for Cheshire, following the retirement of Christopher MacDonald who of course remains President of my Council.
On 22nd October 2016, Alan Beckerton was Enthroned as Intendent-General for Derbyshire following the early retirement of Peter Salt, who I have had the pleasure of Investing today as a Knight Commander of Constantine.
On 19th November 2016, Stephen Roberts was Enthroned as Intendent-General for Lincolnshire following the retirement of John Clements.
On 30th November 2016, Terry Ward was Enthroned as Intendent-General for Nottinghamshire following the early retirement through ill health of Stephen Mather.
On 25th February 2017, Simon Pine, was Enthroned as Intendent-General for Hertfordshire following the retirement of Brian Muir.
On 25th March 2017, Stuart Graves was Enthroned as Intendent-General for Metropolitan Division following the retirement of Peter Fuchter.
On 20th May 2017, Stephen Bolton was Enthroned as Intendent-General for North and East Lancashire following the retirement of Nigel Bramley-Howarth.
And on 29th October 2016 I appointed (but unfortunately was not able to attend to enthrone), Roger Sawyer as Intendent-General for Natal, following the retirement of John Slack.
There have been no new Conclaves Consecrated in the last year, but I am hearing murmurings for a possible Consecration on the Island of St Lucia, which Worthy Knights you will understand, will almost certainly receive my full approval.
It has been a continuing pleasure to visit Conclaves both at home and abroad, and my visits this year have included Finland, Greece and Italy, where I have been extremely well received and able to take your best wishes to those meetings.