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Right Worthy Brother Richard Samuel Moss - Eulogy

Right Worthy Brother Richard Samuel Moss

After a prolonged period of illness, Right Worthy Brother Richard Samuel Moss passed to the Grand Conclave above on Wednesday, 5 September 2018. He is survived by his wife, Hazel and children Helen, Sam and Tom and two Granddaughters.

Richard’s funeral took place on Monday, 1 October and was attended by over 200 family and friends keen to pay their respects. Wy.Bro. Alan Beckerton gave a moving tribute to Richard and his many notable achievements for Freemasonry in Derbyshire and beyond.

A collection was taken for the Belper Masonic Benevolent Fund, a charity that Richard was involved with for many years and a total of £966 was contributed on the day. If you were not able to be present at the funeral and would like to contribute, please send your donation to:

Belper Masonic Benevolent Fund
Sort Code: 16-13-11
Account Number: 10140964.

Richard’s passing is a great loss. He had an impact on the lives of all who knew him - it was a privilege to have known him.

UPDATE: 10/10/2018

Address by The Most Worthy Grand Supreme Ruler

Address by The Most Worthy Grand Supreme Ruler
Andrew Christopher Sweeney
to the Annual Convocation of Grand Conclave
Thursday 9 November 2017

OSM sweeney 800Very Dear Brethren all. I feel very honoured and privileged to have been elected, obligated and Installed as your Grand Supreme Ruler and shall do my utmost to further the interests of the Order of the Secret Monitor or Brotherhood of David and Jonathan for as long as I shall hold this office. I have already thanked Most Worthy Brother Paul Clement for the very warm and friendly way he installed me this afternoon and now wish to record the gratitude we owe to him for all the hard work he has done for the Order over many years, especially for the period whilst he has been our Grand Supreme Ruler.

It is overwhelming to see so many of you here today and I thank you all for your attendance and hope that it is a very enjoyable day for you all. I am also very grateful for the attendance of the Rulers of other Orders and for their contributions to, and support of, the Order.

Brethren the distinguishing characteristic of the Order of the Secret Monitor is the care that we extend to our fellow Brethren; primarily through the Offices of our Visiting Deacons by giving friendly monition and warning to its members in time of danger and affording support and assistance to them in time of sorrow and distress, and I enjoin all of you to encourage the Visiting Deacons in your Conclaves to assiduously discharge these very special duties to the best of their abilities. Indeed, the Constitutions specifically mention that the Visiting Deacons should be charged to ensure that this fundamental object of our Order be carried into practical effect. In so doing it reinforces that we are the caring Order in Freemasonry and materially helps in maintaining the relevance of the Order to Freemasons in general.

Brethren whilst today is tinged with a little sadness due to the retirement of M.Wy.Bro. Paul Clement, he has left a vibrant Order in good heart and with all your support, encouragement and enthusiasm we can look forward to expanding our Conclaves throughout the Constitution.
Thank you all.

A message from the Grand Recorder

I am delighted to inform you that the Executive Committee yesterday endorsed the recommendation of the Advisers that Right Worthy Brother Andrew Christopher Sweeney, Grand Chancellor, be nominated for election as Grand Supreme Ruler at the meeting of Grand Conclave to be held on Thursday, 9 November 2017.

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Rulers

M.Wy.Bro. Andrew C. Sweeney
Grand Supreme Ruler

R.Wy.Bro. Cdr J. Charles Aspinell, RDJP
Deputy Grand Supreme Ruler

R.Wy.Bro. James R. Hodge
Assistant Grand Supreme Ruler 

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