Thursday 19th October Robert Loyd Preceptory completed their 2nd double installation of new Knights. Knights Jason Harris and Adam Steven enjoyed a great ceremony with nearly 40 Knights in attendance including the Provincial Prior, R.E.Kt. Graham McGowan-Smyth with his ever-present Bodyguard.


The Commander of the Bodyguard E.Kt. Martin James Sando, Marshal of the Robert Loyd Preceptory orchestrated the Installation of the 2 new Knights.

The Ceremony took place at Sindlesham (in Berkshire) as there had been problems with their normal home at the Caversham Masonic Centre, the ceiling in the temple had collapsed and was now undergoing repairs. This unfortunately meant using a smaller Temple at Sindlesham with a large number of Knights attending - with a number of offices being covered by the Bodyguard on the evening. E.Kt. Vic Bickers stepped in as 1st Constable to assist as well

Last year on 20th October 2022 Robert Loyd completed their 1st ever double installation of new Knights Robert Peacock and Carlos Sepulveda Mancilla.

In June 2022 Robert Loyd Preceptory celebrated their 50th year.

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E.Kt. Ian Mitchell on his 2nd term as Eminent Preceptor conducted both double Ceremonies in 2023 &2022.

Seen here with new Knight Jason Harris.


Visiting Great officers, E.Kt. Paul Jenkins the Provincial Almoner (right) P.Gt.W.of Reg, and E.Kt. Neil Hougham P.Gt.Chamb.



Kt. Dougie Leacy enjoying his roles as Bodyguard and the new Provincial Guard.

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Another great night to celebrate at the Robert Loyd Preceptory with another candidate already booked for February 2024.







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