On Remembrance Sunday, R. Ex. Comp. Maurice McKee and W. Bro. Jim Irvine attended the Community Remembrance Service at Portavogie War Memorial. A poppy wreath was laid on behalf of the Chapter and Lodge to remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice during both World Wars to secure our freedom.
We especially remember our dear fallen Brethren and Companions.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We Will Remember Them. So mote it be. Nov 2023
District Honours for Maurice....
On 3rd December, Rt. Ex. Comp. Maurice McKee received District Honours and was installed as District Grand Chief Scribe for 2023 / 2024 at the the District Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Down convocation in La Mon House Hotel and Country Club. A number of companions were present to support Maurice, along with The Supreme Grand King being in attendance on the day. The Excellent King, Ex. Comp. Mark Hammond, presented Maurice with his District regalia at our own convocation on Friday 9th December on behalf of the Chapter. We wish Maurice every success during his time in office. Dec 2022
We Will Remember Them....
On Sunday 13th November, Ex. Comp. Maurice McKee and W. Bro. Jim Irvine laid a poppy wreath on behalf of the Chapter and Lodge during a Remembrance Service at Portavogie War Memorial. We remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice during both World Wars and subsequent conflicts since and especially our fallen Brethren and Companions.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We Will Remember Them. So mote it be. Nov 2022
Thank you your Majesty....
The Excellent King and Council, and Companions of the Chapter express their deep sadness on learning of the passing of Her Most Gracious Majesty The Queen, Queen Elizabeth II. She will now be reunited with her beloved husband, our fraternal Brother, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip. We send our thoughts and prayers to His Majesty The King , King Charles III and The Royal Family at this difficult time. God Save The King 9th Sept 2022
New Excellent King's Apron
On our first night back since all Masonic meetings were postponed due to the COVID 19 pandemic, a new Excellent King's apron was presented by the family of our late Ex. Comp Roy Shaw MBE for the Excellent King to wear in his memory. The Acting Excellent King, V. Ex. Comp.Jim McDowell was privileged to be the first Excellent King of our Chapter to wear it. Dec 2021
25 Year Jewel for Hubert
On Friday 11th of October Ex. Companion Hubert Thompson was proudly presented with his 25 Year Jewel and Certificate by the Excellent King (Acting), Ex. Comp. Roy Shaw MBE and the District Deputy Grand King, R. Ex. Comp. Alan Ferris. Hubert has been a loyal and dedicated Companion of the Chapter and is very much appreciated by all in Shamrock Royal Arch Chapter Kircubbin No. 354. Well done Hubert, many congratulations. Oct 2019
3/4 of a Century between them
At our convocation on Friday 12th April there were a total of three 25 Year Jewels and Certificates presented by the Excellent King (Acting), Ex. Comp. Roy Shaw MBE and the District Assistant Grand King, R. Ex. Comp. Roy Humphries. They were presented to Ex. Comp Jim Glover, Drew McMaster and Maurice McKee. All three have been committed Companions of the Chapter and their dedication is very much appreciated by all in Shamrock Royal Arch Chapter Kircubbin No. 354. Well done Jim, Drew and Maurice, many congratulations. April 2019
Centenary Dinner 1918-2018
On the 14th September 2018, the Chapter celebrated its Centenary. A special Convocation and Centenary Dinner was held in the Kircubbin Masonic Centre. We were very privileged to not only have District Officers attend, but also have the District Grand King of the District Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Down, M. Ex. Comp Neil A Coey. This was a very special event in the life of the Chapter in Kircubbin . To mark the occasion, the Chapter also had a Centenary Jewel struck. Sept 2018
25 Year Jewels presented
On 12th April Shamrock Royal Arch Chapter had cause to celebrate. V. Ex. Comp. Norman Nevin, Ex. Comp Mark Browne, Roy Shaw MBE, Ian McKenna, Douglas Thompson and David McKee all received their 25 Year Jewel and Certificate. They were very fortunate to have the District Grand King of the District Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Down in attendance, M. Ex. Comp. Neil A Coey. April 2013
Sam marks 50 Years service
Ex. Comp. Samuel Erskine was presented with his 50 Year Jewel and Certificate at our convocation of Friday 12th April 2013. They were presented to him by the District Grand King of the District Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Down, M. Ex. Comp. Neil A Coey. Also pictured is V. Ex. Comp. Bob Johnston. April 2013