This last year has once again flown by and it is time to remind you all of that special time of year; Christmas.

The Province has once more had a very happy and successful year, which can be attributed to you all, and I would like to pay tribute to my whole executive in helping me to achieve that. I always had one ambition when I was installed as your Provincial Prior, to make this degree fun and I think we have all managed that.

I am pleased to be able to tell you, that the Grand Master has given me a two year extension on my patent, so I can promise you all that I will use it wisely and well, for the benefit of all Knights Templar in the Province.

Both Sally and I would like to wish you all, your families and friends, happiness, peace and above all good health throughout 2019.

The Brethren of the United Orders in England & Wales and Provinces Overseas are reminded to join in good wishes to their Brethren throughout the World at 5.00 p.m. G.M.T. on Wednesday 25th. December 2018, so please just take a few moments of quiet contemplation.

May the Great Captain be with you all.