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Investiture 1 April 2017


St Michael & All Angels
Llantarnam, Cwmbrân, South Wales

SATURDAY 1 APRIL 2017

THE GRAND PRIORY OF WALES
held an
INVESTITURE SERVICE

at the ancient church of St Michael & All Angels
in the Rectorial Benefice of
Cwmbrân,
Yn Eglwys yng Nghymru,
Llantarnam,
Cwmbrân.

The Presiding Officer was
His Excellency,
The Grand Prior and
Master of The Knights Templar in Wales

T
Grand Prior of Wales

His Excellency, The Chevalier Brian Ansen KGCTJ

Also in attendance was a distinguished delegation from
The Grand Priory of France
led by:


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His Excellency, The Chevalier Gérard Willery KGCTJ 
Grand Prior General of France
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THE INVESTITURE

Founders candles
The Chaplain for Wales has lit the Nine Candles in remembrance of
The original Nine Knights who founded the Order in 1118


Getting underway
The Service gets underway

Blessing the Regalia
Sets of regalia are dedicated for each new knight


Sermon by The Chaplain for Wales
Sermon by The Chaplain for Wales
on the theme of Palm Sunday

Ceremonial items
Ceremonial items - Nine-branched candle holder,
The Chaplain for Wales' Staff of Office, and a Knight's Regalia

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Three new knights stand ready to receive the accolade of knighthood

The new knight kneels to receive the accolade

The Accolade
One of the new knights receives the accolade from
His Excellency The Grand Prior of France

Transferring Knight
A Knight from another Jurisdiction of the Order
was welcomed into The Grand Priory of Wales


        Honorary Chaplain    Honorary Chaplain
An Honorary Chaplain was appointed to assist
The Chaplain for Wales and
The Grand Chaplain-General of Wales



Grand Priors 1
Their Excellencies, The Grand Priors of France and of Wales

Grand Priors 2
Their Excellencies The Grand Priors of France and Wales

Grand Prior of France
His Excellency The Grand Prior of France

Grand Priors 3
Their Excellencies The Grand Priors of France and Wales

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Some of the members after the main Service
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After the main Service the Knights and Dames, together with the whole congregation present, assembled in the churchyard to commemorate and honour two local heroes buried there ......

Honouring

Private John Fielding Williams Victoria Cross

and

Grenadier Guardsman Penry Morgan


                     John Williams VC                            Penry Morgan

                                     John Fielding Williams VC                                              Penry Morgan

               John Fielding Williams headstone      Grenadier Guardsman Penry Morgan
                               

At the graveside
Knights & Dames of the Order from France and Wales at the grave of Private John Fielding Williams VC

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Their Excellencies, The Grand Prior of France and The Grand Prior of Wales;
The Bearer of the Standard of Wales; The Processional Cross Bearer;
The Grand Chaplain-General of Wales and The Chaplain for Wales.

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Their Excellencies, The Grand Prior of France and The Grand Prior of Wales;
The Bearer of the Standard of Wales; The Processional Cross Bearer;
The Grand Chaplain-General of Wales and The Chaplain for Wales;
The Bearer of the Ancient Banner.


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The Processional Cross Bearer and
The Grand Chaplain-General of Wales


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The Grand Chaplain-General of Wales

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Celebratory Dinner in the City of Newport

           The Grand Prior General of France           The Grand Prior of Wales
         The Grand Prior General of France                  The Grand Prior of Wales


Senior Officers


The Grand Chaplain-General of Wales
The Grand Prior General of France
The Grand Prior of Wales









The Grand Prior with new Knights


The Grand Prior of Wales
with
three new Knights:

Ormond
Haydn
&
Alan






The Grand Prior with three new Knights

KT - Cross




Rolling Sword

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