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The New Grand Master


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Knights and Dames of the Grand Priory of Wales send our heartfelt Prayers and warmest Congratulations to the new Grand Master of our Noble Order (His Excellency, The Chevalier Gérard Willery) who was elected in Paris (24 November 2018).

We joyfully recall his visits to us last year in Wales for our Investitures and celebratory Dinners in LLantarnam (April 2017) and Newport (October 2017) and greeting a number of us in Paris in March this year.

May he know God's  Love, Encouragement, Support and Direction as together and with fellow Knights and Dames across the world we anticipate and look forward to his Leadership in the years ahead.

Vive le Chevalier!


Grand Master Gerard


His Excellency, The Chevalier Gérard Willery

the 52nd Grand Master
of the Supreme Military Order
of the Temple of Jerusalem
wearing the Aymeric Memorial Medal


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Non nobis Domine non nobis sed Nomini Tuo da gloriam

Not unto us O Lord not unto us but to your Name give glory
[Psalm 115: verse1]


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MOST RECENT GRAND MASTERS:

His Excellency
the 51st Grand Master
of the Supreme Military Order
of the Temple of Jerusalem
Dom Fernando Pinto Campello Pereira de Sousa Fontes

 

Grand Master

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 His Excellency
the 50th Grand Master
of the Supreme Military Order
of the Temple of Jerusalem
Dom Antonio Campelo Pinto de Sousa Fontes

50th Grand Master



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1 January 2016 meeting in Porto, Portugal
Their Excellencies:
The Grand Prior General of France
The Grand Prior of Wales
His Excellency, The Grand Master

 Three Wise Men

Left to Right - Their Excellencies:
The late Brian Ansen (Grand Prior of Wales),
The late Dom Fernando de Sousa Fontes (Grand Master)
Gérard Willery (the new Grand Master)


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  Non Nobis, Domine, Non Nobis,
Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam


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The new Grand Master, then Grand Prior General of France,
visited the Grand Priory of Wales in 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 late Grand Prior and
Master of The Knights Templar in Wales

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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



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
(now [November 2018] Grand Master of the Order)
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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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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

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Rolling Sword

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Newport Cathedral (St Woolos)
City of Newport, South Wales


THE GRAND PRIORY OF WALES
hosted an
INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER

and held a
CELEBRATORY SERVICE

including a Vigil and an Investiture
at
YR EGLWYS GADEIRIOL GWYNLLYW SANT
THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH of SAINT WOOLOS
Yn Eglwys yng Nghymru
in the
CITY OF NEWPORT, SOUTH WALES

in the presence of
The Right Worshipful, The Mayor of the City of Newport
Councillor David Fouweather

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

Grand Prior of Wales

The Chevalier Brian Ansen
Knight Grand Cross of the Supreme Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem

assisted by

His Excellency, Gérard Willery KGCTJ, The Grand Prior General of France
and
Her Excellency, Snezana Zecevic DGCTJ, The Grand Prior of Macedonia

together with many distinguished Knights & Dames from Wales and Europe

Investiture Newport 2017 - Mayor  Grand Priors
The Right Worshipful, The Mayor of the City of Newport, Councillor David Fouweather
together with Their Excellencies
The Grand Prior of Macedonia, The Grand Prior of Wales and The Grand Prior General of France
with the Cathedral's Residentiary Canon and The Grand Chaplain-General of Wales

Investiture - Newport 2017 - Mayor with Distinguished Knights  Dames
The Mayor with distinguished Knights & Dames from Wales and Europe

Investiture - Newport Cathderal 2017 - 3
The Grand Prior General of France administers the accolade to Dame Phoebe

Investiture - Newport 2017 - Dame Phoebe
Dame Phoebe - one of our newest members

Grand Prior  Dame Phoebe
The Grand Prior and Dame Phoebe

Investiture - Newport Cathedral - 2017



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  Non Nobis, Domine, Non Nobis,
Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam






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