Abbey RAC 180
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16th May 2023 Convocation
RAC180 Companions assembled for the group photograph after the Chapter closed for the summer recess. The Companions retired to a Festive Board to enjoy a light supper and a tombola.
5th April 2023: Comp. Bill McMurdie's 25 Year Jewel Presentation
The Excellent King, R.E. Comp. Joe Corr presents Comp. Bill McMurdie with his 25-year Jewel and Certificate at his home. Following the presentation and photographs, Comp. Bill’s wife Susan treated us to an array of cupcakes, assorted biscuits and tea.
Accompanying the Excellent King at the presentation, E.Comp. Alan Hunter, V.E.Comp. Jim Porter and Comp. Hugh Blair.
6th February 2023 Convocation
The Excellent King, E.Comp. John McIlwaine accompanied by V.E. Comp Simon Lusty and V.E.Comp. John Nesbitt DGI, welcomes Companion Ryan Mallet into Abbey RAC 180. The degree was conferred in an excellent manor by V.E. Simon Lusty.
12th December 2022 Convocation
E.Comp Bill Patterson pictured after being presented with his 50 year Jewel and Certificate. The Excellent King, E.Comp. John McIlwaine who made the presentation gave a detailed account of E.Comp. Bill Pattersons history within the Chapter.
13th June 2022 Emergency Convocation
The Excellent King, E.Comp. John McIlwaine accompanied by R.E.Comp. Joe Corr, E.Comp Gary Spiers and V.E. Comp Simon Lusty welcomes Companions Andy Moore and Jamie Linton to Abbey 180 RAC. The degree was delivered in an exemplary manor by V.E. Comp. Simon Lusty
14th October 2019 Convocation
E. Comp. Gary Spiers who was standing in for the Excellent King, E. Comp. Ian Eachus, congratulates Comp. Marshall Duncan who affiliated to the Chapter from Culmore RAC 320.
E.Comp. Bobby Spiers presents E. Comp. Gary Spiers with his Past Excellent Kings Certificate.
E.Comp. Bobby Spiers, accompanied by E.Comp. Gary Spiers presents E.Comp. Freddie Hoy with his 25 Year Certificate and Jewel.
E.Comp. Gary Spiers presents Comp. Hugh Blair with his Royal Arch Certificate.
13th May 2019 Convocation
Excellent King, Gary Spiers pictured with E.Comp. Trevor Wilson,
V.E. Comp. Jim Porter and E.Comp. John McIlwaine who had just received their 25 Year Jewels and Certificates.
Excellent King, Gary Spiers accompanied by Comp. Terry Moore who was presented with his MMM and RA certificates.
15th October 2018 Convocation
Excellent King, Gary Spiers welcomes Companion Hugh Blair to Abbey 180 Chapter after receiving an excellent Royal Arch Degree from V.E.Comp. Simon Lusty.
9th October 2017 Convocation
Excellent King, Robert Lenaghan welcomes Companion Terry Moore to the Chapter after receiving an excellent Royal Arch Degree from V.E.Comp. Simon Lusty.
The Excellent King is accompanied by Comp. Gary Spiers, H.P.
District Grand Inspector, V.E.Comp. Clarence Gibson, Comp. Terry Moore, V.E. Comp. Simon Lusty and Comp. Ian Eachus, C.S.
8th May 2017 Convocation
E.K. Robert Lenaghan welcomes V.E.Comp. Bill Clarke, Past District Grand Captain of the Host (PDGCH) of the District Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Down to the meeting.
12th December 2016 Convocation
E.K. Stephen Houston presenting E.C. Drew Welsh with his regalia for the District Grand Captain of the Scarlet Veil.
E.K. Stephen Houston welcoming new member to Abbey RAC 180, E.Comp. Trevor Wilson.
10th October 2016 Convocation
The acting E.K. E.C. Freddie Hoy welcomes our Distinguished Visitor present, our own Past District Grand Standard Bearer, V.E.Comp Bill McClenaghan.
Past District Grand Standard Bearer, V.E.Comp Bill McClenaghan.
Past District Grand Standard Bearer, V.E.Comp Bill McClenaghan, Comp. Mark Wilson (Sidon 275) and E.C. Freddie Hoy.
November 2011: Certificate of Recognition
This Certificate of Recognition was presented at a special District Centenary Convocation, on 5th November 2011, to Excellent King Billy Shaw by the District Grand King Most Excellent Companion Cyril Ferguson. The Certificate was presented to Royal Arch Chapters who were working and in attendance at the inaugural Convocation in 1911 and who were still at labour and working in 2011. It acknowledges "Abbey RAC No. 180, Whiteabbey. 1906 - 2011"
Abbey RAC180 had 3 serving District Officers in attendance, to witness proceedings at the very memorial Convocation. V.E. Comp. Jim Porter, District Grand Royal Arch Captain, V.E. Comp Neil Ritchie, District Grand Organist, and V.E. Comp. Bill McClenaghan, District Grand King's Standard Bearer
Also in attendance & at the forefront of proceedings representing the Chapter & joining the Excellent King Billy Shaw, were E. Comp. George Williams, Chaplain & E. Comp. Dennis Rowland, Captain of the Host.
2011: Excellent Companion Billy Shaw accompanied by his Officers.
2011 : Jim Porter : V.E. Companion, Past District Grand Royal Arch Captain PDGRAC.