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The Order of the Temple

The Preceptory and Priory of Greyfriars Stirling

No. 51.

Knight Templar Muster

15th November 2023

Masonic Hall

6 Forth Street, Stirling.

Constituted 18th January 1922

Venerable Preceptor: V. Fra. Ian Taylor

Secretary & Register:  V. Fr. David W. Brown

70 Main Street, St. Ninians, Stirling. FK7 9AZ. 07886 915721


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Dear Sir and Frater,                 

You are summoned to attend the Muster of Greyfriars Preceptory to be held within the Masonic Temple, 6 Forth Street, Stirling on Wednesday 15 November 2023 at 7.15pm prompt, V. Fra Ian Taylor presiding. This will also be the occasion of the Annual District Visitation.


Order of the Day

1. Preceptory opened in full form by the Preceptor.
2. Certification and Watchword.
3. Welcome and apologies for absence.
4. Obituaries / Illness.
6. Minutes of the Installation Muster of 18 October 2023.
7. Matters arising from minutes
8. Correspondence
9. Accounts
10. Ballot (if required).
11. Reception of the District Grand Prior of Forth Valley, R. E. Fra. Kenneth Pritchard, and Deputation under an Arch of Steel.
12. Esquire and KT Grades to be conferred on Comp. Patrick J.
McCue, who passed the ballot on 15 March 2023.
13. District Grand Prior takes charge of the Preceptory.
14. District Visitation Report by District Grand Prior
15. District Grand Prior returns control of the Preceptory.
16. Uplift of Offertory.
17. Any other competent business.
18. Closing.
19. Retire to Refectory

Please also take note of the various events listed below. The Venerable Prior would be very grateful for your support.


Notes and Dates

* The Data Protection Policy of the Order is available from the Secretary.

1.         Items for sale: Temple and Malta Rituals £3.50 each. (from the Treasurer

                                     Greyfriars Ties - £10.00 each

                                     Centenary memorabilia: History of Greyfriars by E. Fra. Paul

                                     G. Miller - £8 each,

                                     Centenary Jewel - £25.

2.         Please inform the Secretary of any changes in address.

3.         Fratres please remember the high costs of postage and printing.

            Donations are always welcome. Including Refectory raffle prizes.

4.         Greyfriars Web Site: 

5.         If any Frater would like to be included in the e-mail distribution list, contact me

            with your e-mail address, making better communication and keeping postage

            costs down. Thank you.


6.         The following Preceptories of the Forth Valley Meet on

Greyfriars               3rd Wednesday Sept. to Apr.

                  Douglas                  2nd Monday Oct. to Apr.

                  Falkirk                    3rd Thursday Sept. to Apr.         

                  St Mungo’s             4th Tuesday Sept, Nov, Jan to Apr.

                  Torphichen              1st Friday Sept, Oct, Dec. Feb to Apr.


It would be appreciated if you could bring a prize for the Raffle.

Greyfriars Preceptory Musters (Year 2023-24)

(v) denotes District Visit, (m) denotes Malta Muster, (i) Installation (a) AGM

Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr
20th(a) 18th(i) 15th 20th 17th 21st 20th 17th(m)

Officers for the Session 2022/2023

Temple Priory Name
1.    Ven. Preceptor Prior V. Fr. Ian Taylor
2.    I. P. Prepector I. P. Prior

V. Fr. Gregor McInnes

3.    Sub. Preceptor Capt. General Fr. James Ferguson
4.    Seneschal Lieut. General

Em Fr. Paul G Miller HGP GMA

5.    Constable First Lieut.

Em. Fr. A. David Page HDGH

6.    Mareschal Second Lieut

Fra. Robert G. Stewart

7.    Almoner Hospitaller

V Fr. Matthew Gibb PP

8.    Chaplain Chaplain V. Fra. John L. W. Lax PP
9.    Treasurer Treasurer V. Fr. Grahame J. Smith
10.  Secretary Chancellor V. Fr. David W. Brown PP
11.  Chamberlain Conservator

Fr. Daniel Kerr

12.  Beaucennifer Banner of St. John Fr. Andrew Logan
13.  Br. of the Vex Belli Banner of Malta Fr. Allan G. Stevenson
14.  First Aide Mareschal

Fr. Stewart Jeffrey

15.  Second Aide Captain / Outposts Fr. Hector McLeod
16.  Herald Herald

Fr. Henry Adams

17.  Organist Organist

V. Fra. John S. Berry PP

18.  Steward Steward Fr. James F. Fisher HDGH