NH Grand York Rite Annual Sessions (May 13-14, 2016)

This is to announce the details of the 2016 NH Grand York Rite Annual Sessions to be held in Portsmouth, NH on Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th. The deadline for registration is May 1st, after which date we cannot guarantee your spot at the annual for meals or rooms.

2016 Grand York Rite Reservation Form

Please contact Dennis Sheridan with any questions about this event.

DeMolay Thank You to Grand Chapter

Date: Sun, May 10, 2015

ME Scott Ayen
ME Grand High Priest
Grand Royal Arch Chapter of
New Hampshire

Dear Companion and Dad Ayen,

On behalf of the young men of New Hampshire DeMolay we want to thank you and your Royal Arch Companions for your generous contribution to our educational programs.

This and other recent donations will allow for our State Junior Councilor Tim Sprague to attend a DeMolay Leadership Conference in Oklahoma. He will be spending a week immersed in a program that will help him improve his skills as a DeMolay State Officer.

We will also be sending four or five DeMolays to Region 1 Leadership Training at Camp Lions Pride, New Durham, NH. They will spend their week gaining knowledge about DeMolay and how they can help lead their local Chapter.

We are very pleased to see the ties between NH Royal Arch Masons and NH DeMolays being re established.

Please feel free to share this with your membership!

Thank you,
Scott F. Jenckes, State Master Councilor
George L. Baldwin, Executive Officer
New Hampshire DeMolay

NH York Rite Bodies Annual Sessions (May 8-9, 2015)


This is notice of this year’s annual sessions for all three NH Grand York Rite Bodies.

Please download the Reservation Form and Schedule

Click Here to Download 2015 Reservation Form

Holiday Inn Concord Downtown
172 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301

Events for Friday, May 8, 2015
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration & Hospitality Room open
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Social Hour at Banquet Hall (cash bar)
7:00 p.m. (promptly) Grand York Rite Banquet
open ½ hour after banquet Hospitality Room

Concord Masonic Temple
53 Iron Works Road
Concord, NH 03301

Events for Saturday, May 9, 2015
8:30 a.m. Commandery Distinguished Visitor Introductions
9:00 a.m. Grand Commandery Annual Conclave
10:30 a.m. Joint Grand Chapter/Council Distinguished Visitor Introductions
11:00 a.m. Grand Chapter Annual Convocation
12:15 p.m. Grand Council Annual Assembly
1:15 p.m. Luncheon for Companions/Sir Knights & Ladies
2:30 p.m. Semi-Public Installations (Chapter; then Council; then Commandery)

Northeast Regional Conference (September 5-6, 2014)

The York Rite northeastern regional conference will be held in Manchester NH, Sep 5-6, 2014.

Attached for your distribution to your Grand Chapter and chapter officers, as well as interested members, is the flyer with the registration form and information regarding the conference. Please distribute as soon as possible. As you can appreciate, time is moving quickly toward the meeting.

NERYR Resv. form final 2014 fill in

A Different Kind of Installation Ceremony (January 8, 2012)

On the date noted above, the Officers of St. Marks Lodge No. 44 in Derry, NH were installed into office by a Guest Degree team. Worshipful Master George B. Chapman invited the Profile York Rite College Degree Team is do the Installation ceremony dressed in Grand Royal Arch Chapter regalia.

This was a semi-public Installation Ceremony and the Installing members of the team were considered guests of the Worshipful Master. With that decision in mind, we arranged a Team to meet the criteria.

RW Brother Richard F. Cole, Jr. Past District Deputy Grand Master, Most Excellent Past Grand High Priest and the present Grand Governor of New Hampshire for the York Rite Sovereign College of North America, was the Installing Officer. Joining him were Worshipful Brother Robert D. Steel, PM, MEPGHP, and Past Governor for Profile York Rite College of N.H. as Installing Chaplain, W. Brother R. Bradley Alderfer, PM, Grand Scribe of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of NH and present Governor of Profile Y.R. College as Assistant Marshal, W. Brother John S. Geas, P.M., MEPGHP, and Past Governor of Profile Y.R. College as Installing Secretary and RW Brother Dennis A. Sheridan, PDDGM, MEPGHP, Past Grand Governor of YRSCNA as Installing Marshal.

The Installing Officers were dressed in the red color of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter, with Grand Officer Aprons, Collars and Jewels as in the picture shown. The ceremony went very well, with solemn dignified ritual with only a small amount of humor displayed. We thanked the brethren and their guests and were treated to a delicious Roast Beef Dinner served by the OES and Rainbow Girls. An excellent time for all!