Bannerette dedicated at Rathfriland service

Sir Knt. Harold Henning, Worshipful District Master, Rathfriland Royal Black Chapter No.7 and Sir Knt. Samuel Heenan, Deputy District Master, with the new District Bannerette which will lead the County Down Royal Black Instutition Demonstration, in Rathfriland on Saturday.  � Photo: Gary Gardiner. IN BL WK 3414-502.

Sir Knt. Harold Henning, Worshipful District Master, Rathfriland Royal Black Chapter No.7 and Sir Knt. Samuel Heenan, Deputy District Master, with the new District Bannerette which will lead the County Down Royal Black Instutition Demonstration, in Rathfriland on Saturday. � Photo: Gary Gardiner. IN BL WK 3414-502.

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A new bannerette for Rathfriland Royal Black District No. 7 was dedicated at a service in Third Rathfriland Presbyterian Church by Rathfriland RBP 170, recently.

The service was conducted by Sir Knight Rev Trevor Boyd.

Royal Black Instutition County Officers including, Sir Knt. Trevor Hawthorne, Grand Master, Sir Knt. Reverend Trevor Boyd,Guest Speaker, Sir Knt. Thomas Smyth, Grand Treasurer, Sir Knt. Samuel McConnell, Imperial Deputy Grand Master and Past County Grand Master, Sir Knt. Mervyn Proctor Grand Standard Bearer, Sir Knt, John Smith, Past County Grand Master with Rathfriland Royal Black Chapter No.7 District Officers including, Sir Knt. Harold Henning, Worshipful District Master, Sir Knt. Samuel Heenan, Deputy District Master, Sir Knt. Pastor Roy Graham, Chaplain, who performed the Service of Dedication, Sir Knt. Jack Watson, Chaplain, Sir Knt. Rodney Magennis, Chaplain, Sir Knt. Ivor Walsh, District Registrar, Sir Knt. Aubrey Stewart, District Treasurer, Sir Knt. John Quinn, District Lecturer, Sir Knt. Billy Maxwell, District Standard Bearer, Sir Knt. Geoffrey Bradford, District Standard Bearer and Sir Knt. Paul Carson, District Standard Bearer, with the new District Bannerette which Presented and Dedicated to Di

Royal Black Instutition County Officers including, Sir Knt. Trevor Hawthorne, Grand Master, Sir Knt. Reverend Trevor Boyd,Guest Speaker, Sir Knt. Thomas Smyth, Grand Treasurer, Sir Knt. Samuel McConnell, Imperial Deputy Grand Master and Past County Grand Master, Sir Knt. Mervyn Proctor Grand Standard Bearer, Sir Knt, John Smith, Past County Grand Master with Rathfriland Royal Black Chapter No.7 District Officers including, Sir Knt. Harold Henning, Worshipful District Master, Sir Knt. Samuel Heenan, Deputy District Master, Sir Knt. Pastor Roy Graham, Chaplain, who performed the Service of Dedication, Sir Knt. Jack Watson, Chaplain, Sir Knt. Rodney Magennis, Chaplain, Sir Knt. Ivor Walsh, District Registrar, Sir Knt. Aubrey Stewart, District Treasurer, Sir Knt. John Quinn, District Lecturer, Sir Knt. Billy Maxwell, District Standard Bearer, Sir Knt. Geoffrey Bradford, District Standard Bearer and Sir Knt. Paul Carson, District Standard Bearer, with the new District Bannerette which Presented and Dedicated to Di

During the service new cuffs were presented to Rathfriland Royal Black District officers by Sir Knight Samuel McConnell, Imperial Deputy Grand Master.

He also handed over a new bannerette to District standard Bearer Sir Knight Billy Maxwell.

This was carried at the head of Saturday’s County Demonstrationwhich was held in Rathfriland with preceptories coming from right across County Down for the parade.

Sir Knight, Pastor Roy Graham, District Chaplain, dedicated the new bannerette and cuffs.

The Rathfriland Royal Black and Orange choir took part in the service with Hilary Hamilton on the piano.

Third Rathfriland Presbyterian Church choir led the praise.

The WDM of Rathfriland Royal Black District Sir Knight Harold Henning welcomed all the Sir Knights.

Sir knight William Walsh WM of Rathfriland Royal Black preceptory 170 proposed a vote of thanks and after the service the new bannerette was paraded led by Drumlough pipe Band.

See pages 29 - 36 for photos from the Last Saturday parade.

 

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