I think that most of the Brother Knights will realise, that we run a Preceptory of Improvement throughout the year, to enable all of us to practice, ask questions and generally help us to improve our ceremonies, for the enjoyment of all concerned.

These are run under the watchful eye of E. Knight David Abbott, ably assisted by E. Knights Robin Shaw, Tony Mason & Mike Smith, and after the initial start of always being at Diss, they have now spread their wings, by visiting two other venues, with possibly another to follow.

To help you all, I am now giving you all a chance to plan your diaries in advance, by informing you of these dates, so that we are able to get even more people to enjoy these meetings.

The start times do vary depending on where we meet, and we usually finish our meetings at around 7.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. and have an informal meal of fish & chips or pie and chips to complete our rather nice and convivial meetings, that have been enjoyed by all who have been in the past, so I look forward to meeting many more of you in the future, where my Sub Prior and I are usually in attendance.

There has also been some interest in running a similar one covering Kings Lynn, Fakenham, Sheringham, Wroxham and Great Yarmouth, possibly in the North Norfolk Area, so watch this space.


  • Thursday 21st February 2019 at Diss
  • Friday 3rd May 2019 at Melton
  • Friday 12th July 2019 at Diss
  • Monday 28th October 2019 at Ely


Stewart C.L. Middleton
Provincial Prior