In 1998 a number of Royal Arch Companions identified the need for a Chapter to serve the Larnaca - Famagusta area of Cyprus. Some of the Companions, although members of the Royal Arch, had not joined either of the other two Chapters located in Nicosia and Limassol respectively, because of time and travel commitments. Furthermore, there was interest among Brethren of Othello Lodge No. 5670 and Lord Kitchener Lodge No. 3402 who were
eligible to be exalted and would support a Chapter in the area mentioned.
A Steering Committee was formed and following sterling work by E. Comp. B.R. Maxfield, the first Z of the
new Chapter, E. Comp. P. Schofield and the Founders with donations of furnishings and money, the
Chapter was ready for consecration in just one year from its inception.
The Grand Superintendent, in agreeing to the formation of the new Chapter, said that a RoyalArch Chapter ought to receive support from at least two Craft Lodges. The Othello ChapterNo. 5670 was duly consecrated on 13 May 1999 by E. Companion Simon F. N. Waley, (P.G. Supt West Kent) Grand Superintendent in and over Royal Arch Masonry in Cyprus, assisted by District Grand Officers.
The Chapter had 24 Founders and a waiting list of eight candidates for exaltation, whichpromises a healthy
future. It is of interest that the banners and standards for the new Chapter are over 100 years old
and in excellent condition.
For Further Information contact Scribe E. - E.Comp John Evans DistGChSwd Tel : (00357) 2522 1367 e-mail : HERE