The Chapter were most welcoming and were able to hear the Grand Superintendent give an overview of the current situation in the Royal Arch in general and the Bedfordshire Province in particular.
The Deputy Grand Superintendent followed with an update on the 2026 Festival and the resources available.
The Companions of St Andrews donated a magnificent £300, which was received with gratitude and recognised as the first Chapter donation to the Festival.
The Deputy Grand Superintendent stated that during the 2015 Festival the Bedfordshire Chapters were a vital contributor, donating some £50,000 and it was hoped that a similar amount could be raised this time.
The meeting was held in good spirit with the usual protocol observed along with some lighter moments and general fun.