Servitas Preceptory No. 608

Date of warrant: 4 th. October 1997

Masonic Hall
44, St Johns Avenue,
YO16 4NG

Tel: 01262 672519

Contact the Registrar: Graham J Miles
E-mail: or

Tel h 01262 308885  or mobile 07976 529484

Meetings: 1st Monday in March and 4th Monday in September
Start Time: 18.45 pm
Visitors Dining: Meals may be booked with the registrar before 12 noon on the Thursday prior to the Monday meeting.

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A brief history of Servitas Preceptory 608

The Servitas Preceptory was consecrated on the 4th October 1997 by R.E. Kt. Ewan David Dawes JP the Provincial Prior of Northumberland; he was assisted by Officers of the Provincial Priories of Northumberland and North & East Yorkshire.

The Preceptory joins a small group of Bodyguard Preceptories in England and Wales, and it was for this reason that Northumberland was chosen to perform the consecration ceremony, they being the latest Province to have a Bodyguard Preceptory.

At that time R.E. Kt. Ernest Peter Donnison was the Provincial Prior for North & East Yorkshire and he became the first Eminent Preceptor with E. Kt. Peter John Hall, who at that time was the Provincial Sub Prior, as First Constable.

Present & past members of the RE Provincial Prior's Bodyguard of North and East Yorkshire are eligible to join.

The Preceptory banner, as above, was made as the rallying call to the knights of the Preceptory and encompasses the motto “SEMPER VIGILANS” meaning ‘ever watchful’