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Guildford Investiture 2021

Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom. Saturday 4 September 2021. Vigil, 09.15; Investiture Service 11.00am.

We’re delighted to announce that – COVID-19 restrictions permitting – we will be holding our next UK Investiture at Holy Trinity, Guildford on Saturday 4 September 2021.

We will be investing those members joining us as Knights/Dames or higher grades. For Officers of the Order, this is our opportunity to formally welcome you to the Order.

Because of COVID-19, this is our first UK investiture since 2019, so we hope many members will be able to join us.

Our Investitures are open to all members old and new – not just those living in the UK. Guests are very welcome too.

Regalia (including mantles) should be worn on this occasion. Visitors from other Orders are cordially invited to wear their regalia.

CAN YOU HELP?

We’re looking for people to help our Grand Director of Ceremonies on the day of the Investiture. If you’d like to help please email us.

DINNER THE NIGHT BEFORE

We will be dining at 7pm on 3 September 2021 at Shardana Italian Restaurant, 186 High St, Guildford GU1 3HW. This will be a good opportunity to meet other members of the Order. There is no set menu; payment is on an individual basis.

THE VIGIL

We will be holding a vigil at nearby St. Mary’s Church immediately before the Investiture. This will take place at 09.15 on 4 September 2021 and last approximately 45 minutes. Please note that attendance at the Vigil is expected of all postulants and members being promoted. It is voluntary and encouraged for others. Members of the Order (Knights/Dames and upwards) will process from St. Mary’s to Holy Trinity shortly before 11am.

THE BANQUET

The investiture itself will be followed by a 4-course banquet. Wine is included. The banquet costs £45 each, and details are available here. Please make sure you have booked (using the registration form) and paid for your meal well in advance as places are limited, and are already filling up fast.

REGALIA

If you are being invested or promoted at this event, you may need additional items of regalia. Check the requirements and prices here.

TRANSPORT

Please see this document about transport links to Guildford if you are arriving via London Heathrow or London Gatwick airport.

Important note for overseas visitors: Please note that entry to UK from most countries is still subject to COVID-19 restrictions. Details are here. We will endeavour to keep overseas visitors updated as these regulations may change at short notice.

HOTELS

We have arranged a special deal at the Angel Post House, Guildford

Double rooms for £95 x 6 available

Junior suites for £115 x 6 available

Luxury suites for £135. x 7 available

Please email us for the booking code.

Telephone to use is +44 (0)1483 564555

(Normally doubles are £125.00.)

Breakfast and meals are in the Hotel by a company called Bill’s – we suggest you book this too on +44(0)1483 455187.

Please note that there is only a limited number of rooms available at the discounted rate – once they’re gone, they’re gone. Other hotels in Guildford are listed on this spreadsheet.

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