Welcome to the inaugural website for the Provincial Grand Conclave of Hampshire and Isle of Wight, in the Order of the Secret Monitor, or Brotherhood of David and Jonathan.
Whether you are already a member of our Order, or alternatively, someone seeking more information to potentially join us, I trust you will easily find what you are looking for; but, bearing in mind, this is our launch edition, please feel free to offer positive constructive comment, as to how it might perhaps be improved for future use?
What greater attributes can any Masonic Order offer its members, than friendship and caring? These two very simple words, aptly describe the very foundation and ideals, on which the OSM has been built, and existed in this country, for over one hundred and thirty years, and still continues to hold at its core, and stand for today.
We are a non denominational society, beyond the Craft, framed on the purest principles of self sacrifice, mutual trust, watchful brotherly care, friendly warning in time of danger, solace in time of sorrow and skilful and effective advice in every circumstance of life.
The sole qualification necessary to become a member, is that of being a Master Mason, of any faith. Our eleven Conclaves are located evenly across the Province, each usually meets three times a year. The only regalia required, prior to becoming a Provincial Officer, is a simple inexpensive breast jewel, and tie.
Membership of the OSM further entitles you to join our sister Order, the Scarlet Cord, whose Consistories often hold their meetings, immediately before an OSM Conclave.
Finally, if your curiosity and interest have been sufficiently aroused, to hereafter seriously consider joining this lovely Order, then please accept a personal invitation from me to do so; contact details for both the Provincial Grand Recorder, and all of the respective Conclave Secretaries, can be found within the site – they will be delighted to hear from you.
You can be assured of a very warm and friendly welcome.
Yours in the friendship of our Order,
R.Wy.Bro. Richard Charles William Batchelor
Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler