The beautiful Travelling Altar was made by the Elves in E Comp David Rayson's garden. The base is 6 inches square and it's 10 inches tall.
The idea of the Travelling Altar is used in many Provinces around the world in various ways. We hope it will encourage visiting between Chapters in the Province of West Wales. The ground rules are as follows:-
1. To claim the Chapter, 3 or more members from one visiting Chapter must attend the meeting of the Chapter holding the Altar and stay for the Festive Board. As a courtesy to the Chapter holding the Altar, it is expected that the Companions attending from visiting Chapters will have booked their places at the Festive Board prior to the meeting.
2. The Altar can only be claimed by Chapters within the Province of West Wales.
3. The Altar cannot be claimed at an Installation Meeting.
4. A Chapter meeting within the same Masonic Centre of a Chapter already holding the Altar cannot claim the Altar. (This is because it is a “travelling” Altar and a claim within a centre does not add any mileage to the to the total travelled).
5. If Chapters with with equal number of members are visiting the Holding Chapter on the same night then the Chapter that meets the furthest from the Holding Chapter takes precedence. If this is still a tie in mileage then the Chapter that has held it the most previously, i.e. Visited most gets the claim. (This is again to add the maximum possible miles to the total travelled by the Altar).
6. The Altar should be presented during the toast to the visitors and after checking all 3 or more visitors have signed the attendance book and not gone home before the end of the Festive Board.
7. Lodges are encouraged to display the Altar with all due respect in regular Chapter meetings and publicise the whereabouts of it for visitors within the Province to come along and claim it.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org your details, so that people can see where the Altar is throughout the year.