The United Great Priory in New Zealand
R.Em.Kt. Peter Shapcott, CK, KCT, G.Sec.
Personal History of Peter John Shapcott:
Born 1928 in
Rochester, Kent, later moved to Fareham, near Portsmouth.
Married Vera Chance 11th September 1954.
Came to New Zealand 1956. Worked in the gas industry in Auckland.
Design Engineer in industrial gas equipment.
Associate Member of the New Zealand Institute of Gas Engineers.
Registered Tertiary Institute Tutor.
Officially Retired 1992. Employed part time as Tutor until 1995.
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|Initiated||Lodge Te Atatu No.414||1st October 1963|
|Passed||19th March 1964|
|Raised||4th August 1964|
|Master||2nd March 1976|
|Joined||The Pakuranga Lodge No.416||April 1992|
|Roll of Honour||27th November 1998|
|Secretary||Auckland East District||15th October 2000|
|ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER|
|Advanced||Karangahape RAC No. 69||28th February 1966|
|Acknowledged||11th May 1966|
|Exalted||26th September 1966|
|Third Principal||28th August 1978|
|Second Principal||20th August 1979|
|Organist||Howick RAC No.101||13th November 1997|
|Super Ex. Master||Akarana Council No. 58||29th July1968|
|Knight Templar||Southern Cross Preceptory||20th June 1969|
|Knight of Malta||30th September 1969|
|Crusader Knight||De Molay Preceptory No. 2||9th March 1990|
|Preceptor (Venerable Knight)||15th November 1991|
|Preceptor||20th November 1992|
|District Grand Sword Bearer||25th February 1995|
|District Grand Chancellor||18th April 1996|
|Heraldic Advisor to Grand Master’s Council||18th April 1996|
|District Grand Registrar||20th April 1997|
|Past Grand Warden of Regalia (Eminent Knight)||20th March 1998|
|Grand Secretary (Very Eminent Knight)||19th March 1999|
|Knight Commander of the Temple||21st November 2002|
Knight is the equivalent to a Roll of Honour in a Craft Lodge.
Preceptor is the equivalent to Master of a Lodge.
|Secretary :||Southern Cross Preceptory||19 years|
|De Molay Preceptory No.2||17 years (to date)|
|Auckland Masonic Almoners Association||3 years|
|The Pakuranga Lodge No.416||10 years (to date)|
|Knights Templar (Grand Secretary)||4 years (to date)|
|Auckland East District||19 months (to date)|
|Treasurer||Lodge Te Atatu No.414||9 years|
|Occasional Organist: Various Preceptories and Lodges over many years|