Chesterton said, “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”


The Chapter of the Grand Priory of England met on Saturday, 10th June, in Dorchester-on-Thames, and following Holy Mass celebrated by the principal chaplain, Dr Antony Conlon, voted to re-elect Fra' Ian Scott as Grand Prior of England for a second term. 
In accordance with the Code and Constitution and the Statutes of the Grand Priory of England Fra' Ian's election is subject to the approval of the Lieutenant Grand Master, with the deliberative vote of the Sovereign Council. If approval is received in time, Fra' Ian will take the oath of office at Holy Mass at the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory, Warwick Street, London W1B 5LZ, at 12 noon on the Feast of St John the Baptist, Saturday 24th June 2017, the Patronal Feast of the Order, to which all are invited.
The Chapter expressed its warm appreciation for all that Fra' Ian has achieved during his first term, and its immense gratitude to him for accepting the burden of office for a further term. All present assured him of their prayers for him in the exercise of his duties as Grand Prior of England.
All members of the Order and its friends are asked to include Fra' Ian in their prayers as he begins his new term of office.
Our lady of Philermo, pray for him
Saint John the Baptist, pray for him
Blessed Gerard, pray for him
Blessed Adrian Fortescue, pray for him