At the end of 2012 our then Grand Inspector, VW Bro Ted Wibrew, stood down and, effective 1st January 2013, the Grand Master, MW Bro HRH the Duke of Kent, appointed VW Bro Dr Lawrence Porter as the new Grand Inspector of the Malta Group of Lodges and also Grand Inspector of the Chapter in Malta.

On 4th February 2013 the Assistant Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England travelled to Malta to invest Bro Lawrence with his chain of office. This took place at a Regular Meeting of the Lodge of St John and St Paul No 349. The Assistant Grand Master was accompanied by the Grand Secretary, Very Worshipful Brother Nigel Brown, who read Bro Lawrence's Patent of Appointment from the Grand Master, HRH the Duke of Kent. VW Bro Brown also acted as Grand Director of Ceremonies and oversaw the various processions and ceremonial associated with the investiture.

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The Grand Secretary - The Assistant Grand Master - The Grand Inspector

The event was honoured by several distinguished visitors, including the Grand Master of the Sovereign Grand Lodge of Malta and Officers of the Grand Lodge of Scotland. Very Worshipful Brother Bruce Clithero of the United Grand Lodge of England was present as well as two Past Grand Inspectors, VW Bro Barrie Parsons and VW Bro Ted Wibrew.