A great distinction was conferred upon two of our province’s leading Knight Templar ritualists recently. 
 
E Kt Harry Randell  PDepGMar was appointed as the Registrar of the King Edward VII Preceptory of Improvement and E Kt Terry Jones GtStB(VB) was appointed as a Preceptor of this masonic centre of excellence - which is based in London and enjoys a worldwide reputation.
Both appointments were announced by the Great Marshal, V.E .Kt. Timothy Wheeler, at the annual general meeting of the Preceptory of Improvement at the end of June.
By statute, the Preceptory of Improvement falls under the direct jurisdiction of the Most Eminent and Supreme Master, and his personal representative, the Great Marshal, is by tradition appointed as chairman of the preceptory.
The Preceptory of Improvement was established 112 years ago to preserve and demonstrate the Knight Templar and Malta Rituals and to help Brother Knights to achieve the highest possible standards - as well as to fully appreciate the finer points of these colourful Ceremonies. 
Later, the founding statute was expanded to allow Provincial Priors to create Preceptories of Improvement within their Provinces, under strict conditions. 
Thus the King Edward VII POI was the original and is the most senior of the handful of regularly constituted Preceptories of Instruction for the United Religious, Military and Masonic Orders of the Temple and of St John  of Jerusalem, Palestine, Rhodes and Malta
Having been established in 1906, it meets under the authority and licence of the Most Eminent and Supreme Grand Master. 
Knights of all Grades are welcome to attend the meetings and Preceptors and Marshals are particularly encouraged to attend and reap the benefits that this Preceptory of Improvement can offer, ultimately even taking the examination to be an 'Instructing Preceptor'.

The meetings take place at Mark Masons Hall in London and the dates are always listed in the Liber Ordinis or Year Book of the United Orders. 
The Preceptory is available, at the invitation of a Provincial Prior, to visit Provinces to give advice via workshops and it is grateful for the support that it receives from the Preceptories and Brother Knights that make this possible.

As E Kt. Harry Randell explained “Workshops for Provincial Marshals and their Deputies on all aspects of the ceremonies, both Temple and Malta are also held at Mark Masons Hall on specific dates, which are advised by the Great Marshal. This shared knowledge can then be taken back to the Provinces, along with the enthusiasm we all have for our wonderful Orders. 
The King Edward VII Preceptory of Improvement is here for the benefit of all Knights of our Constitution and we look forward to welcoming them at our meetings”.
Contact details are contained in the website www.kingepoi.org  
Here in Wales, the members of the United Orders offer their heartiest congratulations to both E.Kt. Harry Randell and E.Kt. Terry Jones on being appointed to such important positions and - with pride - we wish them well.