Get the Festival Steward's Jewel for a commitment of only £6.67 a month over 60 months, a one off donation of £400 or if you raise the amount of £400 via a sponsored event. These amounts all exclude Gift Aid.
The Province wishes to acknowledge the generosity of its Brethren by issuing a free Festival Steward's Jewel to all qualifying Brethren and fully understands that it may not be within every Brother's means to qualify for a Jewel but does appreciates all donations made.
All Brethren are encouraged to become a Festival Steward by donating a minimum of £400 (Excluding Gift Aid) towards Festival 2023. This equates to a regular contribution of £6.67 per month over 60 months (5 years).
Once donating or promising to donate by regular direct debit the sum of £400 those qualifying will receive an email notification from the Festival Secretary and can apply to receive a Festival Steward's Jewel free of charge.
The jewel will be issued to the member at the outset. Thus, by pledging to give £400 you would receive a jewel upon receipt of your application. The Jewel will normally be presented in open Lodge or Chapter unless a brother requests otherwise.
Any Brother who feels he has qualified and has not after a reasonable period received a letter of notification from the Festival Secretary he should inform his Lodge Charity Steward who will contact the Festival Secretary for clarification. Please bear in mind that the Festival Secretary only receives notification from the relief chest on a monthly basis.
On receipt of a request your donations will be calculated and a response will be sent indicating your donation history along with Jewel qualification information
Please note your Charity Steward does not have access to personal donations.
The Festival Steward's Jewel can be worn throughout the period of the Festival, from the launch in March 2018 until the Festival Banquet in 2023 (date to be confirmed). It is the PGM’s hope that the majority of the brethren within our Province will make the necessary commitment and wear the Jewel with pride, the PGM has decreed that the Jewel can be worn in the Royal Arch Chapter Convocations within Cambridgeshire. They must not be worn when attending meetings in other Provinces or at Grand Lodge. This Jewel will be free of charge to all those who fulfill the criteria above.
If you wish to give more then why not become a Patron of the MCF, anything you give towards this patronage will be credited to your lodge.
Please note that the MCF Festival has its own honorific levels of patronage as Vice-Patron (£750) Patron (£1,000) or Grand Patron (£1,500) of the MCF and those so qualifying for the MCF's honorifics will receive notification direct from the MCF.