On January 1st, 2008, the Grand Chapter of The Equestrian, Secular and Chapterial Order of Saint Joachim re-established The United Kingdom Commandery to recognise the historical importance of the United Kingdom to the Order, and to better serve its growing membership there.
The Commander of The United Kingdom Commandery "Edward the Confessor" is H.E. The Chevalier Trevor Anthony Haynes GCJ. Born at King’s College Hospital in south London, England, Trevor Anthony Haynes was raised in Camberwell and educated at St. Joseph’s Academy Grammar school in Blackheath, gaining qualifications in Biology, English Language, French, Mathematics and Physics. He was employed by London Transport for more than 36 years in various departments, as well as managerial roles in the Crossrail organisation. He assisted with the opening of the Jubilee line by The Prince of Wales in 1979 and the opening the London Transport Museum by Princess Anne at Covent Garden in 1980. Between 2010 and 2014 he worked with the Transport Benevolent Fund, an organisation that assists people in the public transport industry who need financial or other help.
Now in retirement, Chevalier Haynes continues working in the voluntary sector. This chiefly includes chairing the trustees of Great Oakley Village Institute, which runs the village hall close to his domicile, assisting in the work of the Worshipful Company of Carmen, of which he is a Liveryman, and acting as Treasurer for London’s Transport Choir. He is also a Juror of The Guildable Manor of Southwark - a charitable organisation promoting good fellowship and maintaining traditions of the Town and Borough of Southwark. He is a member of the Art Fund, National Trust, English Heritage, 20th Century Society, Transport for London Industrial & Social History Group, Northants Industrial Archaeology Group, London Omnibus Traction Society, Branch Line Society, Campaign to Protect Rural England, Cinema Theatre Association, Cinema Organ Society, Jewish Museum, Jewish East End Celebration Society and the Society for the Preservation of Beers from the Wood. He is also a Friend of the Historical Houses Association and a Friend of the London Transport Museum. He is a member of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue in London.
Chevalier Haynes previously served as Secretary of the UK’s Commandery. H.E. The Chevalier Haynes can be reached at email@example.com.
The first Commander of The United Kingdom Commandery "Edward the Confessor" was the late H.E. Dr Commander The Chevalier Bryan R. Olive GCJ. H.E. The Chevalier Simon Peter McIlwaine GCJ succeeded H.E. Dr Commander The Chevalier Olive GCJ as Commander in 2013 following The Chevalier Olive's death. He was succeeded in 2016 by H.E. The Chevalier Trevor Anthony Haynes GCJ..
Exisiting and prospective members of the Order in the United Kingdom are encouraged to contact either the Commander or Treasurer Chevalier Christopher Godbold KCJ regarding events such as the annual Summer luncheon and investitures.
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