Sowing the seeds of a Supreme Grand Chapter - Part 1

Read about this unique 'International' collaboration helping Romania establish its own 'Grand Chapter'

Essex First Principals Chapter witness a unique demonstration of Olde

Discover more with the Essex First Principals Chapter and the Royal Arch in 1750

Meeting of Combined Chapters of Central Essex

The enjoyment of combined Chapter meetings and their importance in bringing Companions together

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Introduction from

Paul Tarrant

Most Excellent Grand Superintendent

Welcome to Essex Royal Arch Masonry. This site has been designed to provide an insight to the Royal Arch and we sincerely hope it will be of high interest to both Craft Masons and Companions alike. The Royal Arch is an integral part of Freemasonry being the completion of your journey through Pure Antient Masonry.

We are particularly interested in drawing your attention to the section “Why Join“ where you will find all the information you need to become an Essex Royal Arch Mason. Once you have read this section the next step is to review where Essex Chapters meet, click here to find out more.

If you have and questions, please feel free to contact our Royal Arch Membership Officer in the section  “Ask a Question


Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF)

Three major grants awarded by the
MCF, the Freemasons’ charity.


Royal Arch - Discover More

The prime qualification for admission into the Royal Arch is to be a Master Mason,.

Testimonials - UGLE Website

Freemasons across England, Wales,
the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands

Why you should join the Royal Arch

Are you thinking of joining the Royal Arch? You really should you know!

Join other Essex Companions
Join your friends or members of your Lodge and become a Royal Arch Mason.
With 120 chapters in 25 different locations, you will be surprised how easy your journey will be, in more ways than one. The Royal Arch as a prestigious Order and members are proud to have been accepted, as this is so much more than the completion of Pure Ancient Masonry, it's about the enjoyment of Freemasonry in a relaxed atmosphere, where fun and formality coexist.

The preliminary Declaration in the Book of Constitutions states that:

"Pure Ancient Masonry consists of Three Degrees and no more, viz; those of The Entered Apprentice, The Fellow Craft and The Master Mason, including the Supreme Order of the Royal Arch."

Want to know more, or ready to join?

If you want to know more about joining or simply just have a question. Why not ask the Royal Arch Membership Officer, John Singh a question?