The Root, Heart and
Marrow of Masonry

Moving on 73 years, an Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals (APGP), David Wilson, was delighted to be at Upminster Masonic Hall on Tuesday 16th November 2021 when 27 Companions of Abbots Hall Chapter held their first Convocation in almost two years.

Essex Freemasons helping PICC Pals make medical history

A group of 15 Southend based volunteers are helping to make medical history from a simple idea that has turned into a cottage industry and a potential life saver for patients at hospitals and medical centres across the country.

A 100-Year Chapter with a
100-Year Companion

On 3rd November 2021 congratulations were conveyed by Centenarian Victor Matthew Crowley to his fellow Royal Arch Companions at Westcliff Chapter No. 2903 on the occasion of the Chapter celebrating its Centenary.

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Why you should join the Royal Arch

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

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 Holy Royal Arch and we sincerely hope it will be of high interest to both Craft Masons and Companions alike. The Holy 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 Bruce

Paul Tarrant

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News from companions across the province
Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF), The Freemasons’ Charity

Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF), The Freemasons’ Charity

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

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Latest talks from Museum of Freemasonry

Our latest online talk recordings are waiting for you to watch now.

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Latest talks from Museum of Freemasonry
Testimonials - UGLE Website

Testimonials - UGLE Website

Freemasons across England, Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands are proud of their 300 year history

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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 Holy 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, Bruce Mapson a question?
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.

Are you ready to take the next step?

Take the next step by joining the Royal Arch - Find out more