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Concecrated 1985
                   'H'                                Acting MEZ                          'J'
 E Comp Austin Latham    E Comp Stuart James      E Comp Paul Marshall 

Our Albert Lucking Chapter 2717 opened for its first meeting during Saturday, 23rd October '21 after an absence of 18 months with E Comp. Stuart James acting as MEZ. Our elected 'MEZ' E Comp. Robert Hadlow-Mount was unable to attend the meeting and will be installed during our February 2022 meeting. The two remaining principals 'H' E Comp. Austin Latham and 'J' E Comp. Paul Marshall were installed successfully.  

The Royal Arch is the continuation of Craft Freemasonry. Members meet in a Chapter which has officers in many respects similar to  craft lodges although Chapters are ruled over by three principles.
Other than the installation meeting there is only one other ceremony that is performed which is when a new member is admitted.

The Royal Arch is governed by the Supreme Grand Chapter of England and should you wish to further extend your interest we strongly advise that you read the more in depth explanations on it’s website 
Essex also now has its own Provincial Grand Chapter website.

To join a Chapter you must be a Master Mason, of at least four weeks standing. As with Craft  Masonry you will need a proposer and seconder

The Chapter meets at Saxon Hall during the 1st Saturday in February and 4th Saturday's in May & October.


Considering joining a Chapter or already a Companion and would like to visit our Chapter then why not contact our Scribe Paul Thurgood

 - you would be more than welcome…

October 2021

23rd October:

Successful meeting followng such a long absence.

June 2021

Congratulations are awarded to our worthy companion Terry Thurston who has received promotion to PPDepGReg and will be officially conferred later this year at Great Queen Street, London, during September 9th, 2021. 

March 2021

Congratulations to our worthy companion Derek Childs who has been awarded with the Distinguished Service to Essex Masonry. The honour recognises the fact that he has devoted almost 30 years to the running of Rochford Masonic Hall

Derek is not our only member to receive this award during our Chapter's short history as our now 'Honoury' member, Clem Britton received the award during 2012 for his services in Masonry and in particular, introducing a vast abundance of new members to the Craft and Royal Arch.