Chapter News

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Chapter News

Concecrated 1985

Our Albert Lucking Chapter 2717 is currently governed by E Comp. Barry Nichols ably assisted by E Comp's Roy Squibb and Austin Latham; due to the current Covid-19 pandemic our principals and supporting officers will all remain in office for a further year.    

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.

Covid-19 update

It is with great sadness our First Principal E Comp BARRY NICHOLS died during January 2021 from contracting

Covid-19. The pictures of him above, in office, will remain on this site until we next meet, as a mark of his loss and our great respect.

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…

Like all Chapters, our meetings are currently abandoned. We can only hope better times are on the way...

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.