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Chapter News

Concecrated 1985
Principals:     Austin Latham                          Robert Hadlow-Mount                      Paul Marshall 

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…

May 2022

28th May: Our next convocation. 

February 2022

11th February:

At the Thames Mouth Chapter 6994 our founder member, John Jones received a celebration of 50 years in the RA. Amongst several presentations - including a vintage bottle of port - was a Thames Mouth certificate honouring his meritorious services over the years but alas not the official Provincial certificate as John's actual anniversary date is not until Friday the 25th February - he will collect this certificate during their June convocation. However, a cake made by a Chapter companion (and Master Baker) was eaten by all during the festive board.

Photo of John with the First Principal Ian Simpson and visiting APGP Martin Cook also a photo of that 'fantastic' cake! 


5th February:

Our Convocation which included the installation of Robert Hadlow-Mount.

Also a welcome return visit from E Comp. Bruce Mapson (left) with Robert and Kevin Wealthall our new companion. 

October 2021

23rd October:

Successful installation convocation followng such a long absence.

Principals: Austin Latham, Stuart James & Paul Marshall - Stuart acting 'First Principal' in the absence of Robert Hadlow-Mount.

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.