The Royds Royal Arch Chapter No. 1204

Royal Arch Masons of England


There are many reasons why a Freemason should feel motivated to join the Royal Arch, not least of which is the undoubted fact that it is a spiritually rewarding, colourful and joyful experience. A more practical reason is that by the solemn Act of Union between the two Grand Lodges of Freemasons of England in December 1813, it was, "Declared and pronounced 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."

The prime qualification for admission into the Royal Arch is to be a Master Mason of at least four weeks standing. As in all other Masonic Orders, candidates for membership must have a proposer and seconder who are members of the Chapter in which they seek to be exalted.

If you are a Master Mason of at least four weeks standing and are interesting in becoming a Royal Arch Mason, please read our short introduction to Royal Arch Masonry. Having done so, please feel free to contact us. We welcome all enquiries and would be delighted to answer any questions you may have.

If you are not a Freemason and are interested in becoming a member of our wonderful fraternity, you should direct your enquiry to a Lodge. Details of the Lodges that meet at the Masonic Hall in Great Malvern are available here.