In the first of a new regular series, Bro. Mark Budds gives us an insight as to what he has been up to in his new Chairman’s Blog.
Whilst recently visiting Rosehill Park Lodge, I was invited by W. Bro. Ray Turner, their Immediate Past Master to witness his exaltation into the Holy Royal Arch.
Holy Royal Arch
The Holy Royal Arch is the completion of every Mason’s journey in pure and
To become a member of the Holy Royal Arch, you will need to be a Master Mason for one month or longer. Members of the Holy Royal Arch are called Companions and meet in Chapters. The meetings themselves are called Convocations. These Chapters meet less frequently than Lodges, usually three times a year, and the Annual fees are considerably less. In recent years the ritual has been modernised, and the ritual is now often shared between three or four companions, to make it easier to learn.
Worcester Park Chapter
W. Bro Ray’s exaltation into Worcester Park
The night was extra special for Ray, as he was the third generation of his family to be exalted into Worcester Park Chapter. The members put on an excellent ceremony for him, with excellent renditions of the Historical and Mystical lectures.
W. Bro, now Companion Ray, had previously spurned my repeated invites to join the Foundation Club, but at the Festive Board following the convocation, Ray expressed an interest to join us. I am sure Ray will make a great addition to the Club. We, of course, welcome new members no matter how far they are down their light blue Masonic journey.