Royal Arch

  • Dave Atkinson

    This part of the website is devoted to all things Royal Arch and is designed to enhance the experience of existing Royal Arch masons whilst providing a starting point for those brethren considering joining the Order.

    With direction from the Province previously, Group Vice Chairmen have been given special responsibility for the Royal Arch. In October 2017 with the appointment of the new Deputy Grand Superintendent Paul Andrew Renton, it is anticipated that there will be further changes within the Royal Arch with regard to promoting the Order and helping to recruit and retain members. There is also a desire to re-attract brethren who may well have drifted by the wayside for whatever reason but are considering a return to the Order.      

    The Supreme Order of the Holy Royal Arch is an extension to the degrees of Craft Freemasonry; separate from but complementary to them. Those brethren who have not yet opted to join the Order are invited to continue their exploration of Freemasonry by joining a Royal Arch Chapter.

    Details of all Royal Arch Chapters meetings in the Garston Group may be obtained from this website, the Group Vice Chairman or the Lodge RA Contact.

    If you feel that you would like to discuss any aspects of the Royal Arch, please feel free to contact me at: and I will endeavour to provide the feedback that you desire.

    Dave Atkinson
    Group Vice Chairman