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How to join the Royal Arch

Flags of the Royal Arch

The prime qualification for admission into the Royal Arch is to be a Master Mason, of at least four weeks standing, in a Lodge under the United Grand Lodge of England, or a Lodge under a Grand Lodge recognised by it.

If you are interested in becoming a Royal Arch Mason, you should initially talk to your Lodge's Royal Arch Representative, who will be able to put you in touch with a suitable Chapter. Otherwise, the Lodge Mentor, or anyone wearing the jewel of the Order with their Craft regalia, will be delighted to be approached about membership. Alternatively, you can contact your relevant Metropolitan, Provincial or District Office to make an enquiry.

Below are comments from members about their experience of the Royal Arch:

A Royal Arch meeting room
Photography: Kenji Kudo