Burslem Chapter No. 98



Have you considered your next step in Freemasonry?

The Holy Royal Arch is the continuation of Craft Freemasonry. Its members, called Companions, meet in Chapters under a Grand Chapter. To join the Holy Royal Arch you must be a Master Mason of at least four weeks standing. It is both a natural and traditional next step in Freemasonry.

In England, the Royal Arch is considered to be the completion of “pure ancient Masonry”. In the Craft the candidate is presented with a series of eminently practical principles and tenets. But man is not simply a practical being, he has an essential spiritual aspect to his nature. That spiritual aspect is fulfilled as the Mason is progressively led to a contemplation of man’s inevitable destiny, and becomes the central message of the Royal Arch. In that sense, “pure ancient Masonry” can be seen as a journey of self – knowledge and discovery with the Royal Arch completing the practical lessons of the Craft by a contemplation of man’s spiritual nature, not replacing but reinforcing and supporting what he has learned from his religion.

This is without doubt a most rewarding and enlightening step for a Master Mason to take, offering him the opportunity to fill the gaps left in Craft Masonry and enabling him to continue his Masonic journey towards a spiritual conclusion. Like Craft Freemasonry, the Royal Arch is open to men of all faiths.

The West Midlands Chapter of the Widows Sons are pleased to announce that we have been able assist in saving a Royal Arch Chapter themed towards Motorcycling enthusiasts - but open to all with a friendly and warm welcome.

Like Legge Lodge, this will be both a working and a social Chapter with a good mixture of ceremonies, ride-outs and events.

It is planned that Legge, Burslem and the Widows Sons West Midlands will sponsor each other - however membership of either is not mandatory or dependant on the other. We will always greet you well regardless.

We actively looking for Joining Members and candidates for the new season and will be meeting and presenting to all those that are interested over the Summer recess. Please contact us via our Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/groups/burslem/