Royal Arch Province of East Lancashire
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Is it vital that we have a three course meal after each meeting?

This is very much a decision that rests with individual Chapters. However, there are some progressive Chapters that do v ...

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Can we make the Royal Arch compulsory to all Master Masons?

It would be wonderful to see all Master Masons choose to complete their journey with their Exaltation into the Royal Arc ...

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Could we split the work of the Principal Sojourner and others if we wish it?

Of course, but the Chapter committee, along with the Three Principals must agree to it.  This is a great way to encoura ...

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Do I have to wait for an invitation to visit another Chapter?

Not at all. Talk to your Scribe Ezra and he will share the Provincial Year book with you, so you can see which Chapters ...

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Can the Province help control fees and dues before we lose Companions and Chapters?

Unfortunately, the bulk of the fees required are generated by Supreme Grand Chapter, followed by the rent to the hall in ...

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We are frustrated that Men join but don’t take office, can you advise?

This is very much an issue for each individual Chapters to pursue either with the Companions concerned prior to being Ex ...

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It would be great to have a timetable of all Chapters and their work, can this be done?

There is a section added to this website for that purpose. However, it is dependent upon each Chapter Scribe E completin ...

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To accommodate the working Companions, can we have a later start time to meetings?

The start time of your Chapter meetings is solely a matter for your own private Chapter, its members, its committee and ...

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Is the Companions Forum a recruitment tool?

Not at all, if anything it could be considered a retention tool. It provides every Companion wit ...

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How can I get my point across?

You can email comments@ELRAForum.org.uk, phone 0 ...

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How many people are involved in Companions Forum?

The Forum consists of the Deputy Grand Superintendent, the 2nd & 3rd Provincial Grand Principa ...

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How much of the Forums costs are paid for out of our subs?

There is a very minor cost paid for by the Province towards the Forum. ...

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Is this a social forum?

No, there are currently no social aspects to the forum. ...

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Is the Companions Forum for the youngsters and new exaltees?

Most definitely not. Every Companion in the Province has an opinion, and if he wishes to share a ...

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Is the Companions Forum there to make changes?

No. The Companions’ Forum exists purely to collect constructive opinions from Companions of all ages and ranks as to t ...

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