EComp Paul MA Rose, PGSwdB, Deputy Grand Superintendent
The purpose of the Forum is to provide an opportunity for all Companions across the Province to give feedback to the Executive to enable us to develop the Royal Arch so that it is relevant to current times and aspirations of all Companions in your Province.
The Forum provides the opportunity for you to ask any question that you may have or to give the Executive your ideas as to how we may develop the Royal Arch to attract new Companions and enhance the experience of its existing members.
Questions may be asked directly through the Forum or on social media or a dedicated phone line either openly or anonymously. All questions will be acknowledged and receive a direct answer and where appropriate be posted on the Forum for the benefit of other Companions.
Further the Forum will enable Chapter Scribes to provide information about their Chapters and the work they are doing so as to provide the opportunity for other Companions to join their meetings and benefit from presentations and ceremonies that are of interest to them.
We hope that you will take full advantage of this opportunity to assist us in shaping the future of the Royal Arch and develop the Order to the benefit of all its Companions and future Companions.
I hope more and more people my age join because it is a hobby that will guide you through life and make you into a better person, you see life differently and find yourself to be a more caring person.
I joined the Royal Arch as well as meeting new friends/companions I wanted to take my masonic education further. With some good guidance and knowledge I believe in time that I can help someone in their journey into the Royal arch.
I joined the Royal Arch as I saw it as a natural progression in the science of Freemasonry which would help increase my Masonic knowledge and understanding.
I particularly enjoy the Exaltation ceremony and relate to the spiritual aspects of my ongoing journey.
I joined as I saw it as a natural progression from craft and an opportunity to learn more widely about freemasonry, as well as the chance meet new people. I have found the order enjoyable and interesting; offering me the chance to enjoy masonry further.
Jonathan M Coomer
Royal Arch felt like the next natural step in my masonic journey. More history, heritage and rituals – a deeper understanding of Freemasonry.
Royal Arch is vibrant. Vibrant in colours, learning and companionship.
I decided to expand my Masonic knowledge. By joining a chapter where a number of my lodge brethren were members. My Exaltation was a wonderful experience for me being full of colour. I would recommend the Royal Arch to any Master Mason.
I became a member of the Chapter following in the steps of my brother Warren who died at 39. I really enjoy the diversity between the Craft and Royal Arch the banners, candles, and robes etc,. I would recommend all Brethren to join the Royal Arch.
As I spent more time in my lodge I was keen to further my Masonic journey. Everyone suggested the Royal Arch to complete the Third Degree. The new appearance of a chapter was a surprise. The story was enlightening and put a new perspective on my Masonic understanding.
Christopher Noel Hegarty
I planned to pass through the chair before joining Chapter but newly exalted companions from my lodge recommended that I join because it would complete my masonic journey. After 4 years in craft I decided to join chapter and have enjoyed the experience ever since.
Andrew Matvi Korolczuk
At the age of 28 and just over a month of becoming a master mason, I was exalted into the Royal Arch. That is something I haven’t regretted. Having gone through my craft ceremonies, I felt a piece of the jigsaw was missing, and wanted to complete my final step to becoming a “complete Freemason”.
Chapter has brought with it new experiences, new insights and new Companions, all of which add to our pleasure and enjoyment of Freemasonry.
I joined Prince Edwin’s Chapter as I was keen to learn about the Royal Arch. I have found the history and tradition of the order absolutely captivating, my exaltation was incredible, so much colour, drama and historical ritual, which has left me feeling utterly privileged to be a part of something very special.