Mississippi, USA

The Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Mississippi.

Grand Secretary: Micky P McMahan

Grand Representative of Mississippi near to Victoria: Dennis A Livingston

Grand Representative of Victoria near to Mississippi: John R Stuart

The York Rite of Freemasonry, Meridian, Mississippi Website

Alberta Canada

The Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Alberta

Grand Scribe  REx Comp Marvyn Rodgers

Grand Representative of Alberta near to Victoria REm Comp Peter Crick, DGZ

Grand Representative of Victoria near to Alberta MEx Comp Don Gillies

Click this link for Royal Arch Masons of Alberta Website

Find a Chapter

For further details about the Holy Royal Arch Chapters listed below refer to The Victorian Masonic Guide, published every six months by the United Grand Lodge of Victoria or contact the Grand Sribe Ezra.

Mail to: Grand Scribe Ezra
Supreme Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Victoria

Telephone: (+613) 9411 0114
Fax: (+613) 9419 6138
Email: chaptermarkmasonsvic@freemasonsvic.net.au

Bacchus Marsh Masonic Centre

Bacchus Marsh Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Bairnsdale Masonic Centre

Bairnsdale Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Ballarat Masonic Centre

St George Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Belgrave Masonic Centre

Belgrave Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Benalla Masonic Centre

Moira Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Bendigo Masonic Centre

Royal Eaglehawk Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Box Hill Masonic Centre

Carlton Holy Royal Arch Chapter
Prospect Hill Holy Royal Arch Chapter
Whitehorse Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Brighton Masonic Centre

Brighton Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Brunswick Masonic Centre

Lord Somers Australasian Holy Royal Arch Chapter
Northern United Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Collingwood Masonic Centre

City of Abbotsford Holy Royal Arch Chapter
Victorian Naval & Military Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Darebin Masonic Centre

Centenary Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Dimboola Masonic Centre

West Wimmera Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Dromana Masonic Centre

Matthew Flinders Holy Royal Arch Chapter (AM)

Echuca Masonic Centre

Kyabram and Northern Holy Royal Arch Chapter (alternate meetings)

Frankston Masonic Centre

Southern Cross Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Geelong (Belmont) Masonic Centre

St Andrews in the South Geelong Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Greensborough Masonic Centre

The Greensborough Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Irymple (Mildura) Masonic Centre

Mildura Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Keysborough Masonic Centre

Dandenong-Apex Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Kyabram Masonic Centre

Kyabram and Northern Holy Royal Arch Chapter (alternate meetings)

Kyneton Masonic Centre

Kyneton Royal Arch Chapter

Lilydale Masonic Centre

Billanook Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Maffra Masonic Centre

Yarram Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Maryborough Masonic Centre

Birdwood Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Mount Waverley Masonic Centre

Melbourne Holy Royal Arch Chapter
Public Schools Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Pakenham Masonic Centre

Pakenham Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Portland Masonic Centre

Portland Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Preston Masonic Centre

Preston-Northcote Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Queenscliff Masonic Centre

Bellarine Holy Royal Arch Chapter (AM)

Sandringham Masonic Centre

Sandringham Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Seymour Masonic Centre

Goulburn Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Shepparton Masonic Centre

Valley Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Sunshine West Masonic Centre

Footscray Holy Royal Arch Chapter (AM)

Swan Hill Masonic Centre

Murray Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Terang Masonic Centre

Hampden Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Wangaratta Masonic Centre

Wangaratta Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Warragul Masonic Centre

Drouin Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Warrnambool Masonic Centre

Western District Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Williamstown Masonic Centre

Williamstown Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Wonthaggi Masonic Centre

South Gippsland Holy Royal Arch Chapter

5672 1088
Edgar Street, Wonthaggi

Yarrawonga Masonic Centre

Yarrawonga Holy Royal Arch Chapter

Enquiry Form

Expression of Interest for Advancement into the Degree of the Holy Royal Arch

For details of your nearest HRA Chapter please click on ‘Find a Chapter’ where you will see a list of Chapters along with contact details of the Grand Scribe Ezra.

Take the Pathway

In most cases, you will have been invited to join a Holy Royal Arch Chapter by a member of that Chapter or you will have approached a member of a Chapter and asked him to propose you. Please don’t be shy about asking.

Your proposer will provide you with an Application for Exaltation (aka Schedule F) which he can obtain from his Chapter Scribe Ezra.

Your proposer will hand your completed application form to the Chapter Scribe Ezra who will give notice of it on the Chapter Summons.

A ballot will be held and, if successful, you will be admitted into the Holy Royal Arch Degree in two stages. The first is to be Instructed in the Excellent Master Mason Degree. A ceremony of instruction can often happen on the same night as the ballot. The second, taken at a subsequent convocation, is to be Exalted as a Royal Arch Freemason.

Prior to the Instruction Ceremony you will be asked to sign a Declaration, in which you promise to follow the rules of the Order, and to pay the necessary dues.

Bring your own VSL if you would like to be obligated on it.

Ensure that regalia – an apron, a sash and a jewel – has been arranged for you and that the apron has been adjusted to fit around your waist.

Your progress along a Pathway of Enlightenment commences with the Instruction in the Excellent Master Mason Degree. This is a colourful ceremony in which you will learn things that will prepare you for the next ceremony. The Exaltation Ceremony is an impressive one in which you will make a significant discovery and become a Companion of the Order. You will be accompanied every step of the way, in both ceremonies, by an Officer of the Chapter so all you need to do is relax and enjoy it.

Qualifications

You must be a Master Mason and have held your Master Mason’s Certificate for a minimum of six months and continue as a subscribing member in good standing of a Craft Lodge in Freemasonry Victoria or of a Craft Lodge in a jurisdiction recognized by Freemasonry Victoria.

You must agree to conform to the Rules of the Supreme Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Victoria, the by-laws and the ancient usages, established customs and landmarks of the Order.

FAQs

This is an open invitation, to anyone who wishes, to send in a question (even with a proposed answer, if you like) to the editor (see Contact page) or Grand Scribe Ezra (see Find a Chapter page for contact details).

About Grand Chapter

First Grand Principals usually serve two years in office. The first installation may be termed “public” and is generally conducted in the Dallas Brooks Hall. Craft Masons and non-Masons, including ladies, are encouraged to attend the ceremony. In the second year a more “private” installation ceremony is held in the Lord Somers Room and is usually attended by Holy Royal Arch Masons only. The Grand Banquet follows the Ceremony of Installation, and in comfortable surrounds Companions and ladies enjoy good food, good wine and good company. The happy relaxed atmosphere is enhanced by good entertainment, ranging from solo artists to a 20 piece orchestra.

In Victorian Royal Arch Masonry the Most Eminent First Grand Principal or the Right Eminent Deputy First Grand Principal conducts the Ceremony of Installation in every Holy Royal Arch Chapter in the jurisdiction each year.

Given the number of Chapters in Victoria this makes for a demanding task. However, it has the decided advantage of allowing the First Grand Principal and his Grand Officers ample opportunity to meet a large proportion of the membership of the Order in their own Chapters.

In 1989 Supreme Grand Chapter began sharing its administration with Grand Mark. The Joint Secretariat company, Chamar Pty Ltd (CHApter/MARk) operates from the offices on the ground floor of the Masonic Centre of Victoria. The Grand Scribe Ezra is also the Grand Secretary. Considerable benefits have accrued to both degrees by this “togetherness”.

By arrangement with the United Grand Lodge of Victoria, Holy Royal Arch Chapters are permitted to make official visits to Craft Lodges wearing HRA regalia. While every seventh Craft Mason already belongs to the HRA, these visits nevertheless provide the window of opportunity to bring our Order to the notice of our Craft Brethren. By a similar arrangement, HRA jewels may be worn when in Mark regalia.

Charity, one of the cornerstones of our institution, is practised by both individual chapters and Supreme Grand Chapter. In addition to donations to the Royal Freemasons Homes and the Freemasons Hospital, an ongoing programme called the “We Care” Appeal (in conjunction with Grand Mark) has brought children from the Philippines for corrective cranial surgery and also provided funds for the publication of several technical books by the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.