This is where you should answer the most common questions you might have about the Royal Arch.

Why Join the Royal Arch?

The Royal Arch is the culmination of "pure ancient masonry".

The Craft gives its members eminently practical rules by which they can live their lives in the service of both God, however they worship Him, and the community as a whole.

Man,however, is not simply a practical being but has an essential spritual aspect to his nature. This is taken up in the Royal Arch, in which the candidate, without trespassing on the bounds of religion, is led to contemplate the nature of God and his personal relationship with Him.

Thus the Royal Arch leads the candidate from the practical to the spiritual and completes "pure ancient masonry", a fascinating journey of self- knowledge and self - discovery beginning with the Entered Apprentice degree and culminating in the First Principal's chair of the Chapter.

How to Join the Royal Arch

As in all other Masonic Orders you will need a proposer and seconder who are members of the Chapter in which you seek to be exalted.

Am I eligible?

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.

Where can I find further information?

Please visit the website of the Supreme Grand Chapter for more information on the Royal Arch and answers to more frequently asked questions.

How do I join/contact Hertford Chapter 403?

Please visit our contact us page to make an enquiry.