Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of England and Wales and its Districts and Councils Overseas

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The District Grand Council of Oxfordshire, Berkshire & Buckinghamshire

PLACES WHERE WE MEET

In Oxfordshire: Banbury, Oxford, Thame   In Berkshire:  Wallingford, Wantage, Wokingham  

In Buckinghamshire:  Beaconsfield, Slough, Winslow

Locations represent Provincial, rather than current county boundaries.

DESCRIPTION of ORDER

Sometimes referred to as The Cryptic Degrees this fascinating Masonic Order refers to the steps taken by King Solomon to safeguard the treasures of his Temple at Jerusalem, by building a secret underground vault, or crypt, in which they could be hidden against times of trouble.

A companion admitted to the Order receives four degrees.  These are Select Master, Royal Master, Most Excellent Master, and Super Excellent Master, and are taken in that sequence. These degrees cover the 500 year period between the building of the first and second Temples. It is a fascinating story, being demonstrated by some of the most beautifully constructed ritual in the whole of Freemasonry and is laced with intriguing moral precepts. The discerning ritualist and the Masonic historian will be delighted alike by what they discover.

If you are already a Master Mason, as well as a Companion of the Holy Royal Arch and a Mark Master Mason, you are qualified for membership of this most enlightening of Masonic Orders.

QUALIFICATION FOR JOINING

Master Mason, Companion of the Holy Royal Arch and Mark Master Mason

WHO'S WHO

Grand Master                                                                                  Most Illustrious Companion Kessick J Jones

District Grand Master                                                                      Right Illustrious Companion Timothy Hancock

Deputy District Grand Master                                                         Very Illustrious Companion Phillip Purves

District Grand Principal Conductor of the Work                             Illustrious Companion Paul Ackland-Snow

District Grand Treasurer                                                                  Companion Raymond Head

District Grand Secretary                                                                  Illustrious Companion Malcolm Summers

District Grand Director of Ceremonies                                            Illustrious Companion Timothy Weller

 

LIST OF COUNCILS

In Oxfordshire:  

Oxford Council N0 105

Terra Sancta Council No 151

Thame Council No 210

In Berkshire: 

Wokingham Council No 125

Wallingford Council No 176

Wantage Council No 282

In Buckinghamshire:

Bearwood Council No 134

Bekenesfelde Council No 264

Eliot Council No 286

Unity Council of Thrice Illustrious Masters No 299

FIRST POINT OF CONTACT FOR MEMBERSHIP OR GENERAL ENQUIRIES

Malcolm Summers (District Grand Recorder)

obbrsm@btinternet.com

 

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