The Lodge of Amity and
|Royal Arch Freemasonry|
The first documented evidence of a 'Royal Arch' degree comes from Ireland in 1743; it seems likely that this was an 'added extra' worked within craft lodges in England, Ireland and Scotland for many years. Thus it came to be regarded, by the Antients in England, as a fourth degree in Freemasonry.
The Moderns, on the other hand, do not appear to have officially recognised the degree at all (with a few exceptions), leading in due course, to completely separate Royal Arch Chapters. These differences were partially resolved at the Union of the Grand Lodges in 1813, by a compromise: the new United Grand Lodge of England declared the Royal Arch to be an official and accepted part of 'Pure and Antient Freemasonry'.
Whilst the Royal Arch is, therefore, an integral part of Freemasonry and interwoven with the Craft, it is organised as a separate Order, distinct from the Craft degrees, the teachings of which it completes.
For a fuller history of English Royal Arch Chapter and an understanding of how Lancashire was predominant in the early days of its development, follow this link: [History of the English Royal Arch]
Qualification for Membership
Membership is open to Freemasons of all faiths who have been Master Masons for at least four weeks.
Candidates requiring further information or seeking admission to a Chapter, should talk to the Royal Arch Rep., in the Lodge; he will be pleased to advise and assist you with your application.
FAQ's about Chapter
|CHAPTERS IN THE EAST RIBBLE DISTRICT|
|Accrington - Masonic Hall, Adelaide Street, Accrington. BB5 2BE||Tel: 01254 231588|
|Bank Terrace||462||3rd Thur 1, 3, 5, 11||Inst 1|
|Leopold||1775||1st Tues 2, 4, 9, 11||Inst 4|
|Blackburn - Masonic Hall, Richmond Terrace||Tel: 01254 52839|
|Fidelity||269||4th Mon 2, 4, 9, 11||Inst 2|
|Perseverance||345||1st Wed 3, 5, 10, 12||Inst 3|
|Cathedral||7814||4th Mon 1, 3, 10. 3rd Mon 5||Inst 5|
|Clayton le Moors - Mill House, Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors. BB5 5HD||Tel: 01254 237863|
|Sincerity||3120||3rd Tues 2, 4, 10, 12||Inst 2|
|Remembrance||3787||Last Fri 2, 9, 11. 3rd Fri 4||Inst 9|
|Clitheroe - Masonic Rooms, Conservative Club, Castle Street, BB7 2BT||Tel: 01200 422410|
|Limestone Rock||369||1st Thur 3, 5, 9, 12||Inst 12|
|Darwen - Masonic Hall, Hawkshaw Avenue||Tel: 01254 702594|
|Hutchinson||381||1st Wed 3, 6, 9, 12||Inst 12|
|Horizon||8948||4th Mon 4. 2nd Mon 6. 3rd Mon 2, 9||Inst 4|
|For Chapter meetings in the Northern Area of the Province visit Provincial Grand Chapter - click [ Here ]|
PROVINCIAL GRAND CHAPTER of EAST LANCASHIRE
E.Comp Sir David Trippier, RD, JP, DL
|Usually held in March each year, Provincial
Grand Chapter at King George's Hall, Blackburn.