Royal Arch Freemasonry is an important part of the overall Fraternity of Masonry. It is a sovereign body, but at the same time, an integral part of the fabric of what the general public see as Freemasonry. Its history is synonymous with the rise of Freemasonry in England during the 16th and 17th centuries, which rose from the practices of the operative masons when building the great monuments throughout England and Europe.

The “traditional Masonic history” which takes as it’s allegorical basis,  the Biblical accounts of the building of King Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem, is extended in the Royal Arch by using the Biblical history of the destruction of the temple and the enslavement of the Hebrews.   Their release and the rebuilding of the Second Temple over the subsequent centuries,  is the Royal Arch basis for colourful ” parables”  to convey it’s principals and the tenets to those masons who joined its ranks.

The degrees worked are as follows:
  • The Mark Master Mason Degree which expand on the Fellowcraft Degree;
  • The Excellent Master Degree which is about the time between the destruction of King Solomon’s temple and the second temple being built.
  • The Holy Royal Arch Degree being described as the perfection and completion of Freemasonry and the discovery of the genuine secrets.
  • The Royal Ark Mariner Degree is the story about Noah and the flood and God’s great covenant with man and the reestablishment of moral values.
  • The Cryptic Series of Degrees include the Select Master, Royal master, Most Excellent Master and Super Excellent Master covers the story from the Third Degree through to the final destruction of King Solomon’s temple.
  • The Red Cross Knight Series of Degrees include Knight of the East, Knight of the Sword and Knight of the East and West.

The Nambour Royal Arch Chapter meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month (except January), with its practice and management meeting held the Tuesday night of the week prior and Tyles at 7.00pm.

The Royal Arch is open to all Master Mason of Good Standing, who have been a Master Mason for 12 months or more.

If you are interested in joining the Nambour Holy Royal Arch Chapter you can contact:

The Scribe Ezra – Doug McGill via e-mail or send an e-mail to the Webmaster he also happens to be a member.

Meeting Location:

211 Main Rd, Maroochydore 4558