Provincial Grand Chapter of
Hampshire and Isle of Wight

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Supreme Grand Chapter of England

The Supreme Grand Chapter of England is the governing body of Royal Arch Masons in England, Wales and the Channel Islands. It has some 107,167 members grouped into 3,484 chapters.

Provincial Grand Lodge Of Hampshire & Isle Of Wight

The Province has two websites. This link will take you direct to the website of special interest to non-masons. From there you may also access the Province's website for members - or click here. Both are open to be viewed by all.

The United Grand Lodge of England

The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) is the governing body of Freemasonry in England, Wales and the Channel Islands. It currently has over a quarter of a million members meeting in over 8,000 Lodges.

The Grand Superintendent's Charity

Each year our Grand Superintendent nominates a Charity to which this Province will contribute. As declared at the Annual Convocation held in June 2016, this will be the Countess Mountbatten Hospice, through to June 2017. The Hospice is situated in West End, Southampton. Details of a number of fundraising events will apear in the 'News & Events' section of this website.

The Masonic Charitable Foundation

The Foundation brings together the work of four national Charities which had been operating separately under various names since the early 18th Century.These charities are The Freemasons’ Grand Charity, the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys, the Masonic Samaritan Fund and the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution.

Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons

The Mark Degree is the largest degree after the Craft and Chapter. In England the Mark Degree is totally separate from the Craft having its own Grand Lodge, founded in 1856. In our Province there are 48 Mark Lodges.

Division of Hampshire, Wiltshire & Isle of Wight

Grand Imperial Conclave was established in 1865. Since then, the Order has grown with Conclaves throughout the world. The ritual is based upon Emperor Constantine’s conversion to Christianity. Entry is open to Royal Arch Companions who profess the Trinitarian Christian Faith.

 

Provincial Priory of Hampshire and Isle of Wight

Knight Templar Encampments are reported as occurring from 1750 onwards The earliest surviving English records of the Knights Templar degree are to be found in Portsmouth dated October 1778. Entry is open to Royal Arch Companions who profess the Trinitarian Christian Faith.

 

District Grand Council of Dorset, Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The degrees in the Order – four in total - are often referred to as the 'Cryptic Degrees'. In fact, the Order is often known as the 'Cryptic'. The ceremonies complete the legend of Solomon, providing a link between the degrees of Raising in the Craft, Mark Master Mason and the Holy Royal Arch.