Provincial Grand Chapter of Dorset

The official website of the Dorset Royal Arch

Welcome to the Provincial Grand Chapter of Dorset

The Provincial Grand Chapter of Dorset is the official governing body for Royal Arch Masonry in Dorset.

The Holy Royal Arch is an integral part of Pure Ancient Freemasonry. It has been variously described as the 'essence of Freemasonry'; the 'foundation and keystone of the whole Masonic structure'; and 'the root, heart and marrow of Freemasonry'. Every Master Mason has, and should take, the opportunity of discovering these qualities for himself by joining the Holy Royal Arch.

Anyone can join Royal Arch Masonry if they are a member of a Masonic Lodge. The Royal Arch enables Freemasons to expand the ceremonial and spritual side of Freemasonry and is open to men of all faiths.

As in The Craft, the ritual takes the form of allegory, but the Holy Royal Arch is concerned with encouraging the spiritual aspects of life without compromising or encroaching on an individual's belief or religion.

The ceremony in the Holy Royal Arch is colourful, thought-provoking and uplifting.

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Grand Superintendent announces Appointments 

The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, Graham Glazier, is pleased to announce that at the Annual Convocation of Provincial Grand Chapter to be held at Hamworthy on Saturday 29th June 2019, he intends to re-appoint:-

EComp Michael Worne PGStB as Deputy Grand Superintendent

EComp Julian Mitchell PGStB as 2nd Provincial Grand Principal

and to appoint and install: more...

Grand Superintendent becomes PGM 

Dorset Freemasonry saw the Installation of Graham Glazier as Provincial Grand Master in a fabulous ceremony at Sherborne School yesterday afternoon.

Many congratulations Graham!!


Verwood Chapter (9177) Charity BBQ 

This year The Verwood Chapter Charity BBQ was held on Saturday the 28th July at Comp. HOLLINGTON's rear garden in Bournemouth. Thanks to all those who had attended, members and visitors alike, we had raised. £225- aimed at a prospective local charity. The main credit for this successful event goes to our ladies Sam DENIZ and Angela HOLLINGTON, who had looked after all our guests so well, that even the wet weather could not dampen our spirits! more...

Bikers ride out to Beaminster 

Founders of the new Bikers chapter rode out to Beaminister Lodge 1367 to attend a special meeting where their petition was signed by the current rulers of the Lodge and the Grand Superintendent on and over the Province of Dorset, The Provincial Grand Master Designate for Dorset, Graham Glazier. more...


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