Braunton Lodge No. 5624 is delighted to welcome a team from Metropolitan Grand Chapter with a presentation of:
“Talking Heads - The Next Step: Into the Royal Arch”
At 6:45 pm on the Monday 24th of April at Braunton Masonic Hall, to be followed by supper, cost £13.00. and on this occasion the team will be supported by V.W. Bro Ian Currans, PGSwdB, Assistant Metropolitan Grand Master, Assistant Metropolitan Grand Superintendent. This educational initiative, supported by both Rt. W. Bro. Ian Kingsbury, Provincial Grand Master and Excellent Companion Simon Rowe, Grand Superintendent of the HRA in Devonshire, is a key element within the “Initiation to Exaltation” Masonic journey.
It introduces the Holy Royal Arch (or Chapter) to new Master Masons or indeed re-introduces the Order to Craft Masons who might have been members, or used to go, but who found it difficult to understand and lapsed, or those for whom it did not "click". “Talking Heads” is a short playlet of an encounter between two lodge members; one an experienced Past Master (and Royal Arch Companion) and the other a Master Mason curious to know more. It covers the history of the Order, explanations of the regalia, links to the Craft, why the Royal Arch is the climax and completion of pure Antient Freemasonry, the time and financial commitments involved in being a member, how to discover more and how to find a Chapter to join.
The encounter starts in the anteroom just outside the lodge room at a Craft meeting with the two brothers opening their cases and getting prepared for their meeting. It lasts about 35 minutes and covers questions ranging from idle curiosity "why is it a separate Order?" to more personal speculations such as “what is the Master Mason in the 21st century missing by not being a member of the Royal Arch?”
The presentation has been performed over 160 times in the Metropolitan area as well as 34 Provincial bookings across the country. Any Master Mason is welcome to this presentation, please
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