Welcome to the Supreme Grand
  
Royal Arch Chapter of Queensland
 
  
 
                     Mission Statement crest logo 1

  
“Provide a proper foundation and framework,
 in a supportive environment, for
Royal Arch Freemasonry to prosper”
 
 
 
 
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The Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Queensland, the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Queensland and Grand Council of Select, Royal, Most Excellent and Super Excellent Masters of Queensland.
 
 

We Extend a Welcome to All Master Masons
 
Twelve months from the date of your third degree you are eligible to join the Holy Royal Arch to continue your 'Masonic journey' by:
  • discovering the genuine secrets;
  • deciphering the third tracing board;
  • participating in many degrees; and
  • gaining the key to join many orders available only to Royal Arch Masons

Chapter

No

Contact Name

Phone Number

Email

PRINCE OF WALES

1

John Shelley

3202 7535

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BRISBANE QLD

3

Allan Verran

3849 8825

 

LIMESTONE CALEDONIAN

4

Phil M. Bishop

0407 124 206

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MYLNE

5

Percy Cutmore

4661 2737

 

KENNEDY

6

Max Clews

4942 3083

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UNITY

7

Ted Cordell

4936 3812

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CHARTERS TOWERS CATENARIAN

8

Robin Warsop

4787 3990

 

MOUNT MORGAN

9

Jim Wyatt

4938 1350

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GYMPIE

14

Will Bauer

5482 5390

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WARATAH-TYRIAN

15

Gordon Rose

4152 3621

 

SOUTHERN CROSS

17

Bill Tupou

4691 2872

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CLEVELAND

18

Norm Souter-Smith

4721 3545

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MACKENZIE

20

David Fraser

4945 1100

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GREGORY

21

Duncan Walker

4054 1034

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BARRON

22

Phill Townsend

4092 2026

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CORINTHIAN

26

Brian Flanders

4152 5963

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CAIRNS COMPOSITE

27

Bob Malcolm

4053 1164

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EVERINGHAM

32

Jim Nelson

4630 3193

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WATTLE

42

Doug Cunningham

4773 4599

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EAST BRISBANE (DAYLIGHT)

43

Jim Burrow

3107 3883

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ST MUNGO

46

Campbell Carmichael

3356 3135

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NAMBOUR

57

Bob Hannell

5492 5568

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KELVIN

66

Stuart Lees

4053 1451

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CABOOLTURE

68

Owen Vickers

5496 7193

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BEAUDESERT

69

Nigel Pittaway

5545 4924

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LUTWYCHE

72

Pat Malone

3264 2285

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MURGON

74

Trevor Hindley

4168 2824

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STEPHENS

78

Paul Holland

3863 2887

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TULLY

82

Alf Macdonald

4068 7903

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LORD SALTOUN

90

David Smith

3208 6230

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CHINCHILLA

91

Peter Horn

4663 1035

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LEICHHARDT

93

Daryl Harker

4939 2476

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ROMA-MITCHELL

94

Kim Ruru

4622 3219

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OAKEY

97

Colin Currie

4634 0394

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TOWNSVILLE

104

Col Bartholomew

4779 0838

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INDOOROOPILLY

109

Bob Cuneo

5463 1347

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GLOUCESTER

110

John France

3314 1120

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CROWS NEST

111

Brian Aland

4697 9192

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BILOELA

114

John Rathjen

4992 1170

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MONAL

118

Percy Davies

4165 1374

 

RAVENSHOE

119

Grant Bransgrove

0427 534 880

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GRANT

121

Tim Powys

3389 9248

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BEENLEIGH

125

Ian Wylde

3341 9089

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ACACIA

126

Peter Keller

4124 0414

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NEWPORT MEMORIAL

128

Martin Powell

+675 7272 5352

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NEW GUINEA

129

 

 

 

YEPPOON

130

Jim Edwards

4939 2187

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LAIDLEY

139

John Dann

3281 4203

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MEANDARRA

144

Lloyd Harth

4626 5410

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BURLEIGH HEADS

148

Brian Ling

5593 4327

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SUNSHINE COAST DAY'LGHT

149

Gilbert Neil

5493 8994

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KEDRON DAYLIGHT

152

Alan Robinson

3300 2386.

 

 

Chapter

No

Location

Installation

1st Tue

     

MURGON

74

Goomeri

1st Saturday
June.

MACKENZIE

20

Bowen & Proserpine

1st Saturday
June.

1st Thursday

     

YEPPOON

130

Yeppoon

1st Thu Nov

BEENLEIGH

125

Beenleigh

March.

1st Friday

     

LORD SALTOUN

90

Brisbane

1st Fri August

KEDRON
DAYLIGHT

152

Kedron

August

WATTLE

42

Townsville

1st Friday
October

CABOOLTURE

68

Caboolture

May.

STEPHENS

78

Stones Corner

1st Friday
September.

SOUTHERN CROSS (Dec)

17

Toowoomba

2nd Saturday July.

1st Saturday

     

CHART TOWERS
CATENARIAN

8

Charters Towers

2nd Sat August.

2nd Monday

     

LAIDLEY

139

Rosewood

4th Saturday
July.

2nd Tuesday

     

NEWPORT
MEMORIAL

128

Papua New Guinea

2nd Sat February.

2nd Wednesday

     

ACACIA

126

Pialba

2nd Saturday
August.

SUNSHINE COAST
DAY'LGHT

149

Maroochydore

2nd Wednesday
June

NAMBOUR

57

Nambour

1st Sat October
at 3:30

LUTWYCHE

72

Kedron

2nd Wednesday
October

2nd Thursday

     

CORINTHIAN

26

Bundaberg

1st Sat October.

2nd Friday

     

BEAUDESERT

69

Beaudesert

2nd Friday
October.

GRANT

121

Booval

2nd Saturday
September.

2nd Saturday

     

BARRON

22

Mareeba

2nd Sat
November.

CHINCHILLA

91

Chinchilla

2nd Sat April

3rd Tuesday

     

CAIRNS
COMPOSITE

27

Freshwater

September (App Degree),
October (RA)

ST MUNGO

46

Stones Corner

July.

NEW GUINEA

129

Papua New Guinea

3rd Saturday
June

3rd Wednesday

     

TULLY

82

Tully

2nd Saturday
October

TOWNSVILLE

104

Townsville

3rd Wednesday
May.

3rd Thursday

     

KELVIN

66

Cairns

October

MOUNT MORGAN

9

Mt Morgan

3rd Saturday
October.

EAST BRISBANE
(DAYLIGHT)

43

Stones Corner

July.

3rd Friday

     

MEANDARRA

144

Meandarra

July.

3rd Saturday

     

ROMA-MITCHELL

94

Roma

1st Sat March

MONAL

118

Monto

17th October 2015, 3:00 PM

4th Monday

     

GLOUCESTER

110

Kedron

May.

4th Tuesday

     

CLEVELAND

18

Townsville

4th Tuesday
September.

CORRAS

 

Brisbane

 

4th Wednesday

     

UNITY

7

Rockhampton

4th Wed in May.

WARATAH
TYRIAN

15

Bundaberg

3rd Sat, June

INDOOROOPILLY

109

Sinnamon Park

4th Sat August.

GYMPIE

14

Gympie

3rd Sat October.

4th Thursday

     

PRINCE OF WALES

1

Brisbane

21st February 2015, 9:30 AM

LIMESTONE
CALEDONIAN

4

Ipswich

4th Thu October

EVERINGHAM

32

Pittsworth

Sat, 29th Aug
2015

BURLEIGH HEADS

148

Burleigh Heads

4th Thursday
July

4th Friday

     

OAKEY

97

Oakey

3rd Saturday
February.

CROWS NEST

111

Crows Nest

2nd Sat
September.

BRISBANE QLD

3

Stones Corner

September

RAVENSHOE

119

Ravenshoe

27th June 2015

SOUTHERN CROSS (Mar, May, Sept)

17

Toowoomba

2nd Saturday July.

4th Saturday

     

BILOELA

114

Biloela

1st Sat in October

Last Wednesday

     

SOUTHERN CROSS
(Jan)

17

Toowoomba

2nd Saturday July.

GREGORY

21

Cairns

October.

Last Thursday

     

KENNEDY

6

Mackay

June.

Last Saturday

     

LEICHHARDT

93

Blackwater

2nd Saturday June

The History of the Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Queensland

 

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, 

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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 first Craft Lodge the North Australia Lodge formed in Queensland was constituted in Brisbane on 13th July 1859 under the English Constitution when Queensland was part of the colony of New South Wales.     Queensland was not formed until five months later on the 12th of December of that year.    The first Royal Arch Chapter,  the Prince of Wales was formed on the 21st February 1865,  again under English constitution.    The second Chapter to be constituted was Brisbane Queensland but this time under the Scottish Grand Chapter.    An other early Chapter in Brisbane,  was the St. Patrick Chapter in 1867,  but this time it was under the Irish Constitution.

From this time on,  Royal Arch Freemasonry flourished as did Freemasonry with the expansion of Queensland.   There were several moves in the Fraternity to form a Queensland Grand Lodge as the other States had already done by amalgamating all the Lodges in their States, holding Charters from the three Grand Bodies of England, Scotland and Ireland.   It was not until 1921, some 20 years after the last of the other States,   Western Australia , had done so.

 

Moves were already afoot in the Royal Arch to follow suit but opposition from some eminent Companions in both the Scottish and English Grand Bodies in Queensland delayed the Constitution of the Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Queensland until 29th January 1930.

 

At the time of the amalgamation there were 57 Chapters in existence spread across the whole of Queensland from the Border out to Charleville and up North to Townsville and Cairns.    Currently there are some 54 Chapters throughout Queensland  and Papua New Guinea.

 

The Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Queensland controls within it's jurisdiction the degrees of,

  • Mark Master Mason
  • Worshipful Mark Master
  • Excellent Master Mason
  • Royal Arch
  • Third Principal
  • Second Principal
  • First Principal
  • Royal Ark Mariner
  • Worshipful Commander Noah
  • Select Master
  • Royal Master
  • Most Excellent Master
  • Super Excellent Master
  • Thrice Illustrious Master
  • Knight of the Sword
  • Knight of the East
  • Knight of the East and West
  • Most Excellent Chief

 

These 18 degrees are all fully performed ceremonies and contain beautiful ritual and traditional histories to connect the whole story.    Notwithstanding the importance of the Royal Arch Degrees, membership of the Royal Arch is a prerequisite to being accepted into many other important Orders.

  • The Masonic and Military order of the Red Cross of Constantine and the Order of the Holy Sepulchre and St. John the Evangelist - Grand Imperial Conclave of Queensland
  • The United, Religious and Military Orders of the Temple and the Order of St John of Jerusalem, Palestine, Rhodes and Malta - Knight Templer - Great Priory of Scotland
  • The Allied Masonic Degrees
  • Knight Templar Priests
  • Knight of the York Cross of Honour
  • The Worshipful Society of Freemasons (Operatives)
  • Grand Council of Knight Masons
  • Masonic Order of Athelstan
  • Commemorative Order of St Thomas of Acon
  • Rite Ecossais Rectifee

 

The members of the Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter are all wholehearted supporters of the great principles of Freemasonry, by being active in their Craft Lodges as well as in the community life in the various towns and cities where they live and promoting, in a most prominent way, charity work for the aged, Widows and Orphans,  and underprivileged of our communities where ever they may be.


 

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