Priory Mark Master Masons Lodge

Number 693

The Mark Degree is a fascinating degree and is rightly known as the Friendly Degree; it was originally worked in Craft Lodges and consisted of two ceremonies.

The first came after the Fellowcraft Degree where the candidate was ‘made’ a Mark Man, and the second after the Master Mason’s Degree when he was advanced to the Degree of Mark Master Mason. In 1856 English Mark Masons established their own Grand Mark Lodge and the two Mark ceremonies were combined into one. Since then it has been conferred, not in Craft Lodges, but in Mark Lodges consecrated for that purpose. The ritual explores the building of King Solomon’s Temple and, like all other Masonic Orders, the teaching of the Mark degree greatly adds to the knowledge and enjoyment of Masonry and links to other orders in Masonry, Royal Ark Mariners, Royal & Select (Cryptic) & Allied.

Prior Mark Master Mason’s Lodge meets on the first Wednesday of March, October and December plus the third Wednesday in June with their installation meeting taking place in March.

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