In October 2021 Internet Lodge will return to Rugby which we last visited in 2007,

Rugby is of course the home of the famous public school where in 1845 William Webb Ellis picked up and ran with the ball thus creating the popular sport of Rugby.

Rugby HallRugby Masonic Hall

Both the Chapter and the Lodge will meet at

Rugby Masonic Hall
Elsee Road
Rugby
CV21 3BA

From the roundabout on Clifton Road,proceed towards the town centre and take the first turning on the left. After approx 100m turn right into Elsee rd. the hall is at the end of the road.

Accommodation

RUGBEL 1We shall be stayng at Premier Inn Rugby North (Newbold) - 

Brownsover RoadRugbyWarwickshireCV21 1HL
 
Sat Nav Directions: CV21 1NX
What 3 Words: ///skinny.noble.engage

https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/warwickshire/rugby/rugby-north-newbold.html
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elephone 0333 32318457

There are two Premier Inn hotels in Rugby, this is nearest to the Masonic Hall but it still a drive/taxi ride away.
Currently offering breakfast only, but it has a Harvester pub next door
If you book this hotel then ring them and ask for one of the ‘New Rooms’ as it was extended about 18months ago.
A double room is around £35
 
 You must book the hotel yourself
 

Timescale

Friday 8th October

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Internet Chapter will meet at the Masonic Hall at Noon,

There will be an exaltation ceremony ( real or demonstration)

Practice will be before the meeting at a time to be advised

Royal Arch Mason guests will be very welcome

Soup and Sandwiches will be served after the meeting. Cost to be advised. Pay on the day

 

On Friday evening there willl be the usual welcome and get together

The format and venue will be decided once we have an idea of numbers.

 

Rugby TempleSaturday 9th October

The Lodge will meet at  the Masonic Hall at noon

There will be a practice at 10:00 a.m.

We expect to admit over 50 new members

After the administrative business we hope to invite the ladies to join us to hear the speaker.

After the meeting there will be a "white table" festive board where the ladies will join us.

 

Menu

Starter

Artisan Pate & Red Onion Chutney &Toast
or
Fan of Melon With Stem Ginger & Coulis (v)

 

Main Course

Braised blade of beef
or
Salmon With a sweet chilli sauce

Dessert

 Apple pie with Custard
or
Fresh fruit salad with cream

Tea or Coffee

Cost £23.00p per person

 

 

On Saturday Evening  if there is sufficient demand we wil try to arrange a venue for a farewell

 

Who can join Internet Chapter?

You can join the chapter either as a joining member or as a candidate for exaltation, however you must, at this time, be a current subscribing member of a UGLE Craft Lodge

As a joining member

Any subscribing member of Internet Lodge No 9659 who is already a member of Supreme Grand Chapter
Any subscribing member of Internet Lodge No 9659 who is a member of a Royal Arch Chapter in a constitution recognised by Supreme Grand Chapter.
Any subscribing member of a UGLE Lodge who is also a member of Supreme Grand Chapter or of a Royal Arch Chapter in a constitution recognised by Supreme Grand Chapter.

As a candidate for exaltation

Any subscribing member of Internet Lodge No 9659 who is not a Royal Arch Mason
Any subscribing member of a UGLE lodge who is not Royal Arch Mason

Notes

You MUST attend a physical meeting of the Chapter to be exalted
Exaltations will commence August 2020.
We reserve the right to restrict the number of exaltations and to give precedence in the order above.
There is currently a waiting list for exaltations
Membership of the Chapter is greatly enhanced by membership of Internet Lodge.

Is my Grand Chapter Recognised by the Supreme Grand Chapter of England (SGC)?

If your Grand Lodge is recognised by the United Grand Lodge of England, then your Grand Chapter will be recognised also

To check if your Grand Lodge is recognised by UGLE Check their website here

SGC permits dual or plural membership but a small minority of grand chapters do not. It is YOUR responsibility to ensure that your grand chapter is not one of these.

Why should I join Internet Chapter?

Internet Chapter is your porchway or entrance to a unique experience in Royal Arch Freemasonry. It has members in every continent who have the opportunity to correspond with each other on a daily basis via a closed mailing list. But much more than this you share the experience of that special bond of friendship that exists between members of a Masonic Organisation united in the ideals of Freemasonry universal. We rejoice in our International fellowship devoted to promoting the Crafts main precepts, Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth allied to our special and deeply held belief in freedom, justice and equality; in the peace and harmony that must come from tolerance and understanding, from respect for the culture and beliefs of our fellow creatures.

What is the application process?

The process for joining Internet Chapter is quite simple but there are certain rules and steps that must be followed.

Internet Chapter is under the jurisdiction of the Supreme Grand Chapter of England (SGC) and as such applicants for membership must fully satisfy all rules in the SGC regulations.

These relate to:

receiving all relevant data relating to the applicant, his employment and his Masonic memberships. Note that this data is held in a membership database wholly owned and maintained by Internet Chapter and the data is used for Internet Chapter purposes only. Data will NOT be divulged to any third party with the exception of SGC, unless demanded by law.
submitting a fully completed SGC registration form (“Form P”) in accordance with the SGC rules for joining members.
providing Clearance Certificates or copies of Dues receipts for all Lodges or Chapters of which a person is or has been a member in order to ascertain that the applicant is not in debt to any Masonic body.
gaining SGC agreement that all Constitutions of which the applicant is a member are recognised by, and are in amity with, SGC.

How do I apply?

Go to the Internet Chapter Website

Go to the Joining Menu

Firstly you should read about how we use and protect your data.

You can then make your application to join this unique chapter by completing the relevant form

What is the cost of membership?

Every applicant for joining has to pay a joining fee of 15.00 GBP. Applicants for exaltation have to pay an Exaltation Fee of 20GBP. These must be paid within 14 days of your application. This covers the initial costs to the Chapter of your membership. If you are not already a member of the Supreme Grand Chapter of England, you will also have to pay the SGC registration fee of 35.52 GBP if joining or 42.30 GBP if applying for exaltation. As in every lodge there in an annual subscription which is currently 55.00 GBP.

What happens next?

When we receive your application, we will send you various documents by email. These will include a full explanation of the joining procedures and regulations and an official Supreme Grand Chapter of England (SGC) Registration Form P for you to download and print. If your application contains the names of two existing members of the chapter known to you, they will be asked to act as your proposer and seconder. If not, your details will be forwarded to two members of the chapter who will be required to get to know you before acting as your proposer and seconder.

The registration form should be completed and signed and returned by mail to the Assistant Scribe E. If you are applying to become a joining companion then when you sign and return the completed Registration Form P it must be accompanied by Clearance Certificates indicating good standing from the Scribe E of every Chapter of which you are, or have been, a member. A copy of your Grand Chapter certificate (if appropriate) or your latest Dues Card will also be required. If you are applying to be exalted then when you sign and return the completed Registration Form P it must be accompanied by Clearance Certificates indicating good standing from the Secretary of every Lodge of which you are, or have been, a member. A copy of your Grand Lodge certificate (if appropriate) or your latest Dues Card will also be required.Alternatively, all these documents with the exception of the Registration form P can be submitted as a scanned image by email.

At this time, you should make the payments shown above. If you have a UK bank account we would prefer you to enclose a cheque with the form. Otherwise you can pay by using the credit card facility.

Once all your documents have been received and the registration form completed by your proposer and seconder in accordance with the rules of the Supreme Grand Chapter of England if you are not already a member of the Supreme Grand Chapter of England, we will seek their approval of your membership

What happens next?

Once you are accepted by SGC your details will be included in the summons for our next meeting and thus every member of the Chapter becomes aware of your application. A ballot (vote) will take place at that meeting, following a successful ballot, you will be admitted to membership of the Chapter, where you will be made very welcome.

If you are not already a member of the Supreme Grand Chapter of England, you will become a member of it following a declaration to agree to adhere to its Regulations. In exchange for the SGC Registration Fee, and following admission as a member, you will receive a Grand Chapter Certificate printed on parchment paper together with an explanation of its symbolism and a Book Regulations will be made available.

When I am a member.

At this point you will be added to the mailing list and given access to the members’ pages on the Web site.

You will be made very welcome as a member of the World’s first truly universal Masonic Chapter where you will have the opportunity for electronic daily contact with Royal Arch Masons from all over the globe. Our regular physical meetings are also very special for those who are fortunate to be able to attend. Truly happy to meet, sorry to part, and happy to meet again.

Now that you have read this document

Why not come and join us on our electronic meanderings through the pathways of our wonderful fraternity.

Want to know more?

You can ask questions by sending an email to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Purpose

The Internet Chapter exists to enable Royal Arch Masons from recognised Constitutions around the world to come together for Masonic purposes and personal friendship within the setting of a regular Chapter under the Supreme Grand Chapter of England.

Aims

  1. Universality
    To foster Masonry Universal by enabling members of the Chapter to communicate and exchange ideas on a world-wide basis and to promote wider understanding of Royal Arch Masonry as it is practised in different Constitutions.

  2. Collaboration
    To provide an Internet-based environment in which members of the Chapter can work together and carry out Masonic research and collaborative projects across international boundaries.

  3. Education
    To promote Masonic education through the medium of communication technologies.

  4. Progress
    To focus on the future of Freemasonry and in particular to lead the way in the use of new technologies for Masonic purposes.

 

TTInternet Chapter is the Royal Arch arm of Internet Lodge.

The Lodge was Consecrated on 29th January 1998 at Freemasons’ Hall, Bridge Street, Manchester after a small group of brethren who subscribe to the UK Mason List on the Internet felt that the time was right for a truly universal Masonic Lodge.

The chapter came into being on the 1st October 2019 by rejuvenating Manchester Epworth No 3921 which was about to close.

Whilst like the lodge all the day-to-day business is carried out either by e-mail or in the “members only” section of its web site, the Chapter holds regular meetings three times a year.

The Holy Royal Arch is a degree of Freemasonry. The Royal Arch is present in all main masonic systems. Royal Arch Masons meet as a Chapter; in the Supreme Order of the Holy Royal Arch as practised in the British Isles, much of Europe and the Commonwealth, Chapters confer the single degree of Royal Arch Mason.

In the British Isles, most of continental Europe, and most nations of the Commonwealth (with the notable exception of Canada), the teachings of Royal Arch Masonry are contained in the “Supreme Order of the Holy Royal Arch” – a stand-alone degree of Freemasonry which is open to those who have completed the three Craft degrees.

Man is not simply a practical being but has an essential spiritual aspect to his nature. This is taken up in the Royal Arch, in which the candidate, without trespassing on the bounds of religion, is led to contemplate the nature of God and his personal relationship with Him. In the Chapter, the teachings of the Royal Arch are conveyed using a ritualised allegory based on the Old Testament telling of the return to Jerusalem from the Babylonian captivity to rebuild the City and Temple. In clearing the ground of Solomon’s Temple for the foundations of a new temple, the candidate makes important discoveries.

The symbol or Grand Emblem of Royal Arch Masonry is the Triple Tau.

Members of the Holy Royal Arch, called Companions, meet in Chapters under a Grand Chapter. Chapters are ruled over by three Principals, who rule conjointly, and the Grand Chapter is ruled over by three Grand Principals, with a Pro First Grand Principal when the First Grand Principal is a Royal Prince.

In England the Royal Arch has four ceremonies: the exaltation ceremony to bring in new members and an installation ceremony for each of the three Principals. The exaltation ceremony is in two parts: a rather dramatic presentation of the principles of the Order followed by three Lectures in which the history, symbolism and principles of the Royal Arch are further explained. Like Craft Freemasonry, the Royal Arch is open to men of all faiths.

Internet Lodge celebrated its Twentieth Anniversary on 29th January 2018. See here for more.

This area of the website is currently under test. Normal service will resume soon!

Overseas

At our meeting in Newport on 11th October 2015 we had a record numer of members, prospective members and guests from outside the United Kingdom. There were twenty in total with representatives from Romania, Switzerland, Latvia, France, Italy, Holland, Canada, Abu Dhabi and Afghanistan. All the brethren enjoyed a wonderful weekend of true freemasonry Universal.

 

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