Rose Croix District

of Warwickshire

Thank you for visiting this web site for the Ancient and Accepted Rite for England and Wales and its Districts and Chapters Overseas, District of Warwickshire. The Rite is more commonly known as Rose Croix but in reality that is only a part of the Order.

The necessary qualifications for membership are for the applicant to be of high moral standing, to be willing to sign the prescribed declaration that he professes the Trinitarian Christian faith and to have been a Master Mason for twelve  months or more. There is no requirement for an applicant to be a member of any other Order and nor does an interested Mason need to wait to be invited to apply for membership.

It is a thought provoking Order, the work of the Chapter being conducted in a quiet and gentle manner as is the enjoyment of the after proceeding at the festive board.

We welcome new members and you are invited to make contact with the Recorder, or a member known to you, of the particular Chapter that interests you. You are also more than welcome to make contact with the District Recorder or myself should you so wish.

This web site gives you the opportunity to read and download a pamphlet entitled What a Candidate for the Rose Croix should know.

For web site visitors who are  members of the Order the information on the site enables you to keep abreast of what is happening in the District and the Chapters.

Thank you for visiting and please do so on a frequent and regular basis!

A reminder to members; the current book of ritual is that dated 2008.

V. Ill. Bro. Alan John Wellan 33°

Inspector General

V. Ill. Alan J Wellan, Inspector General

District News

Church Service update

The Sovereign Grand Inspector General, Ill..·.Bro..·.Alan J. Wellan, has secured the participation of the Reverend David Jessett, Vicar of Sherbourne, for the service on 9th September.  Later this year the Reverend David retires and so it is a particular delight that he has agreed to conduct our 2018 annual service.  In keeping with the original plans, E&P the Reverend Dr. Roy Lodge MBE will deliver the address and so the congregation will figuratively be twice-blesed.

The Reverend David has been a great support to our Order for many years in allowing this service to be held at his church.  Our Inspector General urges us all towards a record attendance to wish The Reverend David well and show him our appreciation of his kindness in the latter stage of his working life.

2018 Church Service

The Sovereign Grand Inspector General, District of Warwickshire, V..·.Ill..·.Bro. Alan J. Wellan 33°, would be delighted if you, your family and friends would join him and his wife Joy at the Annual Rose Croix Church Service, to be held at 3pm on Sunday 9th September 2018 in All Saints Church, Sherbourne, CV35 8AP.

The service will be conducted by the reverend David Jessett, Vicar of Sherbourne, with E. & P. Dr. the Rev. Roy Lodge, MBE delivering an address on the theme: “How good and pleasant it is for Brethren to dwell together in unity”.  This is particularly delightful news, as Reverend David is to retire at the end of this year and so his participation is most welcome.

W. Bro. Michael Irving will be directing the Provincial Choir with E. & P. Bro. Peter Summers accompanying on the Organ and giving a recital before the start of the service. Regalia will not be worn.

A pre-service Luncheon has been arranged at Alderson House, Warwick: reception 12:15 pm for lunch at 12:45 p.m. The price is £22.00 per person (Wine NOT included). Tea or coffee and cake will be served (if pre-booked and paid for) in the Village Hall after the service at a cost £6.00 per person. Vouchers will be issued to obtain teas.

Click on this article to reveal the button with details of the luncheon and the booking form for all refreshments.

This event understandably has proven to be popular in past years, with more than 140 attendees last year making for a fabulous atmosphere in the Church.  Our Inspector General urges us all towards a record attendance not only for ourselves but principally as a thank you to Reverend David for allowing us to use his church for so many years and to give him a fitting send-off towards retirement.


King Edward VII Rose Croix Chapter of Improvement in Birmingham

The Midlands Rose Croix Chapter of Improvement managed to secure one of the three travelling Demonstrations delivered by this Supreme Council authorised Chapter of Improvement at Moseley Masonic Hall on Wednesday 6th June 2018.  One hundred and fifty Princes filled the large Temple to generate an intimate atmosphere for the 11th degree: Sublime Prince Elect and Arcana of the 12th degree: Grand Master Architect.  Like all of the Intermediate Degrees, these demonstrations are based upon the Francken manuscripts held by Supreme Council and so the ritual has effectively been resurrected thanks to considerable input from Supreme Council.

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Ill.·.Bro. Spencer T.E. Fenn 32°: Fifty years and counting

During the Enthronement of Ill.·.Bro. Steven Fowler 31° into the chair of Warwickshire Chapter RC No. 483 on Thursday 31st May 2018 by Ill.·.Bro. Charles Williams 32°, Ill.·.Bro. Spencer Fenn 32° was re-presented with a Certificate to mark the fiftieth anniversary of his becoming a Knight of the Pelican and Eagle and a Prince of the Order of the Rose Croix of Heredom by the Sovereign Grand Inspector General for the District of Warwickshire, V.·.Ill.·.Bro. Alan J. Wellan 33°. This rare event was witnessed by sixty-six Princes, including two visiting Inspectors General, another member of the 33°, leaders of other Orders and eight Honorary Members who currently reign as Most Wise Sovereigns within Warwickshire Chapters.

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