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To further your understanding of the Royal Arch, it's connection to the Craft, and history behind it's formation, there are many publications available for you to access and study.



Like every Mason, you receive in the post a copy of ‘Freemasonry Today’, free of charge, and you should now find that the Royal Arch pages and related articles are of much more interest and relevance. The other Masonic magazines, such as Leicester Square are available to all members and contain important news on the Royal Arch.


Biblical References

Your serious reading about the Royal Arch might start with the Old Testament descriptions of King Solomon’s construction of the Temple in the Books of Kings and Chronicles. The Book of Numbers in Chapter Two contains details of the banners displayed in the Chapter, as mentioned earlier.



There is a wealth of information and explanations on the Supreme Grand Chapter website, which can be found at and through the United Grand Lodge of England Solomon learning platform at There are also Provincial websites and a number of individual Chapter websites with regional and individual Chapter history.

Library & Museum in London

The Library and Museum at Great Queen Street, London is certainly worth a leisurely visit as it has a permanent display of Royal Arch furniture, regalia and many other Masonic artefacts and from time to time mounts special exhibitions on selected themes.

Library & Museum in Leicester

The Provincial Masonic Library and Museum is housed in Freemasons’ Hall, London Road, Leicester. It has been described as holding one of the finest collections of Masonic books and artefacts outside London.


For books on the Royal Arch, Letchworth’s, the shop at Freemasons’ Hall in London offers a useful selection that can be bought on-line too.


Among the many Masonic books available, useful titles are Ray Hudson's ‘So you Think You Know About Chapter’; Kevin L. Gent’s ‘Freemasonry Decoded’; Duncan Moore’s ‘In Search Of That Which Was Lost’; and Yasha Beresiner’s ‘200 Years Of Royal Arch Freemasonry In England

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