Within Freemasonry there are many opportunities to expand one’s Masonic knowledge and understanding, through an active participation of belonging to other Masonic Orders after becoming a Mark Master Mason, for example the Ancient and Honourable Fraternity of Royal Ark Mariners.
If you would like to know more about becoming a Royal Ark Mariner in Bedfordshire then please contact the Provincial Grand Secretary or complete the on-line form.
The Degree of Royal Ark Mariner is open for membership to any Mark Master Masons.
Ancient & Honourable Fraternity of Royal Ark Mariners known as Royal Ark Mariners, has been under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons since 1871 and is governed by the Grand Master’s Royal Ark Council. The ethos of the order’s degree contains events before, during and after the great deluge and is based on the story of Noah, his family and the Ark which closely parallels the story of creation: a cycle of creation, desolation, and re-creation, in which the Ark plays a pivotal role. The story of the building of an Ark and the great deluge is told in the ‘Epic of Gilgamesh’ as recorded on a stone tablet some 4000 years old, now in the British Museum. Membership is open to any Mark Master Mason.