Welcome to our Provincial Website
Our Masonic Order is based on the historic records of the life and the legend of King Athelstan, acclaimed as the "first king of all the English" and who ruled from 924 to 939AD. The focus of the Order is to show how early reference to the importance of Masonry in English history was significant for the development of speculative Freemasonry, and our aim is to encourage and prompt members into further study and research.
The Order has grown rapidly and internationally since first constituted in Newmarket in 2005, and celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2015. In England and Wales the Order is structured so that its Provinces, wherever possible, reflect and represent ancient kingdoms of the Anglo-Saxon period. Our Provinces do not therefore correlate directly with the English County divisions. The Province of Essex is based on the old Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Essex, which included present day Hertfordshire and London, north of the Thames.
Membership of our Order is strictly invitational, and members are expected to take a wide and committed interest in all aspects of Freemasonry. Every member is required to maintain current active membership of both Craft and Royal Arch Masonry, as members of Lodges and Chapters in full amity with the United Grand Lodge of England and the Supreme Grand Chapter.