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History and Origin of the Allied Masonic Degrees
The Grand Council of the Allied Masonic Degrees was formed in 1897 to bring under its direction all lodges of various orders who recognised no central authority and were not regulated by the other major governing bodies. Initially the degrees of Grand High Priest, St Lawrence the Martyr, The Red Cross of Babylon and Knights of Constantinople placed themselves under the control of this body and by 1897 the degrees of Grand Tilers of Solomon, one degree of the Secret Monitor and the order of Holy Wisdom (Knight Templar Priest grades) had also been included. Eventually, however, in 1923 a Grand College of Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests for England was erected at Newcastle and the Grand Council accordingly disclaimed control of this large group of degrees. Following this in 1931 the Grand Council of Allied Masonic Degrees agreed to cease working their single degree of the Secret Monitor and so today private Councils of the Order are empowered to work the degrees of :
In 1972 the title of this body was changed to the Grand Council of the Order of the Allied Masonic Degrees and today there are in excess of 200 Councils ranged under its banner.
Structure and Qualification
In a Council of Allied Masonic Degrees we find that the office structure varies from degree to degree. The degree of St Lawrence the Martyr is that in which all administrative work is carried out, candidates are admitted to the Order and the Installation of the Worshipful Master takes place. Prospective candidates for admission must be of the rank of Master Mason, Mark Master Mason and a Royal Arch Mason and of any faith.
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RW District Grand Prefect
Ian Anthony Bailey
District of Thames Valley
The District covers the Counties of
Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire,
Berkshire and Middlesex and
currently has eight Councils:
Veran Council No 18
Meets at Wokingham
Bocardo Council No 84
Meets at Witney
Middlesex Council No 108
Meets at Uxbridge
Rollright Council No 127
Meets at Woodstock
Chiltern Hundreds Council No 142
Meets at Beaconsfield
Walpole Council No 181
Meets at Twickenham
Richard Mordant Council No 189
Meets at Aylesbury
Cowper & Newton Council No 266
Meets at Olney
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