Beyond the Craft the United Grand Lodge of England acknowledges and pronounces the status of the Supreme Order of the Holy Royal Arch to be "an extension to, but neither a superior nor a subordinate part of the degrees which precede it".
There are many other orders and degrees of Freemasonry, membership of which is restricted, at the least, to Master Masons.
THE MARK DEGREE
HRH Prince Michael of Kent the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons is, as is well known, the blood brother of HRH The Duke of Kent the Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England.
Welcome to the web page for the Ancient & Accepted Rite for the District of Buckinghamshire, more commonly known as "Rose Croix".
This Christian order is a tri-graded system. The first degree consists of the Candidate’s admission, obligation and installation as a Knight Companion of the Red Cross of Constantine.
The Order is open to all Master Masons who are also Companions of the Royal Arch (Chapter) and Mark Master Masons.
Even after joining those Lodges and Chapters, the Brother who seeks a complete knowledge of the Solomonic Degrees will still find many questions unanswered, especially relating to the historical period between the Master Mason degree and the Royal Arch. A Council of Royal and Select Masters confers four Degrees, which answer many of those questions.
Good Reasons To Become a Freemason
When you become a Freemason you: Join an international organisation of some 6 million worldwide, where members will greet and welcome you, and your family, wherever you go;
Procedures for Joining
One of the most common misconceptions about Freemasonry, and there are many such misconceptions, is that you have to be invited to join. Nothing could be further from the truth.