PROVINCIAL GRAND LODGE OF
MARK MASTER MASONS OF SURREY
Welcome to Surrey Mark Masons
“Advance and Mark Well”
Welcome you to the website for Mark and Royal Ark Mariner Freemasonry in Surrey.
I hope that this website will be both informative and of interest not only to Freemasons but also to those merely intrigued.
Within its pages, you will find a wealth of information specific to the Mark degree, its history and development throughout Surrey, and also links to Freemasonry in general.
The Degree of a Mark Master Mason in Surrey is open to all Master Masons and Royal Arch Companions.
The ceremony, in which a Brother is advanced, can be said to compromise of two degrees; the first in which he is acknowledged as a Mark Man, followed by the second where he becomes a Mark Master Mason.
The Mark referred to in its title takes its name from the mark symbol with which the stonemason identified his work and can still be found in many cathedrals and important buildings.
The Degree of a Mark Master Mason is accessible to all Master Masons.
Make your mark in Freemasonry
Find out more about joining Surrey Mark Masonry
Explore more about the Mark Degree
Provincial Executive Team
Meet the Provincial Executive team for Mark Masonry in Surrey
Thinking of joining?
Discover more about the Mark Degree
Find out more about Mark Masonry in Surrey
Discover Royal Ark Mariners
Royal Ark Mariner Degree
Based on the biblical legend of Noah and the flood
The Travelling Keystone
Designed to encourage visits between Mark Lodges
Discover the Mark Degree
Discover more about the Mark degree
A deeper look into the Mark Degree
General downloads, toast lists and useful information for Secretaries/Scribes
The Mark Degree
The Mark Degree is a Masonic degree that is open to all Master Masons. It is generally perceived to be more informal than the Craft Degree, and its members are known for their friendly and welcoming nature.
The ceremony of admission to the Mark Degree is called “advancement,” and it chronologically follows the Fellow Craft Degree. The legend of the degree is based on statements from the Bible, and it teaches the lesson that education is the reward of labor. It also contains a dramatic message about the importance of teamwork and cooperation.
The symbol of the Mark Degree is a keystone, which is a stone that is placed at the center of an arch. The keystone is engraved with certain mystic letters, the meaning of which is revealed during the ceremony. The Mark Degree assists both old and young Masons to gain experience in Freemasonry, and to make their mark on the world without first having been installed in the Craft Chair.
To discover the true link between the second and third degrees in Craft Freemasonry
It is a bridge to other Orders in Masonry
To find out why we are called the friendly degree
To help you better understand the Holy Royal Arch
Charitable Giving – He gives twice who gives promptly
Meet some Mark Masons
Meet some of the Mark Degree members from various lodges around the Province.
After 20 odd years, I decided to broaden my ‘friends circle’ in Freemasonry. For me, Mark Masonry was the obvious choice. I had heard so many good things about the degree and how fun it was. It didn’t disappoint when I was advanced into Croydon 198. The Mark degree is full of enjoyment and the RAM degree is simply beautiful.
At the time, I had already joined the Royal Arch but found Chapter quite hard going from a ritual perspective. The ‘old guard’ members of my Chapter didn’t appear to be excited about the order. As usual, I had been approached on many occasions to join the Mark but there appeared to be little substance about what it was, why I should join and where it could lead me on my journey
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Join Mark Masonry in Surrey to embrace a rich fraternal tradition.
Experience a profound journey of self-improvement, symbolism, and camaraderie.
Explore ancient rituals and values while forging lifelong connections with fellow Masons.