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The Role of a Royal Arch Almoner

The role of the Almoner in Royal Arch Chapters differs fundamentally to that in our Lodges.


The Royal Arch Chapter Almoner is the contact who maintains links with the Companions but in particular keeps in touch with those who do not regularly attend meetings.


It has been suggested that rather than report apologies at our convocations we should report those who have not apologised, as it is those who we should be most concerned with.


It is the vital role of the Chapter Almoner to keep in contact with all those Companions who do not attend convocations and encourage them to attend when possible so that they do not drift away.


Chapters where this has been operating properly have seen a marked improvement in attendance levels and good retention levels for new candidates.


The Almoner should, of course, be aware of Companions in difficulty and should liaise with the Provincial Grand Almoner to ensure that correct support is available where required, but primarily he is the front line in our retention policy and a vital officer in every Chapter.


Appointment of a Chapter Almoner
Please click here to download some suggested wording when investing a Chapter Almoner.


Masonic Charitable Foundation
Can the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) help? The Masonic Charitable Foundation helps Freemasons and their family or dependants who have a financial, healthcare or family need, to access a range of services available to them.


Finding out whether someone can obtain help via the MCF is as easy as 1–2–3!


Does the person requiring help have a Masonic connection? YES
Does the person requiring help have a need they can help with? YES
Contact the MCF to discuss how they can help!


Masonic Charitable Foundation
60 Great Queen Street
London WC2B 5AZ

Confidential enquiry line: 0800 0356090
Switchboard: 020 3146 3333
Email: info@mcf.org.uk
Web: www.mcf.org.uk


Almoners Handbook
Please click here to download a copy of the Almoners Handbook. Hard copies are available from the Provincial Grand Almoner.


Contact the Provincial Grand Almoner
To get in touch with your Provincial Grand Almoner, please email jmudge7097@gmail.com


Further contact details are available in the Provincial Year Book or from the Provincial Office.

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