The Ancient Masonic Order of Alfred the Great

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The Ancient Masonic Order of Alfred the Great (formerly the Order of the Scarlet Mantle under the jurisdiction of England, Wales and Provinces Overseas) is appendant to the Masonic Order of Athelstan in England, Wales and Provinces Overseas and has its own Statutes. It is a separate reward-based Order, recognising meritorious service by members of the Order of Athelstan.

The ritual of the Order commemorates the role of Alfred the Great in paving the way for the succession of Athelstan. Members hold one of three progressive grades: Knight (KAG), Knight Commander (KCAG) or Knight Grand Cross (GCAG), and naturally can only use the associated honorifics in the context of the Masonic Order of Athelstan.

The Head of the Ancient Order is the Grand Master for the time being of the Masonic Order of Athelstan in England, Wales and Provinces Overseas, taking the title Sovereign Grand Master (SGM) of the Ancient Order. The SGM may appoint a Grand High Chancellor to assist him. A small number of Grand Chancellors are also appointed to assist the Grand High Chancellor. Accolades normally take place immediately prior to the annual meeting of the Grand Court.

Sovereign Grand Master MWBro Paul W Johnston, SGM, GM
Grand High Chancellor RWBro Dr Christopher WG Ansell CofM, GCAG, PAGM
Past Grand High Chancellor RWBro David Buxton, CofM GCAG, PDepGM
Past Grand High Chancellor MWBro Bharat V Epur, GCAG, GM(India)