The Masonic Order of Athelstan
in England, Wales and its Provinces Overseas


The relevance of the ancient Charges to freemasonry and to this Order will be clear to all members. In celebration and commemoration of the legendary events of 926 at York (the ancient city of Eoforwic) as described in the Regius Manuscript and elsewhere, the Order performs a unique commemorative ritual there annually on the third Friday in June. The commemoration recalls in allegorical fashion the labours of our ancient brethren in agreeing charges for approval by the king.

The multi-part event features a short culmination at the annual Assembly of the Grand Court, where the charges of the Order are presented by brethen of Eoforwic to the MW Grand Master for ceremonial ratification.

The unique York ritual is open to all members of the Order.