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 events of 926 at York as described in the Regius Manuscript and elsewhere, the Grand Master has authorised a unique commemorative ritual to be performed there. The new ritual recalls in allegorical fashion the labours of our ancient brethren in agreeing charges for approval by the king.

The multi-part ritual features a short culmination at the annual Assembly of the Grand Court, where the charges of the Order are presented by brethen of Court No 1 to the MW Grand Master for ceremonial ratification.

The unique York ritual is open to all members of the Order to witness and will occur there annually.