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


Held on Saturday, 6th July 2024 at Mark Masons' Hall, London.

The members of the Order gathered in force at the prestigious Mark Masons' Hall in London to celebrate a momentous occasion in our Order’s history.

The Most Worshipful Grand Master, MW Bro. Paul W. Johnston, GCAG, presided over the inspiring ceremonials, where he was delighted to Invest and Install the following distinguished Brethren into their new roles:

  • RW Bro. Charles J. Aspinell, GCAG as Deputy Grand Master
  • RW Bro. Lionel B. Mee, GCAG as Assistant Grand Master
  • RW Bro. Mark P. Donovan, KCAG as Provincial Grand Master for Sussex

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Ceremony of the Ancient Charges 2024

The annual Ceremony of the Ancient Charges was held at Castlegate Masonic Hall, York on Friday 21 June 2024.

The ceremony was attended by the Most Worshipful Grand Master and members of the Order from across the UK in the largest gathering to date.

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Athelstan 1100

The Athelstan 1100 project commemorates and celebrates the 1100th anniversary of Athelstan becoming king and his very special relationship with Malmesbury. The 'Athelstan 1100' website contains some very interesting information and details of the events planned.

The Order, through the King Athelstan Memorial Foundation (KAMF) is supporting two permanent projects as part of the celebrations:

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High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire

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Grand High Almoner of the Order Dr Bharat Khetani has received the singular honour of appointment as High Sherriff of Cambridgeshire.

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The Sword - Hidden Meanings & Symbolism

The Sword - Hidden Meanings & Symbolism

MW Bro. Paul W. Johnston presents his personal insights into the symbolism and history of the sword.

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