Ancient and Honourable Fraternity of

Royal Ark Mariners

Become a Worshipful Commander of a lodge of Royal Ark Mariners

Royal Ark Mariners

The Degree is around two hundred years old and, as its name suggests, it has a nautical flavour taking for its setting the circumstances leading up to the Great Flood and the steps taken by Noah to build the Ark by which mankind was preserved from perishing in the ‘Universal Deluge’.

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The of Royal Ark Mariner degree is based the Great Flood, as recorded in the Bible and as verified in 1929 by the archaeologist Sir Leonard Woolley, who not only found clear evidence of the flood, but established that it had occurred some 6,000 years previously.

The legend of Noah, his sons, the Ark and the Deluge were enacted in the Mystery Plays of the seventeenth century and continued as catechisms in many of the early Masonic rituals.


Candidates wishing to join Royal Ark Mariners must be current Mark Master Masons in good standing.

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With sixteen  Royal Ark Mariner lodges in our Province there is an Ark Mariner lodge near you.

If you’d like to know more, please visit the Royal Ark Mariner Provincial website.