Royal Ark Mariners

Ancient and Honourable Fraternity

Become a Worshipful Commander of a lodge of Royal Ark Mariners.

The Ancient and Honourable Fraternity of Royal Ark Mariner, more commonly known as RAM, has been under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons since 1871 and governed by the Grand Master’s Royal Ark Council. However, its early history is obscure. Statutes refer to Grand Lodge being reconstituted in 1772. It is recorded that the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons took possession of the rights to the Grand Lodge of Royal Ark Mariner on 10 June 1884 for just £25.

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Lodges are attached, or moored, to Mark Lodges assuming their Number in the Roll and to be a member the Candidate has to have been advanced as a Mark Master Mason. There the similarity ends. In chronological terms it precedes the Mark by hundreds of years because it relates to the building and voyage of Noah’s Ark and the Great Flood and has none of the other characters that we meet in Freemasonry.

There are no individual Ranks within either Province or Grand Lodge. Brethren holding those Ranks suffix their name with Royal Ark Mariner Provincial Grand Rank or Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank. The Grand Master of the Mark is, ipso facto, the Grand Master of the Degree of Royal Ark Mariner.

Provincial Grand Master

W. Bro. Raymond Arthur Walton

Province of Northumberland


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To find out more about the order, contact should be made with the Provincial Grand Scribe.

Numerical List of Lodges

Lodges Number Venue
Northumberland & Berwick TI Masonic Hall, School Lane, Cramlington NE23 1DN
Hotspur with Coquetdale 135 Masonic Hall, Prudhoe Street, Alnwick, NE66 1UW
St Cuthbert’s 192 Freemasons’ Hall, The Parade, Berwick TD15 1DF
Tristram 346 Masonic Hall, Fern Avenue, Jesmond NE2 2RA
Hartford 546 Masonic Hall, Hartford Road West, Bedlington, NE22 6HU
Blagdon 547 Masonic Hall, Beaconsfield Street, Blyth, NE24 2DR
Morpeth 691 Freemasons’ Hall, Dacre Street, Morpeth, NE61 1HW
Whitley 788 Masonic Hall, Norham Road, Whitley Bay, NE26 2SE
Ashington 890 Masonic Hall, John Street, Ashington, NE63 0SE
Carville 968 Masonic Hall, Maple Terrace, Newcastle NE4 7SE
Newgate 1141 Masonic Hall, Hugh Street, Wallsend, NE28 6RL
Hexham 1161 Masonic Hall, Westfield Terrace, Hexham, NE46 3DJ
Backworth 1189 Masonic Hall, Moor Edge Road, Shiremoor, NE27 0HU
De La Val 1290 Masonic Hall, Station Road, Seaton Delaval, NE25 0PT
Farne 1540 Masonic Hall, Prudhoe Street, Alnwick, NE66 1UW
Triangle 1483 Masonic Hall, Hartford Road West, Bedlington, NE22 6HU