Order of the Secret Monitor

Brotherhood of David & Jonathan

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The Order of the Secret Monitor, which developed from a still more ancient Degree, is the Brotherhood of David and Jonathan and is in its way older than Freemasonry itself. Its principles and its watchwords being founded upon those grand examples set by two worthy Hebrew Princes around 1000 BC as recorded in the Jewish history of the Bible.

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History tells us that the “Order of David & Jonathan” was taken to the New World in or about 1658 by Dutch settlers. The inauguration meeting of Grand Conclave, under the banner of Alfred Meadows Conclave No. 1 was held at the Hotel Victoria, London, SW on 15 July 1887.

This is a Society framed upon the principles of self sacrifice; of mutual trust, watchful Brotherly care; of warning in time of danger; solace in time of sorrow; and skillful and effective friendly advice in every circumstance of life: A Society that meets a great and crying need in human affairs and is calculated to benefit those who act up to its tenets.

There are three Degrees in the Order; Induction ceremony, Princes or admission Degree and the Third Degree which is when a Brother is Installed as a Supreme Ruler of his Conclave. At this point he is also commissioned as a Supreme Ruler within the Order. This entitles him to conduct ceremonies in any Conclave.

Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler

R. Wy. Bro. Colin, Hume

Province of Northumberland

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

Numerical List of Conclaves

Conclaves Number Venue
Royal Kent 83 Masonic Hall, Astley Road, Seaton Delaval, NE25 0PT
Heart of Glendale 239 Masonic Hall, School Lane, Cramlington, NE23 1DN
Severus 351 Falmouth House, Hexham Road, Throckley, NE15 9DX
Wudcestre 390 Masonic Hall, John Street, Ashington, NE63 0SE
Thistle and Rose 484 Masonic Hall, Prudhoe Street, Alnwick, NE66 1UW
Shield of David 511 Masonic Hall, Astley Road, Seaton Delaval, NE25 0PT
Prince Bishops 601 Masonic Hall, Hartford Road West, Bedlington, NE22 6HU