Chapters of Instruction

Four Chapters of Instruction are listed in the Warwickshire Masonic Year Book, although many Chapters hold their own rehearsals to ensure that ceremonies are conducted with dignity, efficiency and competence. They afford an excellent opportunity for Companions to learn the ritual, demonstrate their ability and enhance their confidence. All Companions are eligible to attend their own Chapter rehearsals and any of those listed below, where they will be encouraged to participate and establish a pattern of learning to suit their needs.

G.C.O.I. Festival 2018

Rehearsal dates 2017-18 for the G.C.O.I. Festival are:

  • Tuesday 31st October 2017
  • Monday 27th November 2017
  • No rehearsal in December
  • Tuesday 30th January 2018
  • Tuesday 20th February 2018
  • Monday 26th March 2018
  • Tuesday 3rd April 2018
  • Tuesday 10th April 2018 (time to be scheduled) at Atherstone

All Rehearsals are held at the Knowle Masonic Temple, Knowle, Solihull at 7.30 pm, except the 10th April, which will be the dress rehearsal at Atherstone.

A Festival is held each year in April where members enact a Ceremony of Exaltation. The participants demonstrate their skill to a large audience of Royal Arch Companions, comprising many Grand and Provincial Grand Officers in addition to younger and more junior Companions.

The Festival will be held at Atherstone on Wednesday 18th April 2018 and gives an opportunity to see a demonstration of the Exaltation Ceremony performed by Companions below the Chairs. The President of the Festival is usually a senior Companion from another Province and full details and a booking form will be issued to Chapter Scribe Es early in the new year.


The Abbey Chapter of Instruction is held at the Masonic hall, Newdegate Street, NUNEATON, on the third Monday in October, November, January, February and March at 7.00pm at The Masonic Hall, Newdegate Street, Nuneaton CV11 4VF

Next Meeting. The next meeting will be held on Monday 16 October 2017
  • Preceptors:
  • E.Comp. H.S. Baker, P.Prov.G.St.B.
  • E.Comp. R.G. White, P.Prov. G.Stwd.
  • Assistant Preceptor & Scribe E.
  • E.Comp. D.W. Cooke, P.Prov.G.Swd.B.
  • Tel: 02476 741803
  • Email: E.Comp. D.W. Cooke, P.Prov.G.Swd.B.

The Yenton Chapter of Improvement is held at the Yenton Masonic Hall, Erdington, BIRMINGHAM, on the first Tuesday of each month October to April inclusive at 8.00p.m.

Next Meeting. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 07 November 2017
  • Preceptors:
  • E.Comp. S.W. Fowler, P.G.St.B. P.Prov.G.H.
  • E.Comp. G.H. Lewis, P.Prov.G.S.N.
  • E.Comp. M.J. Fleming, P.Prov.G.Reg.
  • Tel: 01543 683813
  • Email: E.Comp. M.J. Fleming, P.Prov.G.Reg.

The St Mary's Chapter of Instruction is held at Alderson House, 23 High Street, WARWICK CV34 4AX on the last Monday of each month, (except July, August and December) at 7.00pm.

Next Meeting. The next meeting will be held on Monday 30 October 2017
  • Preceptors:
  • E.Comp. M.J. O'Callaghan, c.m., P.Prov.G.S.N., L.G.C.R.
  • Deputy Preceptor & Scribe E.
  • E.Comp. R.M. Neal, P.Prov.G.Reg.
  • Tel: 01926 401014
  • Email: E.Comp. R.M. Neal, P.Prov.G.Reg.

A cordial welcome is extended to all Royal Arch Masons by each of the above.