About Us

This Order is usually recognised as being the completion of a member’s Freemasonry.

There are other orders to which a Brother may belong but to be “a Companion of the Royal Arch” is a requirement for basic membership of a number of them. However, many Companions go no further and find their Freemasonry is satisfying, rewarding and uplifting.

Although we are called “The Supreme Grand Chapter of British Royal Arch Masonry in Germany”, in fact being “British” is not a pre-requisite. We have members from Germany and a number of other countries including France, The Netherlands, Romania and Greece as well as from African countries and English-speaking countries around the world.

Perfect English is not necessary as long as the Companion can understand what is being said. Indeed, if you are a non-native speaker and can read this, your English is probably good enough.

Any Master Mason from any recognised Grand Lodge world-wide can join us.

More information can be found on our CONTACTS page.

Who’s Who

First Grand Principal
Second Grand Principal Third Grand Principal
Most Excellent Companion
John MacKinnon


02 Oct 1968
Thistle No 270 SC
03 Feb 1986
Beaver Nr 885 GLBFG
MAY 2015
Assistant Grand Master Grand Lodge of British Freemasons in Germany


24 MAR 1994
Burnvale RAC SGC Scotland
10 DEC 2005
Celtic RAC No 764 SGC Scotland (On reponing)
26 OCT 2001
Teutoburgerwald No 5 SGCBRAMG
Dec 2018 – Present
First Grand Principal SGCBRAMG


Right Excellent Companion Glyn Edmonds GPA


24 Apr 1993
Zur Bruderkette im Wuppertal No 640
Niederrhein 892 Worshipful Master
2018 – Present
Grand Master Grand Lodge of British Freemasons in Germany


18 Mar 2006
Niederrhein RAC No1
First Principal RAC No1
Supreme Grand Chapter of Scotland Celtic RAC No 764
Dec 2018
Second Grand Principal SGCBRAMG


Right Excellent Companion Roddy Mackenzie


Sept 2005
The Rose of Minden Lodge No 918




Jun 2008
The Teutoburgerwald RAC No 5
Nov 2011
1st Principal Niedersachsen RAC No.4
Dec 2020
Third Grand Principal SGCBRAMG


Past First Grand Principal Grand Scribe Ezra
Most Excellent Companion
A. B. Beardmore
Very Excellent Companion
James Lutton


Anglo-Hanseatic Lodge No. 850


Niedersachsen RAC No. 4

Member of Tain and Ross RAC No. 63 SC

Excellent Master in Tain and Ross RAC No  63 SC

Founder Member of Anglo-Hanseatic RAC No. 6

2003 – 2004
First Principal RAC No. 6

Assumed into Celtic RAC No. 764 SC

Super-Excellent Master in the Hebrides Council No. 364 SC

Grand Representative of the Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Scotland near to the SGCBRAMG

Dec 2014 – 2018
First Grand Principal of Supreme Grand Chapter of British Royal Arch Masonry in Germany


Dec 2000
Niederrhein No. 892 Düsseldorf


Mar – 2007
Rheinland RAC No. 1 Düsseldorf
2017 – 2018
First Principal RAC No. 1
Dec 2014 – Present
Grand Scribe Ezra SGCBRAMG
Supreme Grand Chapter of Scotland Celtic RAC No. 764

Current Supreme Grand Chapter Officers

OFFICEHolder as of 05.12.2020
First Grand PrincipalME. Comp. John MacKinnon
Second Grand PrincipalRE. Comp. Glyn Edmonds GPA
Third Grand PrincipalRE. Comp. Roderick Mackenzie
President of Comm of GPME. Comp. Ian Harris PFGP
Grand SupervisorVE Comp Neil Price
Grand Scribe EzraVE. Comp. James Lutton
Grand Scribe NehemiaVE Chris Bilson
Grand Dir of CeremoniesE. Comp. Ray Nightingale
Grand RegistrarE. Comp. Ronaldo Brüning
Grand TreasurerRE. Comp. John Hogarth GPA, PTGP
Grand Sword BearerE. Comp. Dured Freitag
Deputy Grand Dir. of CeremoniesE. Comp. John McDougall
Grand OrganistE. Comp. David Pearson
Principal Grand SojournerE. Comp. Peter Julian
First Assistant Grand SojournerE. Comp. Peter Appleson
Second Assistant Grand SojournerE. Comp. Mike Hemming
Grand Charity StewardE. Comp. Eric James Hoskins
Grand Standard BearerE. Comp. Martin Papenheim
Grand StewardE Comp Kokou Awaline
Grand StewardEComp Winfred Bussing
Grand JanitorEComp Jan Lageford