The Mark Degree is not only a true craftsman’s degree but it also teaches invaluable lessons about life, for example:
The studious application of skill and ingenuity, resulting in high quality workmanship, will ultimately be rewarded, even if at first it is not understood or appreciated by others.
In the Advancement Ceremony each of us learn we have different skills to offer and different contributions to make. To be accepted we must always be honest and give of our best – the impostor will inevitably be uncovered and receive his due punishment.
We cannot properly judge others unless we are sufficiently competent ourselves and exercise humility in the process. We must all accept responsibility for the tasks we agree to undertake and not blame others for our own shortcomings.
Such lessons the craftsman learns, in a dramatic way, in the ceremony. He is, of course, to apply them, not just to the immediate task of symbolically building the Temple, but in the way he conducts himself through life.
Joining The Mark Degree will not only further your knowledge in Freemasonry but will also help you to learn more about some of the symbolisms in the Craft and will connect your understanding of The Holy Royal Arch therefore helping to complete your journey in Craft Freemasonry.
How to join
Every candidate to be advanced in the Degree of Mark Master Mason must be a Master Mason of a regular and recognised Craft Lodge, whilst candidates for the office of Worshipful Master must have served as a warden in their Mark Lodge and normally as the Worshipful Master of a Craft Lodge.
Most Craft Lodge Secretaries will have details of the local representative for Mark Master Mason Degree. If you are unable to get contact details then please contact the Provincial Grand Secretary for further information. Alternatively, you can use the link below to download an application form.