As part of a programme agreed between the
Supreme Grand Chapter of England and the
Symbolic Grand Lodge of Hungary, aimed
at supporting the expansion of the Royal
Arch, two English Chapters – Cockfosters
No. 6883 and Heston No. 4888 – were given
permission last year to hold future meetings
in Budapest, and since that time they have
attracted a large number of local candidates.
These newly exalted Companions are
keen to learn as much as possible about the
Order, so that they can satisfy their own
curiosity and improve their ability to attract
and retain new members.
To help sow the seeds of such a Royal
Arch Library in Budapest, furnished with
English documents, an appeal has been
launched to enlist the support of
Companions, particularly in England
There has been an almost total absence
of information about this subject in Eastern
Europe for some 50 years – for reasons of
which we are all painfully aware. As a result,
we are starting off with virtually no literature
and no Masonic bookshops.
Through this appeal, we are hoping to
gather in a wide range of material including
books, pamphlets, papers and talks. Many
Freemasons in England and Wales have
duplicate copies of such items, which they
may not need, and others have inherited
such material from former Companions.
If anyone has anything which they
would like to donate to this new library,
then please give me a call on 020 8668 3753.
In this way, they can help support the
growth of the Royal Arch in Eastern
Europe – and their names will certainly be
remembered in the Book of Benefactors.
E Comp Paul Calderwood of
Cockfosters Chapter hands a book
to E Comp Tamas Korosvolgyi
representing the Hungarian library
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