Welcome to the website of the

London Groups of Chapters of the Ancient & Accepted Rite

The purpose of the Website is to provide information on our Chapters as well as news and events in the London Groups for members and potential members.

Each Group can be accessed from the buttons above and other sites of interest can be accessed from the links page.

10 Duke Street St James's

The Supreme Council 33˚ of the Ancient and Accepted Rite was formed under a Patent issued by the Northern Jurisdiction of the USA which was dated 26 October 1845.

Its Chapters are organised in Districts in England and Wales as well as overseas.  One anomaly to this system was London and until 1981 its Chapters, numbering 89 today, were unattached.   In 1981 it was decided to organise them into 5 Groups operating under appointed Inspectors General who were installed at 10 Duke Street London during March and April of that year, where every Chapter meets.

King Edward VII Rose Croix Chapter of Improvement

Founded in 1904 in celebration of the coronation of King Edward VII.   Some of its early members originated the Chapter of Improvement with the same name and the Chapter continues to have members that are included in the demonstration teams of the C of I.

Each Group takes the name of one of the Saints:

St James


St John


St Matthew


St Paul


St Peter