Most Excellent Great Chief

Year 2020 – Year K.M. 2556

M.E. Sir Knight Bernard V.A.P.J. Woods



“Alere Flammam Veritatis”

(Let the flame of truth shine)

Chivalric Freemasonry

Grand Council of Knight Masons is a Sovereign Masonic Order with control of the ancient Irish degrees known as the Red Cross or Babylonian Degrees.   These ancient Irish Degrees of Knight Masonry are of high esoteric and symbolic value and the building of the second Temple forms the theme.

Persia Council, No. 008, was dedicated in 2008 as our Research body for further discovery of our history and is based at Freemasons’ Hall, Dublin, Ireland. Papers and or submissions are always welcome and will receive respectful scholarly examination by this research body.

Grand Council of Knight Masons’ Councils now number 115 and are located in Ireland and in Ohio, U.S.A.; South Africa; Hong Kong; Jamaica; Tasmania; India; Gibraltar; Australia; New Zealand; Bermuda; Greece; England and Singapore.   Today the Chivalric Order of Knight Masons is rapidly growing in membership with the ever developing presence of Councils around the globe.

Craft Masons, advanced as Mark Master Masons and Royal Arch Masons, are eligible and welcome to become Knight Masons, thus attaining the rank and dignity of the complete series of degrees within Irish Universal Masonry.

Those who qualify do not have to be invited, they are encouraged to enquire.

It is often said that Knight Masonry is the friendliest and most relaxed of all our Masonic branches.   Whilst Knight Masonry is a global institution, Councils are fraternally bound together.   By becoming a Knight Mason, one discovers a closer degree of friendship and fellowship with brethren.

Thank you for visiting us.

Bernard V.A.P.J. Woods
Great Chief


1923          Gerard Black

1940          Edward H. Burn

1943          Joseph H. Hamilton

1964          John H. Keers

1979          James McC. Allen

1985          James Lutton

1993          Arnold J. Cooke

2001          Mervyn W. Morrison

2008          Bernard V.A.P.J. Woods

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