Ancient & Accepted Rite


[Rose Croix]


The Ancient and Accepted Rite is believed to have originated in France in the late eighteenth century. It was worked in the USA where a Supreme Council was formed in 1801. The Supreme Council for England and Wales was established in 1845 under a patent from the Supreme Council of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States of America.

Throughout England and Wales and certain Districts and Chapters overseas, the Order is governed by the Supreme Council 33º whose headquarters are located at No.10 Duke Street, St. James' London.