The Division of Hampshire and Isle of Wight


Introduction to the Order

Candidates for this Order see how Christianity can be embraced with Freemasonry by learning how the legend of the Emperor Constantine's conversion to Christianity is set within Masonic Ritual linked with the history of the Roman Empire.

There are two parts to this Christian Order:

The Red Cross of Constantine

The first ceremony consists of the candidate's admission, obligation and installation as a Knight-Companion of the Red Cross of Constantine, in which the historical basis of the Order is detailed.

The Knight of the Holy Sepulchre and of St. John the Evangelist

In the ceremonies of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre and of St. John the Evangelist, this knowledge is further explained and the ultimate aims of Freemasonry are revealed.

These latter ceremonies, together with the two Installation ceremonies which lead to the principal chairs, are probably the most impressive ceremonies in Freemasonry.

Order Qualification

Qualification for membership of this Order is that one must be a Royal Arch Companion and profess a belief in the Trinitarian Christian Faith. An invitation to join is not required. If you would like further information on the Order, or details of how to join (given the above qualifications) - please email: The Divisional Recorder - we very much look forward to hearing from you.