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SUPREME COUNCIL 33°
OF THE ANCIENT AND ACCEPTED RITE
FOR ENGLAND AND WALES AND ITS DISTRICTS
AND CHAPTERS OVERSEAS

M.P. Sovereign Grand Commander
M.P. Bro. A,J Englefield, 33°

The sovereign power of the Ancient and Accepted Rite in England and Wales is committed to a Supreme Council consisting of nine Sovereign Grand Inspectors General, as prescribed for every country by the Grand Constitutions. It has the responsibility of managing the affairs and promoting the wellbeing of the Order, including the consecration of new Chapters, and of maintaining fruitful relationships with other Masonic bodies, both nationally and internationally. It is in amity with Supreme Councils in many foreign jurisdictions.

Each member of the Supreme Council holds the highest degree of the Order, the 33°, as do some 50 Inspectors General in England and Wales and 20 in Districts overseas, to whom authority is delegated to manage their appointed Districts, and a few others who contribute very significant services to the Order, or to Freemasonry in general. These include the Grand Patron, His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent.

Authority is further delegated to Chapters to confer degrees from 4° to 18°. The higher degrees are generally conferred by the Supreme Council at regular ceremonies, and recognise substantial services to the Order: 30° (including 19° to 29°), 31°, 32° and 33°.

 

DISTRICT OF SUSSEX
(Constituted 1959)

Past Inspectors Generals

1874 South Eastern District
(Kent, Surrey and Sussex)

1874. Samuel Rawson
1882. Lt. Col. H.S. Somerville Burney
1890. Col. Gerald Noel Money
1891. James Henry Matthews
1898. Sir George David Harris
1899. Charles Belton
1905. Robert Arthur Berthon Preston
1908. Col. Arthur Clifton Hansard C.M.G
1912. Edward Nash
1915. Sir George Anthony King
1927. W.J. Armitage
1940. Sir Reginald Arthur Spence

1950 South Eastern District
 (Surrey and Sussex)
(Kent constituted as separate District)

1950. Sir Reginald Arthur Spence

1959 District of Sussex
(Surrey and Sussex constituted as separate Districts)

1959-1966 V. Ill. Bro Rev. C.H. Mosse, MA, 33°
1966 - 1982 V. Ill. Bro. C.H. Wallis 33°
1982 - 1994 V. Ill. Bro. T.R. Dadswell, JP, 33°
1994 - 2005 V. Ill. Bro. G.R. Hyde. 33°
2005 - 2015 V. Ill. Bro. Cdr. R. A. Champion, R.N.OER 33°

 

Present Inspector General

V. Ill. Bro. Duncan R. B. Brown RD 33°