Grand Master

The Most Illustrious Grand Master 2019-21

Most Illustrious Companion

Brian Roy Strachan Manson

  Craft Lodge
  1966        Initiated,
  1967        Passed and Raised as a Master Mason in South Western (Glasgow)                 Lodge No. 1242 (Life member) 
  1986        Affiliated to Oakwood Lodge No. 553, G.R.C.
  1993        Installed  Worshipful Master   
  2000        Affiliated to Golden Rule Lodge No. 126
  2004        Installed  Worshipful Master
  2008        Elected Grand Registrar of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A. M. of Canada                  in the Province of Ontario
  Capitular Masonry
  1988         Advanced, Received and Exalted as a Royal Arch Mason in                                University Chapter No. 241
  1996          First Principal
  2000          Affiliated Ionic Chapter No. 168 (now No. 110).
  2003          Virtual Past Master, Grand Chapter of New York State
  2009          First Principal, Ionic Chapter
  2010-2015 Scribe ‘E’ Ionic Chapter
  2012          Grand Superintendent of District 11
  Cryptic Rite Masonry
  1992           Greeted Adoniram Council No. 2, Royal & Select Masters of                              Ontario
  2003           Thrice Illustrious Master 
  1992           Elevated in Lake Ontario Lodge No. 5, Royal Ark Mariners         
  2003           Worthy Commander Noah
  2004           Grand Inspector General District “B”
  2005 - 2015 Recorder/Scribe
  2005 - 2014 Member of the Grand Executive    
   2003           Member of Ontario Council, Thrice Illustrious Masters      
  2017            Thrice Illustrious Master
  2012            Grand Representative to the Grand Council of Vermont
  2015 - 17     Grand Principal of Work
  2016            Grand Representative to the Grand Council of Indiana
  2017 - 19     Grand Deputy Master
  2019            Elected Grand Master
  Knights Templar
  1987             Member of Geoffrey de St. Aldemar Preceptory No. 2
  1998             Presiding Preceptor
  2000             Grand Director of Ceremonies
  2004 - 2010  Preceptory Registrar
  2005             Provincial Grand Prior
  2008 - 2014  Vice-Chairman of Rites and Ceremonies Committee
  2008             General Chairman of Sovereign Great Priory Grand Assembly
  2010             Vice - Chair of the Grand Assembly
  2012             Vice - Chair of the Grand Assembly
  2014 -           Chairman of Rites and Ceremonies
  Knights of the York Cross of Honour
  2003              Dubbed a Knight of the York Cross of Honour in Trent                                        Priory No. 74
  2013              Prior
  Conclave
  2000             Admitted to Holy Land Conclave No. 3           
  2013             Most Puissant Sovereign
  2015             Affiliated to Moore Conclave No. 15
  Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests
  2000 - 2010  York Tabernacle  No. 93
  2001              Kente Tabernacle No. 118
  2013              V. Em. Kt. Priest
  2017              Appointed Past Grand First Pillar
  2004              Emmaus Tabernacle No. XLVII.
  2012              V. Em. Preceptor
  York Rite College
  1994             Member of Athelstan York Rite College No. 41
  2006             Governor
  2008             Honoured with Order of the Purple Cross, Reston, Virginia
  2015             Transferred to Quinte York Rite College No. 53
  Order of the High Priesthood
  2003              Member of Abram Council No. 6, Order of the High Priesthood of                       Ontario      
  2009              President
  2015              Affiliated to Salem Council No. 3   
  St Thomas of Acon