Deaths, Resignations and change in membership

Notification of Deaths, Resignations, Cessations (Rule 148 / RA Regulation 71) or Exclusions (Rule 181)

When a brother dies or resigns, to avoid considerable potential embarrassment, particularly to widows, or in the case where a Brother’s membership automatically ceases after two years’ arrears (Rule 148 / Royal Arch Regulation 71) or who is excluded from membership by the lodge or chapter (Rule 181) the Province must be informed


A simple letter or email to the provincial office is all that is necessary, but it should be dispatched immediately following the event, and secretaries and scribes e should not wait until their annual return to do so.

For further information, please see the Guidance Notes for Secretaries and Scribes Ezra