GUIDANCE FOR LODGES AND CHAPTERS
Brethren & Companions, following the death of Her Majesty on 8 September, the following measures will apply:
– There will be a period of Masonic mourning coinciding with the period of national mourning, and black ties will be worn at all Craft and Royal Arch meetings held during that period. No black rosettes will be worn.
– There will be no suspension of Masonic meetings during the period.
– The summons for the first meeting of each Lodge or Chapter sent out from today should be printed in black. At the meeting, immediately after the opening (and the reading of any necessary dispensation), a short period of silence should be observed.
– The first toast at dinner is now The King and the Craft / The King and Royal Arch Masonry.