Aorangi Chapter No 2300

Meeting at 25 Philip Street, Johnsonville, Wellington.

Contact Details

Scribe E: E Comp T H (Tom) Forster
Phone: (04) 977 2017

Meetings Calendar

The Chapter meets on the first Tuesday of May, July, September and November

Tyling is at 6:30pm

The Installation  meeting is in November

Chapter History

Aorangi Chapter No 2300 was formed by members of Aorangi Lodge and supported by members of Wellington Lodge No.1521.
It was consecrated 26 August 1931 by Excellent Companion A S Bankart who was the District Grand Master of the Auckland District Grand Lodge. and was assisted by members of the Auckland Chapter No. 1338.

About Aorangi Chapter

Today the Chapter meets in the Masonic Lodge Rooms in Johnsonville. The Chapter is a dining chapter and at the end of its meetings the Companions sit down to a two-course meal in the refectory. It is an opportunity to enjoy the company of the members and visitors with great conversation and formal and not so formal toasts.

Aorangi Chapter has fifty members who come not only from Aorangi and Wellington Lodges, but from a number of the New Zealand constitution Lodges in Wellington.

The Chapter enjoys a close fraternal relationship with the United Manawatu Royal Arch Chapter No 1721 in Palmerston North and with the Waterloo Russell

Chapter No 2, a Wellington based New Zealand Chapter.


Members of Chapters of all constitutions recognised by the Supreme Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of England are most welcome to join in our convocations. In the first instance, please make contact with the Scribe E.

New Members

Master Masons are encouraged to join the Royal Arch. If you are interested in doing so, we will be pleased to discuss that with you. Again, in the first instance please contact the Scribe E.

The website of Supreme Grand Chapter presents a good overview of the Royal Arch Degree in general and our Grand Chapter in particular. The website of our District Grand Lodge (which you are currently visiting) also contains a comprehensive insight into our District Grand Chapter.