A welcome from the Intendant General

R.Ill.Kt. Keith Tolan – Intendant-General

Welcome to the website dedicated to the West Yorkshire Division of the Masonic and Military Order of the Red Cross of Constantine and the Orders of the Holy Sepulchre and St John the Evangelist.

Having been installed as the Intendant-General of this Division on the 16th March 2024 I look forward to many years bringing the message of this wonderful Order to as many masons as possible.

I am assisted in this task by the Divisional Executive, comprising of a very committed Deputy Intendant-General Illustrious Knight Alistair Booth, a very hard-working Divisional Recorder Puissant Knight John Marrison and several other senior members of the Division.

Initially my aims are to;

  • Increase our membership.
  • To consolidate the Conclaves currently operating in the Division and to ensure a beneficial geographical coverage of the Division.
  • enhance the enjoyment of, and participation in our ceremonies through education and the encouragement of visiting throughout the Division

This Christian Order involves a total of five ceremonies, the first is a Candidate’s installation as a Knight Companion of the Red Cross of Constantine. Then in separate ceremonies a Knight-Companion builds on his knowledge gleaned during his installation through the ceremony of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre and St John the Evangelist where the ultimate objects of freemasonry are revealed.

The last two ceremonies are the Installations leading to the principal chairs in a Red Cross of Constantine Conclave. These are without doubt some of the most impressive and thought-provoking ceremonies in the whole of Freemasonry.

Overall, the Red Cross of Constantine offers Freemasons a unique blend of tradition, exclusivity, spiritual exploration and fraternal fellowship, making it an attractive option for seeking deeper engagement within the Masonic Fraternity.

If you are not a member and this website have aroused your interest and you wish to apply for membership, you will find that it is a warm and friendly Order into which I and all our members will be delighted to welcome you.

Yours in Faith, Unity and Zeal

Ill. Kt. Keith Tolan


West Yorkshire Division