The relevance of the ancient Charges to freemasonry and to this Order will be clear to all members. In celebration and commemoration of the events of 926 at York as described in the Regius Manuscript and elsewhere, the Grand Master has entrusted the Court of Eoforwic No 1, meeting at York, with the custodianship of the Charges of the Order and has authorised a unique commemorative ritual to be performed there annually. The new ritual recalls in allegorical fashion the labours of our ancient brethren in agreeing charges for approval by the king.
The ritual features a short culmination at the annual Assembly of the Grand Court, where the charges of the Order are presented by brethen of Court No 1 to the MW Grand Master for ceremonial ratification.
The unique York ritual is open to all members of the Order to witness and will occur there annually at the October meeting of Eoforwic Court. It is intended that the ceremony will only ever be worked at York, with culmination at Grand Court.