Beyond the Craft

APPENDANT OR SIDE ORDERS

United Industrious Lodge 31 is a Craft Lodge, that is, encompassing the three degrees in Freemasonry. There are however several other Masonic orders (sometimes called the side or appendant or concordant orders) to which Master Masons in good standing may seek to join …

Three of these are described below together with a link to their websites.

MARK MASTER MASONS ROYAL ARCH MASONS ROYAL ARK MARINERS
It appears this degree arose from the ancient custom of a stone mason choosing a special mark to identify his work. For more information click on the logo. Sometimes known as Chapter, this is based on the return to Jerusalem from captivity in Babylon. For more information click on the logo. The Royal Ark Mariner order has its basis in the story of Noah and the Flood.  It is moored to a Lodge of Mark Master Masons.  For more information click on the logo.
Mark Mason Royal Arch Mason Royal Ark Mariners

There are several other orders.  This is a diagram indicating the connections of several degrees and orders.

Thanks to Portcullis Lodge No 6672 for this diagram