Freemasonry and Rosslyn Chapel

January 11th, 2009

The Rosslyn Templars have been asked on a number occasions as to what is the best book on the subject of Freemasonry (and associated subjects) and Rosslyn Chapel. This is not an easy question to answer and so we have devoted a new page to that subject. To go there click here. In the first instance the Rosslyn Templars have attempted to list most of the books written in the last 25 years or so which comment on Freemasonry, Rosslyn Chapel, the St. Clair (Sinclair) family etc. The list commences with The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail (1982) to The Rosslyn Hoax? (2006).

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Freemasonry

January 11th, 2009

It had to happen we just wonder why it took so long! At last Freemasonry has joined the ranks of other mainstream subjects – such as:

The Crusades

The Talmud

Understanding Catholicism

The Roman Empire


The American Revolution

With the publication of this book is Freemasonry now seen as a normal part of society, has it finally lost the connotation that is in some way ‘dodgy’? The fact that it joins the Pantheon of organisations which are legal and legitimate suggests that it has.

To read a review of the book click here.

Maddy Prior and Friends – The Quest Tour

January 11th, 2009

Maddy Prior visits Rosslyn Chapel on Wednesday 25th Oct.
Box Office: 01865 241 717

Over a remarkable career spanning over 3 decades, Maddy Prior MBE has become widely recognised as the voice of English folk music. 

An unsurpassed interpreter of traditional song, Maddy is also a songwriter of great vision, whose solo work has stretched the boundaries in the form of extended song cycles that combine her favourite themes of history, mythology and tradition.

Joined once again by long-time collaborators Nick Holland (keyboards) and Troy Donockley (uillean pipes, guitars, cittern and whistle), The Quest Tour will however represent an astounding new twist in Maddy’s story. Fans around the world will be invited to join her, the musicians and crew through a series of web streams, including behind the scenes footage and exclusive live performances.

Yet this is more than just a meeting of folk music, reality tv and the web. Given that the tour will visit such historical locations as Glastonbury, Tintagel and culminates with a show at Rosslyn Chapel, the spectre of the Holy Grail will loom large over proceedings. A series of experts will be on hand to provide answers to viewers’ questions on all aspects of this fascinating phenomenon, [we are informed that the Grand Lodge of Scotland has not been approached to provide a Masonic expert – Ed.] Arthur and questing in general; a chance for the public to discover the truth behind the Hollywood gloss.

Viewers will also be invited to make their own contributions to the experience by representing their own personal quests through words and visuals. All contributors displayed on the web will have their names entered into a cauldron, from which a winner will be drawn on the last night of the tour, receiving a special goblet their own personal grail.

Join us for this incredible meeting of the past, present and future at


Please Contact John Dagnell or Kate Shirley on 01865 241 717 or via email.



Rosslyn Chapel is Masonic

January 11th, 2009

It’s official – Rosslyn Chapel is Masonic – according to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). To read the article concerned click here or on the previous link. 


Grand Lodge of Scotland

January 11th, 2009

The Grand Lodge of Antient Free and Accepted Masons of Scotland (the Grand Lodge of Scotland – the home of Scottish Freemasonry) has re-launched its web site. Completely redesigned and much more user friendly. To go there click here or on any previous link.



The Rosslyn Hoax?

January 11th, 2009

We have been waiting for more information about this new, and we hear potentially shocking, book about Rosslyn Chapel – The Rosslyn Hoax? is due to be published sometime in late October. A separate page has therefore been created where we shall post news about the book as and when it becomes available. To go there click on the Rosslyn Hoax link. Please note that the link: The Rosslyn Hoax? will take you away from this site and to a site dedicated to the book – please use your back button!



The International Conference on the History of Freemasonry (ICHF)

January 11th, 2009

It has been confirmed that the conference will take place and that a dazzling array of scholarly talent will be presented. More details will follow. Meantime there are some further details on the Grand Lodge of Scotland web site – the home of Scottish Freemasonry



The Rosslyn Hoax

January 11th, 2009


The Rosslyn Hoax

The Rosslyn Hoax

A few more details about the forthcoming book are now available. The author has been interviewed and the interview is now available on line. For whatever reason the book cover has been reworked and in our opinion the new version is much more attractive. To see the new Rosslyn Hoax? book cover click here or on the previous links. We hope to have details of the contents of The Rosslyn Hoax? in the near future as well as an actual publication date.


Please note that you will leave this site so use the ‘back button’ to return to this page of this web site. we shall try to grab an image to post here to save you leaving this site – we have now obtained an image – see left.



The Mouse and The Mat

January 11th, 2009

What do Freemasonry and Mouse Mats have in common? Nothing! – except that the Grand Lodge of Scotland has just produced a Masonic Mouse Mat. It has been spotted in their online shop but they have not yet announced that it is available. To see the Masonic Mouse Mat click on this link. We shall try to have an image here soon.




Membership of the Rosslyn Templars

January 11th, 2009

When this small group of people came together to form what is now known as the Rosslyn Templars it was never envisioned that so many requests would be received to become one of us. For years we have have steadfastly refused to create any category of membership simply because this was an entirely private initiative begun, initially, by Robert Cooper (who still thankfully contributes material), but with the passage of time the web site has increased greatly in size and having of been online for so long with so much information has had several consequences. To read more about our thoughts on this matter click here or on the above link.