Warrant dated 10th January 1860
As may be guessed from its number Alfred is very old -it received its Warrant in 1860, something of which the membership is very proud.
It meets in the County Town o f Taunton, the heartland of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Wessex.The early records of the Chapter are lost and so the origin of the name is uncertain but it is likely that it took its name from the famous King;Alfred the Great.Being more that 150 years of age the Chapter has a mixed and interesting history which includes a small collection of beautiful antique silver.
Alfred Chapter draws most of its members from Taunton and Ilminster.Until recent times,Taunton was the nearest Rose Croix Chapter to Ilminster.
It meets at the Taunton Masonic Hall in the months of September, November and March at 6.00pm.
The Crescent, Taunton TA1 4EB (01823 326777).
Disabled Access: No facilities.
From the North and East, follow the main ‘through’ route through the town; signed A38 Exeter. Just past Temple Methodist Church and before Pedestrian Tfc L turn right into ‘The Crescent’. MH approx 45yds on right; entrance through small blue door on left of steps. Limited parking adjoining Hall but PCP (Pay and Display before 18.00 hours) down turning off Crescent further north. On-street parking in The Crescent after 18.00 hours. From the West, enter town along Wellington Road, follow main ‘through’ route signed A38 Bristol, turn left into The Crescent just after Police Station and Pedestrian Tfc L. MH as from the north and east. From Minehead, turn left at R/Abt at ‘Cross Keys’ at the junction of the B3227 and A361; turn right at the next R/Abt (marked Wellington), continue over railway line to next R/Abt and turn left on to Wellington Road, then as ‘From the West’.