July 12, 2024

Annual meeting

June 7 2025, 10AM at

Benevolent No. 3

102 E. Hancock St. Milledgeville Ga.

Ingathering

May 3 2025, 10AM at

Al Sihah Shriners

222 Mecca Dr. Macon, Ga.


Membership in the Knights of the York Cross of Honour (KYCH) cannot be applied for. In order to be considered for membership, a proposed candidate must have served as Worshipful Master of a Masonic Lodge, Excellent High Priest of a RAM Chapter, Illustrious Master of a R&SM Council, and Eminent Commander of a KT Commandery.


The formation of the Order, Knights of the York Cross of Honour (KYCH), was in Monroe, North Carolina on March 13,1930.  The idea of this organization was conceived by John Raymond Shute II, of Monroe, NC.  On March 13, 1930, he called together in his home town, four qualified brethren, namely, Walter E. Crowell Jr., Edward Allen, Lee Griffin and S. Henry Green.  They discussed an idea presented to them by Brother Shute – that a group of past presiding officers of the four York Rite bodies be formed.  Another meeting was held on May 20, 1930, attended by additional qualified brethren, and Lily of the Valley Priory No. 1, Knights of the York Cross of Honour was formed.

On June 6, 1930, again at Monroe, NC, the Convent General KYCH was formed.  Since starting in 1930 with one Priory, KYCH has grown to eighty-four Priories in 2013.  The total number of Knights admitted to the Order since its founding is over 36,000 with some 12,000 still members of the Order today.

AS OF 2022 THERE ARE 89 PRIORES IN USA, CANADA, MEXICO, EUROPE AND ROMANIA WITH 7,817 MEMBERS.


For Information contact the Registrar:
William Shepard
E-Mail: wfshep@gmail.com