Order of the Secret Monitor

The Order of the Secret Monitor or Brotherhood of David and Jonathan


OSM sweeney 300The Order of the Secret Monitor, which developed from a still more ancient Degree, is the Brotherhood of David and Jonathan and is in its way older than Freemasonry itself. Its principles and its watchwords being founded upon those grand examples set by two worthy Hebrew Princes around 1000 BC as recorded in the Jewish history of the Bible.

History tells us that the “Order of David & Jonathan” was taken to the New World in or about 1658 by Dutch settlers. The inauguration meeting of Grand Conclave, under the banner of Alfred Meadows Conclave No. 1 was held at the Hotel Victoria, London, SW on 15 July 1887.

This is a Society framed upon the principles of self sacrifice; of mutual trust, watchful Brotherly care; of warning in time of danger; solace in time of sorrow; and skillful and effective friendly advice in every circumstance of life: A Society that meets a great and crying need in human affairs and is calculated to benefit those who act up to its tenets.

There are three Degrees in the Order; Induction ceremony, Princes or admission Degree and the Third Degree which is when a Brother is Installed as a Supreme Ruler of his Conclave. At this point he is also commissioned as a Supreme Ruler within the Order. This entitles him to conduct ceremonies in any Conclave.

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R.Wy.Bro. Trevor Cavill, Prov.G.S.R. for Warwickshire, and Wy.Bro. Neil Watkin, Prov.G.Rec. and Dep.Prov.G.S.R. Designate, have embarked on a Sponsored Slim to raise donations for the OSM Benevolent Fund. 

With the help of the Provinces of Durham and Devonshire, and individual donations, they have now raised nearly £600 towards the OSM Benevolent Fund since 15 June - plus both have already lost weight; Neil has lost half a stone, and Trevor has managed a massive loss of over a stone!

Anything donated to this effort goes to Mark Masons' Hall in the name of the Province or Brother donating, and it helps to encourage Trevor and Neil lose weight. The OSMBF will in turn use this money for charitable grants and match funding to help projects in your area.

Our hearty congratulations to Trevor and Neil, and to all those who have donated or pledged support - especially to Durham and Devonshire who have given fantastic support through their generosity.

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R.Wy.Bro. Trevor Cavill being presented with a cheque from R.Wy.Bro. Roger Guest, Prov.G.S.R. for Devonshire, and his Dep.Prov.G.S.R. John Whitfield last Saturday at what was a fantastic Provincial Meeting in Plymouth. 


If you would like to help support Trevor and Neil in their efforts, you can Download a Sponsorship Form Here - all donations will be gratefully received.

Keep up the good work Brethren!



M.Wy.Bro. Andrew C. Sweeney
Grand Supreme Ruler

R.Wy.Bro. Keith B. Ferguson
Deputy Grand Supreme Ruler

R.Wy.Bro. G. Llewellyn Gill
Assistant Grand Supreme Ruler 


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