Royal Arch Chapter 270

The Royal Arch degree is unmatched in pageantry and is the keystone of Ancient Craft Masonry. Without it, the complete understanding of all that has preceded it is impossible. It is a must for any blue lodge mason.

Doylestown Royal Arch Chapter no. 270
55 East State Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Tel: 215-348-7510

Key Stats:

  • 140+ members
  • Constituted in 1889
  • Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm, with dinner at 6:00 pm (except July and August)
  • Degrees conferred onsite at Doylestown Chapter include Mark Master, Most Excellent Master & Royal Arch Mason

Interested in joining Royal Arch Chapter no. 270? Email us at or call us at 215-348-7510 for more information.

Mallet Chisel

Meaning of the Mallet and Chisel: 
The mallet teaches us to reduce man to a proper level so that by quiet deportment, he may learn to be content in life; while the chisel demonstrates that the mind, like a diamond left in its original state, can be rude and unpolished.

Past High Priests:

1954 Hillborn Darlington
1964 Wilson G. Varcoe 
1968 Paul F. Golden
1969 Robert C. Labar   
1970 Oscar W. Kulp
1974 Frederick E. Lombard, Jr. 
1975 Jerry L. Berman
1977 H. Edward Schanbacker, Jr.
1981 Ralph E. Wagner
1984 Nelson E. Moor, Jr.
1985 George Nakonetschny
1986 William Ritchie
1987 William H. Hare
1988 William H. Lutz
1989 Robert D. Fighera, Jr.
1990 Wayne W. Lundquist
1992 Ronald O. Medd
1993 Daniel C. Marschall
1994 Michael F. Imperial
1995 Ralph W. Fogleman
1996 Richard W. Davis
1997 Norman Kepler
1998 David L. Moss
1999 James G. Guba
2000 Carl D. Laughlin
2001 Alan S. Fellheimer
2002 Jeffrey L. Eichen
2003 Kenneth F. Kuehne
2004 Thomas W. Aiken
2005 Irvin Miller, Jr.
2006 Douglas M. Rowe
2007 Robert W. Bunch, Jr.
2008 Matthew W. Hallowel
2009 Jonathan P. McSurdy
2010 Gary L. Schulyler
2011 George Chiaverini
2012 Emery J. Kohut
2013 J. Ronald Dotsey
2014 Bernardo Paratore
2015 Louis J. Schultz
2016 Robert D. Duffy
2017 Scott A. Wolfertz
2018 Jerry J. Hamilton
2019 Conlin M. Monaco