The Yeomen of York is one of the newer of the York Rite honorary bodies, being founded in 1993.
Yeomen of York meet in Preceptories of the Order which is limited in membership to York Rite members recommended by an existing Yeomen of York. Officers of a Preceptory are limited to those Masons who have received the KYCH or Knight of the York Cross of Honour. Only “active” members of York Rite bodies may expect to be recommended for membership in a Preceptory of Yeomen of York.
Members of the Yeoman of York are distinguished by a black beret, with a combined York Rite bodies patch.