The Official Journal of the United Grand Lodge of England
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Service and sacrifice The Battle of the Somme produced more than one million casualties. Director of the Library and Museum of Freemasonry Diane Clements marks the masons who fought for freedom The centenary of the…
When history is written Director of Special Projects John Hamill defends the accuracy of the documentation detailing Grand Lodge’s formation Were it possible to travel back and forth in time, it would be fascinating to…
Public display Civil rights advocate and art collector John Bowes seemed destined for masonic greatness. Philippa Faulks discovers the Provincial Grand Master who never was John Bowes is best known for the magnificent Bowes Museum in…
Never stumped When a group of lodges in Kidderminster wanted to relocate from the cellar of a hotel, joining a local cricket club proved to be the perfect solution In December 2015 the Membership Focus Group launched…
A Canterbury tale The links between Freemasonry and Canterbury Cathedral have helped preserve this iconic building. Glyn Brown gets to the foundations of a historic relationship that was only renewed 10 years ago Canterbury Cathedral is a place…
Crucially, and blessedly, Millennials are becoming masons Those under thirty constitute at present only two per cent of British masons. This may seem negligible – apart from when you note they are also precisely the…
Place in the community Director of Special Projects John Hamill recognises  Freemasonry’s tentative steps back into the spotlight after decades of non-participation in public events Pageantry is something for which the English are internationally recognised…
Just like moving home? Can personal experience of selling a house equip people to deal with what selling a masonic centre involves? Grand Superintendent of Works John Pagella notes the similarities and differences Moving house is said…
Come full circle Stonehenge’s history has inspired many outlandish theories linking Freemasons and druids. John Hamill recounts the real life of Freemason Cecil Chubb, who bought the landmark on a whim 100 years ago Considering its…
The heart of Australia Freemason John McDouall Stuart is considered to be Australia’s greatest inland explorer. Kevin L Gest uncovers his intrepid career For a Freemason to have a small town named after him would be seen…
The Freemasons are a family to us When she lost her husband and home, Paula Kilshawe-Fall faced emotional and financial chaos. Glyn Brown meets the almoners who helped Paula rebuild her life We all know that…
Changing faces As Freemasonry searches for new ways to build membership, Sarah Holmes learns what insights were revealed at an innovative light blue clubs’ conference On a crisp Saturday in late October, young Freemasons from across the…
Perpetual memorial As Commonwealth nations mark the armistice signed to end the First World War, Diane Clements, Director of the Library and Museum of Freemasonry, traces the origins of Freemasons’ Hall While the peace treaties…
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