The Official Journal of the United Grand Lodge of England
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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…
Soap and  sociology Best remembered for bringing soap to the masses, William Lever was driven by Freemasonry’s strong philanthropic values, as Philippa Faulks explains On 19 September 1867, 16-year-old William Lever received a birthday present…
Direction in life After an accident left him unable to carry on with life in the military, Arthur Vaughan Williams leaned on masonic values to help him transition to a career in broadcasting It’s clear Arthur Vaughan Williams is a man…
Well suited Director of Special Projects John Hamill discusses the appeal of formal dress for younger masons A wide variety of questions and comments are received daily by email via Grand Lodge’s website. A recent…
On  an even keel Just off Cornwall’s south coast, Freemason Roy Newport takes retired military personnel out on the open water to help them adjust to life in the ‘normal’ world. Imogen Beecroft finds out how sailing…
Command performance Robert Henderson-Bland was an actor, soldier, poet and Freemason. Director of the Library and Museum of Freemasonry Diane Clements traces his fortunes during World War I It is 100 years since Canadian doctor Major John…
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