Celebrating 300 years
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The company you keep The story of Captain Horace Edward Griggs, fighting and dying in the World War I trenches, reveals a young Freemason who was keen to expand his religious horizons. Richard Burrell looks back Horace…

Taking it in his stride

Wednesday, 14 September 2016
Championing the cause Freemason Sean Gaffney has competed at the Invictus Games, runs in obstacle courses for fun and is a Petty Officer in the Royal Navy. Emilee Tombs finds out how he hasn’t let a life-changing injury break his…

We are a mirror of society

Wednesday, 14 September 2016
A member of society Would you describe Freemasonry as a product of the class struggle? In his 2016 Prestonian Lecture, Dr Richard Berman defines the origins of the Craft by the social and economic forces at play…
The wider context Director of Special Projects John Hamill reflects on the impact that broad trends within society have had on Freemasonry We often comment on our hopes that the individual Freemason – by putting into…

Fraternity in the trenches

Tuesday, 07 June 2016
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…
Building of the year Influenced by architecture in the Netherlands and the US, the Royal Masonic Hospital won an award for its modern design in 1933 The 1930s saw several significant new masonic buildings in and around London.…
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