The Official Journal of the United Grand Lodge of England
Society of choice In 2016 the Membership Focus Group will build on its strategy to ensure that members have a rewarding experience, with expectations met by reality in our lodges Over the past two years the Membership…
Fresh intake for Universities Scheme Five years ago, Lincoln’s Saint Hugh Lodge, No. 1386, was admitted to the Universities Scheme. The undergraduates have brought vitality to the lodge and introduced many new young people to…
The number three is by tradition important in Freemasonry, and so it proved recently when The Iron Bridge Lodge No.9897 went one better than last year's Double ceremony - and began 2016 in style by…
Get involved Following an extensive consultation process across the Provinces and Districts, the MFG has launched a new strategy paper aimed at securing Freemasonry’s long-term future The Membership Focus Group’s (MFG’s) new paper, Our Strategy…
The Universities Lodge of Staffordshire No. 9907, was Consecrated on 5th September 2015 at Shelton Masonic Hall in Stoke-on -Trent, Staffordshire, becoming the 65th Lodge in the Universities Scheme The Consecrating Officer was RW Bro…
New university recruits in Bucks The Universities Scheme is well underway in Buckinghamshire with Marlow Lodge, No. 2752, joining Grenville Lodge, No. 1787, in the recruitment of graduates and students. At its first meeting under the…
Moral expression The results from the second Membership Focus Group survey reveal the importance to members of being valued and included, while developing knowledge and friendships at the same time The Membership Focus Group’s latest survey focuses on the…
Varsity scheme is 10 Universities Scheme President David Williamson, Chairman Edward Lord, and past and present members of the committee came together in January with Pro Grand Master Peter Lowndes and many other senior Freemasons…
Properly prepared When it comes to retaining members, results from the latest Membership Focus Group survey point to a need for the recruitment process to better communicate what Freemasonry is really about More than 8,000…
Pride in membership When it comes to new candidates, first impressions count. Pro Grand Master Peter Lowndes urges lodges to embrace the mentoring scheme The last issue of Freemasonry Today covered the results of a Membership Focus…
Three Leicestershire lodges were part of a unique joint meeting to celebrate recent UNIVERSITIES' SCHEME successes Since joining the Universities’ Scheme, over 50 university staff, student and alumni have joined the lodges in just four…
Top marks for Universities Scheme It was a special occasion when six students at the University of Buckingham joined Grenville Lodge, No. 1787, which meets on the campus, at the same time. Among the guests…
Shaping our future The results from a new survey about Freemasonry conducted by the Membership Focus Group reveal an organisation that cherishes mutual respect and moral values, while still embracing fun and enjoyment  In the…
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