The Official Journal of the United Grand Lodge of England
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
On Tuesday 11th November 2014, the Castle of Leicester Lodge No. 7767 undertook an historic sextuple initiation ceremony at Freemason’s Hall, Leicester This was the first time in the lodge’s history that six candidates were…
Open forum As the Grand Lodge of England approaches its tercentenary in 2017, the Membership Focus Group has been established to consider how best to attract, recruit and retain good men. In July, five members…
Derbyshire lodge initiates first student One year after Assistant Grand Master David Williamson accepted it into the Universities Scheme, Derbyshire’s Hartington Lodge, No. 1085, has initiated its first student candidate, 18-year-old Philip Tomlinson.   The…
The first degrees Through the Universities Scheme, Freemasonry is reaching a young, community-minded generation. Sophie Radice finds out what attracted five university recruits to Leicester’s Wyggeston Lodge University is a place that encourages self-expression and…
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