Features

Features

The heart of the hall With 11 November 2018 marking the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the Library and Museum of Freemasonry looks at how a record of the masons who gave their lives in the First…
Women's rites With its roots in social reform, the Honourable Fraternity of Ancient Freemasons, also known as Freemasonry for Women, is a force for empowerment, says Grand Master Christine Chapman What inspired you to become…
Freemasonry  on the march John Hamill, Deputy Grand Chancellor, on how the shared values and camaraderie found in Freemasonry have appealed to members of the British armed forces through history Retirement has enabled me to…
A mile in my shoes For Freemason Mark Ormrod, the battlefield injuries he sustained proved to be a springboard to reinvent his life. But not all veterans respond the same way. Peter Watts finds out…
The end of mythology John Hamill looks back to the pivotal moment in 1984 when Freemasonry had to confront its negative image with a policy of openness Reviewing the many events that took place in our Provinces…
With 2018 marking the 150th anniversary of the initiation of Albert Edward, The Prince of Wales, into Freemasonry, John Hamill reflects on why the ceremony happened in Sweden In late 1868, HRH Prince Albert Edward, The Prince…

Cecil Chubb's neolithic gift

Tuesday, 13 March 2018
While Stonehenge’s history has inspired many outlandish theories linking masonry and druids, Freemason Cecil Chubb in fact bought the ancient landmark on a whim 100 years ago Considering its status as a UNESCO World Heritage…

Modern masons: Dave Stubbs

Tuesday, 13 March 2018
With a bit of ritual, special outfits and a strong sense of camaraderie, northern soul is a music and dance passion that perfectly complements Dave Stubbs’ Freemasonry Like so many, he first came to the…

Modern masons: Wayne Ingram

Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Giving Despite having raised money to give one boy life-changing facial surgery and more to build an orphanage in Africa, Wayne Ingram doesn’t spend much time considering his role in improving the quality of people’s…

Modern masons: Sean Gaffney

Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Growth ‘I was hoping for three golds on the first day,’ deadpans Sean Gaffney, when asked if he was happy with the two golds, one silver and a bronze that he won in the 2016…
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