Chris Band, Master of Arthur John Brogden Lodge No. 1715 in West Lancashire, along with lodge members Barry Saunders and Neville Chanin, popped into a meeting of the 1st Grange-over-Sands Brownies to present a donation…
David Atkinson, a member of Granta Lodge No. 6179 in the Province of Cambridgeshire, has returned to the Falkland Islands for the first time since the war ended in 1982 David joined the Royal Navy…
The volunteer crew of Eastbourne Lifeboats welcomed Sussex Freemasons to their all-weather lifeboat station to receive a donation of £1,200 Andy Chequers, of Royal Connaught Lodge No. 2676, and his wife Mandy along with members…

The tracing boards of John Harris

Friday, 07 December 2018
Tracing the past An artist and engraver who specialised in pen and ink work, John Harris created a set of tracing boards that are still used in ritual today The principles of Freemasonry are communicated using symbols…

The Masonic Family: Rose Croix

Friday, 07 December 2018
A system of 33 degrees The Ancient and Accepted Rite, or Rose Croix, is one of the oldest Orders, yet many Craft Freemasons know little about it. The Grand Secretary General explains how the Rite has…

When masons met in a mosque

Friday, 07 December 2018
Brothers beyond borders A chance discovery of a 100-year-old piece of paper has revealed a masonic meeting in Jerusalem and a fraternal bond that brought together men of all ranks and religions Found in an…
The perfect match Whether it’s a World Cup final or Sunday morning kickabout, football permeates our culture. Matthew Bowen finds out how the founders of Football Lodge want to harness this power to breathe new…

Meet the UK's oldest poppy seller

Friday, 07 December 2018
Don't let the armchair get you Aged 103, Wally Randall is the Tyler for three masonic lodges, turned on his town’s Christmas lights last year and is the UK’s oldest poppy seller. Peter Watts meets…
Essex Freemasons have approved a grant of £40,000 to YMCA Thames Gateway to help fund an 'Early Years' project designed to help hundreds of children with learning difficulties across the Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham…
Buckinghamshire Freemasons have donated £1,300 to the Buckinghamshire Military Museum Trust, which will be used to purchase a fully computerised ‘Modes’ system to enable them to document and record exhibits preserved in Buckingham Old Gaol…
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