Thursday, 07 June 2012 16:53

Game, Set and Match: Freemasons and Sport

With football and the Olympic Games dominating the news this summer, the Library and Museum’s latest exhibition at Great Queen Street celebrates freemasons’ sporting achievements.

Many freemasons have been active amateur or professional sportsmen, or have been involved with the administration of all types of sport. Did you know that the only man to win an Olympic Gold Medal and be awarded the Victoria Cross was also a freemason? The exhibition will be your chance to see Sir Alf Ramsey’s Masonic apron, along side medals from several Olympic Games.

The exhibition runs from 2nd July until the end of the year, and further details are available on the Library and Museum's website.

Published in Features
Wednesday, 01 September 2010 17:06

Major Event For 2012 Olympics

In less than two years the Olympic flame will burn bright above London for the first time since 1948. Freemasonry was at the birth of the modern Olympic movement and masons were active in many of the world's earliest sporting organisations. To celebrate the London Olympic Games and these masonic sporting connections, two London lodges, Spencer Park Lodge, No. 6198 and Royal York Lodge of Perseverance, No. 7, are organising a masonic meeting immediately prior to the Games.
     It will be open to all regular Freemasons, including Brethren from overseas, and is particularly aimed at those who have an interest in sport. The proposed programme includes a reception in the Library and Museum at Freemasons’ Hall and a gala dinner.
     The event will raise funds for disadvantaged young people and Metropolitan Grand Lodge is supporting this initiative. Contact Mike Winch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information. Metropolitan Grand Lodge and Chapter have formed an external relations team and have launched a website aimed at nonmasons. Go to www.londonmasons.org.uk for more information.
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