Celebrating 300 years
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Always in good form With Visiting Volunteers helping Freemasons and families in need complete the crucial paperwork required to access grants, Steven Short discovers that masonic support comes in many guises Away to meet Freemason…
Origin unknown Director of Special Projects John Hamill considers the unique status of time immemorial lodges and their vital contribution to Freemasonry As is well known, on 24 June 1717, four London lodges came together…
Just Getting Started Freemason Jeffrey Long MBE has chosen to spend his senior years embarking on epic walks for good causes. Matthew Bowen finds out why he’s not planning on hanging up his boots any…
Appetite for life Whether forming a martial arts school or releasing a cookbook, Kwoklyn Wan has always believed in sharing. Francesca Hool finds out why becoming a Freemason was the natural progression Speaking with a…
The red aprons Director of Special Projects John Hamill explores the history behind the Grand Stewards, the lodge without a number Like many membership organisations, Freemasonry relies on volunteers to run smoothly. One of the…
International brotherhood With soldiers from across the world meeting and sharing values during World War I, Diane Clements looks at how this period shaped New Zealand’s relationship with Grand Lodge The armed forces of many…
The title deeds of the Craft Director of Special Projects John Hamill traces the origins of the Antient Charges and what they reveal about masonic values On the first occasion on which a brother is…
A better person Whether it’s organising a football match in a war zone or catching fish by hand in a life raft, Wayne Ingram is a serial fundraiser. Imogen Beecroft discovers why joining Freemasonry was…
Tea and sympathy A self-made man who brought tea to the British masses, Freemason Sir Thomas Johnstone Lipton also campaigned for the sick and the poor, as Philippa Faulks discovers Many masonic lodges around the…

The stories we tell

Monday, 12 December 2016
The stories we tell Now in its third year, Letters Live returns to Freemasons’ Hall in a sell-out run. Emilee Tombs takes notes A hush falls over the crowd inside the main chamber of Freemasons’…
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