Features

Features

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’…
The prince and the fugitive How did an escaped prisoner become a close associate of the Grand Master at the time of the Grand Union? Kevin L Gest charts the life of H J da…
The company you keep The story of Captain Horace Edward Griggs, fighting and dying in the World War I trenches, reveals a young Freemason who was keen to expand his religious horizons. Richard Burrell looks back Horace…
The wider context Director of Special Projects John Hamill reflects on the impact that broad trends within society have had on Freemasonry We often comment on our hopes that the individual Freemason – by putting into…

We are a mirror of society

Wednesday, 14 September 2016
A member of society Would you describe Freemasonry as a product of the class struggle? In his 2016 Prestonian Lecture, Dr Richard Berman defines the origins of the Craft by the social and economic forces at play…
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