Celebrating 300 years
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Perpetual memorial As Commonwealth nations mark the armistice signed to end the First World War, Diane Clements, Director of the Library and Museum of Freemasonry, traces the origins of Freemasons’ Hall While the peace treaties…
Soap and  sociology Best remembered for bringing soap to the masses, William Lever was driven by Freemasonry’s strong philanthropic values, as Philippa Faulks explains On 19 September 1867, 16-year-old William Lever received a birthday present…
Direction in life After an accident left him unable to carry on with life in the military, Arthur Vaughan Williams leaned on masonic values to help him transition to a career in broadcasting It’s clear Arthur Vaughan Williams is a man…
Well suited Director of Special Projects John Hamill discusses the appeal of formal dress for younger masons A wide variety of questions and comments are received daily by email via Grand Lodge’s website. A recent…
On  an even keel Just off Cornwall’s south coast, Freemason Roy Newport takes retired military personnel out on the open water to help them adjust to life in the ‘normal’ world. Imogen Beecroft finds out how sailing…
Command performance Robert Henderson-Bland was an actor, soldier, poet and Freemason. Director of the Library and Museum of Freemasonry Diane Clements traces his fortunes during World War I It is 100 years since Canadian doctor Major John…
Process of evolution The rules that define Freemasonry are not set in stone, but rather adapt with changing times, as John Hamill, Director of Special Projects, explains Ask a group of members why we do…

Almoner support for seniors

Friday, 05 June 2015
Reach out With 2.9 million older people feeling they have no one to turn to for help and support, Aileen Scoular meets Dame Esther Rantzen DBE and Provincial Grand Almoner Ernie Greenhalgh to find out how Freemasons are making…

Signed sealed delivered

Friday, 05 June 2015
Postal address When Freemasons’ Hall welcomed actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Sir Ian McKellen and Tom Hiddleston into the Grand Temple, Jessica Hopkins was in the audience to listen to messages of love and anguish in Letters Live Without…
Life and soul With a bit of ritual, special outfits and a strong sense of camaraderie, Northern Soul is a music and dance passion for Dave Stubbs that perfectly complements his Freemasonry. Sarah Holmes finds out more…
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