Celebrating 300 years
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More than a memory The written records generated by masonic lodges and chapters can give revealing insights into the masonic people, places and events of an era that would otherwise be lost When a lodge or chapter…
The welfare of others Pro Grand Master Peter Lowndes believes that we should recall the brotherly love shown between Freemasons during the First World War  At the Quarterly Communication held on 2 September 1914, one hundred…
Turning the tide With a partnership that stretches back more than one hundred and forty years, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and Freemasonry have a shared history. John Hamill charts its origins As a seafaring…
What unites us Picking and choosing which principles of Freemasonry apply, such as discussing religion or politics, risks undermining the very essence of the Craft, argues Director of Special Projects John Hamill Recently I had…
Head above water Instrumental in the construction of Tilbury Docks, Augustus Manning met Kaiser Wilhelm II eight years before the start of World War I, thanks to a shared interest in yachting. Richard Burrell navigates…
World of his own When the red carpet was rolled out at Freemasons’ Hall for A Game of Thrones author George RR Martin, 1,400 devoted fans came to see the king of epic fantasy fiction. Sarah…

Heritage in the building

Friday, 05 December 2014
The new experience Freemasonry has a refreshingly open-minded attitude when it comes to age. The routes to the Craft for engaged young people are now more accessible than ever. The emergence of the Connaught Club,…

Behind the Unknown Warrior

Thursday, 04 September 2014
Known and yet not well known Past Grand Chaplain and member of the Supreme Council of the 33rd Degree, Rev Dr John Railton explores the origins of the Unknown Warrior At the west end of the nave of…
Keep calm and carry on Director of Special Projects John Hamill argues the case for a national scheme that would record how Freemasonry helped during World War II Such has been the media’s concentration on commemorating the…
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