Freemasons support Indonesia earthquake victims with £70,000 for Plan International UK and the Red Cross.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Thousands of people who have had their lives devastated by the deadly earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia will be given urgently needed shelter and clean water, thanks to an emergency grant of £70,000. Providing emergency shelter, water and sanitation This grant will be split evenly between Plan International UK and the Red Cross. Plan will … Read more

The philanthropy and tea empire of Freemason Sir Thomas Johnstone Lipton

Photo of Sir Thomas Johnstone Lipton

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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 world can boast of a famous member among their ranks, but Glasgow’s Lodge Scotia, No. 178, has one rather remarkable brother – Sir Thomas Johnstone Lipton. As with many other masons quietly carrying out acts of philanthropy, Lipton remains an unsung hero.

SHEFFIELD MASONIC HALLS | Sheffield Freemasonry

Reading Time: 4 minutes Sheffield Freemasonry . Freemasonry has been actively practiced in Sheffield since 1761, one hundred years before the American Civil War. Sheffield Freemasonry dates back to 1761, under the jurisdiction of the Province of Yorkshire, which today is the Province of Yorkshire West Riding and lodge meetings are held at Tapton Masonic Hall at Fulwood. But Sheffield Freemasonry also … Read more