A group of Widows Son’s Masonic Biker’s Association from the North West Chapter had a ride around Cheshire & Shropshire last weekend, calling in at J&S Motorcycle Superstore for a brew and a bit of man shopping. If any Masonic motorcyclists are interested in joining the Widows Sons contact Andrew Baxendale on 07786624681 or check out www.northwestchapter.com
We would offer as a starting point a commonly held view that the arrangements with major impact on human existence are those of the state, family and market with a fourth “civil society” being the totality of other institutions. These groupings are not fixed. Rather, they should be understood as tectonic plates vitalised by human energy, continuously shaping and forming themselves, and similarly reshaping and re-forming each other.It is to “civil society” that we must turn to find Freemasonry
When Pioneer Lodge learned that Derbyshire Scouts needed a new activity and accommodation centre at the county camp site, Drum Hill, members wanted to support the venture. Not only had some of them been volunteers at the site over the years, and some had actually helped build the previous centre, Birch Hall, but Pioneer Lodge itself has had a long attachment to Drum Hill.
Perhaps the most universal symbol of Masonry, other than the Square & Compass or the seemingly all pervasive letter G, is that singular mark of distinction which every Entered Apprentice is first presented with –the white lambskin apron. Recognised around the globe as the distinguishing “badge” of the Mason, the lambskin apron is rich with symbolism and practical instruction for the speculative initiate of our Craft who is willing to seek more Light.
On a bright Wednesday morning, looking out on to fields with horses, we met with E.Comp.Arthur Charles Back. The ‘we’ being E.Comp.Alan Peters PAGDC, outgoing Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals, E.Comp.Andrew Elliott AGDC,...