London’s young masons raise £5000 for Rethink Mental Illness Metropolitan Grand Lodge – News

Reading Time: 2 minutes Posted on 06.04.2016 On the Saturday, 12th March 2016, around fifty members of the Connaught Club, the club for Freemasons under the age of 35 in London, plus friends and family, came together on an uncharacteristically sunny afternoon at Fulham Reach Boat Club to cumulatively row the length of the Thames, on rowing machines, in aid … Read more

Millennial masonry: How those in their twenties and thirties are changing the Craft

Reading Time: 10 minutes Crucially, and blessedly, Millennials are becoming masons Those under thirty constitute at present only two per cent of British masons. This may seem negligible – apart from when you note they are also precisely the one age group in masonry whose numbers are growing. Membership for people under thirty is currently on the uptick by … Read more

Light blues assemble for New and Young Masons Clubs’ Conference

Reading Time: 4 minutes Changing faces As Freemasonry searches for new ways to build membership, Sarah Holmes learns what insights were revealed at an innovative light blue clubs’ conference On a crisp Saturday in late October, young Freemasons from across the country congregated at London’s Freemasons’ Hall. The event was the New and Young Masons Clubs’ Conference, organised to share knowledge … Read more

The journey begins: the Adair Club for young masons in Somerset

Reading Time: 5 minutes Informal occasion In a bid to ensure that new recruits to Freemasonry feel part of their Province, the Adair Club embraces a relaxed ethos. Simon Lewis finds out how a modern outlook and traditional masonic values combine in Somerset About five months after I became a mason I was made redundant,’ remembers Griff Bromfield-Jenkins, a thirty-year-old mature … Read more

Heritage in the building

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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, a social club for Freemasons under thirty-five, and the hugely successful Universities Scheme prove as much But while there’s plenty … Read more