Freemasons Donate £5,000 to Scout Appeal

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Saturday 17 March the Provincial Grand Charity Steward, Worshipful Brother Martin Wilson, was invited to Panmure Lodge No. 715 which meets at Mark Masons Hall London to make a presentation to the Lodge on the Bedfordshire Scout Project. After the presentation he then answered questions from the assembled members and visitors. The Worshipful Master … Read more

Sure and Stedfast Lodge No 9326 bow out with Two Donations

Reading Time: 5 minutes The closure of Sure and Stedfast Lodge No 9326 was not the final act of this former Boy’s Brigade lodge at Liverpool. Renowned for their generosity of spirit across the years, the members on closure settled all bills, ensured a provision to lodge widows and contemplated where the residue would be best placed. It was agreed to make two pecuniary donations, the recipients chosen being Liverpool Masonic Hall and the Kindred Lodges Association.

Tercentenary update from Coordinator of Planning Keith Gilbert

Reading Time: 3 minutes Made in England As more events are announced in the build-up to 2017, Coordinator of Tercentenary Planning Keith Gilbert finds out how the commemorative jewel was made Where do you think the Tercentenary Jewel was made? When this question was posed to 25 brethren from different lodges, 18 answered ‘China’, five said ‘India’ and one … Read more

Freemasons in China: the Portuguese link – W Bro A.M.A. Gonçalves

Reading Time: 8 minutes The emerging of freemasonry in China in the 18th century has been reported a British invention, coming from the historical conflict, the Opium War, that involve Great Britain and China in a dispute about the trading routes in the Eastern Chinese coast and commerce of the narcotic product among the Chinese population.

Kipling and the Craft

Reading Time: 91 minutes The need for this further essay was first made apparent to me when—in my capacity as Secretary of the Lodge and Editor of the Transactions—I began to receive inquiries from Brethren as far away as Vancouver and Singapore, asking for materials and information which might help them to complete their own papers on Kipling, and I found, to my surprise, that while our library contains a great deal of relevant material, there has never been a paper on Kipling in our Transactions.