Report of the Board of General Purposes – 10 September 2014

Reading Time: 6 minutes Quarterly Communication of Grand Lodge 10 September 2014 Report of the Board of General Purposes  Minutes The Minutes of the Quarterly Communication of Grand Lodge held on 11 June 2014 were confirmed. Board of General Purposes Meetings 2015  The Board of General Purposes will meet in 2015 on 10 February, 17 March, 12 May, 21 July, … Read more

Grand Secretary’s column – Autumn 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes  From the Grand Secretary We have recently completed another readership survey about Freemasonry Today, which shows encouraging results supporting its editorial approach and philosophy. Let me give you some examples of those interesting results. Three quarters of readers think the magazine is excellent, with seventy-five per cent believing that Freemasonry Today is a forward-looking publication, and … Read more

Duke of Sussex’s crucial role in the formation of modern Freemasonry

Reading Time: 3 minutes Independent thinker Embracing tolerance and approaching life with an open mind, it’s no coincidence that the Duke of Sussex played such a pivotal role in shaping modern Freemasonry, writes Malta Grand Inspector Dr Lawrence Porter The Duke of Sussex, Grand Master from 1813 to 1843, is a towering figure in the history of English Freemasonry. He played a … Read more

Pioneering work by Arthritis Research UK supported by Masonic Samaritan Fund

Reading Time: 5 minutes The joint venture Arthritis is often considered an unavoidable aspect of old age. Andrew Gimson finds out how the Masonic Samaritan Fund is helping Arthritis Research UK dispel old ideas and create new cures Arthritis is typically seen as a gloomy disease of old age about which nothing can be done. Nearly half of the … Read more

London beneath the covers

Reading Time: 5 minutes London beneath the covers London Hidden Interiors author Philip Davies gives an exclusive tour around some of the capital’s best conserved and least known interiors – including Freemasons’ Hall Aldwych Underground StationStrand, WC2R 1EP Listed: Grade II Aldwych Underground Station opened as Strand on 30 November 1907, rechristened Aldwych in 1915. An oddity from its … Read more