Historical Origins of the Mark Degree

Reading Time: 11 minutes The Mark is a ceremony or degree [sometimes called the ‘friendly’ degree], conferrable today only to Master Masons and forms part of a hierarchical organization. In Craft Masonry it was quite a late innovation making its appearance during the mid-1700s.  However we do know that Operative Masons, without any kind of ceremony, were taking marks 150 years before the Mark came into use as part of that particular ceremony.

Mark Freemasons donate New Ambulances to East Lancashire & Cheshire

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons and the Mark Benevolent Fund have supported the Order of St John and St John Ambulance for many years, the Mark Benevolent Fund has now joined in partnership with the charity and pledged £3,023,700 for a two year programme to provide up to 52 replacement state of the art ambulances and support vehicles.

Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of London Results from the 2015 Survey

Reading Time: 3 minutes Author(s): Tom Quinn Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of London Survey 2015 Report to Membership During 2015 the Province undertook an online survey of members, who responded in excellent numbers and provided the Executive with a wealth of information on individuals’ preferences regarding the Province of London in general and their own Lodges … Read more

Somerset Antient Mark Masons

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Somerset Antient Mark Masons is not a Lodge but a demonstration team of international repute! The team has thirty or so members and is organised by W.Bro Barrie Baker. The team performs a ceremony that predates the formation of The Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons, the demonstrations are enacted in costume and have taken place all over the UK and Europe