British Military Freemasons

There’s a new group of Freemasons in town –  British Military Freemasons, or BMF. Started in late 2013 it currently has over 500 members, with half of them having only joined in the last 12 months. It is a private Facebook group of Brethren who either have served or are serving in the British Military … Read more

The Influence of Kings on Craft Freemasonry

‘From time immemorial’ we have been very fortunate in that our Craft has had the support of Royalty. Without that support I doubt that we would be in the same position as we are today, even taking into account our declining numbers. Royalty brought and registered a degree of class, charisma & gentlemanly behaviour to … Read more

Kipling and the Craft

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.