The Old Charges Revisited

Reading Time: 24 minutes Since 1717, this has been a subject of passionate concern to almost every Freemason. There remain a mass of competing views and theories, and this question has dominated research into Freemasonry.

Report of the Board of General Purposes – 8 June 2016

Reading Time: 6 minutes Quarterly Communication of Grand Lodge 8 June 2016 Report of the Board of General Purposes Minutes The Minutes of the Quarterly Communication of 9 March 2016 and the Annual Investiture of 27 April 2016 were confirmed. Rule 110 Book of Constitutions Rule 110 of the Book of Constitutions currently provides: 110. Should a Prince of the … Read more

Quatuor Coronati Lodge Conference: 300 Years of the Grand Lodge of England 9/9-11

Reading Time: < 1 minute UGLE’s lodge of research, Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076, will host the Tercentenary Conference on The History of Freemasonry: Celebrating 300 Years of the Grand Lodge of England 1717 – 2017. This event will be held September 9-11, 2016 on the historic campus of Queens’ College at the University of Cambridge, founded in 1448. The three day conference will … Read more

John Hamill looks at Freemasonry’s changing prominence within the community

Reading Time: 3 minutes Place in the community Director of Special Projects John Hamill recognises  Freemasonry’s tentative steps back into the spotlight after decades of non-participation in public events  Pageantry is something for which the English are internationally recognised as being the masters. Be it a major state occasion such as the opening of Parliament, the Lord Mayor’s Show in London … Read more