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

Articles of Union between the Grand Lodges of England

First published here In the 1740s there was a growing number of Irishmen in London, many of whom had become Freemasons before leaving Ireland. For reasons now unknown they appear to have had difficulty gaining entrance into Lodges in London, so in 1751 a group of them formed a rival Grand Lodge. They claimed … Read more

Report of the Board of General Purposes – 12 March 2014

Quarterly Communication of Grand Lodge 12 March 2014 Report of the Board of General Purposes  Minutes The Minutes of the Quarterly Communication of 12 December 2013 were confirmed. HRH The Duke of Kent KG was unanimously re-elected Grand Master. VW Bro Sir David Hugh Wootton, PGSwdB, was installed as Assistant Grand Master. Grand Lodge Register 2004–2013 The … Read more