Report of the Board of General Purposes – 14 December 2016

Reading Time: 5 minutes Quarterly Communication of Grand Lodge 14 December 2016 Report of the Board of General Purposes Minutes The Minutes of the Quarterly Communication of 14 September 2016 were confirmed. HRH The Duke of Kent KG was nominated as Grand Master for the ensuing year. Annual Investiture of Grand Officers – 26 April 2017  So that sufficient accommodation … Read more

How did Various Masonic ritual books come about?

1st Degree

Reading Time: 7 minutes With the exception of the Craft and Royal Arch, the governing bodies of all recognised Masonic Orders exercise central control under their jurisdiction over the ritual practiced by the Lodges, councils, conclaves or whatever the unit may be called. Because of the way that the Craft developed from very early times, there was considerable diversity of … Read more

David Williamson hands role of Assistant Grand Master to Sir David Wootton

Reading Time: 2 minutes Enviable reputation With Sir David Wootton succeeding him, outgoing Assistant Grand Master David Williamson looks back at his achievements and the support he has received During my thirteen years as Assistant Grand Master, I have visited every continent for a variety of purposes: to install District Grand Masters and Grand Inspectors, to attend landmark meetings of private lodges, … Read more

Report of the Board of General Purposes – 11 December 2013

Reading Time: 3 minutes Quarterly Communication of Grand Lodge 11 December 2013 Report of the Board of General Purposes  Minutes The Minutes of the Quarterly Communication of the Grand Lodge of 11 September 2013 were confirmed. Nomination of a Grand Master for the ensuing year HRH The Duke of Kent KG was nominated as Grand Master for the ensuing year. Annual … Read more

Assistant Grand Master’s address – December 2013

Reading Time: 3 minutes Quarterly Communication 11 December 2013 An address by the RW Assistant Grand Master David Williamson Brethren, the more observant among you may have noticed that I acted as Deputy Grand Master at the last two Quarterly Communications, in September and June. However, you should not infer from the fact that you see me in this chair today, that … Read more