Advanced Degrees by W.Bro. J.S.M. WARD

Reading Time: 42 minutes In attempting to give an outline sketch of the various degrees in Freemasonry in a book of this description, I am faced by many difficulties, not the least of which is how to write in an interesting way about degrees, which many of my readers have not taken, without giving away more than is permissible. … Read more

On the Foundations and Legacy of Quatuor Coronati Lodge of Research

Reading Time: 31 minutes ON THE FOUNDATIONS AND LEGACY OF QUATUOR CORONATI LODGE OF RESEARCH. by Bro. Bob James Discovery Lodge of Research UGL of NSW & ACT, Australia   Introduction: This essay is concerned with Masonic historical research and with one particular research lodge. My reasons for closely examining the first years of this lodge, Quatuor Coronati or ‘Four … Read more

60 years in the Royal Arch for E. Comp. Arthur Back

Reading Time: 2 minutes On a bright Wednesday morning, looking out on to fields with horses, we met with E.Comp.Arthur Charles Back. The ‘we’ being E.Comp.Alan Peters PAGDC, outgoing Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals, E.Comp.Andrew Elliott AGDC, the newly appointed Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals, and E.Comp.Mike Purdy PPrGSN, Scribe E of Argus Chapter No.5903. Our reason … Read more

The unique consecration of David Kenneth Williamson Lodge No. 9938

Reading Time: 2 minutes Unique occasion for Univesities Scheme Last night at Freemasons’ Hall was the unique consecration of David Kenneth Williamson Lodge No. 9938.  The new lodge is an Installed Masters’ lodge for the Universities Scheme, of which David Williamson, Past Assistant Grand Master, was the first President. The consecration was done by Pro Grand Master Peter Lowndes, … Read more

Henry John Neville Vane, 11th Baron Barnard, Freemason and British Peer

Reading Time: 3 minutes Lord Barnard was initiated into Agricola Lodge in 1961 and became its Worshipful Master in 1968. He was appointed as Provincial Grand Master in December 1969 and installed in 1970, a position he held for 28 years, during which time, he performed his duties and responsibilities with impeccable distinction.