Provincial Stewards on Tour

Reading Time: 3 minutes Following the Annual Provincial Meeting in May this year two newly appointed Provincial Grand Stewards wasted no time in visiting ancient and interesting Lodges around the UK. W Bro Martin Parrack visited two Scottish Lodges during his first week in office, the first being the Lodge of Edinburgh (Mary’s Chapel) No. 1. Martin reports, “This … Read more

The Grand Lodge of Scotland – Unsolicited contact with Scottish Lodges

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Grand Lodge of Scotland This is against International Masonic protocols which are designed to protect Scottish Lodges and Scottish Freemasons from falling victim to unscrupulous mailings. Recent examples have been arriving from an individual claiming to be the Curator of a Masonic Museum in Madrid, Spain. One surname that is used is Moreno. The Grand Lodge … Read more

The Official History of Freemasonry – Part 2

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Three Stages Theory of Origin Until a few years ago, most Masons accepted the direct descend theory from Medieval Masonry to the modern Craft through three stages: operative, transitional and speculative. The first lodges regulated the trade of stonemasons working on the construction of castles, abbeys, and cathedrals. From the beginning of the seventeenth … Read more