The Early Artists of Grand Lodge

Reading Time: 8 minutes In 2017, The United Grand Lodge of England appointed an Artist in Residence, the South African artist Jacques Viljoen, 28, who has a background in both classical painting and contemporary art. There have been many artists who have graced the annals of Freemasonry.

Paddy Belton cycles from London to Paris with love

Reading Time: 3 minutes It was a gentle journey of sorts… It involved being gifted water by a gypsy family on the hot juncture where countryside meets the foothills of the Parisian conurbation. It involved being spat on by a driver in that city’s disaffected, poor banlieues. And in Beauvais, passing a night on my road from London, an … Read more

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

Famous Scottish Freemasons – Thomas Telford 1757 – 1834

Reading Time: 2 minutes Thomas Telford was born the son of a shepherd near Langholm in the Scottish Borders. At the age of 14 he became an apprentice stonemason in Edinburgh. In 1782 Telford moved to London to work on Somerset House and in 1784 he was managing the construction works at Portsmouth Dockyard. In 1788, he was appointed Surveyor of Public Works … Read more

Turning heads

Reading Time: 3 minutes Turning heads Twice a year, Freemasons’ Hall plays host to shows for London Fashion Week, with press from around the world in attendance. Ellie Fazan finds out what happens when fashion and Freemasonry come together Visitors to Freemasons’ Hall on London’s Great Queen Street are being greeted by a stylish young woman bedecked in a … Read more