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OPEN HOUSE...

 

Freemasons' Hall will be open to the public for Open House London on 19-20 September 2020. For more info click the link

ARENA 41....

 

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HANDING OVER MASTERSHIP. 

 

Today would have seen the handover of ISM Mastership, at our scheduled meeting. Obviously this will not be possible, given the current crisis.

 

So it is your Masters wish, that a toast be raised to "The Queen and the Craft" this evening (Saturday 25th April 2020).

Gentlemen... please be upstanding tonight.

Stay safe Brethren.

CORONAVIRUS - COVID 19. 

 

With the current climate around the containment of the Coronavirus, please be sure to check out the latest updates from UGLE.

 

Freeman's Hall, London is currently closed until further notice.

Please also ensure that you get your latest information about the virus from legitimate sources.

WORSHIPFUL BROTHER DON MCGREGOR. 

 

Dear Brothers

It is with great sadness that we inform you that, our most dear friend, colleague and brother Worshipful Brother Don has ascended to the Grand Lodge above. 

He was surrounded by family and friends in his last days and passed peacefully.

His funeral date has yet to be confirmed but will probably be on the 28th of October at Bishops Stortford Methodist Church.  

His local lodge St Michaels (2136) will be providing an honour guard.

Further details as soon as they become available.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this sad time.

THE SQUARE MAGAZINE. 

 

An independent magazine for Freemason's, worth a read.

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PROVINCIAL GRAND LODGE OF ESSEX. 

 

March 28th 2019 saw the Investiture of Officers at Freemasons' Hall, London. ISM Lodge where honoured to see the raising of our current Master W. Bro James H. A. Tayler to PPAGReg. We wish to congratulate James on his well earned title.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT FREEMASON'S HALL

 

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KEEP UP TO DATE....

 

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INSDIE THE FREEMASONS - Rerun on Netflix

(update 9th September 2018)

 

For those of you who missed the TV series 'Inside The Freemasons', or if you just want to see it again, Netflix will  be airing from September 15th 2018. The link below will take you to the original UGLE page for the program.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

(update 14th February 2018)

 

As you may be aware, there has been quite a stir in the national press over the last few weeks. Click the link below to follow what's been said, and to see Dr David Staples, UGLE's Chief Executive, response.

'IN THE INTERESTS OF THE BRETHREN'

(update 15th December 2017)

 

A our last meeting, a 'select' few performed an excerpt from the 1922 piece by Bro. Rudyard Kipling.

 

During the performance, we were treated to a short piece of music written by W.Bro. Eric Stuckey, and sung by our passing Brother, Macaulay Crawford, which accompanied the 'Entered Apprentice's Song'. 

If you would like to read this piece for yourself the link is buttoned below. 

TERCENTENARY CELEBRATION VIDEO

(update 24th November 2017)

 

The screening of the Tercentenary celebration at the Royal Albert Hall is now available to view online. Click the link below to view in glorious HD !

DONATE BLOOD TO THE NATIONAL BLOOD SERVICE

(update 19th November 2017)

 

Coming on Monday - 27th November 2017 the National Blood Service will be holding court at Freemasons' Hall, 60 Great Queen St, London WC2B, UK, taking donations.

Grand Master's Birthday.

(update 9th October 2017)

 

A very happy birthday wish to our Grand Master, His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, a spritely 82 today.

 

Grandson of King George V and Queen Mary, and he has held the title of Duke of Kent for over 75 years. Hid Highness was initiated into Royal Alpha Lodge No. 16 on 16 December 1963.

 

Becoming our Grand Master at an Especial Grand Lodge held at the Royal Albert Hall on June 14th 1967.

Pro Grand Master's quarterly address.

(update 13th September 2017)

 

The Pro Grand Master's address to Grand Lodge today – in which he covers the myriad 300th anniversary celebrations we've seen so far this year.

Click on the link below to view PGM Peter Lowndes full address. 

Happy Birthday Freemasons' Hall

(update 19th July 2017)

 

 

 

84 years ago today, the Masonic Peace Memorial as it was then called, and now known as Freemasons' Hall, was officially opened and ceremoniously dedicated by the Grand Master, HRH The Duke of Connaught

If you would like to know more, check out the link below:

George Washington - The Mason

(update 4th July 2017)

 

 

 

At our last meeting, we welcomed a Brother from across the water, from Alexandria Lodge № 22. Alexandria Lodge is one of the oldest Masonic lodges in the United States. Founded in 1783 in Washington, Virginia, it was also home to the former President of the United States of America.

If you would like to know more, check out the link below:

 

Proms at Freemason Hall

(update 22nd April 2017)

Tickets are still available for the Proms at Freemason Hall on Saturday 8th July. However, matinee performance availability is limited. This link will transfer you direct to the booking page at Ticketline - 

http://www.ticketline.co.uk/proms-at-freemasons-hall#tour

SKY TV - Inside The Freemasons'

(update 22nd April 2017)

 

The first episode of the sky 1 documentary series ‘Inside The Freemasons’ aired on the 17th april at 8pm.

Information reproduced The United Grand Lodge of England website at  http://ugle.org.uk/inside-the-freemasons

"Emporium Productions, who were commissioned by Sky to produce the series, have this to say on their website: 'Welcome to one of the oldest social networking organisations in the world; a fraternal order that welcomes members regardless of their status, creed or political persuasion – Freemasonry.

'With unique and unprecedented access to the Freemasons, 'Inside the Freemasons' asks who are Freemasons and what do they do? As the United Grand Lodge of England celebrates its tercentenary in 2017, we go beyond the myth and legend to discover what it means to be a Freemason today through the words and lives of Freemasons themselves.

'While most of us are familiar with the concept of Freemasons, few can describe who they are and what they do with any confidence or accuracy. What has motivated generations of men to join its ranks? What does the symbolism mean? How does public perception differ to reality? And what does Freemasonry have to offer men and society in the 21st Century?"

Inside The Freemasons' DVD

(update 19th May 2017)

 

The DVD of the recent SKY TV series ' Inside The Freemasons' '

is now available for pre-order, with the release date of 15th June 2017.

http://letchworthshop.co.uk/masonic-dvd/1282-inside-the-freemasons-dvd-pre-order.html

Art Exhibition at Freemasons' Hall

(update 20th June 2017)

 

Starting on Saturday June 24th Artist in Residence Jacques Viljoen's new exhibition of over twenty five works will be open. Called the 'Rough to Smooth' the exhibition will also feature nine guest artist works.

Jacques will be conducting a 'class' in still life painting on the Opening Day, admission is free and lasts until Saturday 1st July.

For more information:

http://ugle.org.uk/rough-to-smooth-exhibition

 

Tercentenary Stamp Issue

(UGLE Facebook post 20 April 2017)

2017 marks the tercentenary of English Freemasonry first Grand Lodge and Isle of Man Post Office is celebrating the occasion with this set of six beautiful postage stampsdesigned by Glazier Design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The stamps are filled with symbols and references, including a hidden logo only visible under UV light, GPS references to places important to Freemasonry, and a subtle ribbon honouring the 50th year of office of our current Grand Master, HRH The Duke of Kent. 

Maxine Cannon of Isle of Man Stamps and Coins added: "We are pleased to release this innovative and creative set of stamps to mark 300 years of English Freemasonry.

"We have worked very closely with UGLE, in particular with Director of Communications Mike Baker (pictured centre), and on the Isle of Man, Keith Dalrymple (right) and Alex Downie (left), who have provided us with a wealth of material and thank them for their time, knowledge and assistance in making this such an interesting project."

 

 

 

 

 

 

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