BECOME A FREEMASON

BECOME A FREEMASON

There are 250,000 Freemasons belonging to 8,000 Lodges throughout England and Wales, and districts overseas. Worldwide, the figure rises to six million Freemasons, all with their own special reasons why they enjoy Freemasonry. For some, it’s about making new friends and acquaintances. For others, it’s being able to help deserving causes – making a contribution …

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Freemasons are meeting in the Houses of Parliament. How big a threat is that to our democracy?

The Duke of Kent attending the Freemasons VC Memorial unveiling event outside the Freemasons’ Hall building in Covent Garden, London

When the Guardian published an article recently revealing that two secret Freemasons’ lodges were operating in the Palace of Westminster, it caused the predictable furore. The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE), the ruling body for Masons, even went as far as taking full page adverts in many newspapers protesting that these exposures of Masonic …

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Top Tory says: ‘I’m a Freemason – and we don’t topple Governments or fake moon landings’

Coun Gary Sambrook in his day job.

A Birmingham councillor has revealed: “ I’m a Freemason and proud of it ” – insisting the organisation did not “fake Moon landings or topple Governments”. Gary Sambrook spoke up amid suggestions that cronyism and secrecy surrounded the movement, following disclosures that two lodges were operating at Westminster. The National Union of Journalists said both …

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Durham Freemasons hand out 80,000 teddy bears to children in hospital

DURHAM FREEMASONS HAVE HANDED OUT A MILESTONE 80,000 TEDDY BEARS TO CHILDREN WHO FACE EMERGENCY TREATMENT IN HOSPITAL For more than a decade, Durham Freemasons have been supplying TLC teddies to A&E departments and walk in centres throughout the boundaries of the Province to help alleviate the distress of children attending hospital following what is …

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Freemasons call for end to ‘discrimination’ of members

There are about six million Freemasons worldwide and more than 200,000 in the UK under the United Grand Lodge of England

The Freemasons have placed full-page advertisements in several national newspapers calling for an end to the “discrimination” against their members. The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) said it welcomes individuals from all walks of life but that members are “undeservedly stigmatised”. It said it had written to the Equality and Human Rights Commission. [UltraPop_page_pro …

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