Membership

London Grand Rank Investiture 2018

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Over the last few days, I have received a number of heart-warming congratulations from fellow Lodge members at the news that their Lodge Secretary has been awarded London Grand Rank in recognition of services to Freemasonry in London. In the grand scheme of things, the award is nothing to make a huge fuss about but […]

Rules

The Masonic summer break

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People not connected to Freemasonry may not be aware that nearly all lodges hold no meetings between late June and early September. So why is this? In the main, it is because Freemasons are expected to attend all regular meetings. In the case of Covenant Lodge that is just four every year on the dates […]

Rules

Religion and Politics – why do Freemasons make such a fuss about them?

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Freemasons are discouraged from discussing religion or politics in lodge meetings. The basic idea behind the rule is to reduce possibilities of divisive arguments. Secondly, the rule is intended to put “roadblocks” in the way of Freemasonry somehow morphing into a quasi-religious or political organisation. Yet, if Lodge members are not able to communicate freely […]