Welcome

Failt Erriu: Welcome to the website for the Masonic Province of the Isle of Man.

This site is open to all.

Here you will find information on what it is to be a Freemason, our proud history, how to join, what charitable works we’re involved with and coming social events.

For a more complete view of current news and events, plus the views and opinions of our many members, please use the  Facebook Feed to the right.

You’re also welcome to contact us anytime if you have any queries.

Interested in Visiting?

For visiting Freemasons wishing to attend one or more of the meetings of our Craft Lodges or of the many other Masonic orders active on the Isle of Man, the appropriate contacts are listed on each of those Individual Lodges’ Web Pages.

If you are unsure of which Lodge you might wish to visit, please email the Provincial Grand Secretary.

You are assured of a warm Manx welcome in the best traditions of true fellowship.

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2 weeks ago

Provincial Grand Lodge of the Isle of Man

United Grand Lodge of EnglandOur home and headquarters - Freemasons' Hall ❤️

We're delighted to share the first of six spectacular never-before-seen aerial drone images of our home.

Come back tomorrow for another impressive view! 📸

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Would Love to attend a meet there.

2 weeks ago

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United Grand Lodge of EnglandAll of us at UGLE would like to wish The Grand Master, HRH The Duke of Kent, a very happy birthday! 🎂🎉

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Happy birthday boss

4 weeks ago

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After the Installation of Excellent Companion Martin Blackburn as Grand Superintendent of the Province of the Isle of Man on Friday 18 September 2020. ... See MoreSee Less

After the Installation of Excellent Companion Martin Blackburn as Grand Superintendent of the Province of the Isle of Man on Friday 18 September 2020.

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Congratulations from Springs R.A. Chapter No. 2652 E.C. South Africa.

1 month ago

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A MESSAGE FROM THE PROVINCIAL GRAND MASTER

Dear Brethren

Well, what a day that was!

I am still on an emotional “high” after the Ceremonies of my Installation as Grand Superintendent and Provincial Grand Master for this fine and fiercely proud Province of the Isle of Man at Peel on Friday, I hope that I can become the figurehead that you deserve. The weather was spectacularly sunny and in the breaks between rehearsals and meetings it was lovely to be able to stroll along the Promenade seeing our Brethren enjoying ice creams or simply sitting on the benches and chatting amongst themselves and the passers-by who wondered why so many men were dressed up like Head Waiters or Undertakers.

Friday’s ceremonies were the culmination of a couple of weeks of intense preparations by a huge number of people - we achieved in 22 days what would normally take 6 months of meticulous planning with detailed involvement from the ceremonial team at United Grand Lodge - but we pulled it off entirely “in house” and that is a tribute to the character and resilience of the small but highly focussed team who worked together with such enthusiasm that there was no way the day wasn’t going to be a success - but it was also a tribute to the culture and “can do” attitude created by my predecessors, as well as the essence of the Manx independence that has got us to where we are. We gained immensely from the planning that VW Bro Roger Southern and E Comp Bill Ashton (as respectively Deputy Provincial Grand Master in charge and Deputy Grand Superintendent in charge) and their Executives had put in to planning the Annual Provincial Meetings and which were somewhat “hijacked” by my Installations.

So many people were involved in the ceremonies, and the associated events, that it would be wrong to single out anyone for a special mention as I will simply run out of space. You know who you are and you know how many late nights and early mornings that you devoted to your duties, and in helping others to achieve the outcome we had all hoped for. To those of you who were unable to be present, you missed a great spectacle, and for those who were able to be there and to be part of the spirit of goodwill and Fraternal cooperation that overwhelmed the participants, I thank you for making my day, and the day for all the others who were appointed and promoted, such a memorable and special occasion.

We don’t know what challenges will face the Province in the years ahead but I am sure that if we can approach them with the same pragmatic and dedicated approach as we have approached our Freemasonry in particular and our community lives in general in the last few months, we will continue to grow this Province, and our respective Lodges and Chapters will go from strength to strength.

I look forward to playing my part, and I will be relying on you more than ever to do the same. But I want to carry on enjoying the very essence of why I became a Freemason - the friendship of my companions. I didn’t join with the aim of becoming Provincial Grand Master and Grand Superintendent, and, perhaps selfishly, I’m not going to let it get in the way of having fun, although I hope that the two are very much the same thing. But if you see me at your meetings wearing the crimson regalia as an Honorary member of the Henry Callow Lodge (the Provincial Stewards Lodge) then I am off duty and having fun with my friends as one of their Brethren. Likewise at Chapter convocations if I’m not wearing my chain, my principal aim is companionship.

So, as we begin the latest phase of our Province’s Masonic journey can I ask you just one thing, and that is to please be kind to each other: in every sense of the word, charity begins at home.
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True brethren so before reaching out to others let us be reminded of our obligations to our brothers who took the obligation to the lodge and our father.

Wish I was there sounds like it was a GREAT event, Congrats once More. PastDistAGDC,

Well done

Well done

Lots and lots of awesome time to you and the IOM. Dave

Interesting ❤️

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

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The United Grand Lodge of England has been pleased to announce the Provincial Grand Master / Grand Superintendent Designate for the Province of the Isle of Man is Worshipful Brother Martin Blackburn O.St.J, PAGDC., PZ.

His installation on the 18th September will be unique because the usual attendance of a senior delegation of Grand Officers from United Grand Lodge of England and the Supreme Grand Chapter to carry out the Installation will not be possible due to Covid 19 border restrictions on the Isle of Man

He is currently the Provincial Grand Master for the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons, a role he is to continue with, the Isle of Man could be the only Province or District where this is the case for one individual to head the three divisions of Masonry.
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The United Grand Lodge of England has been pleased to announce the Provincial Grand Master / Grand Superintendent Designate for the Province of the Isle of Man is Worshipful Brother Martin Blackburn O.St.J, PAGDC., PZ.

His installation on the 18th September will be unique because the usual attendance of a senior delegation of Grand Officers from United Grand Lodge of England and the Supreme Grand Chapter to carry out the Installation will not be possible due to Covid 19 border restrictions on the Isle of Man

He is currently the Provincial Grand Master for the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons, a role he is to continue with, the Isle of Man could be the only Province or District where this is the case for one individual to head the three divisions of Masonry.

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Congratulations from Illinois. R.W. Bro. John Loayza Chairman, Foreign Jurisdictions Committee and Grand Chancellor Grand Lodge of Illinois

Martin, Congratulations and my personal best wishes, Roger Norris, East Lancashire.

Congrats from Hacia la Luz No. 326 on Cuba!!

Congratulations Martin. 👍

Huge congrats from #MarinersLodgeNo168 in the Provincial Grand Lodge of Guernsey and Alderney we hope you can visit us soon through our wonderful air bridge bubble we have 👏 ✈️ 🍷

Congratulations Martin.

On Behalf of R.W. Bro. William Bewley, the Provincial Grand Lodge of Cumberland and Westmorland would like to pass on our congratulations to W.Bro. Blackburn.

Massive congratulations Martin. Looking forward to seeing you soon in East Lancashire xx

Many Congratulations from the Mark Province of North Wales

Congratulations on your Appointment WGM. Mark Well.

Congratulations be safe and blessed

Congratulations from the Province of Cheshire

Many congratulations

Well done Martin, Paul Trill

Congrats Martin!

Congratulations stepping up to the challenge.

Many congratulations

Congratulations Martin!

Congratulation Martin

Congratulations to your good self

Congratulations Martin

Congratulations worthy brother

Congratulations Martin.

Congratulations Martin

Welcome back brothers from Masonerymarket

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2 months ago

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Solomon📘📐🤝 What are the origins of Masonic ritual?

🔍 The truth is we don't know for sure! But Masonic 'exposures' since 1696 give us a lot of clues...

👀 Read the #nugget here ➡️ solomon.ugle.org.uk/mod/resource/view.php?id=827

#DailyAdvancement #MasonicKnowledge #Freemasons

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2 months ago

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United Grand Lodge of EnglandWe’re proud of our 300 year history of helping those in need 💪

You can read just a fraction of the organisations we've been able to help and how the millions of pounds donated every year by Freemasons have made a real difference!

Read more ➡️ bit.ly/UGLETestimonials

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2 months ago

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There are Ladies' Lodges on the Isle of Man.Women Freemasons have been meeting across the country for over 100 years. Find out all about the two female-only Grand Lodges, the Order of Women Freemasons and Freemasonry for Women, on our website.

Find out more here ➡️ bit.ly/WomenFreemasons

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There are Ladies Lodges on the Isle of Man.

2 months ago

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Provincial Grand Lodge and Provincial Grand Chapter annual meetings will take place on Friday 18th September at Freemasons' Hall, Peel.

Further details will follow via the PIO's regular newsletter
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2 months ago

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United Grand Lodge of EnglandHave your say! 🔊

UGLE is planning to launch a new members’ website in the near future and we’d love to hear your feedback about the type of content you’d want to see!

If you haven’t already, please complete the survey included in the latest edition of First Rising.

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3 months ago

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We're back in business!
King William's Lodge No.3883 met last night (31/07) for their first regular meeting since the lock-down was introduced and were the first Lodge on the Isle of Man to do so. Fortunately, since the island has been Covid free for over 10 weeks , all restrictions with regard to meetings have been removed.
I have no doubt there will be many "Emergency Meetings" called over the next few weeks in an attempt to get back on track before the season 'proper' starts.
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Were back in business!
King Williams Lodge No.3883 met last night (31/07) for their first regular meeting  since the lock-down was introduced and were the first Lodge on the Isle of Man to do so. Fortunately, since the island has been Covid free for over 10 weeks , all restrictions with regard to meetings have been removed. 
I have no doubt there will be many Emergency Meetings called over the next few weeks in an attempt to get back on track before the season proper starts.

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This is a Masonic lodge, named after King Williams College Castletown, I think the college was named after William 1V.

It’s fantastic you met but Should we be wearing masks to protect each other

King william IV gave his name to the school it is a school lodge

Surely you are breaching the 1m rule in how close you are sat to each other.

2 interesting pictures. I suppose I should have been there but it wasn’t possible.

Very envious! Look forward to when we can do likewise.

“King Williams” lodge. Is that in reference to King William III?

Perhaps they should have had masks on

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3 months ago

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Here are some very useful tips by those intrepid Masons in Norfolk for those who are learning ritual for the first time and those who a "brushing up" their ritual for a presentation yet to come, especially useful after the long close down we have just experienced.

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there is a carry on vid to this one, could someone please post the link? Thanks in advance. Stay healthy brethren and square well.

3 months ago

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Amazing what you see on Solomon, certainly made me smile.😁

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Are you sure we haven’t seen this before somewhere lately?

3 months ago

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United Grand Lodge of England‪Take a look at this fantastic photo from Freemasons' Hall - taken yesterday as Helio Lodge No. 3900 met for their first meeting after the Resumption of Masonic Activity.‬

‪Looking good chaps! 📸‬

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

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United Grand Lodge of EnglandOn the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Britain, we remember the sacrifice of the brave pilots who fought for our freedom.

We will never forget.

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4 months ago

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United Grand Lodge of England‪Today we celebrate #ArmedForcesDay2020! 🎉‬

‪Invictus Lodge No.9960 is a military Lodge for servicemen and veterans from the British Army, Royal Air Force & Royal Navy & meets in the Provincial Grand Lodge of Yorkshire N&E Ridings.

‪It’s also a member of The Circuit of Service Lodges. The Circuit contains 42 military Lodges and exists to promote comradeship and fraternal contact between military Freemasons.

Find out more here ➡️ bit.ly/militarymasons‬

‪#Freemasons ‬
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4 months ago

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Fame at last, promoting a piece I wrote for them last year.
Yours S&F,
PrGMentor🤝🚪🧭 Thinking of Proposing a friend into #Freemasonry? Signing the Form is the start... You'll prepare them for their initiation and support and them through their early years.

Read the #paper here ➡️ solomon.ugle.org.uk/mod/resource/view.php?id=1893

#DailyAdvancement #MasonicKnowledge #Freemasons

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Fame at last, promoting a piece I wrote for them last year.
Yours S&F, 
PrGMentor

4 months ago

Provincial Grand Lodge of the Isle of Man

United Grand Lodge of England‪#OnThisDay in 1717, a group of Freemasons met at the Goose and Gridiron pub in St Paul’s Churchyard and formed the Premier Grand Lodge.‬

‪The rest, as they say, is history...

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4 months ago

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Masonic Charitable Foundation💕 As well as a stellar musical career spanning many decades, Dame Vera Lynn leaves behind a legacy of helping young children with cerebral palsy achieve the best start in life.

👪 Freemasons can be proud that their generous donations have contributed to that legacy – our £4,500 grant to the Dame Vera Lynn Children's Charity has helped the families of children with cerebral palsy with the support and skills necessary, to help all children reach their potential.

🎵 Thank you, Dame Vera, for your music and your support for families ❤️
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4 months ago

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United Grand Lodge of EnglandThe second edition of First Rising has just been released! 🎉

It is jam-packed with important updates from UGLE as well as some very exciting news and a challenging photo competition 📸

We hope you enjoy it!

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4 months ago

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Solomon🪨↗️ "It is customary at the erection of all stately and superb edifices, to lay the first, or foundation stone at the North-East corner of the building..." Why is the Candidate in the NE corner? Read the #paper here ➡️ solomon.ugle.org.uk/mod/resource/view.php?id=655 #DailyAdvancement #MasonicKnowledge United Grand Lodge of England United Grand Lodge of England Universities Scheme ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

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4 months ago

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United Grand Lodge of EnglandExciting news!

Ubique Lodge and Chapter Number 1789 are hosting a presentation series entitled: "The Falklands War - a unique Naval perspective" 🎙️

The first presentation takes place this Thursday - more details below!

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4 months ago

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Masonic Charitable Foundation🔥£805,161🔥

Here's your Friday update of the Freemasons' COVID-19 Community Fund total!

👪Earlier this week the government announced further relaxations to the lockdown rules, meaning more people can see loved ones after months of social distancing.

💸However, this morning it was announced the UK economy has shrunk by a record 20.4% in April – something that will affect many families and individuals well into the future.

💛This fund is there to help ensure people affected by COVID-19 will continue to have support, once 'normality' is back.

💪Help us build better lives – donate today: mcf.org.uk/covid19fund

🤔 Unsure of the impact Freemasonry is having? Visit our impact map! mcf.org.uk/covid19impact
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5 months ago

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United Grand Lodge of England‪We’re excited to announce that the Freemasons’ Covid-19 Community Fund has now reached £750,000!‬

‪What a fantastic achievement 👏‬

‪Let’s push on to £1 million by texting COVID19 to 70500 to donate £5 📱‬

‪#Freemasons #TimetoText ‬
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5 months ago

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5 months ago

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Solomon😃📘📐 We're delighted to announce that we now have 3⃣0⃣,0⃣0⃣0⃣ users on Solomon! Thanks to all those enjoying the papers, audio, images and quizzes, every day. If you're not on yet, register here➡️ solomon.ugle.org.uk #DailyAdvancement #MasonicKnowledge #Freemasons United Grand Lodge of England United Grand Lodge of England Universities Scheme ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

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United Grand Lodge of EnglandWhat do you know about Solomon?

We've created a short animation to let you know how Solomon can help to foster your curiosity and expand your understanding of Freemasonry!

Start your Solomon journey here → bit.ly/UGLESolomon

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5 months ago

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Solomon🍷👏🍽️ Have you delivered toasts to distinguished guests or visitors at the Festive Board? Read the #paper on the protocols at the Festive Board and in particular Masonic Fire ➡️ solomon.ugle.org.uk/mod/resource/view.php?id=858 #DailyAdvancement #MasonicKnowledge #Freemasons ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

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What's it all about?

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5 months ago

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United Grand Lodge of EnglandAs the #TimetoText campaign gets underway, the Grand Secretary has recorded the following message on the Freemasons’ COVID-19 Community Fund 🎥

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5 months ago

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United Grand Lodge of EnglandHere we go!‬

‪We’re delighted to officially announce the start of the #TimetoText campaign 📱‬

‪Donate here ➡️ bit.ly/FreemasonsCOVIDFund ‬

‪Or text COVID19 to 70500 to donate £5 👍‬

‪#Freemasons‬
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5 months ago

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United Grand Lodge of EnglandOur Grand Secretary Dr David Staples will be back this Thursday at 3pm for another live Q&A on Twitter!

Head over to our Twitter page ➡️ bit.ly/UGLETwitter and make sure you start submitting your questions using the hashtag #AsktheGrandSec 📡

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6 months ago

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United Grand Lodge of EnglandUGLE and its members are doing all they can to help in the fight against the coronavirus.

Find out more about how #Freemasons are working within their communities here ➡️ bit.ly/Covid19UGLEResponse
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6 months ago

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United Grand Lodge of EnglandOn #VEDay75, we celebrate victory over tyranny and remember the sacrifice that it took to make it possible.

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6 months ago

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United Grand Lodge of EnglandA massive congratulations to #Freemasons receiving appointment to and promotion in Grand Rank! 🎉 ... See MoreSee Less

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Who got them in the Island ? I am in the other island! .

6 months ago

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Solomon🕯️💡 Do you recall the moment when you were "Restored to light" in #Freemasonry? Read the #nugget on what an initiate sees when the blindfold is removed, what follows, and what it means symbolically ➡️ solomon.ugle.org.uk/mod/resource/view.php?id=1835 #DailyAdvancement #MasonicKnowledge #Freemasons United Grand Lodge of England United Grand Lodge of England Universities Scheme ... See MoreSee Less

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Yes in January 1965 it was so cold at that point in the evening upstairs in Castletown Masonic Hall that the late John Kewley, our then DC , put my jacket on.It must have been ok since 55 years later I still attend there (When I can!)

6 months ago

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Reminds me of certain lodge meetings. I won’t give greetings in a lodge I am a member of!

6 months ago

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A thought for today.

6 months ago

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United Grand Lodge of EnglandAll of us at UGLE would like to wish Her Majesty The Queen a very happy birthday! 🎉🎊

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6 months ago

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It was the biggest crowdfunding project of its time and aimed to raise £1,000,000 to build the Masonic Peace Memorial Building, or as we know it today, Freemasons' Hall

Take some time today to learn about this amazing show of solidarity via the Museum of Freemasonry👇

museumfreemasonry.org.uk/blog/one-million

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It was the biggest crowdfunding project of its time and aimed to raise £1,000,000 to build the Masonic Peace Memorial Building, or as we know it today, Freemasons Hall

Take some time today to learn about this amazing show of solidarity via the Museum of Freemasonry👇

https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/blog/one-million

#Freemasons • #Memorial • #Crowdfunding

6 months ago

Provincial Grand Lodge of the Isle of Man

United Grand Lodge of EnglandWe’re delighted to see that this vital work has been featured in The Telegraph 📰

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Interested in Joining?

You can view and download a booklet in the Becoming a Mason section, which contains a fascinating insight into Freemasonry. Undergraduates, and other university members, should also view the section on the Universities Scheme.

You can send an email to express your interest in joining by heading to our Contact Page and clicking “Interested in Joining”. We will get back to you quickly to discuss with you the process of becoming a Freemason.

What it means to be a Freemason

So, what do you know about Freemasonry? Click here to find out more about what it means to be a Freemason today.

In association with

V.W. Bro. Roger Southern,
P.A.G.D.C., Pr. G.D.C., P.Z.
Deputy Provincial Grand Master,
and
E. Comp. William John Ashton,
P.P.G.Swd.B.
Deputy Grand Superintendent

Failt Erriu, Welcome from the Provincial Grand Master.

To be provided in due course by:

Provincial Grand Master Designate