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
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This highlights just some of the charitable work undertaken by Freemasons.Many members responded magnificently to the crisis, raising £3m for those in need across the UK, via the Covid Community Fund. In the early days of the pandemic, the group prioritised the need for personal protective equipment, food-based projects and the supply of tablets to hospitals and nursing homes to enable Covid-19 sufferers to contact family members. Now, the project is focusing on helping homeless people, young carers and mental health projects.

Over the year, through UGLE’s funding:
- Thousands of items of PPE were donated to NHS staff across the country,
- More than 2,000 victims of Domestic Abuse were helped to escape,
- More than 300,000 meals were supplied and 38 tons of food were donated to homeless people, women’s refuges and the vulnerable, supporting more than 120,000 people in total,
- 40,816 homeless people and rough sleepers have been provided with essentials, transport and support to access services such as counselling, healthcare and benefits,
- 28,141 unpaid carers of all ages have received help and support

This is just a small snapshot of the support provided by UGLE’s COVID-19 Response. You can read more about how we’ve helped respond to the pandemic in our first-ever Annual Report www.ugle.org.uk/about-us/annual-report.

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This highlights just some of the charitable work undertaken by Freemasons.
3 weeks ago
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United Grand Lodge of EnglandToday, the United Grand Lodge of England is proud to present our first Annual Report in our 300+ year history.

The Most Worshipful Grand Master, HRH The Duke of Kent says, “It seems entirely right and proper that our members should know more about the organisation to which they belong, and how proud they should feel about its many accomplishments. Similarly, the public should be able to learn about our historical place in the world, and the context and purpose of Freemasonry in modern society.”

The report looks back on one of the most challenging years in our history but highlights how even in the face of adversity, our organisation and its members truly embrace our values of Integrity, Respect, Friendship and Charity.

You can read our Inaugural Annual Report now at www.ugle.org.uk/about-us/annual-report
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3 weeks ago
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3 weeks ago
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Here is the article (save you trying to read and expand the print) well worth a read -
Freemasons make no secret of need for younger members
Set in their ways for 300 years, the Freemasons are opening a lodge aimed at young people to combat a slump in membership.
Having once boasted as many as half a million brothers in the years after the war — including Sir Winston Churchill and the Duke of Edinburgh — membership has fallen to 192,818.
The lodge, which will open this year, will be run entirely by young members with the three leading positions — secretary, treasurer and director of the ceremony — to be men under 35.
Its activities will have an emphasis on environmental and mental health initiatives. It will also hold more social events than other traditional lodges.
Although about 65 per cent of Freemasons are between the ages of 50 and 80, its recent polling suggests that people under 34 are the most positive towards the organisation.
Known for its arcane rituals and handshakes, the body is undertaking a campaign aimed at casting off its shadowy image in the hope that greater transparency will entice more to join. A university scheme with 3,500 members is already under way but the new lodge, which was announced in the fraternity’s first annual report, due to be published next week, will specifically look to draw young professionals.
The audited accounts, seen by The Times, show the Freemasons hold more than £75 million in fixed assets, including a London property portfolio worth £58 million. Among its real estate holdings are a West End nightclub and several shops and restaurants.
The accounts also shed light on the organisation’s founding principle of mutual aid and charitable giving. Last year it raised more than £42 million for charity, with 10 per cent dispensed to members who had fallen on hard times and the rest to non-masonic charities.
This summer Freemasons’ Hall, the London headquarters of the United Grand Lodge of England, will open its bar and café to the public for the first time.
The organisation has spent £150,000 refurbishing the art deco interior. David Staples, 46, the grand secretary who is the driving force behind the Freemasons’ new ethos of transparency, said he hoped that people would come and “have a drink with a Freemason”. He added that bringing passing footfall into the building would give people “something they actually want but at the same time allows them to see Freemasons being Freemasons”.
Amandeep Bansel is among those to be initiated as part of the drive for younger members. Bansel, 21, joined in 2018 through the universities scheme in his first year at Royal Holloway, London.
He said that he was drawn to the history of the organisation, adding that it filled an “existential gap” that he felt as a student. “At uni, you go drinking, you do all of these rites of passage, but then after a while you find there are very few avenues to give back,” said Bansel, from Hornchurch in east London. “Society can feel very withdrawn and I think the Freemasons’ idea of fraternity is very appealing to some young people.”
Band of brothers
Though Freemasons emphasise the inclusivity of the fraternity, certain stipulations are demanded of prospective brothers.
Applicants are expected to have a religious belief, though it does not matter which one. They must be of good character, aged 18 or over and be proposed by two members. They must be male, although there are two separate female-only Grand Lodges.
Applicants can apply on the United Grand Lodge of England website and will then be called to their local lodge for interview. Members form an investigative committee to conduct background checks on applicants.
If they are found to be of good character, they will proceed through three symbolic degrees, each of which involves a different initiation ceremony.
These take place at the lodge and require initiates to perform in an allegorical play based on the biblical story of Solomon’s Temple.
The unorthodox handshakes, which many associate with the group, form part of the ceremony. Freemasons are required to take an oath not to reveal the handshake to the public.
The third degree is the final stage before becoming a full member. The ceremony involves close questioning, which is where the expression “giving someone the third degree” originates.
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3 weeks ago
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4 weeks ago
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You may recognise W. Bro. Serrell from Flog It and other TV antiques programmes.Did you miss the conversation between Auctioneer Philip Serrell and our Curator Mark Dennis? Fear not! We have it on our YouTube channel now so you can catch up over the weekend 👉 youtu.be/urT3L5T8eJ0 ... See MoreSee Less

You may recognise W. Bro. Serrell from Flog It and other TV antiques programmes.
4 weeks ago
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Happy 95th birthday to Her Majesty the Queen, Lord of Mann.We would like to send our warm wishes to Her Majesty The Queen on her 95th birthday.

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Happy 95th birthday to Her Majesty the Queen, Lord of Mann.
1 month ago
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Brethren all.
At 6pm this evening the Chief Minister announced a rapid return to normality after this, our third lockdown. From Monday, all legal restrictions will be lifted including wearing face coverings and social distancing. The law will change at midnight Sunday into Monday. All businesses including hospitality will be allowed to re-open without any Covid restrictions, and I’ve just seen an announcement that Churches are re-opening for public worship.
Advice for businesses and individuals is on the Isle of Man Government website – particularly in respect of space and ventilation at indoor meetings – and I would encourage you to review the guidance which the Chief Minister said could be summed up as being especially important when we are in:
• Crowded spaces
• Confined spaces
• Close contact
The Isle of Man Government’s long stated policy is to step out of the lives of Isle of Man citizens as soon as the threat level is such as to allow informed self-determination and that is a sentiment I fully support.
I intend, as with the previous two resumptions, to leave it to individual units to make their own assessments as to how they will run their meetings as regards the precautions they will adopt as they best know the demographics of their members and the level of reassurance they will seek before they emerge once again.
For my part, I am looking forward to spending time with my family over the weekend and I hope to see you when you feel ready.
Please remember my pleas to you to be kind to each other – not everyone will be ready to come into our Lodge meetings just yet and we must not put them under any pressure to return until they feel comfortable. If you are feeling unwell then you must not come to our meeting – go home immediately, self-isolate and ring 111 if you have any symptoms that might be Covid.
Martin Blackburn
Provincial Grand Master
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1 month ago
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United Grand Lodge of EnglandTake a look at the Grand Secretary's interview with BBC News on Prince Philip's time as a Freemason 🎥

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1 month ago
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United Grand Lodge of EnglandWe are deeply saddened to hear of the death of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. We pass on our sincerest condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and the rest of the Royal Family at this difficult time.

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1 month ago
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1907, five years before Lord Raglan became Provincial Grand Master of the Isle of Man.It seems like the Easter Weekend flew by! 🐣

Over Easter in 1907 the “Foundation Stone Laying of Kirk Michael Lych Gate and Shelter for Runic Crosses” took place.

Pictured is the laying of the foundation stone on Easter Monday. The event was attended by Lord and Lady Raglan and Armitage Rigby. Lord Raglan is pictured standing immediately to the right of the tripod and Armitage Rigby is next to him but one.

Some of the other events that took place over Easter weekend, as recorded in the Isle of Man Examiner, were athletic sports in Laxey Glen gardens and a men’s social tea in Port St Mary!

To read the Isle of Man Examiner from March 1907, click here: ow.ly/o46d30rDxUl

Discover more stories by searching for free the Isle of Man Newspapers 1792-1960 at: ow.ly/9wIV30rnFAp

📸 Foundation Stone Laying of the Cross Shelter and Lych Gate, Kirk Michael, April 1907: ow.ly/54oC30rDxUk
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1907, five years before Lord Raglan became Provincial Grand Master of the Isle of Man.

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2 months ago
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Solomon🧓🏼🧑🏼 How has Freemasonry's image changed? How have we evolved over time?

👁️ Read this fascinating #paper on changing preconceptions of masonry, but the core is the same since the 17th century ➡️ solomon.ugle.org.uk/mod/resource/view.php?id=2077

#DailyAdvancement #MasonicKnowledge #Freemasons

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THE SILENT SUMMONS A member of a certain Lodge, who previously attended meetings regularly, stopped going. After a few months, the Worshipful Master decided to visit him. It was a chilly evening, and the Worshipful Master found his brother at home alone, sitting before a blazing fire. Guessing the reason for the Worshipful Master's visit, the brother welcomed him, led him to a comfortable chair near the fireplace and waited. The Worshipful Master made himself comfortable, but said nothing. In the grave silence, he contemplated the dance of the flames around the burning logs. After several minutes, the Worshipful Master took the fire tongs, carefully picked up a brightly burning ember and placed it to one side of the hearth, all alone. Then he sat back in his chair, still silent. His host watched all of this in quiet contemplation. As the one, lone ember's flame flickered and diminished, there was a momentary glow, and its fire was no more. Soon, it was cold and dead. Not a word had been spoken since the initial greeting. The Worshipful Master glanced at his watch and chose this time to leave. He slowly stood up, picked up the cold, dead ember, and placed it back in the middle of the fire. Immediately, it began to glow once more, with all the light and warmth of the burning coals around it. As the Worshipful Master reached the door to leave, his host said, with a tear running down his cheek, "Thank you so much for your fiery summons, my brother. I'll be back in our Lodge next meeting." -- Author Unknown

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2 months ago
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United Grand Lodge of EnglandWe hope you have a fantastic #StPatricksDay!

How are you celebrating? 🧐🍻

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2 months ago
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United Grand Lodge of EnglandWe are delighted to hear that His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh has left the hospital.

He remains firmly in our thoughts as he continues his recovery at home.

The Royal Family #Freemasons
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2 months ago
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Solomon🏰🤝⁉️ Has the United Grand Lodge of England always been Grand and United?

👁️ Read the #paper on the formation of the Premier and Antients’ Grand Lodges and their unification in 1813 ➡️ solomon.ugle.org.uk/mod/resource/view.php?id=1724

#DailyAdvancement #MasonicKnowledge #Freemasons

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2 months ago
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Solomon💬🗨️ Solomon Live - Join the Conversation!

On 6th April we are launching our series of lively, interesting and stimulating interviews and presentations featuring a variety of masonic special guests, beginning with the United Grand Lodge of England Grand Secretary & CEO, Dr David Staples, answering the question “What is Freemasonry?”

These regular webinars are hosted by W Bro Brody Swain, PCO of Worcestershire, are designed to give us our #DailyAdvancement and will last approximately 45 minutes. We will cover popular masonic topics and will be followed by a Q&A session.

🎟️ Register here for “What is Freemasonry?” an interview with the UGLE Grand Secretary & CEO, Dr David Staples, at 19.30 on Tuesday 6th April ➡️ www.brighttalk.com/webcast/18159/474214?utm_source=United+Grand+Lodge+of+England&utm_medium=brigh...
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2 months ago
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#internationalwomensday2021Happy #InternationalWomensDay!

Women Freemasons have been meeting across the country for over 100 years!

Find out more here ➡️ bit.ly/WomenFreemasons

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2 months ago
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United Grand Lodge of EnglandWe are delighted to support NHS Social Care and Frontline Workers' Day on the 5 July 2021!

We will use this day to pay tribute to the brave staff on the frontline of the pandemic.

Find out more ➡️ bit.ly/NHSFrontlineDay

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3 months ago
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United Grand Lodge of EnglandOn behalf of all Freemasons under the United Grand Lodge of England, we would like to offer our best wishes to His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and wish him a speedy recovery.

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3 months ago
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Rushen Lodge of FreemasonsWhat a night that was !

On Wednesday 10th Feb we had three lodges meeting in the same lodge room and it was a first for the Isle of Man and probably for freemasonry in general, I'm willing to be corrected here.

We started the evening with the Installation meeting of Tynwald Lodge, then moved on to the Election of the Master of the Henry Callow Lodge before Rushen took over and finished the evening by presenting Sir Miles Walker with a certificate to mark his 50th year in freemasonry and a short lecture by the Provincial Orator.

After that mammoth session we all adjourned downstairs for the festive board where we raised over £400 for charity as well as enjoyed a cracking meal and fine company.

It will be a night that none of us who were lucky enough to attend will forget easily.

Here are a couple of pictures of Sir Miles receiving his certificate from the hands of the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master.
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I sent my apology for the Henry Callow Lodge meeting but would have loved to have beeb there

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3 months ago
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Solomon📐🧭 What do you know about Geometry & Masonic symbolism?

🔎 Interested in the spiritual aspects of the Masonic journey? And the influence of sacred geometry on Freemasonry and religions?

👁️ Read the #paper here ➡️ solomon.ugle.org.uk/mod/resource/view.php?id=1577

#DailyAdvancement #MasonicKnowledge #Freemasons

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What if you are wrong and the God of the Bible is the ONLY TRUE GOD and you have been praying to your generic *G.A.O.T.U.* 'god' and he turns out to be 'Lucifer/Satan'? What 'if/WHEN' it turns out that the LORD JESUS CHRIST REALLY IS THE ONLY WAY TO GOD and you have been forbidden to even pray in HIS NAME inside your Lodges? Do you think THE ALMIGHTY JEHOVAH is gonna give you a pass on that? The TRUTH is that you Freemasons are ALL going to end up swimming in the MAH-HA-BONE LAKE OF FIRE!

3 months ago
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United Grand Lodge of EnglandWe are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Captain Sir Tom Moore.

He was a beacon of light in a time of darkness and an inspiration to us all.

Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

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4 months ago
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29th January 2021
Dear Brethren
Resumption of Craft, Royal Arch, Mark and Royal Ark Mariner Meetings on the Isle of Man
You will have been as relieved as I was to hear the Council of Ministers announcement on Thursday 21 January 2021 that the Isle of Man was entering a phased exit from the current circuit break lockdown starting from the position of ‘Lockdown’:
· Phase 1 - Outdoor low risk activities permitted - with mitigations – which came into place on Saturday 23 January 2020
· Phase 2 - Release - All activities permitted with no mitigations save for border restrictions.
At that point we were told that it was the intention to proceed through to the ‘release’ phase within 21 days of the last believed case of community transmission and to exit decisively and quickly once the threat to our community dissipates.
This afternoon, our Chief Minister confirmed that we are now on day 17 and it appears that this criteria is likely to be satisfied and - barring any community cases being detected between now and then - stage two will be triggered from 00:01 on Monday 1st February 2021 whereupon all previous restrictions except for border controls will be lifted.
This will see the Island restored back to the position it was in December 2020 and there will be no restrictions on any type of business or activity.
There would therefore no impediment to the resumption of face to face Masonic meetings and the Government has said that it will not be issuing advisory guidance on matters such as social distancing or face coverings as the risk to the community is deemed to be very low. The briefing stressed the need for us all to continue to follow good hygiene and remain vigilant for symptoms. Some people may also make a personal choice to continue to wear face coverings or keep their distance, for example if it helps their mental wellbeing and Lodges and Chapters should be sensitive to, and accommodating of those issues. Our Brethren should only return to meetings when they feel comfortable to do so.
Accordingly, if the Government lifts the restrictions as anticipated I have agreed to the resumption of Craft, Royal Arch, Mark and Royal Ark Mariner Meetings on the Isle of Man with effect from 00:01 on 1st February 2021.
The Health Minister indicated earlier this week that it will take until the end of May 2021 before the vaccination programme has reached out to all of the more susceptible groups. From that and it can perhaps be inferred that further “circuit breaker lockdowns” might be needed should sporadic cases of COVID-19 emerge in the community. This was touched upon this afternoon in the answer to a reporter’s question to the Chief Minister.
Accordingly, if Lodges and Chapters have a backlog of work, I will be prepared to issue Dispensations for Emergency Meetings, which might include temporary removal to a different venue of your usual meeting place is not available, in order that you can “make hay while the sun shines.”
Please look after and be kind to each other – practice good hand hygiene, please understand the sensitivities and encourage the wearing of a face covering by any Brother/Companion who wishes to do so and – very importantly - do not come to meetings if you are unwell. Stay at home and call 111.
Stay safe and thank our blessings. COVID-19 is still ravaging the rest of the world.
Yours sincerely and fraternally,
R.W. Bro. Kenneth Martin Blackburn, O.St.J.,
Provincial Grand Master
Grand Superintendent
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4 months ago
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Solomon🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿📐 Know the influence of Scotsman Revd. James Anderson on English Masonry?

📖 He authored the first Book of Constitutions, accepted in 1723, and introduced Scottish ideas and terms into English masonry.

👁️ Read the #paper here ➡️ solomon.ugle.org.uk/mod/resource/view.php?id=2899

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Portrait of Revd. James Anderson, published in Evangelical Magazine, 1827.

Anderson’s Book of Constitutions, circa 1723
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Anderson stated that Freemasonry was a 'Universal Religion'. So why do virtually all of you Freemasons lie and deny that fact?

4 months ago
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· few people can live the genuine principles of empathy
· few people are blessed by knowing someone who can live up to these basic principles
· genuine charity is not just about giving or raising money
· the most valuable thing anyone can give is their time, that time given is lost from their lives forever
· and if they gave it to you, with no excuse of being too busy in their personal life, it was willingly and sincerely donated
· above all, that valuable 'donation' of personal time will only be appreciated by those that receive and appreciate it
· all so cleverly represented by the 24 inch gauge
· be a genuine Freemason and donate just a few minutes of your time.
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4 months ago
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Our PGM pointed out this very interesting talk on Royal Arch Masonry which will be of interest to members and also those who are thinking of joining.

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4 months ago
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Dear Brethren

It was with a heavy heart this evening, after listening to the Chief Minister’s briefing and following consultation with my three Deputies, Roger Southern, Howard Connell and Mike Kelly and in amity with Ed Mullan as Inspector General for Rose Croix, that I took the inevitable decision to impose a temporary local suspension on Masonic meetings on the Isle of Man until 27 January 2021. Whilst the Isle of Man Government restrictions do not take effect until 00.01 on Thursday I would encourage an immediate implementation.

We owe a debt of gratitude to Tynwald, the Council of Ministers and all other parts of the Isle of Man Government and Local Authorities who got us through the first wave of the Covid epidemic crisis and who are once again leading our national response to its resurgence.

The United Grand lodge of England and the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons have been advised of the Isle of Man suspension and I have received from their respective Grand Secretaries messages of support and good wishes for the difficult times that may be ahead.

Although, for now, we are unable to meet in our Lodges and Chapters in person I would encourage us all to use whatever means at our disposal to stay in touch with each other during what I hope will be an effective “circuit-breaker” lockdown. However I also think it’s likely that our release from the lockdown will be phased over some time and so we will need to adapt and evolve our Masonic activities as the situation becomes clearer.

We have distant memories of the lockdown at the beginning of last year; the impact that it had on our Brethren and families will never be forgotten. We faced our own personal tragedies – I lost a good friend to Covid but I also spent time with more fortunate people who were suffering from the virus but subsequently made a full recovery. In the Royal Ark Mariner ceremony we are reminded of Noah’s journey of hope after he had built up a refuge, proof against the storms and anxieties of the outside world. Paraphrasing the ritual, despite the ravages around us we now have an opportunity to help each other, in the face of this worldwide threat, and together we can strive with diligence in the hope that we will be granted safe passage over the turbulent waters of this life.

“The greater reward awaits him whose work is for his fellows rather than himself.”

We have watched as our neighbouring nations have battled the disease and faced local lockdowns whilst we were able to continue to enjoy life pretty much as normal, with a full programme of Masonic activities. Indeed some Lodges were able to arrange emergency meetings to take advantage of the temporary lull that, in our heart of hearts, we knew could not last. Christmas was a very special time for those of us who could spend time with our loved ones, and our Masonic Carol Service on 19 December gave us the opportunity to celebrate together.

What a difference 17 days has made.

We do not know what the future holds – this latest strain of Covid seems to be an even more formidable adversary than its predecessor which in itself caused so much suffering. The demographic of our membership is such that we have a higher than average proportion of our members who are particularly susceptible to the virus and we have an obligation to look after each other. Whilst many of our Brethren will be shielding again, we are fortunate to have a pool of younger, less susceptible Brethren who are willing to help in a practical sense (in accordance with the Government directions) in fetching and carrying shopping or running other errands such as collecting medication, we also have a myriad of tradesmen who can effect emergency repairs if needed.

But there is a role for all of us. Shielding Brethren will also have qualities that we can use to help others from the safety of their own homes – a friendly ear to listen to those who are in need of someone to chat to. The time to pick up the phone and cheer someone up. The compassion to realise when something’s not quite right.

Recently I have witnessed some absolutely first class Initiation ceremonies, the most recent of which was last night. I hope that it isn’t long before I once again hear those lovely words delivered in a packed Lodge room: "to your neighbour, by acting with him on the square, by rendering him every kind office which justice or mercy may require, by relieving his necessities and soothing his afflictions, and by doing to him as in similar cases you, would wish he would do to you.” In the meantime I hope there will be myriad practical examples of our good men doing great deeds. Freemasonry isn’t just about meetings, and a Lodge isn’t just about buildings. Where were you first prepared to be made a mason? Stay safe Brethren, and be kind:

If you can help, offer!
If you need help, ask!

“The highest is he who performs his part best, not he who fills the most exalted position.” I am sure that all Lodges and Chapters will be taking immediate steps to ensure that our Brethren are looked after, and at a Provincial level, Howard Hilton has agreed to co-ordinate any offers from Brethren who are willing to help out, or from Brethren who have any requests for assistance.

Together we can make the difference.

I hope that as Freemasons we will emerge from this stronger and we will be proud of how we respond to this challenge. I am praying for those who are afflicted by the virus, their families and friends who face an anxious wait to see if they have become infected, and for those keyworkers in our health and social care sector and all in our community who quietly and without fuss will go the extra mile to provide us with so much that we usually take for granted.

With kind regards

Martin Blackburn, OStJ

Provincial Grand Master/Grand Superintendent
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4 months ago
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Masonic Charitable Foundation☎️ We’re back! Our enquiries team is ready and waiting to help Freemasons and their families access the advice or support they need.

👉 Visit our website to discover the full range of support available: mcf.org.uk/get-support/freemasons-and-families
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4 months ago
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United Grand Lodge of EnglandWe’ve lost friends & family, we’ve lost Brothers and we remember them dearly.

2020 has been challenging for us all, but at every stage, #Freemasons have risen to the challenge.

Here’s to 2021 💉🍻
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5 months ago
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Blein Vie Noa 2021
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Happy New Year
2021
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5 months ago
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To everyone, wherever you may be, very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful and Safe New Year from the Provincial Grand Lodge of the Isle of Man

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Greetings in return from an exiled member of the Province

5 months ago
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Steve Babb PhotographyMasonic carol service held on Sat 19 Dec 2020 at St George's Church, Douglas, Isle of Man

Hosted by the Isle of Man Freemasons, enjoyed by Brethren and non Masons alike.

Thanks to the commitment and dedication of its community, the Isle of Man has persevered behind closed borders allowing its residents to avoid the recent lockdown restrictions seen elsewhere in the world. One of the very few places where the whole resident community will able able to celebrate the festive season together.
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5 months ago
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Hiram Abif was a qualified tradesman , who gave his life protecting the secret word and the trade , so how is it that half the people in local lodgers are unqualified chancers at their professions , surely this is directly against the whole ethos of Freemasonry .

6 months ago
Provincial Grand Lodge of the Isle of Man

Solomon🎂2⃣🥳 Today is Solomon’s 2nd birthday! Two years ago the Assistant Grand Master, Sir David Wootton, pushed the button and launched our online repository onto the World Wide Web.

Thank you to over 34,000 of you who have registered and made all the effort so worthwhile, and whose input, feedback and suggestions are helping us to make it more useful and relevant every day to all who use it; and thank you to all those who have contributed or worked behind the scenes to make it happen and helped it evolve into what it is today.

#DailyAdvancement #MasonicKnowledge #Freemasons
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6 months ago
Provincial Grand Lodge of the Isle of Man

Check the gloves!

I suspect the Brother is
CSgt Johnson Beharry VC

www.facebook.com/armedforcesday/photos/pcb.10157321171175566/10157321171000566/

#remembrance #freemasons #armedforces
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Check the gloves!

I suspect the Brother is
CSgt Johnson Beharry VC

https://www.facebook.com/armedforcesday/photos/pcb.10157321171175566/10157321171000566/

#remembrance #freemasons #armedforces
6 months ago
Provincial Grand Lodge of the Isle of Man

Solomon⁉️ Did you know King Solomon's Quarries we re-discovered in 1884?

⛏️ The Cave of Zedekiah is a deep cavern which opens beneath the wall of the Old City of Jerusalem.

👁️ Read the #paper here ➡️ solomon.ugle.org.uk/mod/resource/view.php?id=2723

#DailyAdvancement #MasonicHistory #Freemasons

United Grand Lodge of England United Grand Lodge of England Universities Scheme
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6 months ago
Provincial Grand Lodge of the Isle of Man

St Maughold Lodge No. 1075 memorial plaque

#remembrance
#lestweforget2020
#armasticeday
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St Maughold Lodge No. 1075 memorial plaque

#remembrance
#lestweforget2020
#armasticeday
6 months ago
Provincial Grand Lodge of the Isle of Man

United Grand Lodge of EnglandThe lead up to Armistice continues with the sun over Freemasons' Hall. The rising sun is echoed within by the delicate light cast upon The Hero’s Poppy in honour of the 3,000 members who died during The Great War.

Lest we Forget.

Find out more about how we’re commemorating the fallen here ➡️ bit.ly/UGLERemembers

The Remembrance Penny #Freemasons #RemembranceSunday
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6 months ago
Provincial Grand Lodge of the Isle of Man

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
6 months ago
Provincial Grand Lodge of the Isle of Man

Solomon📐⁉️ What's the distinguishing badge of a mason?

⌛️ Discover the connection between operative and speculative masons as portrayed through our apron and its association with the Golden Fleece, Roman Eagle, and Star and Garter.

👁️ Read the #paper here ➡️ solomon.ugle.org.uk/mod/resource/view.php?id=1917

#DailyAdvancement #MasonicKnowledge #Freemasons

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7 months ago
Provincial Grand Lodge of the Isle of Man

Supreme Grand ChapterReady to take the next step on your masonic journey?

Click to find out more about the beautiful degrees of the Holy Royal Arch → bit.ly/BeExalted
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7 months 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! 📸

#Freemasons
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Would Love to attend a meet there.

7 months ago
Provincial Grand Lodge of the Isle of Man

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

8 months ago
Provincial Grand Lodge of the Isle of Man

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.

8 months ago
Provincial Grand Lodge of the Isle of Man

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

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OStJ CPFA P.Z.
Provincial Grand Master
Grand Superintendent

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