MASTER MASONS FORUM & NEW AND YOUNG MASONS CLUBS AT UNITED GRAND LODGE OF ENGLAND SATURDAY, 18TH AUGUST 2018
A spectacular and unique day in London at Freemasonsʼ Hall open to all Freemasons, their families and non-Masonic friends.
The 2nd Degree Ceremony and Tracing Board
Performed by members of the Cheshire MMF in the presence of Leaders and Brethren from Provinces throughout the English Constitution.
The 2012 Prestonian Lecture
Scouting & Freemasonry: two parallel organisations?ʼ Presented by: W.Bro. Tony Harvey.
Specially Commissioned Tours of Freemasonʼs Hall
Visit the museum and library and join us on our specially escorted tours, learn about the many artefacts and enter the magnificent rooms of the building, some never seen before on any other tour.
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ABOUT THE DAY
Join Freemasons, their families and friends from Provinces throughout the English Constitution on this unique day in London. Freemasonsʼ Hall, opened on 19th July 1923 is conveniently located near Covent Garden; famous for its shops and restaurants. West End Theatres and Londonʼs major tourist attractions are just a short walk, bus or Tube ride away. This is an ideal opportunity for Freemasons and non-Freemasons to visit UGLE and enjoy the highly commended Prestonian Lecture. Non-Freemasons are then at liberty to join one of our specially commissioned tours of the building or go into London and enjoy the sights of the city whilst the Brethren join members of the Master Masons Forum who will perform the Second Degree Ceremony and Tracing Board. This is the inaugural meeting of what is anticipated to be an annual event for Master Masons Forums (MMFs), New and Young Masons Clubs (NYMCs) and Freemasons in general, to come together with their families and friends each year for a day of Masonic and social activities, to support a strong national bond between clubs from the different Provinces and which may become an international event in future years.
SECOND DEGREE CEREMONY AND TRACING BOARD
The ceremony of Passing will be conducted by 22 volunteer members of the Master Masons Forum, sharing the work and performing a uniquely rehearsed Second Degree Ceremony of strict Emulation Ritual followed by an explanation of the Second Degree Tracing Board.
THE 2012 PRESTONIAN LECTURE
For his 2012 Prestonian Lecture, ʻScouting & Freemasonry: two parallel organisations?ʼ W.Bro Tony Harvey details the numerous parallels between Freemasonry and Scouting, and the three major differences. He addresses the question of whether the Founder of Scouting, Robert Baden-Powell was a Freemason, as well as the ways in which Freemasonry may have influenced Scouting and examines the contributions of Masonic Scouters. He describes the current and potential future relationships between Freemasonry and Scouting at national and local levels and gives examples of how such relationships are working today. Finally he outlines his personal vision of how Freemasonry and Scouting can be of help to each other as they both face challenges in our rapidly changing society.
SPECIALLY COMMISSIONED TOURS OF FREEMASONSʼ HALL
Join one of our highly experienced tour guides as you visit the library, museum and many other parts of the building, including rooms rarely seen, even by Freemasons. Ask questions of your guide and learn all you ever wanted to know about the building and its unique contents.
Tours will be available for Freemasons and non-Freemasons at - 3.00pm and 4.00pm (limited availability – advanced booking required)
TIMETABLE OF EVENTS
- 12:00-noon Refreshments served on 1st floor Grand Vestibule area
- 1:00pm Temple doors open
- 1:30pm-2.45pm Prestonian Lecture (for Freemasons and non-Freemasons) 3.30pm Second Degree Ceremony (Freemasons only)
- 5:30pm End of formal events
Please visit the website to book your place at UGLE and view your travel options. Booking forms are available to download from the website.