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Quarterly Communication Speeches

Below is the list of speeches made at Quarterly Communications and Annual Investitures of Grand Lodge during the last five years - the full text for each is available on Freemasonry Today, as are speeches from before this period.

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  • Pro Grand Master's address - December 2019

    11 December 2019

    Quarterly Communication11 December 2019 An address by the MW the Pro Grand Master Peter LowndesBrethren. If you look up, you will see one of the finest mosaics in London. It took Italian craftsmen 10 man-years to create and, like so much of our Craft, it is laden with symbols, allegory and[…]

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  • Pro Grand Master's address - September 2019

    11 September 2019

    Quarterly Communication11 September 2019 An address by the MW the Pro Grand Master Peter LowndesBrethren I have been a Freemason for nearly 50 years and there have been so many changes during that time that one might think it has been all change. However, that is not the case and the[…]

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  • Pro Grand Master's address - June 2019

    12 June 2019

    Quarterly Communication12 June 2019 An address by the MW the Pro Grand Master Peter LowndesBrethren we have a number of firsts today. It is June and, therefore, the first meeting of Grand Lodge since the investiture of the new team of Acting Grand Officers. Some old hands, some new, including, of[…]

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  • 'The Road Back to 1723' presentation - Dr Ric Berman

    11 June 2019

    Quarterly Communication12 June 2019 A presentation by Dr Ric BermanSome years ago I was invited to a lodge in Greensboro, North Carolina. Having been seated, my neighbour informed me in a low voice that the ritual – like that elsewhere in North Carolina - was modelled on the form used in[…]

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  • Pro Grand Master's address - April 2019

    23 April 2019

    Craft Annual Investiture24 April 2019 An address by the MW The Pro Grand Master Peter LowndesBrethren, I am sure you will agree that the Grand Temple is a magnificent sight at all times, but most particularly when it is full to bursting as it is today.The first thing I must[…]

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  • 'A year in the life of the Grand Superintendent of Works' talk - John Pagella

    13 March 2019

    Quarterly Communication13 March 2019 A talk by RW Bro John Pagella, Grand Superintendent of WorksMost Worshipful Pro Grand Master and BrethrenIf you want to understand the responsibilities which you have as a Grand Lodge Officer you can do one of two things. Consult the Book of Constitutions, or speak to Graham Redman.Rule[…]

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  • Pro Grand Master's address - March 2019

    13 March 2019

    Quarterly Communication13 March 2019 An address by the MW the Pro Grand Master Peter LowndesBrethren, I have recently had the privilege of visiting a number of our Districts, and although each trip was a unique experience, I became acutely aware that they all had something striking in common – how well[…]

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  • 'Risk Takers, Caretakers and Undertakers' presentation - Dr David Staples

    12 December 2018

    Quarterly Communication12 December 2018 A presentation by VW Bro Dr David Staples, Grand SecretaryBrethren, good morning. It is my great pleasure to be speaking to you here today.As many of you will know, I used to work as a doctor. My clinical job was to work out why people were horizontal and[…]

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  • Pro Grand Master's address - December 2018

    12 December 2018

    Quarterly Communication12 December 2018 An address by the MW the Pro Grand Master Peter LowndesBrethren, 2018 has brought many changes, not just within UGLE, but also across the masonic world. In the last three weeks there have been new Grand Masters in Scotland, France and Norway. The Deputy Grand Master was[…]

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  • 'Solomon - Fostering Curiosity, Developing Understanding': An address by Stuart Hadler and Anthony Howlett-Bolton

    12 September 2018

    Quarterly Communication12 September 2018 An address by RW Bro Stuart Hadler, Provincial Grand Master of Somerset, and RW Bro Anthony Howlett-Bolton, Provincial Grand Master of BerkshireA programme to promote learning and developmentCASH: MW Pro Grand Master and Brethren, on behalf of the Improvement Delivery Group, we would like to spend a[…]

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  • Pro Grand Master's address - September 2018

    12 September 2018

    Quarterly Communication12 September 2018 An address by the MW The Pro Grand Master Peter LowndesBrethren, it is a pleasure to see you all back after the long, hot summer, and I would like to particularly welcome again those younger members of our Universities Scheme and, indeed, anyone else making their first[…]

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  • Pro Grand Master's address - June 2018

    13 June 2018

    Quarterly Communication13 June 2018 An address by the MW The Pro Grand Master Peter LowndesBrethren, I really believe that during the early part of this year we have built on the euphoria of our Tercentenary year.In March, 149 brethren were invested with their special Tercentenary ranks and, of course, in April,[…]

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  • Grand Master's address - April 2018

    24 April 2018

    Craft Annual Investiture25 April 2018 An address by the MW The Grand Master HRH The Duke of Kent, KGBrethren, this meeting is always a very happy occasion and I do congratulate all those whom I have invested today. It is both a reward for past endeavours but also a clear indicator[…]

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  • Pro Grand Master's address - March 2018

    14 March 2018

    Quarterly Communication14 March 2018 An address by the MW The Pro Grand Master Peter LowndesBrethren, it is always a pleasure to see this magnificent temple as full as it is today, although it is hardly surprising bearing in mind the special nature of today’s meeting. Our Provinces and Districts, as well[…]

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  • Announcement regarding the President of the Board of General Purposes

    13 December 2017

    Quarterly Communication13 December 2017 Announcement regarding the President of the Board of General PurposesBrethren,I now have to announce that, at his request, the President of the Board of General Purposes will retire at the end of December this year.It is with great regret that I have accepted this, and the Grand[…]

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  • Pro Grand Master's address - December 2017

    13 December 2017

    Quarterly Communication13 December 2017 An address by the MW the Pro Grand Master Peter LowndesWell Brethren, what a year, and if you are anything like me you are looking forward to putting up your feet over the Festive Season, and actually reconnecting with your family. Having said that it has been[…]

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  • OSM citation for W Bro Keith Gilbert, PSGD

    13 December 2017

    Quarterly Communication13 December 2017 Order of Service to Masonry Citation for W Bro Keith Gilbert, PSGDBro Keith Gilbert was made a Mason in November, 1972, at the age of 27, in Radius Lodge, No. 5474, in London, and was installed as Master of Skelmersdale Lodge, No. 1380 in West Lancashire in[…]

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  • 'Our Yesterdays' presentation - Graham Redman and John Hamill

    13 December 2017

    Quarterly Communication13 December 2017 A speech by VW Bro Graham Redman, Deputy Grand Secretary, and VW Bro John Hamill, Deputy Grand ChancellorGFR: MW Pro Grand Master and Brethren, after a two-year break, I propose to jump-start this presentation by harking back to the Act of Union between the Antients’ and the Moderns’[…]

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  • Presentation on the Grand Master's Order of Service to Masonry

    13 December 2017

    Quarterly Communication13 December 2017 A presentation by VW Bro Graham Redman, Deputy Grand SecretaryAt the Quarterly Communication of the Grand Lodge held in June 1945, the Grand Secretary read out a message from the Grand Master, MW Bro the Earl of Harewood:It is my desire to have power to confer on Brethren[…]

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  • Pro Grand Master's address - September 2017

    13 September 2017

    Quarterly Communication13 September 2017 An address by the MW the Pro Grand Master Peter LowndesBrethren, before I welcome our overseas guests, may I first welcome our new Chief Executive Officer, David Staples, currently masquerading as a Deputy GDC but who, all being well, will become Grand Secretary in due course.Brethren, welcome[…]

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  • Presentation on the Improvement Delivery Group

    13 September 2017

    Quarterly Communication13 September 2017 A presentation by RW Bro Bro Sir David Wootton, Assistant Grand MasterPro Grand Master and brethren, we all have our own view of what we see in masonry. For me, it’s five things:We’re all volunteers: none of us have to be masons or do what we[…]

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  • OSM citation for W Bro Professor Aubrey Norris Newman, PJGD

    13 September 2017

    Quarterly Communication13 September 2017 Order of Service to Masonry citation for W Bro Professor Aubrey Norris Newman, PJGDBro Aubrey Newman was made a mason in December 1967, just after his 40th birthday, in John of Gaunt Lodge No. 523, in Leicester, serving as its Master in 1981 (and again in 2000,[…]

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  • OSM citation for W Bro Edward Arnold Ford, PJGD

    13 September 2017

    Quarterly Communication13 September 2017 Order of Service to Masonry citation for W Bro Edward Arnold Ford, PJGDBro Eddie Ford was made a Mason in December 1978, at the age of 36, in Andresey Lodge No. 6408, in Burton-on-Trent in the Province of Staffordshire, serving as its Master in 1988 (and[…]

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  • 1717 – Formation and Foundation: John Hamill on 300 years of Freemasonry

    14 June 2017

    Quarterly Communication14 June 2017 An address by VW Bro John Hamill, PGSwdB, Deputy Grand ChancellorMW Pro Grand Master and brethren, at a dinner party last year the conversation turned to the idea of time travel and, were it to become possible, which period we would like to go back to. I[…]

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  • Masonic Charitable Foundation: An address by VW Bro His Honour Judge Richard Hone, President, and David Innes, Chief Executive

    14 December 2016

    Quarterly Communication14 December 2016 An address by VW Bro His Honour Judge Richard Hone, President, and David Innes, Chief ExecutiveRichard Hone: Pro Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master and brethren, I am delighted to address Grand Lodge for the first time, as President of the Masonic Charitable Foundation, and I am very proud[…]

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  • Pro Grand Master's address - December 2016

    14 December 2016

    Quarterly Communication14 December 2016 An address by the MW the Pro Grand Master Peter LowndesBrethren, our December meeting is always one of the best attended and I am really encouraged to see so many of you here today. In particular well done to Lincolnshire with over 100 members travelling here; 40[…]

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  • From Concept to Reality: Creating an Exhibition about Three Centuries of English Freemasonry

    14 September 2016

    QUARTERLY COMMUNICATION14 September 2016 An address by Diane Clements and Stephen Greenberg: 'From Concept to Reality: Creating an Exhibition about Three Centuries of English Freemasonry'Diane Clements: As you may have read in the paper of business, the Library and Museum team has spent much of the last couple of years developing[…]

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  • Deputy Grand Master's address - September 2016

    14 September 2016

    Quarterly Communication14 September 2016 An address by the RW Deputy Grand Master Jonathan SpenceBrethren, I am delighted to see so many of you here today and I hope you have all had a suitably refreshing summer. I am particularly pleased to see a large number of younger masons amongst us, especially[…]

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  • Pro Grand Master's address - June 2016

    8 June 2016

    Quarterly Communication8 June 2016 An address by the MW the Pro Grand Master Peter LowndesBrethren, those of you with keen eyesight will have noticed that I am wearing a new breast jewel. It is based on the Arms of the Grand Lodge and has been approved by the Grand Master as[…]

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  • Grand Master's address - April 2016

    27 April 2016

    Craft Annual Investiture 27 April 2016 An address by the MW The Grand Master HRH The Duke of Kent, KG Brethren, I start by congratulating all those that I have invested this afternoon. Grand Rank is conferred not only for your past services to the Craft, but equally for the expectation of your[…]

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  • Masonic Charitable Foundation: An address by James Newman, Deputy President-designate, and David Innes, Chief Executive

    9 March 2016

    Quarterly Communication9 March 2016 An address by VW Bro James Newman, Deputy President-designate, and David Innes, Chief ExecutiveJames NewmanRW Bro Deputy Grand Master and brethren, firstly thank you very much for unanimously approving the changes to the Book of Constitutions a few minutes ago. These changes, in essence, facilitate the creation[…]

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  • Deputy Grand Master's address - March 2016

    9 March 2016

    Quarterly Communication9 March 2016 An address by the RW Deputy Grand Master Jonathan SpenceBrethren, you will all have received a copy of the UGLE strategy with your last copy of Freemasonry Today. I hope you feel that the summary presented a clear outline of some of the steps we wish to[…]

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  • Pro Grand Master's address - December 2015

    9 December 2015

    Quarterly Communication9 December 2015 An address by the MW the Pro Grand Master Peter LowndesBrethren, I am so pleased to see the excellent turnout today and I would like to extend a very special welcome to those of you attending a Quarterly Communication for the first time. It was four years[…]

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  • Laura Chapman's address at the Grand Charity's AGM - September 2015

    9 September 2015

    Annual General Meeting of The Freemasons' Grand Charity 9 September 2015 An address by Laura Chapman, Chief Executive of The Freemasons' Grand CharityDeputy Grand President and members. Those of you who attend Quarterly Communications and the AGM of the Grand Charity will know that typically I speak about the Charity’s non-masonic grant making.[…]

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  • Richard Hone's address at the Grand Charity's AGM - September 2015

    9 September 2015

    Annual General Meeting of The Freemasons' Grand Charity9 September 2015 An address by Richard Hone, QC, President of The Freemasons' Grand CharityThe main change is to reduce the membership from the present 180,000 members to a single charitable company whose own 124 members – comprising the trustees of the new charity,[…]

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  • Pro Grand Master's address - September 2015

    9 September 2015

    Quarterly Communication9 September 2015 An address by the MW the Pro Grand Master Peter LowndesI am pleased to see such a good attendance at this important meeting and on a day that Her Majesty the Queen becomes the longest reigning British Monarch.Brethren, I would like to thank those members who have[…]

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  • An announcement regarding the Metropolitan Grand Master - June 2015

    10 June 2015

    Quarterly Communication10 June 2015 An announcement by the MW the Pro Grand Master Peter LowndesBrethren, I have to announce that the MW The Grand Master has made the following appointments:In his capacity as First Grand Principal, he has appointed E Comp Russell Race, Metropolitan Grand Superintendent in and over London, to[…]

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  • Pro Grand Master's address - June 2015

    10 June 2015

    Quarterly Communication10 June 2015 An address by the MW the Pro Grand Master Peter LowndesBrethren, in the middle of May I was at the Grand Charity Festival in West Wales and, as you have heard, what a great success it was. It exemplified how good we, as masons, are at raising[…]

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  • An address on the Freemasons' Fund for Surgical Research

    10 June 2015

    Quarterly Communication10 June 2015 An address on The Freemasons' Fund for Surgical Research by RW Bro JAH West, PJGWMW Pro Grand Master and brethren, thank you MW Pro Grand Master for allowing me to speak about the history and achievements of the Freemasons’ Fund for Surgical Research, of which I am[…]

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  • Pro Grand Master's address - April 2015

    29 April 2015

    Craft Annual Investiture29 April 2015 An address by the MW Pro Grand Master Peter LowndesBrethren, I welcome you all to this Annual Investiture and I congratulate those of you I have had the pleasure of investing with their various ranks. Grand Rank has been awarded for your contribution to English Freemasonry,[…]

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  • Pro Grand Master's address - March 2015

    11 March 2015

    Quarterly Communication11 March 2015 An address by the MW the Pro Grand Master Peter LowndesBrethren, the March issue of Freemasonry Today covers the results of the latest Membership Focus Group survey seeking members’ views on many aspects of Freemasonry including friendship, masonic ceremony and charity work.5,265 members took part in the[…]

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  • OSM citation for VW Bro Charles Raymond Grace, PGSwdB

    11 March 2015

    Quarterly Communication11 March 2015 Order of Service to Masonry citation for VW Bro Charles Raymond Grace, PGSwdBBro Charles Grace was made a mason in October, 1966, at the age of 27, in his old school lodge, Old Marlburian Lodge, No. 3533, in London and became its Master in 1983. In the[…]

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  • Pro Grand Master's address - December 2014

    10 December 2014

    Quarterly Communication10 December 2014 An address by the MW the Pro Grand Master Peter LowndesBrethren, a lot goes on during a period of 12 months in Freemasonry. Much of this all our members see in their lodges, as well at Metropolitan, Provincial and District Grand Lodges and Grand Lodge. However what[…]

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  • 'Our Yesterdays' - Graham Redman and John Hamill

    10 December 2014

    Quarterly Communication10 December 2014 A speech by WV Bro Graham Redman, Deputy Grand Secretary, and VW Bro John Hamill, Assistant Grand Chancellor GFR: MW Pro Grand Master and Brethren, a year ago we left the United Grand Lodge of England duly constituted on 27 December 1813 with elaborate ceremonial, and the Brethren[…]

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  • Celebrating 15 years of Lifelites: a talk by Mike Woodcock and Simone Enefer-Doy

    12 September 2014

    Quarterly Communication10 September 2014 A talk by Mike Woodcock, President of the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys, and Chairman of Lifelites Trustees, and Simone Enefer-Doy, Chief Executive of LifelitesMike Woodcock: MW Pro Grand Master, brethren, at the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys we inevitably deal with many distressing cases involving[…]

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  • Pro Grand Master's address - September 2014

    10 September 2014

    Quarterly Communication10 September 2014 An address by the MW the Pro Grand Master Peter LowndesBrethren, at the Quarterly Communication held on the second of September 1914, one hundred years ago, the First World War had been underway for just under a month. Thinking back to that time, your predecessors would have known[…]

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  • Joint statement on Grande Loge Nationale Française (GLNF)

    12 June 2014

    Grande Loge Nationale Française In 2012 the United Grand Lodge of England, the Grand Lodge of Ireland and the Grand Lodge of Scotland (the Home Grand Lodges), because of internal problems within the Grande Loge Nationale Française (GLNF), each withdrew recognition from the GLNF. This action was undertaken in the belief[…]

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  • OSM citation for W Bro Richard Leonard Ellis

    11 June 2014

    Quarterly Communication11 June 2014Order of Service of Masonry citation for W Bro Richard Leonard EllisBro Len Ellis was made a mason in March, 1962, at the age of 30, in Old Castles Lodge, No. 5773, in Hawarden, North Wales, serving as its Master in 1978. In 1982 he joined Clwyd[…]

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  • Pro Grand Master's address - June 2014

    11 June 2014

    Quarterly Communication 11 June 2014 An address by the MW the Pro Grand Master Peter Lowndes Brethren, over the last year or two there has been a certain amount of correspondence in the various masonic magazines regarding the pros and cons of reading rather than reciting our ritual.One correspondent suggested that as ritual[…]

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  • Grand Master's address - April 2014

    30 April 2014

    Craft Annual Investiture 30 April 2014 An address by the MW The Grand Master HRH The Duke of Kent, KG Brethren, I want to start by saying a very warm welcome to you all, and to thank you for re-electing me as Grand Master at the last meeting in March. I particularly congratulate[…]

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  • Pro Grand Master's address - March 2014

    12 March 2014

    Quarterly Communication 12 March 2014 An address by the MW the Pro Grand Master Peter Lowndes Brethren, it has been a pleasure to install Right Worshipful Brother Sir David Wootton as Assistant Grand Master. In offering him our congratulations I know that you would want me to wish him well in his important[…]

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  • Statement on Grande Loge Nationale Française (GLNF)

    12 March 2014

    Quarterly Communication 12 March 2014  A Statement by The President of the Board of General Purposes, RW Bro Anthony Wilson, concerning Grande Loge Nationale Française (GLNF) MW Pro Grand Master and Brethren, in September last the Grand Chancellor made a short statement on our position with regard to the GLNF. The Board[…]

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  • 'Our Yesterdays' - Graham Redman and John Hamill

    11 December 2013

    Quarterly Communication 11 December 2013 A Speech By VW Bro Graham Redman, Deputy Grand Secretary, And VW Bro John Hamill, Assistant Grand Chancellor GFR: RW Assistant Grand Master and Brethren, a year ago we left the Moderns Grand Lodge resolving unanimously to give a dinner to The Earl of Moira, Acting Grand Master[…]

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  • Assistant Grand Master's address - December 2013

    11 December 2013

    Quarterly Communication 11 December 2013 An address by the RW Assistant Grand Master David WilliamsonBrethren, the more observant among you may have noticed that I acted as Deputy Grand Master at the last two Quarterly Communications, in September and June. However, you should not infer from the fact that you see me in[…]

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  • Statement by the Grand Chancellor on the Grande Loge Nationale Française (GLNF)

    11 September 2013

    Quarterly Communication 11 September 2013 A statement by the Grand Chancellor Derek Dinsmore on the Grande Loge Nationale Française (GLNF) MW Pro Grand Master and brethren, Grand Lodge will recall that twelve months ago it voted to withdraw recognition from the Grande Loge Nationale Française (GLNF). Since then the Board and its External[…]

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  • Understanding Dementia: VW Bro Chris Caine, Deputy President of the RMBI

    11 September 2013

    Quarterly Communication11 September 2013An address by VW Bro Chris Caine, PGSwdB, Deputy President of the RMBIVW Bro Caine commenced by thanking the MW Pro Grand Master for the opportunity to provide a relatively short, but comprehensive presentation on the important, topical and at times emotive subject, ‘Understanding Dementia’.He went on[…]

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  • Pro Grand Master's address - September 2013

    11 September 2013

    Quarterly Communication 11 September 2013 An address by the MW the Pro Grand Master Peter Lowndes Brethren, one of my pleasurable duties is, along with the other Rulers, visiting our Districts and in June I was in Trinidad and Tobago and, more recently, I visited Zimbabwe. Brethren before any of you start to[…]

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  • Pro Grand Master's address - June 2013

    12 June 2013

    Quarterly Communication 12 June 2013 An address by the MW the Pro Grand Master Peter Lowndes Brethren,our June meeting always has a full agenda with the meeting of the Grand Charity and I am sure you would like me to thank the President of the Grand Charity and all whose hard work has[…]

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  • Pro Grand Master's address - April 2013

    24 April 2013

    ANNUAL INVESTITURE24 April 2013An address by the MW The Pro Grand Master Peter LowndesBrethren,I congratulate all those of you that I have had the pleasure to invest today.  This is, I hope, a memorable occasion and an important milestone in your Masonic life.  I trust that you will carry your[…]

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  • Pro Grand Master's address - March 2013

    13 March 2013

    Quarterly Communication13 March 2013An address by the MW the Pro Grand Master Peter LowndesBrethren,In my address to Grand Lodge last December I commented that we should be proud of our history. I therefore have no qualms – indeed I believe it is important – in mentioning that this year marks[…]

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  • 'The Ruspini Legacy'

    13 March 2013

    QUARTERLY COMMUNICATION13 March 2013An address by VW Bro Mike Woodcock, President, and W Bro Les Hutchinson, PAGDC, Chief Executive, Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys'A celebration of 225 years in supporting children by the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys'VW Bro Mike Woodcock:Brethren, on the ceiling frieze above[…]

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  • No time to be retiring: Edward Lord and Julian Soper's advice on recruitment and retention

    14 December 2012

    The national and the London chairmen of the Universities Scheme, Edward Lord and Julian Soper, give some advice on how to recruit and retain younger membersOf our members across the English constitution, only nine per cent are aged under forty. To put that percentage in perspective, it is three thousand[…]

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  • Pro Grand Master's address - December 2012

    12 December 2012

    Quarterly Communication12 September 2012An address by the MW the Pro Grand Master Peter LowndesBrethren,I have recently finished the two yearly Regional Conferences that I have with Provincial Grand Masters. These are relatively informal affairs and cover a wide range of subjects. I find them extremely useful and they are kind[…]

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  • 'Still yet more of our yesterdays' - Graham Redman and John Hamill

    12 December 2012

    QUARTERLY COMMUNICATION12 December 2012A speech by VW Bro Graham Redman, Assistant Grand Secretary, and VW Bro John HamillGFR:  MW Pro Grand Master and Brethren, a year ago we left the Antients or Atholl Grand Lodge on the receiving end of a stiff letter of complaint from the Moderns Grand Lodge[…]

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  • Pro Grand Master's address - September 2012

    12 September 2012

    QUARTERLY COMMUNICATION12 September 2012An address by the MW The Pro Grand Master Peter LowndesBrethren,It has been an exciting, if somewhat wet, summer throughout the country and I trust you have all come back refreshed for the new Masonic season.I have just started the first of four regional business meetings with[…]

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  • 'Assuring the Future of Freemasonry: Making the Craft Relevant to all Generations'

    12 September 2012

    QUARTERLY COMMUNICATION12 September 2012An address by W Bro CE Lord OBE PAGDC and W Bro JR Soper PAGDCMost Worshipful Pro Grand Master and Brethren,As the National and the London Chairmen of the Universities Scheme, we were honoured to be asked to give thought to this crucial topic of how we[…]

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  • Assuring the future of Freemasonry: Edward Lord and Julian Soper

    12 September 2012

    Quarterly Communication 12 September 2012 An address by W Bro CE Lord OBE PAGDC and W Bro JR Soper PAGDCBro C.E. Lord, OBE, PAGDC: Most Worshipful Pro Grand Master and Brethren, as the National and the London Chairmen of the Universities Scheme, we were honoured to be asked to give thought to this[…]

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  • Pro Grand Master's address - June 2012

    13 June 2012

    QUARTERLY COMMUNICATION13 June 2012An address by the MW The Pro Grand Master Peter LowndesBrethren,I am pleased that we have had the opportunity today of acknowledging and celebrating, as Freemasons, the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen. Our association with members of the Royal family over the years has always[…]

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  • ‘Royal Jubilees and Loyal Freemasons’

    13 June 2012

    QUARTERLY COMMUNICATION13 June 2012An address by RW Bro Dr JW Daniel, PJGWMW Pro Grand Master, Distinguished Visitors, and BrethrenThe last year in which the loyal freemasons of the English Constitution had occasion to celebrate a royal diamond jubilee was 1897. You will recall, however, that in the Charge after Initiation[…]

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  • Grand Master's address - April 2012

    25 April 2012

    CRAFT ANNUAL INVESTITURE 25 APRIL 2012 AN ADDRESS BY THE MW THE GRAND MASTER HRH THE DUKE OF KENT, KG Brethren, I start by congratulating most warmly all those whom I have had the pleasure of investing today. To attain Grand Rank in the Craft is a very high accolade of which you can[…]

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  • Pro Grand Master's address - March 2012

    14 March 2012

    QUARTERLY COMMUNICATION14 March 2012An address by the MW The Pro Grand Master Peter Lowndes  Brethren,In December I mentioned that one of the many important aspects of mentoring was to give guidance to our members about how to talk about their involvement in Freemasonry, and Freemasonry generally, to those not involved,[…]

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