Women Freemasons

Women Freemasons

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

There are two female-only Grand Lodges: The Order of Women Freemasons and HFAF – Freemasonry for Women. They both follow exactly the same ceremonies and wear the same regalia as male Freemasons, and they often work closely with community and charity projects.

The United Grand Lodge of England have an excellent working relationship with both Grand Lodges. Freemasonry for Women members took part in Open House London in 2019 in order to showcase female Freemasonry, whilst both organisations take part in joint Freshers’ Fairs up and down the country as part of the Universities Scheme.
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Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF), The Freemasons’ Charity

Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF), The Freemasons’ Charity

Three major grants awarded by the MCF, the Freemasons’ charity, have helped to improve the lives of thousands of people affected by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Age UK, Mind and Buttle UK have each been awarded a grant of £250,000 to support their work following a huge surge in demand for their services.

The grant to Age UK will support the national Information & Advice line as well as the telephone friendship services that are needed more than ever to help tackle loneliness and offer vital assistance to older people. The grant has also supported Age UK’s network of more than 130 local Age UK charities across the country, which continue to be stretched to their limits providing essential food and medicine deliveries, as well as running befriending support for older people living in their communities.
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Latest talks from Museum of Freemasonry

Latest talks from Museum of Freemasonry

Our latest online talk recordings are waiting for you to watch now. Recent talks include Archivist Susan Snell on Minnie Windemer’s story as Matron of the Freemasons’ War Hospital from 1916 to 1919, Librarian Martin Cherry celebrates Yorkshire with an eclectic collection, and most recently we have Curator Mark Dennis climbing into the trenches to discuss our unique items made by soldiers and Freemasons through the ages.

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First Rising - the official newsletter for members of the United Grand Lodge of England - 5th Edition

First Rising - the official newsletter for members of the United Grand Lodge of England - 5th Edition

Welcome to the fifth edition of First Rising – the official newsletter for members of United Grand Lodge of England.

We aim to give you the latest news from UGLE and keep you informed with our plans for the future. During these uncertain times, it is more important than ever that we communicate regularly with you – our members. This edition, we have an update on dining from Donald Taylor, Director of Legal Services at UGLE, news from East Africa and a new Testimonials section on the UGLE website!

Stay safe Brethren.

This newsletter has been broken into sections, making it easier to read on the website. These sections are available on the news section of the website.

Masonic Dining in England during Covid restrictions Please click to read

Discoveries from the treasures of English Freemasonry - 4. Please click to read

The District Grand Lodge of East Africa - Light at the end of the tunnel. Please click to read

UGLE Webinar with John Dickie Please click to read

Testimonials - UGLE Website Please click to read

Women Freemasons Please click to read

Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF), The Freemasons’ CharityPlease click to read

Latest talks from Museum of Freemasonry Please click to read

New diary for 2021 - Letchworth's Shop Please click to read

IN MEMORIAM

Whilst we all know of individuals and families affected by COVID, many people are wondering how the Craft as a whole is faring.

We are aware that member deaths are up 13.34% on this time last year and know of 199 Brethren who have been called to the Grand Lodge Above by this terrible disease.

Rest eternal grant unto them, and let light perpetual shine upon them.

 

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