Planned Visits

If you ever fancy accompanying me on a visit, you would be very welcome

Upcoming Events

Oct
4
Thu
10:30 am Bowes Park 3319 Installation – L... @ Freemasons Hall
Bowes Park 3319 Installation – L... @ Freemasons Hall
Oct 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 pm
Bowes Park 3319 Installation - London @ Freemasons Hall | England | United Kingdom
The Lodge operates to ‘Taylor’s Ritual’ and the intricacies of workings will be of appreciation to Brothers interested in ritual. It’s a very very friendly relaxed lodge with lots of laughter, and the day itself will be relaxed. They dine @The Imperial Hotel, Russell Sq, London WC1B 5BB – and the FB is £35 inc

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Oct
9
Tue
6:00 pm Morcar Lodge Meeting
Morcar Lodge Meeting
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Morcar Lodge Meeting
Second Tuesday of each month from October to May. October Installation – Early Start
Nov
13
Tue
6:00 pm Morcar Lodge Meeting
Morcar Lodge Meeting
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Morcar Lodge Meeting
Second Tuesday of each month from October to May. October Installation – Early Start
Dec
6
Thu
10:30 am Bowes Park 3319 Installation – L... @ Freemasons Hall
Bowes Park 3319 Installation – L... @ Freemasons Hall
Dec 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 pm
Bowes Park 3319 Installation - London @ Freemasons Hall | England | United Kingdom
The Lodge operates to ‘Taylor’s Ritual’ and the intricacies of workings will be of appreciation to Brothers interested in ritual. It’s a very very friendly relaxed lodge with lots of laughter, and the day itself will be relaxed. They dine @The Imperial Hotel, Russell Sq, London WC1B 5BB – and the FB is £35 inc

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Dec
11
Tue
6:00 pm Morcar Lodge Meeting
Morcar Lodge Meeting
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Morcar Lodge Meeting
Second Tuesday of each month from October to May. October Installation – Early Start
Jan
8
Tue
6:00 pm Morcar Lodge Meeting
Morcar Lodge Meeting
Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Morcar Lodge Meeting
Second Tuesday of each month from October to May. October Installation – Early Start
Jan
21
Mon
6:00 pm Rutland Lodge – 1179 – Ilkeston ... @ Ilkeston Masonic Lodge
Rutland Lodge – 1179 – Ilkeston ... @ Ilkeston Masonic Lodge
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Rutland Lodge - 1179 - Ilkeston - Past Masters Night @ Ilkeston Masonic Lodge | England | United Kingdom
Ilkeston Masonic Hall sits quietly next door to the Erewash Museum on High Street. This Chapel building was converted in 1983 into a lodge room and has been the home of the Ilkeston Masonic Lodges ever since. There has been some extensive renovation’s in recent years and enhancements have added a stunning dining room, seating

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Feb
7
Thu
10:30 am Bowes Park 3319 Installation – L... @ Freemasons Hall
Bowes Park 3319 Installation – L... @ Freemasons Hall
Feb 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 pm
Bowes Park 3319 Installation - London @ Freemasons Hall | England | United Kingdom
The Lodge operates to ‘Taylor’s Ritual’ and the intricacies of workings will be of appreciation to Brothers interested in ritual. It’s a very very friendly relaxed lodge with lots of laughter, and the day itself will be relaxed. They dine @The Imperial Hotel, Russell Sq, London WC1B 5BB – and the FB is £35 inc

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Why Visit?

At the simplest level, it is the opportunity to share comradeship, to enjoy each other's company, and as we move from "labour to refreshment" to enjoy the society of the Festive Board. But of course, visiting another Lodge offers much more than this, it provides opportunities to exchange ideas, to achieve a better understanding of the ceremony, and to make a fuller, more complete sense of the ritual.

Visiting reinforces those shared experiences that transcend the individual and his Lodge. Visiting helps serve as a guide, in our search for meaning and understanding within our Masonic journey. We are often led by a sense of aesthetics, to explore the linguistic and visual beauty of the ritual, as we seek out a different perspective to our own Lodge practices.

"When we learned Pythagoras's theorem, we learned something about every right-angled triangle in the world, for all time. If we understand Newton's laws, we have grasped something about every particle that has ever existed", ("Time", S. Baxter 1999). In Freemasonry, if we understand the allegorical lessons of moral truth, we have grasped insights into every moral issue that ever existed and have become fuller, more complete citizens of the world. "Visiting" is therefore, a sense of expanding horizons and consciousness, of fellowship, of enjoyment and advancement.

It is where the prosaic meets the profound. It is about making better sense of a peculiar system of morality, lifting the veil of allegory and reflecting on the symbolism which permeates our ceremonies in all its forms. "Visiting" therefore can make a significant contribution in promoting the link between Masonic principles and universal world truths.

by Bro. J.J.P. Goody