how many freemasons are there

How many Freemasons are there?

We have been asked several times if we know how many Freemasons there are.  So we did some research.  Many people will be surprised by the size of the number we feel.  Did you know that there are over 200,00 Freemasons under the umbrella of the United Grand Lodge of England? And that there are more that 6,000,000 Freemasons worldwide. There are around 61,000,000 people in the UK, of which… Read More »How many Freemasons are there?

Masonic terms that are now in everyday language

If you are a Freemason you will already recognise these Masonic terms that are now in everyday language, and have been appropriated into everyday life.  If you are considering joining, then maybe you don’t (and also tany of the lodges in our Portfolio would be pleased to speak with you)   What does being Hoodwinked mean?  If you are looking for Masonic terms that are now in everyday language, being hoodwinked if… Read More »Masonic terms that are now in everyday language

Are there too many Lodges?

As any Province’s Annual Festival report will show, Freemasonry is constantly losing and gaining Lodges.   New Lodges are formed, and old Lodges close. This got us thinking, are there too many Lodges? Is it too easy to start a new Lodge? Should we look at all options for resuscitating struggling Lodges in the area of a proposed new Lodge before granting a Consecration? Sure there are logistical hurdles to… Read More »Are there too many Lodges?

Special Interest Lodges

We are a firm supporter of Special Interest Lodges.  The camaraderie from sharing not one, but two interests (Freemasonry and the Lodge’s theme) is truly fantastic and of great benefit to the social aspects of a Lodge. We would be interested if any of you have examples of any other interest based Lodges, and any views positive (or negative) on them. Examples Scouting Boys Brigade Schools and University Lodges Sports… Read More »Special Interest Lodges