by Wayne Pendragon Owens

I am an Author, Freemason, Rosicrucian, Blood Biker, Widows Son, CodeNinja, Spod, Hacker, Son, Uncle, Brother, Man, AN INDIVIDUAL!

27th January 2024

TYoaBM – The first and last. 300 Years

This morning I popped along to Rhyl Masonic Hall to attend the meeting of the North Wales Lodge of Provincial Grand Stewards No 8865.

Last year was the 300th year anniversary of the Book of Constitutions, and every Province was asked to do something special to mark the event. Our Province got the North Wales Association of Masonic Study to create a presentation, and give them across the Province at every Installed Masters Lodge, The Stewards, and Grand Lodges, and the IPZ Chapter.

I arranged the year to start at a meeting of the Maesgwyn Lodge of Installed Masters, and I was also there today for the last presentation to a Lodge. It has been a good years run, and the talk will stay in the NWAMS’s archive and will be available to be given at normal lodges going forward.

Update Count:- Attended/Total
17/19 – Meetings
06/06 – Visits
10/13 – Rehearsals
06/07 – Committee
04/04 – AGM’s
01/01 – Social

Masonic Halls – 12

Freemasonry (Craft)

One of the oldest social and charitable organisations in the world, Freemasonry's roots lie in the traditions of the medieval stonemasons who built our cathedrals and castles.

It is here that a number of the famous elements of Freemasonry find their roots. In the medieval era, stonemasons often travelled around to find work in different locations. To demonstrate their level of qualification, they would use grips, words and signs in order to distinguish themselves from unqualified builders.

Freemasonry uses building analogies to teach members how to lead productive lives that benefit the communities that they live in. In the medieval era, stonemasons wore aprons and gloves to protect themselves while working on shaping rough pieces of stone, but in today’s society Freemasons meet to build friendships and communities rather than cathedrals and castles.