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Cork/Ireland – Freemasons building will open to public more after extension approval

Freemasonry Network - 31.05.2022
(by editorial board, Irish Examiner, 31 May, 2022)

 

The Freemasons plan to open their historic Cork City centre building to the public more often after being cleared to build an extension on a section of a city park to facilitate improved access. David J Butler, the society’s provincial librarian and archivist in Munster, confirmed the plan following Monday’s vote by city councillors to approve a material contravention of the city development plan to facilitate the construction of a four-storey extension to the rear of the Tuckey St building, on a portion of Bishop Lucey Park, to accommodate a staircase and lift that will improve fire safety and universal access. Seven councillors voted against the proposal, citing concerns about the loss of public open space. But Mr Butler said… read more:

 


 

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Spain – Freemasons ‘Roll Up’ for charity

Freemasonry Network - 30.05.2022
(by editoril board, theleader.info, 27/05/2022)

 

Recently, Freemasons of local Lodge, San Juan de Espana Number 28, held a lawn green bowling championship, to raise money for charity. This was organised by the Worshipful Master, WBro Makin at which seventeen Freemasons and several invited guests and non-players took part. Between them the Masons managed to raise just over three hundred euros, which will be added to a further one hundred and seventy euros raised by a recent golf competition, also organised by… read more:

 


 

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Queensland/Australia – Isis Masonic Lodge opens for heritage festival

Freemasonry Network - 29.05.2022
(by Emma Turnbull, BundabergNow, 18 May 2022)

 

Isis Masonic Lodge is a grand, two-storey building with a rich and long-standing history in the Childers community. The temple is home to the Freemasons who opened their doors to the community during the Childers Heritage Weekend on Saturday. Wayne Thompson and Greg Goding are both part of five generations of Isis Masonic Lodge families. They are proud of not only their family heritage but also the community spirit that has helped shape the fraternal organisation over the past 125 years. “Opening up to the community has helped us take away the ‘secret society’ saying,” Wayne said. “We are a society and we have secrets, but we are not a ‘secret society’. The Isis Masonic Lodge was listed on the Queensland Heritage Register on 28 April 2000. “We have foundation members since 1895, my great-grandfather was a foundation member, then my grandfather, my father, myself, and my son. “So for five generations or 125 years the Thompsons have been unbroken in… read more:

 


 

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Cornwall/England – Freemasons present money for charities at Tintagel

Freemasonry Network - 28.05.2022
(by Ryan Morwood, The Packet, 26th May 2022)

 

On Sunday, May 22, Cornish freemasons travelled to King Arthur’s Hall in Tintagel, to present £94,000 to 35 Cornish Charities. The annual event, which started in 2014, had not taken place for the past two years due to the pandemic, but after this imposed hiatus, organisers felt it was clear to all the importance of the day as it encapsulates one of the three grand principles that Freemasonry is founded on, that being charity. All of Charities and guests received a warm welcome by Roger Cargeeg, the Deputy Provincial Grand Master In Charge under the direction of the Master of Ceremonies Mike Prichard, The Provincial… read more:

 


 

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Cumbria/England – Freemasons support interactive activities at Scarborough Court

Freemasonry Network - 27.05.2022
(by Brandon Mawson, News & Star, 26th May 2022)

 

The Cumbria Freemasons have been working with two other lodges to support care home residents in the north east. The Freemasons have been helping residents of Scarborough Court to have new interactive activities installed in their centre. Freemason Neil Dixon said: “Sacarborough Court is part of the RMBI which is Royal Masonic Benevelont Institute which was set up back in… read more:

 


 

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TikTok’s Freemasons are battling the haters and conspiracy theorists

Freemasonry Network - 26.05.2022
(by editorial board, INPUT, May 26, 2022)

 

The Freemasons on TikTok say they are trying to reverse years of dwindling membership. “It’s mainly because of the elders,” explains McKenzie. “They joined at a time when there was a lot of persecution towards Masons. They would just keep their mouth shut — so we’ve actually lost a couple of generations that… read more:

 


 

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