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An Introduction to Freemasonry
What's it all about?

Following on from the previous and highly successful information evenings, the Provincial Grand Master desires to continue the development and education of prospective candidates and provide as much information as possible about Freemasonry and on what life as a Freemason has to offer. Ideally, this would be before a candidate joins or as soon as possible after Initiation.

The programme is just one of the Province’s initiatives with respect to recruitment, retention and "strategy for the future", very much complimenting the “Membership Pathway” programme and emphasising the Province’s message of "Freemasonry, traditional values for the modern man”.

It is aimed at all who may be interested in joining and not just for candidates already proposed and "in the system".

It should be emphasised that there is absolutely no commitment for attendees to join following the presentation evening, should they feel that Freemasonry is not for them at the present time.

Therefore, to ensure the message is promoted throughout the Province, a number of our Masonic centres will hold an informal information and education evening. This will provide an opportunity where interested gentlemen and potential candidates together with their wives/partners, (accompanied by sponsors with their wife/partner, and other Lodge members), can experience a short presentation from one of the Provincial Leaders or other Senior Provincial Officer, giving an insight and an introduction to Freemasonry, including:

  • A brief history of Freemasonry
  • Freemasonry today for the modern man
  • The qualifications for membership and the process for joining
  • The social network that all Freemasons, their ladies, family and friends enjoy

The events will also provide an opportunity to tour the hall and lodge rooms and discuss all aspects of Freemasonry in a very open and relaxed atmosphere. All attendees will receive a comprehensive information pack.

Any Brother having a prospective candidate, whether it be a friend, family member, work colleague or acquaintance, are asked to support the event and provide the relevant details of potential "candidates" to their Lodge Secretary in order that invitations can be sent out by the centre coordinators.

The event is also open to recent Initiates and all other interested Brethren who may not have attended such an event prior to joining.

Dates of the information evenings for the present Masonic season are detailed below (additional events may also be added subject to demand):

Date

Time

Location

Friday 10th February 2017

7:00pm for 7:30pm start

Worksop

Friday 17th February 2017

7:00pm for 7:30pm start

Newark

Wednesday 15th March 2017

7:00pm for 7:30pm start

West Bridgford

Saturday 25th March 2017

10:30am for 11:00am start   

Nottingham

Wednesday 29th March 2017   

7:00pm for 7:30pm start

Mansfield

The centre coordinators very much look forward to welcoming all to this important development and education programme. Details specific to the individual Masonic centres will follow and will be on display at your centre.

Further information and details can be obtained from the programme coordinator:
W.Bro. David Wall, PProvSGW, contact details and enquiries via the Provincial Office