ISSUE 10, July 2004
John Pine: A sociable craftsman
Jumping for Joy: Skydiving for charity
Quarterly Communication: Speeches of: the Grand Master, the Pro Grand Master and, Report of the Board of General Purposes
Supreme Grand Chapter: Address of the First Grand Principal and Report of the Committee of General Purposes
Royal Arch: Cheshire gives a lead
  Walking with the greats: Bath Masonic Hall
Motoring in style: Classic Vehicle Club
Masonic education: A daily advancement and Events for your diary
Travel: Portugal
Library & Museum of Freemasonry
International: A warm welcome in Malta
Masonic ritual: Spoilt for choice
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Masonic Education

Events for your diary

Canonbury Masonic Research Centre
Diary Dates

Sixth International Conference
(6–7 November):

Freemasonry & Religion: Many Faiths, One Brotherhood
A two-day conference on the interaction of Freemasonry and religion and the subtle influence of the one on the other, with an international forum of speakers from countries including Italy, Hungary, Sweden, France and the UK.

   Topics include:
—The Masonic Archbishop of Canterbury: Geoffrey Fisher
—The English View of Freemasonry & Religion
—Freemasonry and Eastern Orthodoxy
—Heretical or Revolutionary? Anderson’s Constitutions
—Freemasonry and the Roman Catholic Church
—Theology of Craft Masonry in Emulation Ritual
—A Study in Secrecy: Mormonism
—Zoroastrians & Freemasonry
—Kabbalistic Influence on the Master Masons Degree
—Controversial Masonic Attitudes to Christianity
Weekend conference £70 (excluding lunch). Please make cheques payable to Canonbury Masonic Research Centre and send to CMRC. Open to non-Masons.
     For further information, tickets, accommodation, meals and travel contact: Carole McGilvery on T. 020 7226 6256. Website: Email:

Canonbury bookshop
Canonbury Bookshop and The Bookshop at Freemasons’ Hall: available now: The Canonbury Papers – Volume 1; The Social Impact of Freemasonry on the Modern Western World.
     It contains nine papers from the CMRC second international conference, embracing significant political, social and cultural themes, revealing the contribution and involvement of Freemasonry. Limited edition only: £17.50 (+ £2.50 postage & packaging UK). Sterling Payments only please.

Lodge adopts Canonbury Centre
Canonbury Masonic Research Centre (CMRC) has been adopted as one of its charitable causes by the White Rose of York & Addeys’ Lodge No. 2840. This is the first time that CMRC, which is a charity, has been adopted by a Masonic Lodge. Immediate Past Master Richard Andrews and several Lodge members visited CMRC early last year, and were most impressed by its work. Other Lodges interested in adopting Canonbury should contact Carole McGilvery at the Centre.

The Cornerstone Society

   Royal Arch discussion
A Cornerstone Society Royal Arch Seminar entitled Royal Arch Ritual Reform – Right or Wrong? will be held at Freemasons’ Hall, London on Tuesday, 14 September at 6pm.
     The speaker will be Richard Sandbach, Past Grand Superintendent for Northamptonshire and Huntingdonshire and a Past Master of Quatuor Coronati Lodge, in addition to serving on the Royal Arch Strategic Working Party. All Royal Arch Companions are eligible to attend.
     His talk will be followed by a short demonstration and a question-and-answer session. There will be light refreshments after the seminar. Tickets cost £6.
     Applications – with stamped addressed envelope – to Mark St. John Qualter, 1 Chancery Close, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL4 9YF. Cheques payable to The Cornerstone Society. Please include details of your name, address and name of Royal Arch Chapter.

Northern Conference
The fourth Northern Conference, entitled Veiled in Allegory will be held at the Leyland Masonic Hall, Church Road, Leyland, Lancashire on Saturday, 13 November. Details will be made known shortly.
     Those interested should write to – The Cornerstone Society, 17 Park Avenue, Timperley, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 5AX. Website: Email:

Meet 11am Royal Exchange (Bank Station Exit 3). Every last Friday of the month: 30 July, 27 August, 24 September, 29 October, 26 November.
Two-hour walk with Yasha Beresiner (qualified City guide): Mason’s Alley, Goose & Gridiron site; Wren’s St Paul’s; Johnson and the Cheshire Cheese; Fleet Street (where the Knights Templar may have started it all): The Temple.
£5 per person (under-12s free).
No need to book or call, but can contact on or 07768 292066.
Organised by The Streets of London (