ISSUE 20, January 2007
Historic: Dr Thomas Barnardo - children's saviour
Travel: South African journey
London Gala Evening: Royal Masonic Variety Show
Centenary Celebrations: Scouting's milestone
Quarterly Communication: Speech by the Pro Grand Master and Report of the Board of General Purposes
Supreme Grand Chapter: Speech by the Pro 1st Grand Principal and Report of the Cttee of General Purposes
Library and Museum: Facets of Fraternity
   Specialist Lodge: Internet Lodge - Masonry on the Web
Special Events: Spamalot and the Alternative Hair Show at Grand Lodge
Freemasons' Hall: ADelphi System - A computer revolution
Mark Master Masons: Duke of Kent at 150th anniversary
Breeches Bible: A Lodge locker's secret
Masonic Arboretum: Planting an idea
Education: Events and The hoodwink
Masonic Charities: RMTGB and Grand Charity and Legacy appeal and RMBI and NMSF
Letters, Book reviews, Gardening

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    City of London Masonic Walk

Every last Friday of the Month through 2007:
    January 26; February 23; March 30; April 27; May 25; June 29; July 27; August 31; September 28; October 26; November 30; December 28.
    Rain or shine, join Yasha Beresiner, a qualified City Guide.
    Meet 10am at Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street wc2 (2-minute walk from Holborn Underground Station, Central Line).
    £5 per person (free to under-12s). No need to pre-book. T. 07768 292 066. Web:

3rd Masonic Holy Land Tour
12–20 November 2007

Led by Yasha Beresiner, the 2nd Holy Land Masonic Tour in 2006 was, by acclamation, a great success. We had a superlative guide in Amnon and enjoyed fulfilling days and fraternally warm and convivial evenings.
    Plans are well advanced for the third tour starting 12 November 2007 and several Brethren with their ladies have already booked. Details can be found on
    Ably organised by Issa Tahan, the reception we invariably enjoy from the Grand Master and Brethren of the Grand Lodge of the State of Israel allows us to enjoy an exceptional sojourn. A fully descriptive and detailed 2007 brochure is available.
    Further details from: Special Pilgrimages, 55–57 Queens Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex ss1 1lt. Freephone 0800 371972.
    Fax: 01702 359000. Mobile: 0776 829 2066 (Yasha Beresiner). E-mail:

The Cornerstone Society
The Cornerstone Society is finalising its programme for 2007. The Spring/Summer Conference date and venue will be confirmed shortly.
    A programme of Cornerstone Society lectures for Lodges throughout the year is available.
    Several Cornerstone Society speakers, and others, are available to talk to Lodges who have a gap in their programme, and who would like to explore some of the more fundamental aspects of Freemasonry. Interested Lodges, and indeed Royal Arch Chapters, are invited to contact us.
    Exclusive lapel pin, enamel finish, with The Cornerstone Society’s distinctive logo is now available. Cost, including postage and packing, is £7 UK, £7.35 continental Europe and £8.15 USA and the rest of the world. Purchase the pin online on our website or write to the secretary, enclosing payment.
    Email: or write to: The Secretary, The Cornerstone Society, ‘Bellfield’, 13 Victoria Road, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire fy8 1le.

Quatuor Coronati Meetings 2007
15 February: J.S. Wade: Roman Eagle Lodge (Freemasons' Hall).
10 May: J.F. Goodchild: Thomas, third Earl of Effingham (1746.1791) (Freemasons' Hall).
28 June: Yasha Beresiner: Masonic Research - that profit and pleasure may be the result. (Southend Masonic Centre, Saxon Hall, Aviation Way, Southend-on-Sea, Essex).
    This will be only the eighth time in the 121-year history of the Lodge that it has met outside of London.
13 September: R.A. Gilbert: The Sixth Liberal Art: Astronomy and Freemasonry.

The February, May and September meetings are open to all members of the Correspondence Circle and Master Masons are invited. The June meeting is open to all brethren.
Canonbury Masonic Research Centre
Meetings held at The Canonbury Academy, 6 Canonbury Place, London n1 2nq, Wednesdays 7pm-9pm. Entry fee £7.
21 February: Professor Emeritus Philip Davies, Dept of Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield: Enoch and the Book of Genesis.
21 March: Robert Gilbert: Death and Resurrection of Christian Rosencreuz: Rosicrucianism in the 21st century.
18 April: Ricky Pound and Matthew Scanlan: Chiswick House - a Masonic Temple?
23 May: Colin Wilson: Cosmic Consciousness.
20 June: Michael Buckley (MOUP Grand Master): The Development of Modern Martinism.

Canonbury Papers (Vol 3): Freemasonry and Religion: Many Faiths, One Brotherhood. Limited edition only £17.50 from CMRC, Central Regalia and Amazon.
    Volume 1: The Social Impact of Freemasonry on the Modern Western World; Volume 2: Freemasonry in Music & Literature.

Contact: Carole McGilvery 020 7226 6256. Please make cheques payable to Canonbury Masonic Research Centre and send to CMRC, c/o The Canonbury Academy, 6 Canonbury Place, London n1 2nq. Email:

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