Open House London is the world’s largest architecture festival, giving free public access to 800+ buildings, walks, talks and tours over one weekend in September each year. The event started 25 years ago with the first Open House London in 1992 and gives free access to London’s best buildings as a way of inspiring the public about the benefits of great design.

Freemasons’ Hall has taken part in the event for a number of years and has seen 3,000 visitors through its doors on the Saturdays it has opened to the public.

This year we are opening on both days (Saturday 21 September and Sunday 22 September) and are on the lookout for volunteers to dedicate their time to help us with the following roles:

Room stewards (answering questions from public about the rooms / general FAQs on Freemasonry/tour questions)
Freemasons in regalia – in Grand Temple and as Room Stewards
Help with Lego Make and Take activity for children
Front of house stewards / crowd control.
If you would like to help please contact UGLE’s events manager Katherine Nisbet on knisbet@ugle.org.uk.
Open rates
Please see the open rates for the last three editions of the bUGLE below – while the open rates are high, as this newsletter will contain key communication from UGLE, we wanted to remind you to make sure you read the bulletin each week.
21 June – 77.9%
28 June – 75.9%
5 July – 78%
FMT Events Diary

You may have seen the new Events Diary section in FMT, which relies on our Provinces and Metropolitan for content.

Let us know what’s happening in your area so that we can tell the world all about it. Please send full details including high quality images to:editor@freemasonrytoday.com

The deadline for the next issue is 24 July.

Thames Hospice receives £60,000 donation from Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Freemasons

A well-planned cooperative effort, ably supported by the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF), has enabled a significant £60,000 donation to be made to Thames Hospice, on behalf of the Freemasons of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. This great example of fraternal cooperation resulted in a significant grant to support the construction of its new hospice in Bray near Maidenhead.

After several weeks of planning, the Provincial Grand Masters Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, Anthony Howlett-Bolton and John Clark respectively, together with representatives of their Provincial Charities, met up with Debbie Raven, CEO of Thames Hospice, to formally present their combined donation in front of the site of the new hospice, which was from the Berkshire Masonic Charity, the Buckinghamshire Masonic Centenary Fund and the MCF.

You can read the full article on the FMT website here.

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