Did you know that we have a photo library of images that are available to Provinces? Please email Shaun Butler on sbutler@ugle.org.uk with your requests and he’ll be happy to help.

Open House

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 Bright Bricks 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.

PCO Profile Reminder

All Provincial Communications Officers should have received an email from Michelle Worvell, Communications and Marketing Director, asking you to complete a short profile for us.

If you haven’t already done so, could you please download and complete the document below and send over to Michelle at mworvell@ugle.org.uk alongside a photo.

Freemasons give £25,000 to victims of Yorkshire floods

Victims of the recent flash flooding that has hit hundreds of homes across the dales, including Arkengarthdale, Reeth, Leyburn and Bellerby, are being helped by a grant of £25,000 from Yorkshire Freemasons.

The grant includes £5,000 each from Freemasons in Yorkshire West Riding and Yorkshire North and East Ridings, as well as £15,000 from the Masonic Charitable Foundation, the Freemasons’ national charity. The money is being given to the Two Ridings Community Foundation, which has launched an appeal to help householders and local businesses.

Local Freemasons’ lodges are also raising funds for the Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team as well as a small local charity in the village of Reeth, which was especially badly hit by the floods.

Read the full article on the FMT website here.


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