Lodge was formed in 1927, by W.L. Wilmshurst with the specific purpose of
promoting a deeper understanding of the teachings of Craft Freemasonry,
including the Royal Arch.
The Marquess of Northampton, during his time as Pro Grand Master (2001-2009), emphasised the esoteric teachings of Freemasonry. This approach was also championed in Freemasonry Today by Michael Baigent throughout his time as its Editor (2001-2011). The first seven Orations, again written by Michael Baigent for delivery in Lodges by Provincial Orators, also dealt with the deeper aspects of Masonry and when Kai Hughes was the Grand Orator, he was certainly following the same approach.
We have not, however, had a Grand Orator since 2009 and the deeper interpretation of our rituals and ceremonies now seems to be getting lost beneath the social and charitable aspects of our fraternity. Nonetheless, the surveys commissioned by the United Grand Lodge of England's Membership Focus Group showed a significant interest in the spiritual aspects of Masonry, particularly among younger members.
English Freemasonry today is at a turning point. Now is the time when the Craft is most in need of a deeper appreciation of its latent teachings. The Lodge, therefore, maintains this website to introduce itself and to promote its message to English Craft Masonry.
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