Regular Meeting of Tudor Lodge -
1st May 2019
2nd Degree Ceremony
The meeting will Tyle at 4.30pm
The menu for the evening is: to be confirmed
The UGLE MEMBERS’ PATHWAY
In order to secure the future of Freemasonry, one objective of UGLE’s ‘2015-
2020 Our Strategy at a Glance’ is to improve the structure for the attraction and retention of members. To deliver on that objective, the Members’ Pathway was prepared to provide a structured approach for lodges to follow in order to attract and encourage potential new members while at the same time retaining and adding value to the existing membership.
The Pathway was developed to address recruitment and retention in Freemasonry in order to stem the decline in membership and meet the long-
term needs of the Craft and the Royal Arch. Evidence from successful lodges reveals there is good reason for optimism on Freemasonry’s future. Every lodge member shares a responsibility for introducing new members, helping in retention and by making the new recruit feel welcome and then supporting them. Download a PDF of ‘The Pathway Steps 1- 11’ to find out more.
LODGE LAYOUTS often look the same but can be subtly different in many Lodges. In general, the Lodge furniture is found in the same place but seating arrangements can differ between Lodges and Provinces. While the Grand Officers will nearly always sit on the right of the Worshipful Master, the Stewards sometimes sit on different sides of the Lodge. Some officers will always sit in the same place, especially the Worshipful Master, Wardens, Deacons, Director of Ceremonies and the Assistant DC, and the Secretary and Treasurer. However, other Officers do not always have a specific place.
Download a PDF diagram of the Lodge layout typically used in Tudor Lodge.
FREEMASONRY and THE SIDE DEGREES: Many newer members in Freemasonry may not realise just how many Side Degrees are available once membership of Craft masonry has been gained. While the first side degree to be introduced is usually the Royal Arch Chapter, others are also available with some dependant on membership of one or more degrees. A table explaining the relationship between the degrees can be downloaded below.
Download a PDF diagram of Freemasonry and the Side Degrees