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What is it like to be one of the 

200,000 + members of the 

oldest Grand Lodge in the world

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United Grand Lodge of England

Headquarters of English Feemasonry

Great Queen Street, London 

Welcome to the District Grand Lodge of North Island, New Zealand.  If you are interested in Freemasonry or are perhaps considering joining our organisation – then you are at the right place. This site will tell you everything you need to know about Freemasonry in the North Island of New Zealand, where we meet and details of our individual Lodges.

There have been very many well known and highly thought of men who over the years have been Freemasons. Amongst them are kings, presidents, scientists, engineers, artists to name but a few. The question is why should such eminent people choose to be Freemasons? 

Some of the more well known names include:

George Washington

Irving Berlin

Theodore Roosevelt

Louis Armstrong

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Ludwig van Beethoven

Harry S. Truman

Harry Houdini

Andrew Jackson

Mark Twain

Benjamin Franklin

Oscar Wilde

Norman Vincent Peale

Sir Alexander Fleming

Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr.

John Jacob Astor

Edward VII, King of England

Christopher Wren

Frederick the Great, King of Prussia

Henry Ford

Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor

Arnold Palmer

George VI, King of England during W.W. II

Denton True “Cy” Young

Marquis de Lafayette, French Supporter of American Freedom

Cecil B. DeMille

Alexandre Millerand, President of France

John Wayne

Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia

Winston Churchill

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

A Toast to Absent Brethren

In these unprecedented times where covid-19 is a global crisis, it’s important that we maintain our links and think not just of those Brethren we are used to seeing or hearing from frequently but, perhaps more especially, of those we haven’t seen for some time. The United Grand Lodge of England has been encouraging its members to raise a glass to Absent Brethren at 9pm wherever in the world you may be.

(From the GLMMM)

Thanks to our Brethren in the Province of Northamptonshire & Huntingdonshire, a ‘tea at 3 o’clock’ toast has been started encouraging all Mark Master Masons throughout the world to take a cup of tea at 3pm and remember, phone or email a friend and brother to check they are ok. At the same time, sparing a thought for all Mark Master Masons throughout the Constitution, trusting that they are safe and well.

Solomon

When you have had your fill of Netflix and news on COVID-19 from every imaginable angle. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗻𝗲𝘅𝘁?

United Grand Lodge of England have the answer. Last year they unveiled their fantastic new learning and development website named 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗺𝗼𝗻 named after the biblical 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗺𝗼𝗻 who's temple construction features in masonic ritual.

 

This site is open to anyone mason or non-mason alike. For masons it is not recommended to explore beyond your current degree in Masonry because it will dilute the positive impact the ceremonies and ritual will have on you.                                https://solomon.ugle.org.uk/

BUBBLES

Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles,
What an awesome sight'
Small and neat or large and round
Rainbow colours shining day and night

Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles,
Some are there for all to see
Others seem to just drift free

Bath bubbles' Washing bubbles'
Cooking bubbles'
Playtime bubbles'
Bubble gum bubbles'

But now there is the best of all...
Family bubbles more and more
Full of smiles or tears and troubles
But these love bubbles are great
'Cause we can just decide
What we want to put inside'

So bubbles full of comfort, care and love
We treasure these so they don't break
They even grow bigger for goodness sake'

Bubbles full of sadness, tears or troubles...
Send them high above the sky
Past the stars, the moon and sun
And hey presto'
These bubbles fill with smiles and fun'

By: Celia Fraser

From our DG Poet - Joe Bau

This Corona thing I understand effects the lowly and the grand

The beggar or the titled few, perhaps me, it could be you

Creeping silently unheard, misunderstood and undeterred

Unselective with no bounds, oblivious to sight and sounds

We’re told the symptoms and what to do,

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