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What is it like to be one of the
200,000 + members of the
oldest Grand Lodge in the world
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:
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Ludwig van Beethoven
Harry S. Truman
Norman Vincent Peale
Sir Alexander Fleming
Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr.
John Jacob Astor
Edward VII, King of England
Frederick the Great, King of Prussia
Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor
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
Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia
Ten Museums You Can Virtually Visit
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.
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.
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'
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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