Mentoring - The Internet

 

Recommended Websites

The Internet is a wonderful source of information but there is a downside. Some masonic sites are poorly maintained, factually incorrect or based on material and information from other Constitutions, which may not be relevant to or applicable to East Lacashire and UGLE Freemasonry. The attached list of websites encompasses many that may be of value. Some contain basic information or are very specific on what they offer. Others may cover a much wider breadth and increased depth of information, for those who have developed a hunger for knowledge or who are genuinely stimulated to further exertion. If you come across an sites which you would like us to examine and include on future lists, then please contact your Lodge or District Mentor.



The Manchester Association for Masonic Research

www.mamr.co.uk/

The North of England’s foremost Masonic Research body based in Manchester which publishes illustrated annual Transactions. The Association meets five times a year and all Master Masons are entitled to attend its meetings held at Freemasons Hall, Bridge Street to listen to speakers who are often of international status. It also has an extensive library housed in the John Rylands Library in Manchester.

The amazing Pietre Stones page!

http://www.freemasons-freemasonry.com/

The Masonic Magazine where Freemasons find educational material for Masonic lodge lectures and their daily advancement in Masonic knowledge after initiation. A free Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry, a comprehensive tool for the Freemason looking for more light and an open door to the world of the Freemasonry for non-Freemasons

A Great Masonic Research Site

http://freemasonry.bcy.ca/aqc/

The website of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia & the Yukon which gives direct access to papers published by Quatuor Coronati in their Transactions. A useful tool for access to quality Masonic Research papers

UGLE’s outstanding Library & Museum site

http://freemasonry.london.museum/

The Library contains contains a comprehensive collection of printed books and manuscripts on every facet of Freemasonry in England as well as material on Freemasonry elsewhere in the world and on subjects associated with Freemasonry or with mystical and esoteric traditions. The collections include Masonic music, poetry and literature.

The Museum contains an extensive collection of objects with Masonic decoration including pottery and porcelain, glassware, silver, furniture and clocks, jewels and regalia
and an extensive collection of prints and engravings, photographs and ephemera. probably the finest Masonic Museum in the world

The website of Quatuor Coronati Lodge

The Premier Lodge of Masonic Research

http://www.quatuorcoronati.com/

The Lodge was founded in 1884 by nine Brethren who were intent using on an evidence-based approach to the study of Masonic history and research into freemasonry. This innovative approach was intended to replace the imaginative writings of earlier authors on the history of Freemasonry. It is recognised as the leading Masonic Research body in the world and continues to work to maintain the high quality of research and discussion established at its foundation.

The International Masonic Poetry Society

http://www.masonicpoetry.com/

The International Masonic Poetry Society (IMPS) has been devised and launched in an attempt to serve the needs of all those brethren who recognise the Poetry of the ritual; those who take pleasure in writing of their own experiences in poetic form, those who appreciate such writing; and those who seek material in this form for use at the festive board or other proper occasions. It recognise's that an important function of the fraternity is to be happy and communicate happiness, and that this state can be served by verse of both a serious and humorous nature, as well as by encouraging a deeper understanding of the work

The Official Journal of the United Grand Lodge
of England

http://www.freemasonrytoday.com

Has a wide range of News & Views from across the country plus many articles of interest to Freemasons everywhere including regular updates on charity matters.  Issued quarterly to members of UGLE.

The Independent Magazine for Freemasons

http://www.thesquaremagazine.com

Has a list of well-known contributors with East Lancashire connections, including, John Acaster, John Belton, Revd. Neville Barker Cryer, Fred Lomax and Martin Roche. The magazine is circulated by subscription and is issued quarterly. Its contents are wide and varied and include regular features, letters and sometimes items of an international flavour.

United Grand Lodge of England

http://www.ugle.org.uk/

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