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A Guide for Director of Ceremonies


Freemasonry should be fun and we will only attract and retain new members if it is fun. The challenge of performing our ritual to the best of an individual’s ability gives us a special “buzz” both in the Lodge room and at the Festive Board afterwards.

This in modern terms is the unique selling point (USP) of the movement and the DC has an important role in helping members achieve it.

The purpose of these pages is to point out ways in which the DC can help ensure a Lodge meeting and Festive Board are successful and fun for all concerned.

Organised by the Education and Development Committee, teams of DCs have toured the Province presenting DC workshops and these have been well supported and received. There have been three series to date and a fourth is proposed in 2016.

It is neither for the Province nor the Education and Development Committee to tell DCs within the Province how to conduct their lodges, indeed another USP of Freemasonry is the independence of the private Lodge, subject to preserving inviolate the landmarks of the order. The information both in the workshops and here is for guidance, thought and discussion.

Many parts of the Guide, which appears in the Downloads section, have been adapted and updated as a result of feedback from Lodge DCs and will continue to be updated as circumstances dictate. We hope you will continue to see this work as a way of adding pleasure and satisfaction to your Freemasonry.