Legacy, Tools and Support for Lodge and Chapter Mentors
During the last years the Education and Development Committee, supported by a number of sub-committees, has worked to develop a set of materials from which Lodge and Chapter Mentors can pick – papers, guides, manuals and other matter, to assist them to introduce a Mentoring system or strategy in their Lodge or Chapter.
The Toolkits (added November 2009) are meant to be reference documents for Mentors and ALL members to dip into for advice and guidance. In addition, there is the ‘Mentoring on one page!’ document which simply details what Mentoring is; if any further information is needed, then use the Toolkits as you feel appropriate.
This page will be updated regularly as we release this material to the Lodge Mentors, through the District Mentoring System, so please come back frequently. You may even want to bookmark this page.
Mentoring on one page
A One Page Guide to assist Mentors and give a brief overview of good practice - exactly what it says!
A 20 minute introductory lecture for Lodges on mentoring and how / where to start
Why am I a Mason
A paper for Mentors to use with small groups of masons, encouraging each to think about what Freemasonry means to them and to be able to articulate the same to others
Great and Invaluable Privileges
A 30 minute paper on the benefits of Freemasonry, how we can describe them to prospective or new candidates and how we can better understand the meaning of Freemasonry ourselves
East Lancashire Craft Handbook
An Introduction to Freemasonry and the Lodge for newly Initiated Freemasons. Left click to read, or Right click to download to your computer.
Running a Discussion in Lodge MS PPt
A PowerPoint Presentation - useful for District Mentors and Mentors on introducing change, conducting a discussion, facilitating etc. Then moving on to some subject matter, 'Mentoring for Mentors'.
Running a Discussions in Lodge PDF
PDF Version - useful for District Mentors and Mentors on introducing change, conducting a discussion, facilitating etc. Then moving on to some subject matter, 'Mentoring for Mentors'.
Talks, Papers, questions & answers and other materials
A collection of papers, educational documents, presentations and so on to assist with the Mentoring process. Some of the papers can be given in Lodge when there isn't work to do. Others are ideal when you get some time alone with a brother and you want to help develop his knowledge and understanding. Please browse to see what is available. Also please contact your District Mentor who has a large range of new material for use by your Lodge or Chapter.
Masonic Lecturers and their topics
Lists of Masonic Lecturer's who may be available to visit your Lodge or Chapter to deliver their work, with a short biography, a precis of the lecture (and suggested audience) and contact information.
Address to the Lodge Mentor
The Address to the Lodge Mentor from the Province - to be given to newly appointed Mentors at the Master's Installation
A list of reviewed books with a precis of their contents - ideally suited for improving the early understanding of Freemasonry or as a resource to assist with Mentoring within the Lodge
A list of reviewed websites considered interesting or informative for new and established brethren
Updated with News from the Province, the Provincial Grand Mentor and the Education and Development Committee
Contact details for District Mentors and members of the Education and Development Committees
The Five PGMs of Lancashire 1734 to 1826 By: Eddie Forkgen
Somewhat surprisingly the Premier Grand Lodge has had in Lancashire, a continuous succession of Provincial Grand Masters from 1734 to 1826, even though when the first Provincial Grand Master was appointed there were just four registered Lancashire lodges with the Grand Lodge, they were based in Salford, Bolton, Leigh and Bury. So who were there Provincial Grand Masters and what do we know about them. This papers starts to shed some light on these leaders in the Craft in Lancashire.