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Talking Heads-the next step; Into the Royal Arch
The Talking Heads Team gathers pace, the Deputy Grand Superintendent, Michael Shaw and his team have now performed a number of presentations around the Province.
This initiative introduces the Holy Royal Arch (or Chapter) to new Brethren and re-introduces the Order to Brethren who might have previously been members.
“Talking Heads” is a short play about an encounter between two lodge members; one an experienced Past Master (and Royal Arch Companion) and the other a Master Mason curious to know more.
The encounter takes place just outside the lodge room at a Craft meeting with the two brothers opening their cases and getting prepared for their meeting. It covers the history of the Order, explanations of the regalia, links to the Craft, why the Royal Arch is the completion of pure Antient Freemasonry, the time and financial commitments involved in being a member, how to discover more and how to find a Chapter to join.
A short discussion follows after this ‘light hearted’ and entertaining demonstration, encouraging brethren to consider joining the Royal Arch and, then having joined, to attend chapter meetings and to get more involved.
All Masons are invited to attend these meetings, or, if you would like a visit from the demonstration team please contact the Provincial office.
TLC Teddy Initiative……
“thank you Freemasons for the thousands of teddies donated to children’s casualty departments”
Community Support Grants…..
“The grant from Durham Freemasons has made an enormous difference to our service users”
Provincial Annual Meeting….
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”….
“My husband would be so proud that you still contact me so many years after his death, thank you for remembering me”
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”
The Royal Arch…..
“I feel that I have a much better understanding of the whole Masonic story after joining the Royal Arch”
What have you gained?
“I’ve made wonderful friendships with people from all walks of life who I wouldn’t otherwise have even met”
In respect to the TLC Teddy initiative
“A child patient copes with medical treatment so much better when they’ve been given a TLC teddy”
What Freemasonry has done for you?
“The teachings of the masonic ceremonies helped me to be a better father, better husband, better son and better neighbour”What Freemasonry has done for you
One of the best things I have ever done…
“Along with getting married, the birth of my children and Sunderland winning the FA Cup, becoming a Freemason is one of the best things I’ve ever done”
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