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Square & Compasses No. 90 July 2019

A Freemason is only as good as his word. His reputation is based on the fact that the “metaphorical handshake” is his bond. It is not a “maybe”, to be considered only if he has time. If he commits to a course of action, it must be fulfilled if he is to remain credible. The Square and Compasses No 90 […]

Square & Compasses No. 89 June 2019

Trust is something precious that is earned and my friend had done just that. Would he willingly expose me to danger? I trusted him, overcame my concerns and experienced a whole new world that opened up to me. The Lodge was full, the ambiance electrifying and, as many of us have experienced, a number of friends and acquaintances, unknown to me as […]

Square & Compasses No. 88 May 2019

The bigger picture has to be that the Lodge should be filled with Brotherly Love; with no conflict and nothing to make one feel unhappy. Remember, to most, it is a place of refuge from the trials and tribulations of everyday life. The_Square_and_Compasses_No_88_May_2019

Square & Compasses No. 87 April 2019

The practice of Brotherly love is one of the major attributes that separates Freemasonry from so many other civil and social organisations. If we merely pay lip service to it, we are no different to anybody else. Brethren; we are special; we are very special. We need to remember this at all times and make sure that we continue to value […]

Square & Compasses No. 86 March 2019

We all take an obligation as Freemasons to obey the civil law. When called to action, we have a duty to perform. In line with their obligations, Freemasons heed that call, even where it clashes with some of the basic principles that they believe in – and many have paid the highest price. The_Square_and_Compasses_No_86_March_2019

Square & Compasses No. 85 February 2019

During life, we will undertake many physical journeys. These will be defined by a known destination. A beginning in the now and a known end point. Can you buy a ticket when you cannot specify the physical destination? An expedition however needs only a purpose or an intention. An expedition is a journey into the unknown. The Square and Compasses No 85 […]

Square & Compasses No. 84 January 2019

Ever since man in the northern hemisphere reflected on the passing of the seasons and developed a calendar to measure time in relation to the movement of these seasons, this time of the year has been associated with rebirth. New years’ eve is a traditional festival dating back thousands of years. The Square and Compasses […]