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Freemasonry is coming home!

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Would you like to visit the UK and see the greatest sites associated with the founding of the Craft? To meet experts and like minded brothers on a journey of a life time?

Join the Square magazine and Lewis Maosnic on


London, York & Edinburgh

Sunday 10th – Sunday 17th May 2015

Join us for a journey into the past of the Craft

with a breathtaking tour of the most important sites

in Masonic history.


A trip of a lifetime for any enthusiastic Mason, this adventure into the past will not only enable you to stand on the very spot where the first Grand Lodge was formed in London in 1717, but you will also be able to view the oldest recorded Masonic manuscripts in the world in the Library of the Grand Lodge of Scotland. Furthermore, with lodge meetings in both countries, you will be able to experience the culture and Masonic traditions of England and Scotland. This fabulous three city trip  takes you to the most famous landmarks such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral and Edinburgh Castle. Explore the mysterious and Masonic connections for yourself in visits to Rosslyn Chapel just outside Edinburgh and The Temple Church in London, sites made famous by Dan Brown's TheDa Vinci Code.


Not just for Masons, this trip offers plenty for the wives and partners too. The chance to see many major landmarks, a fine dining cruise experience on the Thames provides the perfect opportunity to meet fellow Masons’ wives and of course there’s plenty of opportunity for some shopping along the way too.


Tour highlights include:



Photograph of Freemason’s Hall interiorPhotograph of the Temple and Church exteriorThe town of towns, a dream trip to the place where the first Grand Lodge was founded in 1717, the charm of London has to be experienced to be believed.


  • A visit to Freemason’s Hall, the centre of English Freemasonry for over 230 years.

  • A complete tour of the City of London, including all the iconic landmarks such as Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben.

  • Buckingham Palace in time for Changing of the Guard Ceremony.

  • A visit to the world famous Westminster Abbey featured recently as the site of Wedding of HRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

  • View sites related to famous Freemasons such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Prime Minister Winston Churchill and the Duke of Wellington.

  • Attend the meeting of one of the most prestigious and oldest known Masonic Lodges in London.

  • Go to see a London Musical (tickets included in price).

  • Visits to the National Maritime Museum including the Royal Observatory, Queens House and the Old Royal Naval College.

  • The Temple and Church. Site from which the Knights Templar made their way to the Holy Land for the Crusades.

  • Visit St Paul’s Cathedral whose architect, Christopher Wren, has been said to be the first Grand Master.



Photograph of York's ancient defensesEnjoy an afternoon at leisure in the city of York. Built by Roman conquerors, York boasts of a rich history that catches the eyes and heart of every visitor who sets foot in this picturesque city. Visit the historic Minster and explore the alleyways and connecting passages called snickelways, or if you want a wider view of the city, you can walk the city walls from which you can see some of the best sights that York has to offer.

Members of the York Rite and those who value Masonic history will love the chance to visit the city said to have been the first to initiate a speculative Mason.


  • Stay in a historic 18th century grade II listed building.

  • Dine with the Lord and the Lady Mayoress. Set in beautiful gardens in the heart of historic York.

  • The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall is one of the finest surviving medieval guild halls in the world … a truly unique setting.

  • Walk along two miles of Ancient Defences with some sections dating back to  Roman times.

  • View the Masons' Marks hidden on the amazing medieval buildings through the city.



Photograph of Rosslyn Chapel exteriorThe uplifting spirit and fascinating history of bonnie Scotland is all pervasive and unstoppable. The stark contrast between the ancient mythic and modern cosmopolitan means that the city of Edinburgh has something for every taste.

  • Scottish Rite Masons or Masons with Scottish ancestors especially will find the experience of brotherhood, friendliness and celebration something they will remember forever.

  • A private guided sightseeing tour of Edinburgh.  This will include the traditional sights such as Edinburgh Castle,  the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Scott Monument.

  • A traditional Scottish meal will be served, which of course will include the traditional ‘Ceremony of the Haggis’.

  • Experience the unique atmosphere and drama of a Scottish Lodge meeting where a ‘pie and beans’ supper will be provided.

  • Visit the legendary Rosslyn Chapel, now known worldwide following Dan Brown’s book, The Da Vinci Code, and the subsequent film.  The chapel was founded in 1446 and is still owned by the original family.

  • Have a private tour of the Grand Lodge of Scotland with W. Bro. Bob Cooper, Curator and Librarian of the Museum, and view some of the oldest and most impressive Masonic documents in the world.

  • View the apron of Brother and poet Robert Burns.



    For More Detials Please visit http://thesquaremagazine.com/squaretours.html


Shelly Graves on 4th November 2016

Freemasonry Northern Ireland is kindness in the home, honesty in business, courtesy in society, earnest in work, pity and anxiety for the unfortunate, exclusion towards evil, help for the weak, forgiveness for the penitent, love for one another and honor and love for God.
Freemasonry Northern Ireland is many things, but above all, Belfast Freemasonry is a way of life, not “apart” from society but a “part of society”. Membership of our Order is open to all men of fairness and goodwill, equal of color or creed, on condition that they profess a belief in a Supreme Being.

Freemasonry Northern Ireland is a group of men who men once a month as a group of Freemasonry Northern Ireland at Provincial Grand Lodge of Antrim 15 Rosemary Street, Belfast, BT1 1QA. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month in the historic Provincial Grand Lodge of Antrim 15 Rosemary Street, Belfast, BT1 1QA, for our regular communication as meetings of lodges are rather quaintly called. We always have a festive board which is how Masons describe a meal after a meeting of the lodge. For us this is a hot sit down meal in the historic surroundings of Provincial Grand Lodge of Antrim 15 Rosemary Street, Belfast, BT1 1QA.

We meet for pleasure, for social interaction, to enjoy social and leisure activities together and with family and friends, to meet new friends, to raise money for local general charities and Masonic charities, to make ourselves better people through improving our life skills, to increase our personal development through brotherly support and networking and to help each other in times of need. We have approximately 50 member. Why not join Freemasonry Northern Ireland and be part of the Freemasonry Northern Ireland.
So if you want to join us please contact with us on Provincial Grand Lodge of Antrim 15 Rosemary Street, Belfast, BT1 1QA

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