Julian Rees was initiated in the Kirby Lodge No. 2818, under the United Grand Lodge of England, in London in 1968. He was Master in 1976/77 and again at the centenary of the Lodge in 1999/2000.
He was Master of the German-speaking Pilgrim Lodge No. 238 in 1978/79.
He was a regular contributor to the quarterly magazine FreemasonryToday since its founding in 1997 and from 2003 to 2007 he was Deputy and News Editor. He was appointed JGD in 2007.
In 2003 he delivered the prestigious Wendel K Walker Memorial Lecture in New York, entitled Through Ritual to Enlightenment.
He was one of the founding members of The Cornerstone Society, serving as Secretary for a number of years, and has lectured to lodges in this country, in USA, in continental Europe and in Africa, and to the Masonic Restoration Foundation in Alexandria, Virginia. On that occasion he gave a paper entitled The Spiritual Path of Freemasonry.
He is the author of five works on Freemasonry - Making Light - a Handbook for Freemasons; The Stairway of Freemasonry - 30 Short Talks and Questions; So You Want To Be A Freemason?; Ornaments, Furniture and Jewels; and The Tracing Boards of the Three Degrees in Freemasonry Explained.
Julian is available for lodge talks and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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