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Guiding principles of Freemasonry

For Freemasons, there are four important values that help define their path through life: Integrity, Friendship, Respect and Charity. In today’s world filled with uncertainty, these principles ring as true now as they have at any point in the organisation’s history.


Building good people 

Freemasons are focused on building themselves as people of integrity, and membership provides the structure to help achieve that goal. Being a Freemason gives members a sense of purpose, supporting and guiding them on their journey through life. Collectively, members are bonded through an understanding of unity and equitability – principles fundamental to Freemasonry.


Building together

Freemasonry provides the common foundation for friendships between members, many of which will last for life. Being a Freemason means something different to each person who joins, but whether looking to make acquaintances or develop their own potential, all members share a sense of togetherness that strengthens their ability to succeed and grow.


Building unity

Freemasonry brings people together irrespective of their race, religion, or other perceived differences that can divide us as a society. Members are expected to be of high moral standing and are encouraged to talk openly about what the organisation does and what it means to be part of it.


Building compassion

Kindness and charitable giving are deeply ingrained within the principles of Freemasonry and the organisation provides the structure for members to make positive contributions to their communities and various causes through fundraising events or volunteer work. Individuals can make an important contribution at local, national and global level by giving both their time and money.

Mowbray Lodge takes part in the Universities Scheme #Challenge2021Walk
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Mowbray Lodge takes part in the Universities Scheme #Challenge2021Walk

walk builds bridges between scheme lodges

In May 2021, the UGLE Universities Scheme challenged its member Lodges to take part in a walking team relay. The aim was to walk the length and breadth of England and Wales whilst carrying the David Kenneth Williamson Cup. The aim of the DKW Cup is to encourage
inter-visiting between Universities Scheme Lodges and to further the goals of fraternity and togetherness.
The challenge was to visit every Masonic venue where a Scheme Lodge meets and, in so doing, complete an
appropriate 2021 miles. Whilst taking part Lodges were charged with raising funds for the Duke of Edinburgh
Memorial Fund.
The #Challenge2021 Walk set off from
Freemasons' Hall, London, on June 9th,
heading southeast and travelling broadly
clockwise around the country. The aim is to return to Great Queen Street on September 8th 2021.
On 10th July the cup was received in the Province of Durham by Universities Lodge who travelled to Northumberland the same day.
Mowbray Lodge received the Cup on the evening of Sunday 11th July when they had the pleasure of receiving the brethren from Northumberland who had travelled from Wallsend to bring the cup to us.
On a very wet day, our WM Octavian Lazin, accompanied by Martin Lawson, Obinna Osochukwu , Bob Summerson, Andrei
Lucaci (Andrei having travelled from London to take part), and also Michael Elston and Martin Talbot,
braved the weather to take the cup onwards
in its journey south. They were ably supported by Michael Gilmore who drove the support vehicle and, as was appropriate to his profession as a Paramedic also acted as our welfare and safety officer.
The journey was punctuated with lunch at Paul Paterson’s on the way before arriving at Hartlepool Marina. There they were met by representatives from Lodge of Fraternity in Stockton, who took on the challenge of the next leg of the walk this ensuring all three Durham University Scheme Lodges had been involved.
We wish all Lodges taking part in this venture continued success as the Cup makes it’s way to Great Queen Street.
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