Moseley General Lodge of Instruction
Lodge of Instruction meets Thirty Times a Year
Web-master's note: When Bro. Wyer
mentioned that his lodge of instruction meets thirty times a year
I asked him to tell me more about it. His dedication and
heartfelt service to the Craft is an inspiration to all of us who
care about the soul and future of Freemasonry. I hope that any
brother planning to visit in or near Worcestershire England would
contact Bro. Wyer about attending a meeting of this remarkable
lodge of instruction.
From: "alan-wyer" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2001 09:01:10 +0100
The Moseley General Lodge of Instruction meets under the
sanction of Arter Lodge, No. 2654 (Worcestershire U.G.L.E).
It conforms to the regulations laid down in the Book of
Constitutions and is the only GENERAL Lodge of Instruction in the
Province. It has the permission of the Provincial Grand Master to
admit as members E.A.s and F.C.s as well as M.Ms, Masters and
PM.'s. (The junior brethren are catered for when working items in
a higher degree.)
It is not well-attended numerically, but I stick by my declared
stance - so long as one Mason arrives for some form of
instruction/rehearsal I and my fellow Preceptor will be there.
A programme of work is published each year but the work
actually carried out is structured to the needs/wishes of those
attending. For example: concentrating on the words and movements
of the Deacons, and how to handle a candidate, leaving out the big
bits that the Master does.
When you see through an Entered Apprentice through his degrees
and into the Chair of his Lodge, the feeling of satisfaction is
immense - even I am lost for words.
I am in a fortunate position of being a retired police officer,
trained in teaching techniques, who for half a living (the pension
is the other half) prints Masonic summonses. In this way I have
constant contact with many Masons from three Provinces (and one
London Lodge) by visit, phone and fax.
Importantly my wife, who is not involved in any way, supports
my many trips out, as member, visitor or speaker.
It is, in short, my hobby and my way of life, though I assure
you I am no "Masonic anorak" as I recognise that others have
different perspectives, priorities and talents. Utilise what
people have, do not try to turn them into Masonic sausages, the
diversity of practice within the self-discipline of our ritual
will ensure that essential standards are not eroded.
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