WikiWirral its great, register, enjoy and welcome.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,012,823
Topics74,780
Members12,856
Forums66
Posts in last 24hrs64
Most Online7,831
Apr 8th, 2013
Who's Online Now
55 registered members (8HBob, 10 invisible), 1,093 guests, and345 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
575 Best Vets
New General Forums
TV licence
by lincle. 17th Jan 2019 1:15pm
When The Light Goes Out
by granny. 15th Jan 2019 1:54pm
Recycled Homes
by granny. 10th Jan 2019 11:41pm
Children of Chernobyl
by diggingdeeper. 10th Jan 2019 4:59am
New Wirral History
West Kirby/ Calday - Water feature/stream!?!
by Stewie. 15th Jan 2019 12:46pm
758 The Bow-Legged Beagle 88 Victoria Road, New B
by derekdwc. 29th Nov 2018 10:57pm
Finding my Uncle Peter Turnbull
by dingle. 23rd Nov 2018 11:41am
Pathe news short - merseytunnel 1934
by oldpm01. 5th Jun 2017 1:57pm
BIRDS HOUSE
by hoseman. 23rd Oct 2010 3:48pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
WW1 Monument, Birkenhead
No more bridge, never be the same
Topic Replies
Rescued Animals.
by diggingdeeper. 17th Jan 2019 5:25pm
What song are you listening to?
by starakita. 17th Jan 2019 5:14pm
Project Fear III
by diggingdeeper. 17th Jan 2019 4:51pm
For sale....Fly rod,reels,flies,line
s,spares.

by spider. 17th Jan 2019 4:03pm
Found -Cav King Charles Spaniel
by squirrel. 17th Jan 2019 1:37pm
Email hacked
by Gibbo. 17th Jan 2019 9:54am
When The Light Goes Out
by diggingdeeper. 16th Jan 2019 10:46pm
I, Daniel Blake
by granny. 16th Jan 2019 2:57pm
Best Vets
by snowhite. 16th Jan 2019 1:19pm
January
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Queens Park - Crewe
by venice. 13th Jan 2019 6:21pm
Wirral Wargaming Club - FREE ENTRY - Tonight 9 Jan
by WargamerNik. 9th Jan 2019 11:15am
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rate Topic
Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Interested in Masonry? How does it benefit the Wirral #929155
18th Feb 2015 11:40am
18th Feb 2015 11:40am
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 131
Moreton
T
Tait1969 Offline OP
Enthusiast
Tait1969  Offline OP
Enthusiast
T
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 131
Moreton
There is always something being said about masonry, a lot of which is inaccurate and always leaning towards negativity! As a mason for many years I can honestly say that masonry continues to be of great benefit to many of the national charities and plenty of those on the Wirral! Masonry has also been of great personal benefit for me (not financially) and has taught me a lot about myself.

Anyone interested in what masonry is all about, how they contribute to charity or if interested in joining should take a look at the newly updated Cheshire Masons Internet page! http://www.cheshiremasons.co.uk

Anyone wanting to know more can always get I touch and I will be happy to help further.


Google Ads
Re: Interested in Masonry? How does it benefit the Wirral [Re: Tait1969] #929158
18th Feb 2015 12:13pm
18th Feb 2015 12:13pm
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 851
Wirral
Nigel Offline

Wise One
Nigel  Offline

Wise One
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 851
Wirral
I can second that Brother, having been a member for 10 years.


O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever ...
Re: Interested in Masonry? How does it benefit the Wirral [Re: Tait1969] #929162
18th Feb 2015 12:30pm
18th Feb 2015 12:30pm
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 131
Moreton
T
Tait1969 Offline OP
Enthusiast
Tait1969  Offline OP
Enthusiast
T
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 131
Moreton
Hi Nigel - thank you for your reply. Good to hear of another brother enjoying and appreciating masonry and what it does for the Wirral! Be great to hear from some others!

Re: Interested in Masonry? How does it benefit the Wirral [Re: Tait1969] #929164
18th Feb 2015 12:50pm
18th Feb 2015 12:50pm
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 783
Birkenhead
DeanoBirko Offline
Wise One
DeanoBirko  Offline
Wise One
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 783
Birkenhead
Do you need to be religious?

I take it we are talking about the society and not fancy brickwork?

Re: Interested in Masonry? How does it benefit the Wirral [Re: Tait1969] #929170
18th Feb 2015 1:20pm
18th Feb 2015 1:20pm
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 131
Moreton
T
Tait1969 Offline OP
Enthusiast
Tait1969  Offline OP
Enthusiast
T
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 131
Moreton
Hi DeanoBirko. Thanks for the question. Yes, this related to the society. The full answer as well as many other answers to frequently asked questions can be viewed here: http://www.cheshiremasons.co.uk/about/20-questions-and-answers/

In summary for those wondering the same:

Is it a religion?

No, neither is it a substitute for religion. There are no Sacraments. Every member expresses a belief in a “Supreme Being” and there are members of all faiths working harmoniously in Freemasonry.

If you need any further clarity please PM me and I would be happy to send my details and happy to discuss.


Re: Interested in Masonry? How does it benefit the Wirral [Re: Tait1969] #929180
18th Feb 2015 2:49pm
18th Feb 2015 2:49pm
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 15,997
Wirral
granny Offline
Wiki Master
granny  Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 15,997
Wirral
There must be a national recruitment drive on and one wonders why. Daughter's boyfriend in Kent has been approached also. Plus, why is it all such a bloody big secret? Nobody talks freely about it, that is the mystery ! Belonging to secret societies is always a concern, particularly in this day and age. Societies within societies !

If every member has to believe in a 'supreme being' , then I think some may tell lies also .
Don't certain members also belong to the 'Magic Circle'

A Secular Society, of which I think the word 'secular' should be re-established.

In this day and age 'men only' is very chauvinistic. Why is it men only, what do they do ? A few questions to be answered.

Last edited by granny; 18th Feb 2015 2:56pm.

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Re: Interested in Masonry? How does it benefit the Wirral [Re: granny] #929181
18th Feb 2015 3:32pm
18th Feb 2015 3:32pm
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 43,942
wirral
sunnyside Offline

Wiki Master
sunnyside  Offline

Wiki Master
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 43,942
wirral
Originally Posted by granny
There must be a national recruitment drive on and one wonders why. Daughter's boyfriend in Kent has been approached also. Plus, why is it all such a bloody big secret? Nobody talks freely about it, that is the mystery ! Belonging to secret societies is always a concern, particularly in this day and age. Societies within societies !

If every member has to believe in a 'supreme being' , then I think some may tell lies also .
Don't certain members also belong to the 'Magic Circle'

A Secular Society, of which I think the word 'secular' should be re-established.

In this day and age 'men only' is very chauvinistic. Why is it men only, what do they do ? A few questions to be answered.
i could answer you but we are not allowed to divulge things.

Re: Interested in Masonry? How does it benefit the Wirral [Re: Tait1969] #929182
18th Feb 2015 3:32pm
18th Feb 2015 3:32pm
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 12,258
Birkenhead
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master
diggingdeeper  Offline

Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 12,258
Birkenhead
Giving to charity doesn't make a bad thing a good thing.

While in private business it is personal choice who you choose to do business with, here are many public officials that are members of the Free Masons and that is where the problem can arise. Free Masons swear to support fellow Free-Masons.


In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

We should judge our economy by the absence of poverty, not the number of billionaires - Jeremy Corbyn
Re: Interested in Masonry? How does it benefit the Wirral [Re: Tait1969] #929183
18th Feb 2015 3:33pm
18th Feb 2015 3:33pm
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 131
Moreton
T
Tait1969 Offline OP
Enthusiast
Tait1969  Offline OP
Enthusiast
T
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 131
Moreton
Hi Granny - not at all!! (recruitment drive). As someone who lives on and loves the Wirral I personally wanted people of the Wirral to know more about masonry and how it benefits the Wirral as well as many other charities nationally!

It's not a secret society but rather a society with secrets. Those secrets are open to those who join so not a big secret at all! Some do get confused on this point!

And no, there is no connection (that I know of) re the magic circle!

It may surprise you to know that masonry is open to women! So not as chauvinistic as you think! https://www.owf.org.uk

We never shy away from questions hence the really good website that tries to help with any people may have!

My overall point is there are lots of masons who line on the Wirral and each and every one of them continue to support charity and in many cases a lot on the Wirral!


Re: Interested in Masonry? How does it benefit the Wirral [Re: Tait1969] #929184
18th Feb 2015 3:37pm
18th Feb 2015 3:37pm
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 43,942
wirral
sunnyside Offline

Wiki Master
sunnyside  Offline

Wiki Master
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 43,942
wirral
.

Attached Files index.jpg
Re: Interested in Masonry? How does it benefit the Wirral [Re: Tait1969] #929185
18th Feb 2015 3:46pm
18th Feb 2015 3:46pm
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 131
Moreton
T
Tait1969 Offline OP
Enthusiast
Tait1969  Offline OP
Enthusiast
T
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 131
Moreton
Hi diggingdeeper! I can assure you nothing in freemasory is 'bad'! I am sure you will hear from others who will support my statement here! If there was anything bad I can assure you I wouldn't be a mason full stop! Fact is I, and many others are and we do this to support society and do good!

It's a common misconception regarding masons helping each other in business! Feemasons are like minded people from all walks of life As freemasons we take great pride in supporting those in need which isn't so much about each other but society in general! Hence the donations made to some great charities!


Re: Interested in Masonry? How does it benefit the Wirral [Re: Tait1969] #929188
18th Feb 2015 3:57pm
18th Feb 2015 3:57pm
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,129
Middle Earth
L
ludwigvan Offline
Forum Addict
ludwigvan  Offline
Forum Addict
L
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,129
Middle Earth
Hello Tait,Could a thoroughly good person who just happens, through no fault of his own,to live on benefits join the Masons? Or is it a case of no money no welcome?

Re: Interested in Masonry? How does it benefit the Wirral [Re: Tait1969] #929216
18th Feb 2015 4:56pm
18th Feb 2015 4:56pm
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 131
Moreton
T
Tait1969 Offline OP
Enthusiast
Tait1969  Offline OP
Enthusiast
T
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 131
Moreton
Hi ludwigvan. It's certainly not a case of no money and no welcome. I would bet that there will be masons, like yourself, who are currently unemployed through no fault of there own!

Of course there are fees (joining, member fees etc) but there are various ways that these can be paid which can differ from one lodge to another. It's certainly not expensive when you consider this on a yearly basis!

If you want to know more about this PM me some contact details and I will get in touch if you like. Hope the Masonic site was of interest to you and appreciate your question.

Re: Interested in Masonry? How does it benefit the Wirral [Re: Tait1969] #929224
18th Feb 2015 5:26pm
18th Feb 2015 5:26pm
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,129
Middle Earth
L
ludwigvan Offline
Forum Addict
ludwigvan  Offline
Forum Addict
L
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,129
Middle Earth
Hi Tait,thanks for the reply and I find it interesting that you assumed I was asking on my own behalf,it was a hypothetical question as it is a few years since I was in the employment market.I do find it reassuring however,to know I could join the Masons by installments.

Re: Interested in Masonry? How does it benefit the Wirral [Re: Tait1969] #929252
18th Feb 2015 6:38pm
18th Feb 2015 6:38pm
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,872
Heswallish
F
fish5133 Online content
Forum Guardian
fish5133  Online Content
Forum Guardian
F
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,872
Heswallish
It was a society with secrets. Its a society with secrets that anyone can find put about any way. If its not religious why do the 12 tribes of Israel feature in it

Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Moderated by  Mod 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Email hacked
by rossie. 16th Jan 2019 6:44pm
Benefit change.
by venice. 15th Jan 2019 11:52pm
Found -Cav King Charles Spaniel
by squirrel. 15th Jan 2019 2:09pm
When The Light Goes Out
by granny. 15th Jan 2019 1:54pm
West Midlands Police
by granny. 15th Jan 2019 1:10pm
For Sale & Free
For sale, Large binoculars and case
by spider. 14th Jan 2019 3:18pm
For sale....Fly rod,reels,flies,line
s,spares.

by spider. 14th Jan 2019 2:37pm
Wanted...Kids paddle pool
by spider. 12th Jan 2019 7:24pm
Beats by Dre headphones
by ultimate. 23rd Dec 2018 3:13pm
PC PSU (Power Supply Unit)
by Littlebear. 22nd Dec 2018 7:24pm
Member Spotlight
TheComputerLab
TheComputerLab
Wallasey
Posts: 1,273
Joined: May 2011
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
matt8888, Sevime, GaryG, Stewie, MikeDavies
12856 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Email hacked
by rossie. 16th Jan 2019 6:44pm
Queens Park - Crewe
by diggingdeeper. 12th Jan 2019 11:30am
Restaurant Venues
by fish5133. 9th Jan 2019 6:49pm
Wirral Wargaming Club - FREE ENTRY - Tonight 9 Jan
by WargamerNik. 9th Jan 2019 9:36am
Floral pavilion promo code?
by TheComputerLab. 31st Dec 2018 2:11pm
News : New Topics
Benefit change.
by venice. 15th Jan 2019 11:52pm
West Midlands Police
by granny. 15th Jan 2019 1:10pm
Diane Oxberry
by granny. 11th Jan 2019 3:43pm
Woman’s body found in woods
by Kieran1981. 3rd Jan 2019 6:30am
Look out! We are being invaded!
by Excoriator. 29th Dec 2018 8:23pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Found -Cav King Charles Spaniel
by squirrel. 15th Jan 2019 2:09pm
Best Vets
by granny. 12th Jan 2019 2:19pm
Headlights
by starakita. 8th Jan 2019 4:20pm
Epsom salts
by snowhite. 6th Jan 2019 12:08pm
I, Daniel Blake
by Mr1470. 5th Jan 2019 8:31pm
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Thu 8:17am
Sunset Thu 4:27pm
Local Time Thu 5:56pm
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1