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UGLE protocol instructions on Internet use

PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:13 am
by admin
The Board of General Purposes of the United Grand Lodge of England has issued the following statement regarding Internet Forums & Chat Rooms:-


"The Internet - Forum and Chat Rooms.
The Board of General Purposes is aware that some Brethren are using the internet not only to make contact with other Freemasons, which may be unexceptionable, but also as a means of guidance on questions which should properly be addressed to their Provincial or District Grand Secretaries, from whom authorised answers are available.
Such enquiries frequently elicit a variety of different answers (of which many are, in the nature of things, likely to be wrong).
The Board considers that directing questions on protocol and similar matters to those participating in an Internet forum is inappropriate both for that reason and because of the nature of the subject matter involved."

We the UK contingent of the LodgeRoomUk group agree wholeheartedly with the comments of UGLE. If there is on any of the threads here an instruction or an intimation of anything appertaining to Lodge ritual or Lodge Protocol. You should always seek confirmation from Your Provincial or Grand Lodge.

Bill McElligott