OPENING UP, INVITING IN.

Brethren may have read in the latest edition of ‘Freemasonry Today’ on page 30 where our Provincial Grand Master RW Bro Stephen Blank praises the proactive approach of opening our Masonic Halls to the public.

True to the spirit of those sentiments, Sandbach Masonic Hall is opening its doors to the public on Saturday 7th July between 10 am and 2.00pm and advertisements have been placed in the local newspapers to raise the level of public interest in the event as well as a press release being issued to further bring attention to the day.

The event in Sandbach is a part of the national trend that started earlier this year when Dr David Staples, Chief Executive Officer of UGLE wrote a letter to The Times and The Daily Telegraph newspapers which ran as a full page advert in those papers titled ‘Enough is Enough’ to counter the negative perceptions of Freemasonry and to call for an end to the ongoing gross misrepresentation of its 200,000 – plus members.

A further good example of what is happening nationally is given in the following article published in the Shoreham Herald this month concerning the Sussex Provincial Grand Lodge AGM which opened its doors to the local press and for the first time in over 100 years held a procession in public through the streets of Worthing.

https://www.sussexexpress.co.uk/news/behind-the-scenes-at-the-sussex-freemasons-annual-meeting-1-8527256

Sussex PGL, Public parade. (Photo Sussex Express)

Sussex PGL meeting. (Photo Sussex Express)

Cheshire brethren are invited to attend the Sandbach Open Day on Saturday 7th July and in particular invite their none Masonic friends to the day so that they too may gain ‘ a daily advancement in Masonic knowledge’.

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