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Re: Freemasonry in Marple- The Doric Lodge.
« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2012, 10:37:35 PM »
when my youngest son ended up in A and E  at hospital  late at night he was given  a teddy  bear , which  i was told were donated by local freemasons groups :)
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Re: Freemasonry in Marple- The Doric Lodge.
« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2012, 10:06:22 AM »


Bowden Guy, perhaps this link might enlighten you

http://www.grandcharity.org/pages/medical_research.html
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« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2012, 10:01:16 AM »
Let's not forget that Freemasons always look after their own. A bit like a self-help society,

Bowden Guy,

Are you aware that the Masonic Charities are the largest giver to non masonic charities and second only to the National Lottery.


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Re: Freemasonry in Marple- The Doric Lodge.
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2012, 10:22:27 PM »
Let's not forget that Freemasons always look after their own. A bit like a self-help society,

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« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2012, 12:57:41 AM »
Hi Henrietta,

Not in Marple, but the lady masons do meet at Stockport Guildhall, unfortunately I don't know when they meet, but look up them up o the web.
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Re: Freemasonry in Marple- The Doric Lodge.
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2012, 01:30:56 AM »
Gentlemen...

And there rests MY case!  :P
Ooh! Can I join?  ;D
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« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2012, 09:51:41 AM »
Freemasons are prohibited from discussing religion or politics at there gatherings, it is not a religious organisation and has members from many faith groups, including Muslim and Roman Catholic but atheist are excluded from membership.

If it is a secular organisation but allows in members with a faith, why are atheists barred?


From the pages of the UGLE:
"Membership is open to men of any race or religion who can have a belief in a Supreme Being and who are of good repute."

From reading the pages I don't see what's different about Freemasonry than any other organisation that does charitable work (e.g. Round Table etc). In fact the Freemasons limit themselves by requiring members to believe in a "Supreme Being". I suppose that's their loss as people who have no faith but want to contribute to society through some sort of organisation will choose one other than the Freemasons.
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« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2012, 11:11:41 PM »
Freemasons are prohibited from discussing religion or politics at there gatherings, it is not a religious organisation and has members from many faith groups, including Muslim and Roman Catholic but atheist are excluded from membership.

If it is a secular organisation but allows in members with a faith, why are atheists barred?



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« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2012, 07:04:11 PM »
Freemasons are prohibited from discussing religion or politics at there gatherings, it is not a religious organisation and has members from many faith groups, including Muslim and Roman Catholic but atheist are excluded from membership.

If it is a secular organisation but allows in members with a faith, why are atheists barred?


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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2012, 02:16:33 PM »
Gentlemen.

You will find a mention of the Doric Lodge in Marple on the Marple website. It's member are mostly from the Marple Community. but not restricted to such.

The lodge welcomes inquiries for membership from applicants over the age of 21 and who are of good character and have a genuine desire to be of service to mankind and the community in which we live.

Freemasons are prohibited from discussing religion or politics at there gatherings, it is not a religious organisation and has members from many faith groups, including Muslim and Roman Catholic but atheist are excluded from membership.

The Doric Lodge has met in Marple for over 100 years and currently has a membership of 43 and increasing.

The Lodge meets on the third Thursday of every winter month

If you are interested in becoming a member, or indeed are a former member of another lodge and would like to consider rejoining, please send me a PM and I will be pleased to let you have further information. Take a look at the websites.
http://www.ugle.org.uk/
http://www.cheshiremasons.co.uk/

What's in it for me (except a a secret handshake)


Q,
Are Freemasons expected to prefer fellow
Masons at the expense of others in giving
jobs, promotions, contracts and the like?
A
Absolutely not. That would be a misuse of membership
and subject to Masonic discipline. On his entry into
Freemasonry each candidate states unequivocally that he
expects no material gain from his membership. At various
stages during the three ceremonies of his admission and
when he is presented with a certificate from Grand Lodge
that the admission ceremonies have been completed, he
is forcefully reminded that attempts to gain preferment
or material gain for himself or others is a misuse of
membership which will not be tolerated. The Book of
Constitutions, which every candidate receives, contains
strict rules governing abuse of membership which can
result in penalties varying from temporary suspension
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Re: Freemasonry in Marple- The Doric Lodge.
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2012, 12:54:37 PM »
Gentlemen...

And there rests MY case!  :P

Hmm..  how about Ladies:

http://www.marple-uk.com/community/townswomenguild.htm

http://www.marple-uk.com/community/nwr.htm

http://www.marple-uk.com/community/wi.htm

3 : 1  ;D

Although not officially attached to the United Grand Lodge of England, there is a Masonic Membership available to Ladies.
I know very little about this organisation except that it is an honourable institution. I do understand that that 2 lodges meet
at the Stockport Masonic Guildhall.


This Link may help Lisa and other ladies
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« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2012, 12:45:48 PM »
Gentlemen...

And there rests MY case!  :P

Hmm..  how about Ladies:

http://www.marple-uk.com/community/townswomenguild.htm

http://www.marple-uk.com/community/nwr.htm

http://www.marple-uk.com/community/wi.htm

3 : 1  ;D

Although not officially attached to the United Grand Lodge of England, there is a Masonic Membership available to Ladies.
I know very little about this organisation except that it is an honourable institution. I do understand that that 2 lodges meet
at the Stockport Masonic Guildhall.
“Every process in your organization has a customer, and without a customer a process has no purpose. "

alan@romiley

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Re: Freemasonry in Marple- The Doric Lodge.
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2012, 12:35:42 PM »
Gentlemen.

You will find a mention of the Doric Lodge in Marple on the Marple website. It's member are mostly from the Marple Community. but not restricted to such.

The lodge welcomes inquiries for membership from applicants over the age of 21 and who are of good character and have a genuine desire to be of service to mankind and the community in which we live.

Freemasons are prohibited from discussing religion or politics at there gatherings, it is not a religious organisation and has members from many faith groups, including Muslim and Roman Catholic but atheist are excluded from membership.

The Doric Lodge has met in Marple for over 100 years and currently has a membership of 43 and increasing.

The Lodge meets on the third Thursday of every winter month

If you are interested in becoming a member, or indeed are a former member of another lodge and would like to consider rejoining, please send me a PM and I will be pleased to let you have further information. Take a look at the websites.
http://www.ugle.org.uk/
http://www.cheshiremasons.co.uk/

What's in it for me (except a a secret handshake)

Duke, you ask "whats in it for me"

Well, we aim to make good men-better and  a person who expected to gain pecuniary or mercenary advantage by attempting to join, would not be acceptable.

I do beleive that the links shown in this thread will give you an insight into what it's all about
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Re: Freemasonry in Marple- The Doric Lodge.
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2012, 11:25:22 AM »
Gentlemen...

And there rests MY case!  :P