A survey undertaken by Assistant PGM Peter Brooks has established just how many people in Lincolnshire want to become Freemasons, and how many have had their masonic journey ‘postponed’ because of the pandemic.
He has written to all Lodge Secretaries and Mentors to share the numbers with them. His letter says:
Thank you for your replies to my recent request for data about potential candidates, apprentices and fellowcrafts, to which all but ten Lodges responded.
The information returned presents an encouraging picture of the health of Freemasonry in Lincolnshire, and I wanted to share the information with you. In summary:
So brethren, when we resume our regular meetings it looks like being a busy season. Until then, it is most important to maintain close contact with potential candidates, so as to retain their interest. You might consider passing on your copy of Masonic Lincs as part of this process, or draw their attention to the Provincial web site, where copies can be read online.
On resumption it might be worth considering extra meetings or even multiple ceremonies. A booklet giving helpful advice about such ceremonies in all three degrees will shortly be available.
Once initiated it is vital that the mentoring process is faithfully applied, engagement is key! Do please remember, the Provincial Mentoring booklets are freely available from the office.
As we resume our meetings this autumn, I look forward to visiting many of the lodges to share in the fellowship which we have all missed, and to welcome our new brethren to the wonderful world of Freemasonry.