The successful series of ‘Let’s Talk Masonry’ Conferences is now in its fifth year with the title this year of, ‘More Ritual Unravelled’. A poster promoting the Conference and an application form accompany this letter. Details are also available on the Provincial website. Feedback from previous Conferences has been very positive with comments such as “An outstanding day”, “The best source of general Masonic education under UGLE” and, “First class content and delivery superb”. We have used this feedback to develop the papers and themes for the 2013 Conference.
The 2013 Conference, which will be opened by the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master for the Province of East Lancashire, Sir David Trippier, RD, JP, DL, will appeal to Masons at all levels from the most recent Initiate to accomplished Past Masters. The informal atmosphere and social side of the day provide an excellent opportunity to meet other Masons, from this and our neighbouring Provinces and debate the concepts and ideas presented.
An additional feature this year is a Book Signing by leading Masonic Authors including, VWBro the Rev’d Neville Barker Cryer, PGChap. There will be papers presented by notable experts, including VWBro Cryer, exploring the meaning and symbolism within the ritual and giving understanding of the whole Masonic system.
Small interactive group sessions led by, amongst others, Chris Oversby, John Acaster and Chris Powell (where delegates will have the opportunity to choose three from five to attend during the day) encourage contribution to the discussion and will explore many subjects from within Freemasonry, including the Royal Arch, that capture our imagination.
We are particularly keen to welcome newer Masons to the Conference who will no doubt be supported by others from their Lodges. The Province hopes that we have an enjoyable and stimulating day, interact with each other and our Brethren from surrounding Provinces and positively gain an improved understanding of Freemasonry that will benefit ourselves, as well as enabling us to share our new found knowledge with our colleagues.
Yours sincerely and fraternally,WBro J Christopher Welton, PProvSGW Chairman of the Education and Development Committee