by Carwyn Monck, Kalgoorlie Miner, 26 February 2023

A Christian congregation and four masonic lodges joined forces in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia, for a combined church service, marking the first public display of Masonic regalia for 43 years.

About 30 Freemasons wore colorful regalia to the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Uniting Church’s service. The procession was led by grand master Mason Ramsay McGhee and grand secretary William Semble from Scotland, who joined local district Freemasons given the approval to wear their regalia in public.

Although not classified as a religion, Freemasonry is religious in nature and “fundamentally rooted” in Christianity, said a long-term Kalgoorlie-Boulder Freemason.