by Julia Driscoll, Goucester Advocate, June 21 2022
July 11, 2022 marks 100 years to the day of the laying of the foundation stone of the Masonic Lodge building in Gloucester. To celebrate the centenary, the Masons is having an open day on July 9, 2022 at the lodge in Church Street. The Masons have been meticulous in their record-keeping, and Lodge Gloucester has written records from before the lodge was formed. Ian tells of visiting Sydney where he met Masons who observed various faiths – Christianity, Islam and Judaism. He says the basis of Masonry is making good men better.
Ian: “Masons are generally caring”. Gloucester Masonic Centre is at 4 Church Street, Gloucester. Ian tells the story of a how the Gloucester Lodge came to the help of a local mechanical repair business that was damaged by fire, by replacing tools the business owner lost in the fire to the tune of thousands of dollars.