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Are regular freemasons registered in the UGLE?
Posted: 24 July 2018 01:05 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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If someone becomes a freemason under a lodge recognized by the UGLE, is he registered in the UGLE books or only in the Grand Lodge of his state or country?  I had an EA brother ask me that I had no idea what to say.

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Posted: 24 July 2018 02:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Lodges are not recognized - GRAND Lodges are. And Grand Lodges are Sovereign, which means self-governing. Some may decide they *want* to open their membership information to other Grand Lodges, but in most cases doing so may be considered a breach of personal privacy.

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Posted: 24 July 2018 02:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Yes you are right, I missed the word “Grand” before lodge.  So the answer is no, great.  Thanks for sharing.

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Posted: 24 July 2018 02:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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No; only masons initiated into a UGLE lodge - or those joining one, are registered with UGLE.  That includes members initiated into the (London) Metropolitan Grand Lodge, one of the Provinces (England/Wales), or one of the Districts (spread around the world).  Their details are held on computer in London.

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Posted: 24 July 2018 03:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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Great answer.  Thank you for sharing.

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Posted: 25 July 2018 01:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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Incidentally, ‘join’ is this context means that the individual concerned was initiated into a lodge under (to us) a Foreign Constitution recognised by UGLE. ‘Joining’ is the term we use when someone becomes a ‘joining member’ - a term (I understand) not universally understood as some Constitutions don’t allow multiple memberships (some of the US state GLs I believe). 
Under the English Constitution, you can be a member of as many lodges (and Royal Arch Chapters) as your pocket can afford - I, for instance, belong to 3 lodges and 3 chapters (as well as multiple memberships in a number of other orders as you can see from my signature).

The term ‘affiliate’ is used in some Constitutions to mean the same thing.

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Richard
Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies (UGLE)
PProvJGW, PProvGReg, PProvAGSec (Craft)
PProvGTreas, PProvGReg, PProv1stAGSoj (Royal Arch)
Mark (PProvGIWks), Royal Ark Mariner (ProvRAMGR)
Ancient and Accepted Rite; (30°), Knights Templar (PStdB)
Knight Templar Priest (PGBB), Royal Order of Scotland
Order of Secret Monitor (Brotherhood of David and Jonathan - unattached)

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Posted: 25 July 2018 04:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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Yes, I see you have multiple memberships and it’s very admirable!

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Posted: 26 July 2018 01:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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To be honest, I only have that lot in my signature so that people asking questions can see that I have a broad range of experience of some of the various orders in England - I’d much rather just say ‘Master Mason’ - it’s just the same.  It just means that I can answer any questions from a personal knowledge of the orders concerned.

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Richard
Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies (UGLE)
PProvJGW, PProvGReg, PProvAGSec (Craft)
PProvGTreas, PProvGReg, PProv1stAGSoj (Royal Arch)
Mark (PProvGIWks), Royal Ark Mariner (ProvRAMGR)
Ancient and Accepted Rite; (30°), Knights Templar (PStdB)
Knight Templar Priest (PGBB), Royal Order of Scotland
Order of Secret Monitor (Brotherhood of David and Jonathan - unattached)

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Posted: 27 July 2018 09:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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That’s very humble of you, I hope one day I’ll be as experienced as you.

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