Welcome to the Grand Lodge

Modern Mixed Masons

ABOUT MIXED FREEMASONRY

The Grand Lodge Modern Mixed Masons (GLMMM) is the newest of the Masonic Orders in the UK, including both male and female Freemasons, working together in harmony. It was founded on the Masonic precepts of one of the oldest secular fraternal societies in the world, which recently celebrated 300 years of Masonic History, and now embraces the 21st century.

Freemasonry today is a movement of men and women concerned with the individual’s moral compass and spiritual values. Members are taught its precepts by a series of ritual dramas. These have been described as ‘a unique system of morality which is communicated by way of allegorical plays which use Masonic symbols as a teaching aid’. They retain basically the same forms used in the United Grand Lodge of England and use stonemasons’ customs and tools as allegorical guides.

In GLMMM all Masons are known as Brothers – where the masculine gender is used it will apply equally to the feminine gender.


Most Worshipful Grand Master,        Bro. Carl Dinsdale – 2014


Most Worshipful Founding Grand Master Carl Dinsdale celebrates over 30 years in Freemasonry this year. He has attained every Degree, working through the various Offices, and his exceptional skills as an orator when presenting Ritual from memory, and are highly acclaimed. During his working life, he enjoyed a successful career as an Insurance Specialist.



Most Worshipful Grand Master,          Rev. Canon David Hughes – 2015


The GLMMM’s first Grand Master was the Rev. David Hughes, a Non-Stipendiary Priest in the Traditional Church of England, who was installed as Most Worshipful Grand Master in 2015. Rev. David Hughes celebrate his 52nd  year as a Freemason in July 2019. He is also a Bishop Emeritus in the traditional Church of England, and commemorates his 12th year since becoming a Canon of Windlesham Pro-Cathedral, in Berkshire.



Most Worshipful Grand Master,        Bro. Carole McGlivery – 2016


The GLMMM’s Most Worshipful Grand Master for 2016 was Bro. Carole McGilvery, highly regarded by all English freemasons for her nine years of sterling work in running the Canonbury Masonic Research Centre. During her professional life, she ran a highly successful London-based PR/Marketing company. MW Bro Carole is also an author of many books on health/wellbeing and a Freeman of the City of London.



Most Worshipful Grand Master,      Bro.Trevor Wood – 2017


The Most Worshipful Grand Master, Bro. Trevor Wood, was elected for 2017, and he celebrates over twenty-five years in Freemasonry, having been an active member of virtually every Degree. His excellent skills as an orator when presenting Ritual is delivered from memory, and are highly praised. During his working life he enjoyed a successful career as an Information Technology Specialist.



Most Worshipful Grand Master,        Bro. George Elton – 2018


The Most Worshipful Grand Master, Bro. George Elton, was elected in 2018,and celebrates over twenty-five years in Freemasonry, including membership of the Gran Logia de Espania. He was an active member of virtually every Degree, and his excellent skills as an Orator when presenting Ritual and are highly commended and delivered from memory, During his working life he specialised in the house building and renovation industry, owning two successful construction companies.



Worshipful Grand Master,                  Bro. Carol Ann Knill – 2019  


The Most Worshipful Grand Master, Bro. Carol Anne Knill, was elected for 2019 and has completed thirty four years in Freemasonry, both in Craft and many of the Side Degrees, and, like her predecessors, is well versed in masonic ritual. She has had a varied career and since retiring has set up two very successful University of the 3rd Age Groups (U3A), and is very active in local fund raising for good causes and recently celebrated her golden wedding.


THE FIRST CHRONICLE

Mixed Freemasonry still thrives today under the banner of the Grand Lodge Modern Mixed Masons which is the latest of the 21st century’s more successful contemporary movements in Freemasonry. The aim of the Order is to follow the Landmarks of traditional English Freemasonry and to employ the Mystical and Spiritual interpretation of Freemasonry.

In this new century, individual freemasons – both regular and unrecognised – are increasingly prepared to find ways of working in harmony with one another, and one such group, of some fifty brethren from lodges under both UGLE and the OWF, has taken decisive steps to overcome the separation between exclusively male and female masonic bodies.

In 2010 they agreed to establish independent mixed Craft lodges, the first of which, the Lodge of Light, was consecrated in October 2011 at Glossop in Derbyshire, but as many of the brethren still retained their old masonic memberships the new body did not present itself as a Grand Lodge, and was named instead The Platonic Society of Companions (PLC).

As the society grew it drew in new members who shared the masonic enthusiasm of the founders but did not wish to join a single-sex body, and in keeping with the ethos of a mixed Order, many of the founders gave up their old allegiances – but not their masonic dedication. Indeed, the hallmarks of the Order are the retention of all that is of value in traditional Freemasonry and the renewal of the Craft not by innovation for its own sake but by the restoration of its true ethos.

Much of the success of the Grand Lodge Modern Mixed Masons is due to the visionary perceptiveness, tireless efforts and excellent organisational skills of the Founding Grand Master MW. Bro. Carl Dinsdale, and his loyal team of Masonic Brothers.

THE THREE GREAT PRINCIPLES

All genuine Freemasons are expected to show tolerance and respect for the opinions of others, and behave with kindness and understanding to their fellow creatures.

Freemasons are expected to make an effort to follow these ideas, and believe they represent a way of achieving well-being and a more rewarding lifestyle.

Relief is the word Freemasons use for Charity. It is one of the three guiding lights taught to Freemasons which are Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. To the Freemason relief (charity) is not just putting money in a collection plate; it is a charitable attitude which is paramount and is taught in masonic Lodges.

Freemasons are schooled to practise charity and to care – not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole, both by charitable giving and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals. Throughout its history Freemasonry has helped the sick and infirm, the poor and needy, and provided education where possible, and this care will continue in the future.

Freemasons strive for truth and high moral standards and principles, which they endeavour to uphold in their public and private lives.

Freemasons are encouraged to do their duty first to the Divine, through faith and religious practice; next to their family and dependents, and then to their neighbours through charity and service.

Welcome To The

Grand Lodge

Modern Mixed Masons

ABOUT MIXED FREEMASONRY

 

The Grand Lodge Modern Mixed Masons (GLMMM) is the newest of the Masonic Orders in the UK, including both male and female Freemasons, working together in harmony. It was founded on the Masonic precepts of one of the oldest secular fraternal societies in the world, which this year celebrates 300 years of Masonic History, and now embraces the 21st century.

Freemasonry today is a movement of men and women concerned with the individual’s moral compass and spiritual values. Members are taught its precepts by a series of ritual dramas. These have been described as ‘a unique system of morality which is communicated by way of allegorical plays which use Masonic symbols as a teaching aid’.

They retain basically the same forms used in the United Grand Lodge of England and use stonemasons’ customs and tools as allegorical guides. In GLMMM all Masons are known as Brothers – where the masculine gender is used it will apply equally to the feminine gender.


Most Worshipful Grand Master Rev. David Hughes – 2015


The GLMMM’s first Grand Master was the Rev. David Hughes, a Non-Stipendiary Priest in the Traditional Church of England, who was installed as Most Worshipful Grand Master in 2015.

Rev. David Hughes celebrates his 50th year as a Freemason in July 2017. It’s also another landmark occasion this year for him, as he commemorates his 10th year since becoming a Canon of Windlesham Pro-Cathedral, in Berkshire.



Most Worshipful Grand Master, Bro. Carole McGilvery – 2016

Flanked by Grand Director of Ceremonies, Bro. George Elton (left) and the Founding Grand Master, Bro. Carl Dinsdale (right).


The GLMMM’s Most Worshipful Grand Master for 2016 was Bro. Carole McGilvery, highly regarded by all English freemasons for her nine years of sterling work in running the Canonbury Masonic Research Centre.

Her keynote for the year was the masonic moral virtue of Gratitude, or rather Thankfulness.

MW Bro Carole is also an author and Freeman of the City of London. (Photo -as published in The Square. Dec 2017).



The Most Worshipful Grand Master, Bro.Carl Dinsdale – 2014


Most Worshipful Founding Grand Master Carl Dinsdale celebrates over twenty-eight years in Freemasonry.

He has attained every Degree, working through the various Offices, and his exceptional skills as an orator when presenting Ritual from memory, and are highly acclaimed. During his working life, he enjoyed a successful career as an Insurance Specialist.



The Most Worshipful Grand Master, Bro.Trevor Wood – 2017


The Most Worshipful Grand Master, Bro. Trevor Wood, was elected for 2017, and he celebrates over twenty-five years in Freemasonry, having been an active member of virtually every Degree.

His excellent skills as an orator when presenting Ritual is delivered from memory, and are highly praised. During his working life he enjoyed a successful career as an Information Technology Specialist.



Most Worshipful Grand Master, Bro. George Elton – 2018


The Most Worshipful Grand Master, Bro. George Elton, was elected in 2018,and celebrates over twenty-five years in Freemasonry, including membership of the Gran Logia de Espania. 

He was an active member of virtually every Degree, and his excellent skills as an Orator when presenting Ritual and are highly commended and delivered from memory, During his working life he specialised in the house building and renovation industry, owning two successful construction companies.


THE FIRST CHRONICLE

 

Mixed Freemasonry still thrives today under the banner of the Grand Lodge Modern Mixed Masons which is the latest of the 21st century’s more successful contemporary movements in Freemasonry. The aim of the Order is to follow the Landmarks of traditional English Freemasonry and to employ the Mystical and Spiritual interpretation of Freemasonry.

In this new century, individual freemasons – both regular and unrecognised – are increasingly prepared to find ways of working in harmony with one another, and one such group, of some fifty brethren from lodges under both UGLE and the OWF, has taken decisive steps to overcome the separation between exclusively male and female masonic bodies.

In 2010 they agreed to establish independent mixed Craft lodges, the first of which, the Lodge of Light, was consecrated in October 2011 at Glossop in Derbyshire, but as many of the brethren still retained their old masonic memberships the new body did not present itself as a Grand Lodge, and was named instead The Platonic Society of Companions (PLC).

As the society grew it drew in new members who shared the masonic enthusiasm of the founders but did not wish to join a single-sex body, and in keeping with the ethos of a mixed Order, many of the founders gave up their old allegiances – but not their masonic dedication. Indeed, the hallmarks of the Order are the retention of all that is of value in traditional Freemasonry and the renewal of the Craft not by innovation for its own sake but by the restoration of its true ethos.

Much of the success of the Grand Lodge Modern Mixed Masons is due to the visionary perceptiveness, tireless efforts and excellent organisational skills of the Founding Grand Master MW. Bro. Carl Dinsdale, and his loyal team of Masonic Brothers.

THE THREE GREAT PRINCIPLES

All genuine Freemasons are expected to show tolerance and respect for the opinions of others, and behave with kindness and understanding to their fellow creatures.

Freemasons are expected to make an effort to follow these ideas, and believe they represent a way of achieving well-being and a more rewarding lifestyle.

 

Relief is the word Freemasons use for Charity. It is one of the three guiding lights taught to Freemasons which are Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. To the Freemason relief (charity) is not just putting money in a collection plate; it is a charitable attitude which is paramount and is taught in masonic Lodges.

Freemasons are schooled to practise charity and to care – not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole, both by charitable giving and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals.

Throughout its history Freemasonry has helped the sick and infirm, the poor and needy, and provided education where possible, and this care will continue in the future.

 

Freemasons strive for truth and high moral standards and principles, which they endeavour to uphold in their public and private lives.

Freemasons are encouraged to do their duty first to the Divine, through faith and religious practice; next to their family and dependents, and then to their neighbours through charity and service.