The members of Allington Lodge enjoy breakfast before setting off to the museum

The members of Allington Lodge enjoy breakfast before setting off to the museum

A dozen members of Allington Lodge No 7086 met in Canterbury early on Tuesday 16th February for their annual trip to the Kent Museum of Freemasonry.

Their day began at 8:30am with a full English breakfast at a modest, pleasant cafe near the West Gate Canterbury, just a few steps away from the museum.

After re-fuelling they set off for their tour of the museum which now includes a temporary exhibition on Kent Freemasonry and Canterbury Cathedral.

On completing their tour, they spent some time with museum trustee Roger O’Brien who gave them a talk and explanation of the various Masonic orders and degrees “Beyond the Craft”. Roger spoke of the inter-relationship between the different orders and displayed a range of regalia, most of which seemed to be his own, thereby demonstrating his complete commitment to Freemasonry in its widest sense.

The trip organiser Colin Horton, said “It was an interesting tour and Roger gave an outstanding talk on that part of Masonry most of us fail to achieve. We shall return !”

The museum welcomes group visits and, if arranged in advance, can check for artefacts that may be of interest to a particular group. Please click here to contact the museum.

Further information on the Kent Museum of Freemasonry can be found by visiting: www.kentmuseumoffreemasonry.org.uk

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