Craft degrees & Honours in Someries & Bedfordshire
mark your progress
The first step every Mason takes – the entry point of all Freemasons into the fraternity, into your first or ‘Mother’ lodge. All Someries brethren started here…
At this stage with us you won’t need any regalia of your own & will be well guided by all of your new brothers.
Marking your further progress is the second degree – letting all know you are now well on your way & progressing, again we will supply you with this apron – passed down by many distinguished brethren who were here before you. you will be well aquainted with the basics of masonry at this point.
The highest Degree in pure ancient Masonry – the 3rd degree, or Master Mason. Earned by showing commitment to the principles of Brotherhood, Charity & Honesty. A proud & deeply moving moment in any Mason’s journey, when, in our Lodge you will wear your own personal apron and the distinctive white gloves for the first time.
After a time you may be honored by the brethren of Someries & wish to take a further step in becoming the Worshipful Master of the Lodge. Conducting Degree work, leading the brethren & steering the lodge to success for a Masonic season. 1 year. Recognising this achievement is the distinctive Past Master apron.
Provincial Grand Steward
Conscientious, enthusiastic & motivated Masons may receive the honour to actively serve Masonry at a provincial level – the Provincial Executive & Grand Master select a fortunate 4 from the entire province annually for this prestigious & coveted role – distinguished in the lodge by their ‘wine red’ regalia. Someries is honored to have past & even current members who have risen to this position. A true mark of distinction.
Provincial Grand Rank
These honours are gained by continued & distinguished service to Freemasonry by Master Masons. It represents a token of deep Respect, Gratitude, Esteem & Affection to senior Masons from the brethren of Province headed by the Provincial Grand Master who grants & presents them. No special privileges are gained other than these sentiments, which for us hold tremendous value.
Undress regailia is shown here.
Provincial Grand Rank Promotions
An Example of Full Dress Provincial Grand Rank regalia. Further promotion as with all provincial honours are dependant on merit & service. Recognition for a life well spent sharing brotherly love in a very special, ancient & honourable institution, caring for each other & caring for the community.
Beyond the Craft
Every mason begins as an entered apprentice & progresses to Master Mason in his Craft Lodge. Once a mason has reached that degree ~ there are other purely optional orders he may, if he wishes, apply to join.
These orders are very closely related to Craft lodges & share the same historic heritage.
Masonic Apendant Bodies follow different paths of progression, encompass a vast range of Masonic topics & enjoy the same social benefits of companionship & brotherhood as Craft Masonry. Some, like the Knights Templar are well known. Others are more well known to Freemasons, but all operate in the same way – & all take their membership from Craft lodges like Someries – who has members that enjoy membership in some of these ‘side orders’.
begin your journey at someries lodge
Get in touch with us, ask us questions and tell us a little about yourself and your interest in Freeasonry,
Meet the members of Someries in Luton, and perhaps progress your application - see if Freemasonry is right for you, and you are right for the Lodge.
Everything being agreeable, take your first step in Masonry by being Initiated as a full member of Someries Lodge - and the wider Global fraternity.