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Lodge of Instruction.

Our Lodge of Instruction (LoI) is currently held on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm generally from September to April at Nutfield Lodge.

We meet on an informal basis and practice the various rituals so that at our ‘actual’ meetings we feel confident and well-rehearsed. There are always experienced brethren there to guide and instruct the newer brethren as necessary. The Lodge of Instruction is key to the guarantee of a good meeting of which the members can be proud, and which hopefully gives pleasure to our visitors.

The purpose of the Lodge of Instruction is to provide an opportunity for the newer Brethren to become versed in the ritual and symbolism of Freemasonry. Also, to be able to practice the ritual in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

The rehearsal of a ceremony normally takes place with the officers of the regular Lodge occupying the positions they either hold or expect to fill next year. Lay brethren are also given the opportunity to fill any of the offices. This gives them a chance to practice a ceremony in an office which until then is unfamiliar to them. There are also opportunities for any brothers to practice any additional ritual or signs should they so desire. Members are expected to commit regularly to LoI.

Although, of course, the ceremonies are always practiced in earnest to make sure we give of our best at the actual meetings, LoI could not be classified as a totally serious event and there is always a lot of fun and banter.

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