Mikel Stoops

Our Grand Experiment When Amity Becomes Enmity

By Mikel J. Stoops / May 8, 2023 /

In 1716, almost two centuries after the seeds of Freemasonry were sown, there emerged a supposed need to have a body to govern and regulate the conduct of Masonry in Lodges. This idea culminated in the formation of the Premier Grand Lodge of England on St. John the Baptist’s day in 1717, and Our Grand Experiment began.

This assemblage immediately began to define acceptable conduct for the Grand Lodge and its subordinate Lodges. Many of these regulations are still recognizable today.

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