Canonbury Masonic Research Centre
Freemasonry and Religion:
Many Faiths – One Religion
Saturday, 6 November
|0915||Registration & Coffee|
|0950||Opening: CMRC Trustees|
|Introduction: Carole McGilvery, CMRC Conference Organiser.|
|Chairman: Professor Andrew Prescott (Director, Centre for Research into Freemasonry, University of Sheffield).|
|1000||John Hamill (Director of Communications, UGLE): Freemasonry and Religion: the English View.|
|1040||Colin Bissell (PM, Langport Lodge for Masonic Study): The Masonic Archbishop of Canterbury: Geoffrey Fisher.|
|1145||Tobias Churton (Lecturer, Western Esotericism (Freemasonry & Rosicrucianism), Dept of Theology & Religious Studies, University of Wales, Lampeter: Heretical or Revolutionary? Anderson’s Constitutions 1723–1738|
|1225||Speaker’s Panel – Questions and discussion.|
|1430||Dr Yuri Stoyanov (SOAS, University of London): Inter-relations between Freemasonry and the Eastern Orthodox Churches|
|1510||Professor Antonio Panaino (Dean, Faculty for Preservation of Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna, Ravenna, Italy): Zoroastrians and Freemasonry.|
|1620||Rev Neville Barker Cryer (Prestonian Lecturer (1974) Batham Lecturer (1996-1968): Mormonism and Freemasonry: a Study in Secrecy.|
|1700||Speaker’s Panel – Questions and discussion|
Sunday, 7 November
|0950||Welcome & Introduction:|
|Chairman – John Hamill.|
|1000||Robert Gilbert (Prestonian Lecturer 1997): Paranoia & Patience: Freemasonry and the Roman Catholic Church|
|1040||Professor Cecile Revauger (University of Bordeaux III): Freemasonry and Religion in 18th century Britain|
|1145||David McCready (Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College, Dublin): Theology of Craft Masonry as Demonstrated in the Emulation Ritual.|
|1225||Speaker’s Panel – Questions and Discussion|
|1430||Dr. Henrik Bogdan (Dept. of Religious Studies, University of Goteborg): Kabbalistic Influence on the Early Development of the Master Mason Degree of Freemasonry.|
|1510||Trevor Stewart (Prestonian Lecturer 2004): William Hutchinson FSA (1732-1814): A Study of Northern Spiritual Engagement.|
|1550||Robert I Peter (Assistant Professor, University of Szeged, Hungary): Controversial Masonic Attitudes to Christianity in the Age of Enlightenment|
|1630||Speaker’s Panel – Questions and Discussion|
Programme of Public Lectures
(Wednesdays 7–9pm. Entry Fee £7)
Dr Ramses Seleem: The Journey of the
Soul through the Egyptian Book of Life.
Peter Dawkins: The Shakespeare Enigma and the
Freemasonic and Sosicrucian Codes.
Z’ev Ben Shimon Halevi (Warren Kenton):
Spiritual Development through Kabbalistic Astrology.
Enquiries on travel, meals ticket reservations &
accommodation to Carole McGilvery
T. 020 7226 6256
Weekend conference £70 (excluding lunch). Please
make cheques payable to Canonbury Masonic
Research Centre and send to CMRC, Canonbury
Tower, Canonbury Place, London N1 2NQ.
Web site: www.canonbury.ac.uk
The Cornerstone Society
The Society has launched an enhanced and
updated website at www.cornerstonesociety.com,
where details of future and past
conferences are posted, and texts of past talks
may be downloaded.
The fourth Northern Conference will
be held at Leyland in Lancashire on Saturday,
13 November under the title Veiled in
Allegory. The speakers will be Julian Rees
delivering a lecture by Michael Baigent:
Digging into the Degrees – Lodge Orators in the
21st Century; Professor John Grange: The
Transcendence of Eternity; Neville Barker
Cryer: Penetrating the Puzzles of Pritchard;
Matthew Scanlan: Operative versus Speculative?
John Acaster: Through the voice of a Harod?
Bro Graham reveals great mysteries at the birth
The venue will be the Leyland Masonic
Centre, Church Road, Leyland, Lancashire.
Cost £15 including light lunch.
Application to The Cornerstone Society, 17
Park Avenue, Timperley, Altrincham,
Cheshire WA14 5AX, or visit the website.
Web site: www.cornerstonesociety.com
London Masonic Walk
Meet 11am Royal Exchange (Bank Station
Exit 3). Every last Friday of the month.
Two-hour walk with Yasha Beresiner
(qualified City guide): Mason’s Alley, Goose
& Gridiron site; Wren’s St Paul’s; Johnson
and the Cheshire Cheese; Fleet Street
(where the Knights Templar may have
started it all): The Temple.
£5 per person (under-12s free). No need
to book or call, but can contact on
Yasha@07769 295066 Organised
by The Streets of London.
Web site: www.thestreetsoflondon.co.uk
Web site created by Mark Griffin