A Mason's life is a journey of discovery - about the world around him but, more importantly, about himself.
Every Freemason is encouraged to make a daily advancement in Masonic knowledge.
Although this can be a process of self discovery, various training and development initiatives are organised by the Province and overseen by the Provincial Education and Training Committee.
Provincial Education and Training Committee
In 2007 the Provincial Grand Master set up this Committee - a major expansion of the former Provincial Education and Training Committee.
It meets two or three times a year and deals with the following:
Orations and Lectures
Training and Mentoring
Museum and Libraries
Provincial Demonstration Group
Provincial Website & Social Media
The Education and Training Committee is concerned with
Provincial Information, learning and discussion
Mentoring Programme - for the newly joined (or re-joined) Mason
Initiates' Suppers - evenings of introduction to Freemasonry for new Masons
Demonstration Group performances and re-enactments (see below)
Orations led by the Provincial Grand Orator
Wardens' Traning - introduction to the Role of Worshipful Master
Meetings for Prime Lodge Office Holders (eg Treasurers, Secretaries, Directors of Ceremonies, Almoners)
Lodges of Instruction, Practice & Rehearsal
These are established at all Masonic centres in the Province. Those with websites are
Northampton United Lodge of Instruction which practices the Northampton Working of the Emulation (registered users only).
Richard Sandbach Lodge of Research No. 9600
The Richard Sandbach Lodge of Research No. 9600 is based at Peterborough Masonic Centre.
The Lodge was established as a focal point within the Province of Northamptonshire and Huntingdonshire for the acquisition, collation and dissemination of Masonic Research findings.
Research undertaken by the Lodge and its members aims to inform, enlighten and entertain Brethren through a greater understanding of selected aspects of historic, symbolic and esoteric Masonry
The Provincial Demonstration Group has been established to present historic Masonic plays for the enjoyment and education of Brethren in the Province and beyond.
Its inaugural meeting took place on in Northampton on Tuesday 30 September 2008 and since then it has gone from strength to strength.