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The Lodge Almoner by Charles J. Carter

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Published by Lewis Masonic .
Written in English


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Number of Pages112
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Open LibraryOL11607070M
ISBN 100853181950
ISBN 109780853181958

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The Lodge Almoner by Charles J. Carter Price: £ A title in the Lewis Masonic handbook series which gives the reader a thorough introduction to the duties and responsibilities of the Lodge Almoner. Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons Mark Benevolent Fund Almoner’s Handbook Mark Masons’ Hall 86 St James’s Street LONDON SW1A 1PL The Lodge Treasurer, Charity Steward and Almoner: A Practical Guide by Richard Johnson () Hardcover – 1 Jan. by Richard Johnson (Author)Author: Richard Johnson. The role of the Lodge Almoner is vital in ensuring that the Masonic Charities are able to help those who are in need The 70 year-old widow of a Freemason, who had died several years earlier, was in receipt of Income Support, which provided her with the Government's Minimum .

Many guides to assist the Almoner are available on the MCF website in the Almoner’s Resources Section. In this section, you will find a PDF Copy of the Almoner’s Guide. Another useful document is the Little Yellow Book given to all new Entered Apprentices with the Book of Constitutions at their Initiation.   Thus it is written in the in the First Book of Kings, C v It is from this passage of Scripture that, according to some Masonic traditionalists of the late 19th century, some of the Officers of a Lodge derive their origin. In some jurisdictions, a 'Librarian' procures Masonic reading material for Members of the Lodge and maintains a small Library where books and magazines may be borrowed. Charity Steward [ edit ] All lodges are charged with maintaining an appropriate level of charitable giving to good causes. The Treasurer is responsible to the Lodge for all the Lodge accounts whether held directly by him or by others in the Lodge, such as the Almoner. It is the Treasurer’s responsibility to ensure that all Lodge accounts are audited and presented to the Lodge annually, as specified in the Book of Constitutions and the Lodge Bylaws.

Officers are elected by the members of the lodge, although a few are appointed by the Worshipful Master. In most lodges, the officers serve in their positions for one year. The names and duties of the officers are mostly taken from very old customs practiced by the medieval stonemasons’ guilds, where Freemasonry originated. In England [ ]. The purpose of this document is to help Lodge Secretaries carry out their duties effectively and covers some of the opints that are most frequently raised by or with the rovPincial Office. However, thereare sections that Lodge Secretaries will need to share with Lodge Treasurers and Directors of Ceremonies. With regard to the Almoner, the alms-crest was a box provided in church to receive contributions; in a masonic lodge it is the charity box which provides the funds with which the lodge Almoner relieves any Brother, sometimes members of a Brother’s family, who need help. Originally the Almoner . The Lodge Treasurer, Charity Steward & Almoner by Richard Johnson Price: £ Freemasonry has long been associated with the raising of money for charitable purposes, and this new handbook covers the duties of the three Officers within the lodge who are most concerned with finance and gives useful and practical advice on how these duties.