After much testing the programme of Masonic Light webinars kicked into life on
Wednesday, 6th May with a presentation by W. Bro Ken Wootton, Provincial Grand
Orator and Provincial Training and Development Officer, entitled “An explanation of
some aspects of the First Degree” developed by Ken and our new Provincial Senior
Grand Warden and head of masonic Light W. Bro Tim Hendra.
So what is a webinar? Well it’s a guided talk with accompanying Power point
slides and usually takes about 20-30 minutes followed by questions from the
What do I need to be able to take part? A computer or electronic tablet
preferably but not essentially with a camera so that you can be seen by others who
Do I need any computer skills? Not really. Once you’ve registered through one
of the links you get an email inviting you to join and when the start time comes
around you click on the link in that email and hey presto, you’re there! It really is
The webinar on May 6th focused on some aspects of the First Degree and was joined
by 24 brethren from around this Province and beyond.
At the end of each webinar participants are invited to complete a simple electronic
questionnaire about their experience. Here’s what some of them said about the
May 6th event:
“Very enjoyable as a relatively new mason only 2 years it’s good to hear
the reasons behind the actions”
“As an Entered Apprentice I have not had the chance to see an initiation
from within the lodge as yet so its great information of me, it give me
more background on why things happened as they did. That was an
“This was an excellent and very informative talk, as someone relatively
new to Freemasonry I found this very useful and has wetted my appetite
and interest to learn more.”
“Particularly enjoyed the ability to take part in polls, which added a level
of interest (and concentration). Excellent presentation and remarkably
comprehensive in just 20 minutes.”
Almost everyone who joined said it was easy to register, that the length was about
right and that the information presented was pitched at about the right level. All
who took part said that they enjoyed it!
So now it’s over to you. There are two more events planned for the coming two
Wednesday evenings. On 13th May the topic will be the Second degree and
you can register to take part by clicking on the link below:
Eventbrite Ticket Link - 2nd Degree
Wednesday 20th it’s another run of the presentation on the First
Degree and you can register for that here:
Eventbrite Ticket Link - 1st Degree
The current suspension has robbed us of some of our usual ways of being together
and advancing our Masonic knowledge so why not give this a try.
It really is simple and easy – give it a go!