The Importance of Membership, Attract New Brethren and Watch Lodges Grow

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The Provincial Membership Team held an important event at Braintree Masonic Centre on 27th November 2021. Nearly 70 Brethren listened as Daniel Broyd, the Members’ Pathway Officer and Group Membership Officer (GMO) for Braintree, Halstead and Kelvedon Masonic Centres, outlined what has changed and how the new UGLE Members’ Pathway can help Lodges grow and thrive.

Daniel Broyd also explained how the new Members’ Pathway is successfully progressing in Essex and elucidated the key messages of:

  • Lodge planning,
  • Attracting new members,
  • Engaging with existing Brethren and
  • Retrieving inactive Freemasons.

Provincial Grand Master (PGM), Paul Tarrant and Deputy PGM, Nick Franklin, were among the Brethren at the event which included a presentation, smaller group discussions and a Q&A session.

The Provincial Membership Team was there to answer questions. Afterwards the Team hosted nine potential new candidates with light refreshments, a tour of the temple, followed by an informal discussion about the Craft and what Freemasonry represents.

All prospective candidates from these events and those referred from UGLE’s National Digital Marketing Campaign are being aligned to Lodges that have signed-up to the new Members’ Pathway. More events for Lodges are planned for Chelmsford, Chingford, Colchester, Southend and Upminster.

Brian Chenier, a GMO, was emphatic the event was a great success. Leading from the front he immediately returned and put up a Provincial Membership Team poster on his Colchester Masonic Centre’s notice board. Brian then reported to the Brethren of Colcestria Lodge No. 7123 meeting that evening saying “It was extremely pleasing to see the enthusiasm of all those who attended and the support from the very top which is appreciated. I will do my best to help our Lodges attract and benefit from more members.”

Find out more about the Members’ Pathway:

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  • Contact the Provincial Membership Officer, Ray Quiddlington at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or
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Pictured from left to right: John Engledew, GMO: Rochford & Southend; Brian Chenier, GMO: Colchester, Harwich & Manningtree; Paul Kelly, Provincial Membership Communications Office; Ray Quiddlington, Provincial Membership Officer; Paul Tarrant, PGM; Rob Eels, APGM & Membership lead; Dan Broyd, Members Pathway Officer & GMO: Braintree & Kelvedon; Rob Pye, GMO: Upminster; Brian Woodward, GMO: Upminster; Gordon Goodall, GMO: Rochford & Southend.

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Provincial Grand Lodge of Essex