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Inside the Freemasons

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Episode 3: Inside the Freemasons

Summary

The most powerful of all Masonic rituals comes under the spotlight as cameras continue their unprecedented look at what it means to be a Freemason today.

Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

What comes across so clearly in this series is the camaraderie between Freemasons – they call themselves brothers for a good reason. And the film-makers have chosen a good selection of brothers to focus on this week. There’s jolly nurse Garry, who works entirely with women and just feels the need for some male-to-male time. He’s up for the “third degree” of initiation: it sounds daunting (not that we see it). Decorator Steve, the man with the sharpest sideburns in Shrewsbury, is also nervous about his appointment as Worshipful Master in his lodge, but his fellow masons are warmly welcoming (and here we do glimpse a minor, rather strange ritual).

And for motorbiking single dad Peter, his brothers stepped up to the mark in impeccable fashion when he was suddenly widowed. For all of them, Freemasonry really matters.

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  • Episode 3

    Inside the Freemasons

    Summary

    The most powerful of all Masonic rituals comes under the spotlight as cameras continue their unprecedented look at what it means to be a Freemason today.

    Review

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    What comes across so clearly in this series is the camaraderie between Freemasons – they call themselves brothers for a good reason. And the film-makers have chosen a good selection of brothers to focus on this week. There’s jolly nurse Garry, who works entirely with women and just feels the need for some male-to-male time. He’s up for the “third degree” of initiation: it sounds daunting (not that we see it). Decorator Steve, the man with the sharpest sideburns in Shrewsbury, is also nervous about his appointment as Worshipful Master in his lodge, but his fellow masons are warmly welcoming (and here we do glimpse a minor, rather strange ritual).

    And for motorbiking single dad Peter, his brothers stepped up to the mark in impeccable fashion when he was suddenly widowed. For all of them, Freemasonry really matters.

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