Canterbury Cathedral: Freemasons Service

On 18 February 2017, Canterbury Cathedral held a service to celebrate the tercentenary of the formation of English Freemasonry. The compatibility of Freemasonry with Christianity is a source of continuing debate, and the private nature of this “all-ticket” event prompted media speculation and comment on its content. This post examines some of the concerns that were raised, a number of which suggested a need for the Church of England to revisit its relationship with Freemasonry, last considered by General Synod in 1987. Continue reading