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Thursday, October 07, 2010

Rare "Bristol Working" Ritual at Alexandria-Washington #22 in Virginia

Alexandria-Washington Lodge No. 22, which meets in the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, VA, will be exemplifying the Entered Apprentice degree of the Bristol Masonic Ritual on Thursday, October 21, beginning at 7:30pm. There will be a special festive board after this meeting.

The Bristol Working is one of the oldest known rituals in Masonry that has come down to us intact. Dating back at least to the 1740s, the work is still done in Lodges in Bristol, England today. This is only the second time that this ritual has been worked in the United States, and the nature of the ritual is such that it should not be missed by brothers interested in the history and of the Craft.

This is a rescheduled event that was snowed out during Masonic Week back in February. If you wish to attend, please contact the lodge at reservations@aw22.org The Memorial is located at 101 Callahan Drive in Alexandria, VA.


  1. Please let me know how the demonstration goes. I'm a bristol mason and I'd be interested to hear your throughts about our working

  2. Bristol Working is perhaps the most famous Working in UGLE, and men travel great distances here to witness it.

    Luckily, I'm to be balloted as a joining member of Euclid Lodge of Installed Masters next month, and the program that evening is a demonstration of a Bristol Working 3rd Degree.

    W. Bro. Chris Hansen, WM,
    Goliath Lodge 5595 UGLE

  3. The Lodge of Education here will be exemplifying the Schroeder Ritual in English this month. I'm looking forward to that. The Secretary of one of my Lodges is finishing a rough translation.


  4. I was lucky to be invited as a guest to the Euclide Lodge of Installed Masters last night and it really was fantastic to see the Bristol Working. It is quite different to the Taylor's working of the 3rd degree that we do in my mother lodge, but don't want to say any more in case it ruins teh surprise for those of you who are yet to see it.

    W. Bro Andrew Ross
    Lodge of Lorraine 7176 UGLE

  5. I ended up coming down with a bad case of bronchitis, and thus didn't go to the Euclid meeting last night. I hope to see a demonstration at some future meeting.

    W. Bro. Chris Hansen, WM
    Goliath Lodge #5595, UGLE


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