Tutorial for a Worshipful Master

This essay serves as a tutorial on how a worshipful lodge master might inclusively develop the mission and vision of his lodge with the help of all its members over the next two years. Examples of a masonic lodge’s distinct goals and objectives

An instructional tutorial for a worshipful master of a masonic lodge, their role, and duties and their responsibility for its development needs.

By Brother Antonio Biella

Any successful organisation must have a clear sense of its purpose and aims. It serves as the foundation for establishing goals and objectives and gives members a sense of direction. All members of a Masonic Lodge should participate in the process of developing the purpose and vision.
A worshipful lodge master will receive a step-by-step tutorial in this communication on how to formulate the lodge’s purpose and vision for the next two years. There will also be examples of a masonic lodge’s clear mission and vision.

Step One: Establishing a Working Group


The first step for the worshipful master is to establish a working group that will be responsible for creating the purpose and vision for the lodge.

This group should be composed of a variety of members from different backgrounds and perspectives.

The members should be chosen with the intention of creating a diverse group that can provide different perspectives and ideas.

The working group should consist of at least five members but can be larger if needed.

It is recommended that at least one member of the working group should be a current or past Worshipful Master.

Step Two: Creating a Vision Statement


Once the working group has been established, the next step is to create a vision statement.

This statement should provide the foundation for the purpose and vision of the lodge.

It should be a concise statement that describes the desired outcome of the lodge activities.

The statement should be clear and straightforward and should be approved by the members of the lodge.

Step Three: Establishing Goals and Objectives


Once the vision statement has been approved, the next step is to establish goals and objectives for the lodge.

These should be based on the vision statement and should provide a clear direction for the lodge.

The goals and objectives should be measurable and achievable and should be approved by the members of the lodge.

Step Four: Establishing a Time scale.


The next step is to establish a time for achieving the goals and objectives.

This time should be realistic and attainable and should be approved by the members of the lodge.

Once the time has been established, the working group should develop a plan for achieving the goals and objectives within that period.

The plan should include specific steps and tasks and should be approved by the members of the lodge.

Step Five: Implementing the Plan


Once the plan has been approved, the next step is to implement the plan.

This includes assigning specific tasks to members of the lodge, setting deadlines, monitoring progress, and adjusting as needed.

It is important to ensure that all members participate in the process, and that communication is clear and effective.



The role of the Worshipful Master of a Masonic Lodge is a position of great responsibility. You must be prepared to lead, guide, and direct your lodge with a clear purpose and vision.

It is your responsibility to ensure that the lodge follows the rules and regulations of the Grand Lodge, as well as to ensure that the lodge is always in good standing.

You must also be prepared to preside over the meetings of your lodge, guide the decision-making process, and ensure that all the lodge’s activities are conducted in accordance with the principles of Freemasonry.

By following these guidelines, you can ensure that your lodge is successful and fulfilling its purpose.

1. To support the growth and development of Freemasonry in our community and to promote the highest ideals of brotherhood and service.
2. To foster the values of integrity, respect, and charity among all members, and to assist those in need through charitable service and outreach.
3. To provide a safe and inviting environment for members to learn, grow, and discuss the principles of Freemasonry.
4. To bring together individuals from a variety of backgrounds to share knowledge and experience, and to work together for the benefit of all.
5. To provide a platform for members to engage in social, intellectual, and spiritual activities that support the values of Freemasonry.

To Conclude


Having a strong mission and vision is the foundation for any masonic lodge, as it imbues the purpose and direction of the lodge for members and outsiders alike.

For the Worshipful Master, this tutorial provides a framework for developing and implementing a mission and vision that is suitable to his lodge in the next two years.

With the help of all his members, the Master can work towards achieving tangible goals which uphold the core values of fraternity.

Publishers Note


I asked a very good friend of mine ( not a freemason ) who is a Senior Public Relations Expert ( we can’t afford him ) to provide 20 question about our Lodge so we can start to get together some press releases and social media promotions etc..

His reply…  Certainly, I’d be happy to assist you in promoting your Freemasons Masonic lodge in Sussex and your charitable activities.

To better understand your organization and create the most effective social media and press materials, I’ll need to ask the following questions:

What is the history of your Masonic Lodge? When was it established and by whom?

How would you describe the mission or purpose of your Lodge?

How many members does your Lodge currently have?

What is the demographic makeup of your Lodge’s members (i.e., age range, backgrounds)?

What specific local charitable activities does your Lodge participate in or sponsor?

Are there any upcoming charity events or initiatives that you would like to promote?

How has your Lodge positively impacted the community in the past? Are there any specific success stories?

What are the core values of your Lodge?

How often does your Lodge meet, and what are typical activities during these meetings?

What sets your Lodge apart from other Freemason lodges in the area or in the county?

Who is the target audience for these promotional materials (i.e., potential members, community members, other lodges)?

What is your Lodge’s current public perception, and what would you like it to be?

What kind of tone or messaging does your Lodge typically use in its communications?

What are the key messages that you want to convey through these promotional materials?

Is there a certain visual style or branding guidelines that should be followed for your Lodge?

How would you describe the benefits for a person to join your Lodge?

Are there any misconceptions about Freemasonry or your Lodge that you would like to address?

What is your Lodge’s process for admitting new members?

What platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, local newspaper etc.) would you like these promotional materials to be designed for?

Are there any sensitive issues or topics that should be avoided in the promotional materials?

With this information, I’ll be able to develop compelling and targeted content that showcases the unique qualities of your Lodge and its positive impact on the community.

Article by: Antonio Biella 

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