Quatuor Coronati Lodge: Next Meeting
Quatuor Coronati Lodge meets five times a year on the second Thursday in November (Installation); third Thursday in February; second Thursday in May; fourth Thursday in June; and second Thursday in September. Lodge meetings are usually held at Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street, London.
Thursday, 13 September 2018 at 4.00 pm
Norwegian Freemasonry in London during World War II
During World War II, London became the temporary masonic home for a considerable number of freemasons from foreign countries. Many brethren visited or became members of established English lodges, but some with a more peripheral connection to the English language, founded their own lodges.
The Norwegian Masonic historian, Helge B. Horrisland, has researched the story of ‘The Norwegian Lodge in London’ which was established in 1943, worked throughout the war, and became an important institution for thousands of Norwegian refugees in London. The paper also describes UGLE’s liberal policy towards foreign freemasonry on English soil during the war.
Born in 1950, Helge Bjorn Horrisland is a Norwegian Masonic historian. He is active in the repatriation of Masonic artefacts and works as International Repatriation Coordinator for The Association of Masonic Museums, Libraries and Archives (AMMLA) in Brussels, and is a member of Masonic Library and Museum Organisation (MLMA) in Washington DC. He was initiated in Lodge Orion No 6, Kristiansand, Norway (1984) and was Master of Chapter Lodge Sorlandet Kapitel Broderforening (2003-2006). He has held various positions in The Grand Lodge of Norway, including Grand Lodge Historian (2014-16), and was a member of The General Purposes Committee. He was from 2009-16 Deputy Master of The Norwegian Lodge of Research, Niels Treschow, Oslo, and is a member of research lodges across Europe.
Helge has been awarded the highest honour of Norwegian Freemasonry – The Grand Lodge Honorary Shield (2012).
The paper can be downloaded here: AQC 131.5 – Helge Horrisland. It is for personal use only. In common with all other AQC material, it is copyright © Quatuor Coronati/QC Correspondence Circle Limited and may not be copied or reproduced.
The Lodge Summons for the September lodge meeting can be downloaded here: QCL Summons September 2018.
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