Next Wednesday evening November 9th Julian REES, Past Junior Grand Deacon of the United Grand Lodge of England will be the first ever UGLE member to be guest speaker at a Grand Orient de France meeting in Paris. The meeting, to be attended by the Guy Arcizet, Grand Master, and various members of the GO Council has been organised by 7 Lodges, principally the Internationale Lodge. Brother Rees will address the assembly in French in the Arthur Groussier Temple, the main Temple of the GO in the rue Cadet. His subject will be “The Spiritual Way of the Freemason”. link
Julian Rees, aged 75 was educated in London, studied French and German at London University and, following a military career in post-war Germany, worked in the textile industry. He was initiated in the Kirby Lodge No. 2818 in London in 1968, was Master in 1976/77 and again at the centenary of the Lodge in 1999/2000. He is a holder of the silver matchbox award of the Emulation Lodge of Improvement, and has also served there on the Precepting Committee. He was Master of the German-speaking Pilgrim Lodge No. 238 in 1978/79. He was a regular contributor to the quarterly magazine since its founding in 1997 and from 2003 to 2007 he was Deputy and News Editor. In 2003 he delivered the prestigious Wendel K Walker Memorial Lecture in New York, entitled t. He was one of the founding members of The Cornerstone Society, serving as Secretary for a number of years, and has lectured to lodges in this country, in USA and continental Europe. He has been honoured by the Institut Maconnique de France with the Ordre Maconnique de Lafayette. He is the author of , and . His two latest works were and .
LML in English is attempting to determine the UGLE attitude to one of its prestigious Brethren addressing an irregular and unrecognised assembly.