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All but one of the European Grand Lodges intend withdrawing their recognition of the GLNF !!!


This morning LML in English informed you that a number of European Grand Lodges (we were the first to inform you the Germany was on the list) had decided to withdraw their recognition of the GLNF as a regular Grand Lodge. Things are moving quickly. Top representatives of all the Grand Lodges of Europe, including the UGLE, are meeting in Kiev, Ukraine this weekend. A  former Supreme Commander of one of the 3 major jurisdictions here in France has just informed me that all the Grand Lodges of Europe present at this meeting, with the exception of the UGLE, have decided to withdraw their recognition of the regularity of the GLNF. Formal notification of this decision will be made to the GLNF in the mail next week. The UGLE, “extremely disturbed at the situation in France” (we quote a most senior official of the UGLE)  will decide its official position in the next few days.


All the Grand Lodges, including the UGLE, wish the possibility of continuity for the Brethren and Lodges of the GLNF. The creation of a French territorial branch of the joint European Grand Lodges to which GLNF Brethren and Lodges could join is one possible solution envisaged.


To those Brethren who raise the question of the assets (property and real estate) linked to the GLNF, rest assured that this secondary question will no doubt be dealt with by the courts of the land. What is most important is the calm and serenity of our Brethren and the possibility that they and their Lodges labour in peace, something which has been strangely absent these past 17 months.

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Robert 05/09/2011 12:57

As a member of La Fidélité N° 13, I travelled from Paris, where I am a member of Phoenix n°30, to Belgium to attend the Installation of Bro. Eli Peeters, GM of the GLRB. Any official representaion
of the GLNF was noticeably absent. Many European lodges were represented as was the UGLE.

Winnie 05/09/2011 14:41

Dear Brother Robert, 

Don't hold your breath waiting to see GLNF delegations at European Grand Lodge gatherings.

Jean Marie Russeau 05/09/2011 12:38

BAF ceci est une bonne nouvelle;

Mais La Grande LOge d'Ecosse était-t-elle présente ?


Winnie 05/09/2011 14:38

TCF Jean-Marie,

Pour le moment je n'ai pas la liste des grandes Loges présentes à la réunion à Kiev. C'est pourquoi j'ai écrit "...all the Grand Lodges present at this
meeting, with the exception of the UGLS...". Dès que j'aurai obtenu une liste définitive je la posterai.

Maitre de Roxanne 05/08/2011 14:31

Were Ireland & Scotland present this weekend?

Winnie 05/08/2011 15:08

Dear Roxanne's Master,

I don't know, but I do know that someone who speaks to the Duke of Kent (you understand !!!) was present.