Provincial Oration Scheme

  • No Candidate for your next meeting ?
  • Looking for something to brighten up your programme ?
  • If you have little work to perform, why not consider an Oration to fill your evening ?
  • White Table, Blue Table and Red Table presentations
  • Wide selection of topics – all connected with Freemasonry

Our team of Orators are available to deliver interesting talks, lectures and seminars to your Lodge or Chapter. In the Provincial Oration scheme we have many lectures, orations and talks available for you to choose – as well as individual and original works composed by our talented Orators. Some of our Orators give PowerPoint illustrated lectures which really “grab the attention” to give your evening an even more interesting dimension.

How to request an Oration

1. The EASIEST way to request an Oration is ONLINE. Simply CLICK HERE
Difficulty opening? Copy and paste this link in your browser: https://goo.gl/forms/MEsMjrPIvMnYB6Oa2 – or scan the QR code below and book on your phone.

2. If you prefer to simply EMAIL, send your request to andrewfarleighslgr@gmail.com
Please include the following information:
a) Your Contact Name
b) Your Lodge/Chapter Name & Number
c) Your Lodge Office (Secretary, Scribe E, DC, etc.)
d) Venue
e) Your Telephone Contact number
f) Type of Meeting (Regular, Blue/Red/White Table, etc.)
g) Date of Meeting/Convocation
h) Approx. Start Time
i) On average, how many Masons usually attend your meetings?
j) Do you have a preferred (named) Orator (if available)?

3. If you prefer to TELEPHONE, call 07958 960368 – Andrew Farleigh, ProvGOrat
(You will be asked to provide the information above)

Different types of presentations

(1) Grand Lodge Orations: UGLE approved orations raise awareness of the symbolism and allegory in our Masonic workings and to deepen and intensify awareness of the spiritual and moral traditions of the Craft. 10-15 minutes in duration and have been circulated as part of the Grand Lodge Oration Scheme. They are committee-approved to ensure that they are suitable and historically accurate.

(2) Provincial Orations: These talks have been written to provide interesting yet lighter talks on Masonic related subjects and have proved to be popular in the Province. They are all 10-15 minute in duration and more than one can be presented so as to make for a longer talk.

(3) Temple of Athene Lectures: There are many important Masonic subjects that have been researched and presented by members of the Temple of Athene (Research) Lodge at their regular Lodge meetings. All the lectures are 30 minutes or more in duration.

(4) Lectures and Talks: There are members of the Province and elsewhere who have prepared other lectures and talks on Masonic subjects and are willing to present them to Lodges.

(5) White Table/Blue Table/Red Table Talks: When a Lodge or Chapter decides to hold a White, Blue or Red Table meeting; a talk can be given, particularly on openness in Freemasonry and to explain the Craft in more detail. This is mainly for the benefit of the non-Masons or non-Royal Arch Masons present and is a useful way to attract new candidates. It is also a means to allay any sense of apprehension the visitors may have about our Fraternity