Above are PDF versions of the Rule & Regulations as current as May of 2016. It should be remembered that while the fraternity pays homage to their lineage to the Grand Lodge of England and some very important rules & regulations must be followed to remain chartered by the Grand Lodge of England, It’s the Propagative of the local Grand Lodge to ensure the local blue lodges in their jurisdiction are compliant to our ancient and honorable rules.
We should admonish the non-mason to understand that every country and state is sovereign and govern their jurisdictions as they see fit. This is done while keeping stead fast to the rules and precepts of the Fraternity. It is for this reason that it should not be taken that all freemasons believe or practice a particular rule or belief, when an individual state makes any such declaration.