West Kent Mentoring - After Raising


The 3rd Degree Tracing Board


You should start by congratulating the Candidate on taking his next step in Freemasonry. Then embark upon a step by step explanation, and encourage the Candidate to question what is being said on each subject

Symbolic explanation of the Third Degree ceremony (two alternatives).

Applying the principles of Freemasonry to our everyday lives

Ensure the Candidate is proficient in the Third Degree signs and take the opportunity to remind him of those in the First and Second Degree. It is also a good time to remind him of the grip and words of each of the three Degrees.

Ensure that the candidate owns a ritual book of his own. Encourage him to read it in short passages over a period of time and to discuss with you the meaning of those passages and any abbreviations he is as yet unable to understand.

Life as a Master Mason

Lodge of Instruction

Grand Lodge Certificate

Visiting other Lodges

Encourage the Candidate to engage in social activities at every opportunity. These may vary considerably from relatively low key Lodge gatherings such as Treasure Hunts, Craft Fairs etc, through Ladies' Nights, to events such as Dinner Dances, Spring Fairs, North East Corner Club meetings, the Way Forward evenings, etc., organised at a Provincial level. Involvement of the family is important - remember a mason with a supportive family tends to remain a mason.

Conclusion - being a Mason in the world.



West Kent Mentoring - 3.9 Beyond the 3rd Degree