Bruce Cowie

Bruce Cowie
“If you simply want to have a lively night out with a bunch of great people every once in awhile, you can certainly do that. But personally I love the learning side of things – understanding the symbolism, the teachings, the principles and the heritage."

Whilst Bruce himself is heavily entrenched in the Masonic brotherhood he stresses that people can enjoy their own experience on quite a wide spectrum.

“If you simply want to have a lively night out with a bunch of great people every once in awhile, you can certainly do that,” Bruce explains, “But personally I love the learning side of things – understanding the symbolism, the teachings, the principles and the heritage.”

Bruce has been a Mason for many years and he is also a passionate member of the Richmond Lodge, a typically friendly lodge with a variety of members, young and old, who all value the rich history and traditions of Freemasonry. When asked why he originally joined the Brotherhood, he explained it as feeling like “I was becoming part of something bigger than myself”.

He espouses its many benefits: how it allowed him to gain a sense of balance, how it gave him a sanctuary to relax from the corporate world, and how it helped him progress in his own spiritual journey. While he thinks that Masonry isn’t necessarily for everyone, he believes that anyone who has an interest in history, who wants to learn about themselves and who is keen to help the community whilst forming strong friendships that will last a lifetime, are the kinds of men that would suit Freemasonry perfectly.