A short extract from the Quarterly Communication from the Grand Lodge in England........

 

At the Quarterly Communication of Grand Lodge, the Pro Grand Master, The Marquess of Northampton said: 

Brethren, we have all been to ceremonies where the Master is a good ritualist and the ceremony is done well, but we have also been to ceremonies where the prompts almost outnumber the correct words.  This is not enjoyable for the Candidate or the brethren and leaves one feeling sorry for the Master if he appears to have tried his best.  Commitment is important to the enjoyment of Freemasonry but not everyone is able to perform the ritual to a high standard even though they often try hard to do so.  Those who cannot, must share the work among the Past Masters and where possible other brethren, who in most Lodges would welcome the chance to do something.  It would preferable for the Master to learn a little well than over extend himself.  We are a fraternity that prides itself on helping one another and here is an example of how we should.