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This page contains a range of resources to help almoners in their important role supporting Masonic families.  Visit our Publications and Resources page for a range of leaflets and presentations about how the MCF can help masonic families.

Almoners with questions or requests for more information can contact Robert Price, Provincial Support Team, at or 0203 146 3333.

To order printed copies of any of the materials featured on this page please email masonic or contact us on 0203 146 3333.

Almoners Guide and Booklet

Our Almoner’s Guide contains guidance on the role of the Lodge Almoner and helpful tips to assist you in your duties.

Almoner’s Guide

Audio version of Almoners Guide

Supporting resources

Sample Record Card

Keeping in Touch:  Maintaining contact with Masonic families

Factsheets and useful information

We regularly update this section with new resources.


Alternative sources of support: Contact details for a range of organisations providing advice, support and grants

Benefits: Guide to Government and NHS benefit


Convalescent care

Data protection




Mental Health

Prostate cancer

Power of Attorney

Respite care


Social groups for older people



When visiting, it is important that some very basic rules are followed to ensure everyone’s safety.

The MCF Safeguarding policies follow good practice and are a useful reference point for Almoners who want to understand more about how to protect vulnerable adults and children.





For more detailed information the topics featured in these videos download the companion factsheets.


Respite Care



Mental Health





Almoner Briefings

Our almoner’s Briefings aim to assist you in your role and keep you abreast of relevant information.

July 2018

September 2018

November 2018

January 2019

March 2019

May 2019

July 2019

September 2019

Our Impact

Bolton Hospice

Specialist training for local teachers The grant allowed the Bolton Hospice education team to develop specialist training for local teachers to support teenagers going through a bereavement. The training will help to improve the experience of teenagers dealing with loss, grief and bereavement, providing school staff with the knowledge and skills they need to support…

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Dogs for Good

Studies show that dogs have a profoundly positive effect on children with autism and can help the child to develop skills that increase independence and quality of life. The PAWS (Parents Autism Workshops and Support) project help parents of children with autism find (if they don’t already have a dog) and train a dog to…

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Tony: Visiting Volunteer

My alarm goes off… …between 7am and 8am. I was a carpenter for 45 years with early starts, so now I’ve retired it’s nice to have a bit of a lie in. I’m responsible for… …helping potential beneficiaries apply for support. I arrange a visit and make sure their application is as detailed as possible…

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Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse

Supporting families after a fatal domestic abuse Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse (AAFDA) is a unique organisation that offers peer and expert support to those left behind after domestic homicide. When the time is right for the family, AAFDA offers assistance with the official processes that the state is required to undertake – including a…

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