The Role of the Mentor

There has to be a special relationship between the new mason and his Personal Mentor. This is a one-to-one relationship and except in the case of very small or special Lodges the concept of a “Lodge Mentor” for all candidates is not the best way forward. In many cases the obvious choice of Mentor would be the candidate’s Proposer or Seconder. Where this is not possible they should be consulted on the choice of someone else. Whatever the decision the brother must be carefully chosen and have particular qualities. It has been observed many times that the greatest difficulty in the scheme is to find suitable Mentors.