Julian Rees was initiated in the Kirby Lodge No. 2818, under the United Grand Lodge of England, in London in 1968. He was Master in 1976/77 and again at the centenary of the Lodge in 1999/2000.
Julian is a holder of the Silver Matchbox Award of the Emulation Lodge, served on the Precepting Committee. He has been honoured by the Institut Maçonnique de France with the Ordre Maçonnique de Lafayette, and served as Junior Grand Deacon of the United Grand Lodge of England.
He was Master of the German-speaking Pilgrim Lodge No. 238 in 1978/79, and was a regular contributor to the quarterly magazine Freemasonry Today since its founding in 1997. From 2003 to 2007 he served as Deputy and News Editor of the same.
In 2003 he delivered the prestigious Wendel K Walker Memorial Lecture in New York, entitled Through Ritual to Enlightenment.
He was one of the founding members of The Cornerstone Society, serving as Secretary for a number of years, and has given talks about Freemasonry in numerous lodges around the world.
He is the author of seven works on Freemasonry:
Julian has recently been writing for The Square, England’s independent masonic journal, and is the current Editor of the Droit Humain publication for the UK: The Freemason.
He is currently a member of the International Order of Freemasonry for Men and Women Le Droit Humain, in London.