Welcome

We provide a simple to use, secure and great value masonic website solution.

Henry Catherwood

If you have any questions, please just give us a call and we can chat it through, local call rate 0330 016 4050

International +44 330 016 4050.


Nothing to pay until you are 100% delighted.

Being a mason, you will know that we strive to delight each other. With this absolutely in mind, I do not request any payment until I know you are 100% satisfied with your new website. If I can’t make you 100% delighted, you owe nothing.



What is happening?

Freemasons-web.com, which my lodge has used for about 10 years, has closed down.

Masonic Website, created by my business, Cloud Cortex Communications Ltd., is a replacement provider.

The solution is;

  • Simple, we are all volunteers and need to get up our updates done with as little
    fuss as possible (and get on with learning our masonic lines).
  • Consistent. When I go into it, I want it to be the same, I don’t want to
    constantly have to re-learn how to do things. Like before, if we all share the
    same platform, we can all help each other.
  • Secure, we know the huge threats out on the internet and a locked down secure platform can provide us with the best level of security.
  • It has to be the secure “https”: We know that that browsers warn about unsecure sites and look for site that starts https, which means that they have a valid SSL certificate and that thy encrypt data going from the user to the site. Browsers are now identifying and warning about the free / low cost life-long SSL (TLS) certificate offered by some providers.
  • Low Cost, It has to be a low running cost, we all know that we should have a professional looking, informative up to date website to help attract, retain and inform our members but we don’t want huge monthly/yearly bills. It has to be affordable.
  • Provide everything we need, out of the box.
  • Be able to be easily enhanced without additional cost.
  • Be based on standard, world beating products that have regular security updates.
  • Work on a mobile phone as standard.
  • Advert free
  • I would prefer that the business owner/s were masons as I know they will look to give us the very best service, that our satisfaction will be hugly important to them.

Our First Enhanced Website

https://mitton-6904.masonicwebsite.org/


An introduction to our default template that we will create for you

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Who Are We

We are Cloud Cortex Communications and we provide websites, hosting, internet lines/connections and phone services, mostly to businesses.

Like most professional businesses we are registered with the ICO

We have created the masonicwebsite.org service as we have been unable to find an alternative to Freemason-web which has closed down.

Our founder Henry Catherwood has been creating, hosting and or managing websites both professionally but also as a volunteer.

What Are We Offering?

A low cost, simple to use, secure and professional looking web solution for your lodge/organisation, ready to go straight away.


Nothing to pay until you are 100% delighted.

Being a mason, you will know that we strive to delight each other. With this absolutely in mind, I do not request any payment until I know you are 100 satisfied with your new website. If I can’t make you 100% delighted, you owe nothing.

Masonicwebsite.org

Masonicwebsite.org provides all of the important features a lodge needs in a professional looking website to;

  • Promote itself
  • Keep its members up to date.
  • Retain its members.
  • Attract new members

A masonic website needs;

Home

A Home page, to welcome the visitor and clearly direct them to the information they seek.

Events

It needs an Events area to promote the various events both ceremonies and socials, etc. in a clear, simple yet attractive format.

News

A News area that reports on recent activities, successes and other interesting national and internationalnews that the members might find interesting.

How to Join

A How to Join area explaining the procedure and providing that next clear step.

Contact Us

A Contact Us area only asking for basic contact information. All the form filling can come later after the first meeting.

About

An About Us page, where you can define what you do and where you do it, including your address

Feedback

A Members suggestions/feedback area ensuring that the members know that they are being listened to.

Privacy

A Privacy statement

Watch a video on how it will look

Open our Videos page

Your website will be pre-populated with your details

The default site that we create for you will be pre-populated with your details and can be live staight away. You may add to / amend the information and you can change options as you wish. This can include additional pages linked to new menu options.

Enhancing your site

Your site can go live straight away but you may wish to add to it. We provide all the simple to use features to enable you to do this yourself but if your lodge/organisation does not have anyone who wishes to enhance your site, we offer a low cost site enhancement service where, after having a look at what is available from an old website and any additional text that you may have, we can confirm what we will be able to provide.

Domain address

You can select your preferred domain but for our simple solution, your domain name always finishes .masonicwebsite.org. So for example (ourlodgename-number.masonicwebsite.org)

So easy to use

The solution uses a protected version of the world renowned WordPress. Many of your members’ should be very comfortable with using it and with updating the content. Children and grandchildren may also be useful. Having a protected version ensures unapproved and possibly problematic add-ons cannot be loaded in error.

Multiple site users

You provide us with the name of your first site administrator and then they can create the other users and security levels. We do not limit the number of registered site users.

Members only area

You will be able to define a members only area/content if required but this is not provided in the default configuration.

Storage

To keep the site fast and responsive we do limit the size of the images and total storage that you should use. If this is problem we can upgrade this capacity, normally at no additional cost.

WordPress updates

Everything is super simple as any WordPress updates are regularly updated remotely by us.

Support

We include support by phone, remote control and email in the first 30 days your new site being available. There-after, support is via email and bulletin board. We have optional additional support packages should you require them.

Example of our default site

We are have created an example basic website have a look if you have a moment https://example-basic-site.masonicwebsite.org/

Example of an enhanced site

We are working on my lodge’s site which is not yet fully complete. It will need to be approved by the brethren of the lodge and the sent for Province for their approval before it is adopted.

Take a look now, all feedback is most welcome https://mitton-6904.masonicwebsite.org/

Choosing to create a website from scratch could become a frustrating mistake.

With the closure of Freemason-web many of us need a new solution. All lodges will be able to find a business, a family friend or a brother to create for them a new website. The sites will vary considerably in cost, quality and reliability. You will however also be left with the domain renewals, SSL yearly cost (gives your site the https protection), someone to keep everything updated, your hosting costs and any additional services that you may need. Once up and running you might also find support an issue.

Pricing

Nothing to pay until you are 100% delighted.

Being a mason, you will know that we strive to delight each other. With this absolutely in mind, I do not request any payment until I know you are 100% satisfied with your new website. If I can’t make you 100% delighted, you owe nothing.

One price for the whole website

No hosting charges until March 2024

We have one price for the provision, initial set-up, web site creation using your details including hosting and support until March 2024.

Just £250 including hosting and support until March 2024 thereafter, £20 a month or $325 and $26 a month.

Any questions, just give us a call and we can chat it through, local call rate 0330 016 4050



  • Fully designed and responsive website
  • All the key sections already created and configured.
  • This multi-page website has;
    • A Home page, to welcome the visitor and clearly direct them to the information they seek.
    • An Events area to promote the various events both ceremonies and socials, etc. in a clear, simple yet attractive format.
    • A News area that reports on recent activities, successes and other interesting national and international news that the members might find interesting.
    • A How to Join area explaining the procedure and providing that next clear step.
    • A Contact Us area only asking for basic contact information.
    • An About Us where you can define what you do and where and when you do it
    • A Members suggestions/feedback area ensuring that the members know that they are being listened to.
    • A Privacy statement
    • A Login option so you can easily update everything
  • Initial setup and creation using your details.
  • Secure web hosting account complete with SSL
  • Secure site features
  • Fully GDPR UK compliant with policies
  • Google Analytics
  • Regular automated updates to the latest software versions
  • Full scheduled backups
  • No domain payments required
  • No SLL certification payments
  • No adverts
  • Friendly and polite support team
  • Telephone and remote connect support for 30 days
  • Full 12 months email support is included in the yearly hosting cost.

All this for an introductory price of just £250 including hosting and support until March 2024, thereafter, £20 a month. (Billed yearly in advance)


Extras


You shouldn’t need anything else as the solution is so simple but we do have additional services should you wish.

Website enhancement service

We will work with you, collecting information and relivent pictures, videos etc and populate the site with your current information, giving you a fully featured and populated website. Please give us a call and we can discuss with you what extra features/content over and above our standard sites that you want We normally manage to complete this for our standard additional population fee of £200.

Terms and Conditions

All these prices are correct at time of being published 10/03/2023 and are subject to usual business terms and conditions which will be provided for inspection prior to purchase.

Contact Us

Masonic Website

7 Elmley Lane,
Cutnall Green,
Droitwich,
Worcestershire,
WR9 0PN

Tel: Local call rate 0330 016 4050

International +44 330 016 4050.

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