St. Matthew Royal Arch Chapter No. 1447
Second Tuesday, November, January, March (I), and May.
Lodge of Established Order No 9822
The Lodge of the Established Order is a lively and progressive lodge who meet in Barton upon Humber. We welcome good men from all walks of life who want to meet new people, contribute to the local community and learn about the traditions and mysteries of Freemasonry. In common with all Freemasons, we strive to live good lives and we share an enjoyment of Freemasonry and a unique bond of fellowship. Charity is also a core principle of Freemasonry and in recent years the lodge has supported the local Salvation Army, young carers, hospice, air ambulance and hedgehog rescue centre, to mention but a few.
We pride ourselves on being a proactive, innovative, and friendly lodge with around 45 members ranging in age from 20s to 80s. Our membership comes from all walks of life Including teaching, police and fire and ambulance services, armed forces, and local industries. Some of our members live in Barton but others come from further afield including the South, North, and East Yorkshire.
In Freemasonry we meet as equals and we welcome all eligible men irrespective of their occupation social status, faith ethnicity or sexual orientation. Freemasonry is not a religion although members are required to acknowledge a religious belief.
In 2006 several local Freemasons began to pursue the idea of founding a Freemasons Lodge based upon persons who offered a service to the public. In 2007 the Lodge was formed. We welcome applications from all eligible men irrespective of their occupation.
The Lodge of Established Order was conceived as a fun-loving lodge where members could relax and enjoy themselves at the end of the working week. We take an earnest approach to our Freemasonry, but we also have a reputation for not taking ourselves too seriously; a sense of humour is recommended! We are a diverse lodge with some masons who are very active and others who take their Freemasonry at a more leisurely pace.
WHAT DO WE DO?
Our Masonic year starts with the installation of the new Worshipful Master in November. Our meetings start at 6.30pm and usually finish by around 10pm. At our meetings we perform ceremonies which progress newer members into Masonry, and we also learn about Freemasonry and its philosophy. After the meeting the bar is open before we enjoy a dinner known as a Festive Board, where we relax and get to know each other and our guests. Members are encouraged to attend meetings, rehearsals and social events.
4 meetings a year
1st Tuesday of March, June, September and November
6-30pm – 10pm (approx.
(5.30 pm start in November)
Masonic Hall, Brigg Road,
Barton upon Humber, DN18 5DH
Dark lounge suit, white shirt and either Provincial, Lodge or Black tie and white shirt.
Initiation fee: £120
Annual subscriptions: £100 Joining fee: £30
We prepare for some of our meetings with a rehearsal which is often on a weekday evening during the week preceding the meeting.
Members are encouraged to visit other lodges and to invite other Masons as guests to lodge meetings. Visiting other lodges is considered one of the most enriching and enjoyable aspects of Freemasonry.
Friendship and family are important to us, and we arrange several social events each year. We also support events held by other lodges and the Province.
Our ideal candidate will share our masonic commitment to good citizenship but also contribute to our light-hearted approach to Freemasonry. It is important to us that candidates understand the time commitments and are happy to take an active part in the life of the lodge.
Boston Masonic Centre
Main Ridge West
Lodge of Harmony No. 272
Second Tuesday, October to May inclusive. Installation January.
Franklin Lodge No. 838
First Thursday October to May inclusive. Installation October.
Lindis Lodge No. 4690
Third Thursday, October to May inclusive. Installation February.
Pilgrim Fathers Lodge No. 8795
Fourth Thursday, September to April inclusive except December. Installation September. Contact the Lodge Secretary
HOLY ROYAL ARCH CHAPTERS
St. Botolph’s Royal Arch Chapter No. 272
Third Monday, Installation in October, November, January, March, and April.
Pilgrim Fathers Royal Arch Chapter No. 8795
Second Thursday, October, December, February, and Installation in May.
Second Wednesday, October to April inclusive, first Wednesday in May. Installation November.
HOLY ROYAL ARCH CHAPTERS
Hereward Royal Arch Chapter No. 1232
First Wednesday November (I), February, April, and June.
Hereward Lodge No. 1232
The Hereward Lodge, number 1232, is a long and established Masonic craft lodge having been consecrated in 1868 at the Angel Hotel, Bourne.
The founders of the lodge named the lodge after a respectable son of Bourne – Hereward the Wake – wake meaning watchful – and is recorded in the Domesday Book as holding lands in the parishes of Witham-on-the-Hill, Barholm and Stowe.
In its early years the lodge was known as a “moon lodge”, meaning that meetings took place on Wednesday, on or before the Full Moon, at 7pm in the evening, at the Angel Hotel. In those days there was no “e” in the spelling of Bourne.
In 1882 at a meeting, it was unanimously carried “that the day of meeting be altered from the Wednesday to the Friday on or before each full moon”. In 1938 at a building on Wherry’s Lane, the new Bourne Masonic Temple was consecrated. 1968 saw the Centenary meeting held at the County Secondary School Bourne. 1982 saw the formation of a second Craft Lodge in Bourne that shares the same premises. The Lodge of Aveland became our daughter lodge, number 9060. 2011 -Premises on Wherry’s Lane was sold and new property on Roman Bank acquired. This was consecrated in September 2011. 2018 – The Hereward Lodge celebrates its 150th year anniversary.
Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal, and charitable organisations. It teaches self-knowledge through participation in a progression of ceremonies. Members are expected to be of high moral standing and are encouraged to speak openly about Freemasonry.
Freemasonry instils in its members a moral and ethical approach to life: its values are based on integrity, kindness, honesty, and fairness. Members are urged to regard the interests of the family as paramount but, importantly, Freemasonry also teaches concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need.
The Hereward Lodge meets 8 times a year, from September to April (inclusive) on the 3rd Friday of the month.
Meetings start at 6.30pm, and generally last about 1 ½ hours, and take place in a formal setting during which traditional Masonic ceremonies may be performed along with the administrative business of the Lodge. Afterwards we retire to dinner, known as the Festive Board, where we enjoy a 3-course meal, which currently costs between £13 and £15 along with a bar for drinks. The evening usually concludes by 10pm.
Hereward Freemasons are required to dress as follows, dark suit, black or Provincial tie, white collar and gloves, black shoes, and socks, and of course, our Masonic Regalia, which can be different depending on what stage of your Masonic Career you are at.
Rehearsals for Masonic ceremonies are held on the Friday before each meeting, and those members who are involved in the ceremony/meeting are encouraged to attend. New members are welcome to attend these rehearsals, and when they are ready, they are encouraged onto the masonic pathway, which is a structured progression, leading them to ultimately become the Master of the Lodge for a year. They will be supported at all stages as part of the Masonic Mentoring Programme.
To aid both new members and other longer serving members a “Lodge of Instruction” is held on the first Friday of the month. The intention here is to educate and enlighten in all aspects of Masonry, rituals, and protocols. This is very informal and as at the Rehearsal, the dress code is casual.
Charity is close to a Freemasons heart and money raised is donated to local charities/organisations as well as the Provincial Charity fund and to the national Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) which makes sizeable donations to many worthy causes and in support of worldwide disasters. We support struggling families, people with learning difficulties, the elderly in society, we help the homeless, and we help hospitals fund research on degenerative diseases. Freemason’s donations are second only in size to those of the National Lottery.
On becoming a Freemason, you will soon be making new friendships with people having similar outlooks on life. We welcome men of all Faiths and Religions, people of integrity who desire the very best for each Freemason or complete stranger, making life fun and being worthwhile.
Above all, we enjoy our masonry and welcome good men from all backgrounds.
The Lodge of Aveland N° 9060 was consecrated on Saturday 12th February 1983 at the Grammar School in South Road Bourne by the Provincial Grand Master at the time Rt W Bro G. M. Cooper. There were a total of 152 Freemasons present on the day.
The Lodge of Aveland was formed from 25 members of Hereward Lodge, as in the late 1970s it became clear that the membership and meeting attendance numbers at Hereward Lodge was making the Masonic Hall at the time uncomfortable and cramped.
So where does the name Aveland come from?
Aveland is a Wapentake of the Thirding (Riding) of Kesteven of Lincolnshire. It is Anglo Saxon in origin and extends from Osbournby in the North to Bourne in the South, Kirkby Underwood in the West to Sempringham in the East. A Wapentake is said to have derived from an ancient Anglo Saxon word meaning Weapon Touch – which was the custom of touching the local Lord’s sword blade as a token of fealty.
It is closely linked with the term Hundred which was an area that could provide a local Lord with 100 swords should they be needed for battle.
To indicate its Anglo Saxon origins our Lodge banner has an Anglo Saxon crown and sword on the badge and it is decorated with acorns and oak leaves – these being emblematic of the ancient woodland that used to cover this area.
The Lodge of Aveland meets eight times a year from October to May on the second Wednesday of the month except May which is the first Wednesday.
Our meetings start at 6.30pm and consist of around an hour and a half of ceremonies and formalities after which we can get a drink at our bar followed by a meal served by our caterers.
The Lodge is made up of members from all walks of life and backgrounds including shop owners, plasterers, accountants and mini bus drivers to name a few and of all ages young and old.
While we are serious when we need to be and pay great attention to detail, we are generally a fun and friendly lodge and enjoy our evenings in a very relaxed atmosphere. We are also a very progressive lodge and have embraced the use of social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to share our stories and information to the wider public and to members around the world.
The Lodge of Aveland also enjoys lots of social events throughout the year many of which are attended by family and friends of it’s members some examples of these are hog roasts, race nights, Christmas meal and black tie events.
Lord Worsley Royal Arch Chapter No. 3017
Second Tuesday, October (I), December, February,and April.
St. Peter Royal Arch Chapter No. 7648
First Thursday, November, January, March, and May(I)..
Lodge of Old Clee No. 8697
Held at the Masonic Hall, 1 Kings Road, Cleethorpes, on the Third Wednesday, September to April inclusive.
Warrant Dated, 11th February 1976.
The Lodge of Old Clee is one of five lodges that meet at the Cleethorpes Masonic Hall, which is located adjacent to Cleethorpes Seafront, opposite the Leisure Centre. Our Lodge also borders a residential area, which places the Masonic Hall within easy reach of Freemasons, the general public and local residents, should they wish to hire the facilities, such as the Function Room, or to simply enjoy a meal.
With 30 subscribing members currently, we are a relatively small lodge compared to other lodges in the Province of Lincolnshire, therefor, we are actively recruiting new potential Candidates. After the initial joining fees, our annual subscription is currently £ 165.00. This is a very good investment in a member’s future and personal development. You will grow in confidence, begin to really understand yourself, your position and the role that you could play in the world.
Charity is a fundamental aspect of being a Freemason. Four guiding principles are adhered to, to help define our paths through life, these are, Integrity, Friendship, Respect & Charity. Through our voluntary donations, the Masonic Charitable Foundation ‘MCF’ , makes a far reaching impact, not just locally but across the United Kingdom, assisting struggling families, people with learning disabilities, older people in society, helping hospitals, combatting homelessness, helping to fund research on degenerative diseases and many more worthy charities. In fact, Freemasons donations are second only in size to The National Lottery.
Due to an influx of workers to The Humber Bank industries during the early 1970’s, established Freemasons lodges in Cleethorpes were experiencing long waiting list of up to five years. It was decided that a new Lodge was needed and Lord Worsely Lodge no. 3017 sponsored the formation of The Lodge of Old Clee no. 8697.
Formed on, 11th February 1976, we are approaching our 50th Anniversary, which is a great testament to our membership, past and present.
The Lodge of Old Clee also had the honour of laying the wreath on the 10th of November 2019 for Remembrance Sunday on behalf of the Cleethorpes Freemasons.
Freemasons at our Lodge are required to dress as follows, Dark Suit, Black or Provincial Tie, White Collar and Gloves, Black Socks and Shoes and of course, our Masonic Regalia, which can be different depending on what stage of your Masonic Career you are at, at the time.
The facilities at the Cleethorpes Masonic Hall are of a high standard, having undergone recent refurbishment. With an access ramp and toilet for people with disabilities, a lift, large car park, bar and dining area for the Festive Board meal, which currently costs £ 14.50 for a 3 course meal, with tea or coffee served. Food is provided by, KingsHall@CleethorpesMasonic and can cater for approximately 90 Freemasons, visitors and other guests.
The Temple being situated on the 1st floor and being of a comfortable size, this really is an ideal location for our Lodge meetings.
On the night of our Lodge meeting, we arrive from 17:30 onwards where we congregate in the lounge bar for refreshments, ready for our ceremony in the Temple, commencing at 18:30 prompt. Once all business is completed, we the gather once more in the lounge bar for further refreshments and then make our way into the dining area to sit down at our Festive Board meal.
Our membership is very diverse, with people from all walks of life, which in itself can be challenging to maintain continuity of structure within the workings of the lodge. We have however, been able to adapt over the years to the changing environment of the modern working Freemason and the Lodge of Old Clee has proved itself time and again that it is adaptable and flexible to those needs and requirements.
We as a Lodge nurture the Strengths and Attributes of our membership, we encourage but do not push the individual and all personal development takes place at a steady pace. As well as bringing brethren together during our ceremonies, we encourage this still further during our Festive Board meal and also outside of the Lodge, as we did in September 2019 when members, family and friends, all gathered at a local hotel for a great day of food, refreshments and the chance to meet people both old and new.
On becoming a Freemason, you will soon be making new friendships with people having similar outlooks on life. We welcome men of all Faiths and Religions, people of integrity who desire the very best for each Freemason or complete stranger, making life fun and being worthwhile, fun being at the very core of our lodge and Freemasonry as a whole, why else are we here after all ! .
We are as a Lodge successful, due to the quality of our membership and in taking Guidance and Leadership from The Provincial Grand Lodge of Lincolnshire and United Grand Lodge of England.
Fourth Tuesday, September to April inclusive but third Tuesday in December. Installation October.
HOLY ROYAL ARCH CHAPTERS
St. Guthlac Royal Arch Chapter No. 2880
Second Thursday, September (I), October; Third Thursday, February and April.
St Pega Lodge No. 8317
History of St Pega Lodge
Founded in 1970
The lodge had its 50th anniversary in April 2020
The Story of St. Pega and St Guthlac
GUTHLAC and PEGA were the children of PENWALD and his wife TETTA.
The former was a MERCIAN chieftain of the ICLING clan and was related to the Royal House of MERCIA. PEGA and GUTHLAC were very attached to each other and on GUTHLAC’S leaving what is now known as Retford, she followed him to Croyland but was repulsed by GUTHLAC on the grounds that their affection for each other would detract him from his avowed Hermit’s life,. Repulsed, PEGA took to a coracle and sailed up the river coming to shore on a gravel bank outside a fishing village (Peakirk).
St Pega Meeting Schedule
Meets at Deeping St James Masonic Hall
4th Tuesday of the month, September to April Evening meetings – 6:15pm usual start
Instruction and development held on Tuesday evenings 7:00pm throughout the year
Active within the community
Social activities (including partners)
All men above the age of 21 represented
Opportunities to meet likeminded people
Guidance and support for new members
Expectations for all members
• Regular attendance (within your family and work constraints)
• Progression within the lodge
• Keen to engage socially
• Respect for brethren and masonry in general
• Keen to promote charitable donations within the lodge and masonry in general.
Age (21 and over)
All professions and trades represented
Members enjoy a wide range of non-masonic external interests and activities,
Meridian Daylight Lodge No. 9813
Second Friday, October, December, February and April. Installation October.
HOLY ROYAL ARCH CHAPTERS
Doric Royal Arch Chapter No. 362
Third Thursday October, second Thursday December, third Thursday February, and April (I).
Granta Royal Arch Chapter No. 4950
Third Thursday November, fourth Thursday January, third Thursday March, and first Thursday May (I).
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Doric Lodge No. 362
The ‘Doric Lodge’ was consecrated (first established) on 3rd January 1820 and is one of the oldest of the 74 lodges in the Province of Lincolnshire warranted by the United Grand Lodge of England.
The Doric Lodge meets eight times a year at the Masonic Hall, Chambers Street, Grantham NG31 8BL on the first Wednesday of every month from October to May, except for the 2nd Tuesday in January.
We are a small friendly Lodge with a current membership of around thirty-five, with ages ranging from 30 to over 80 years. The lodge membership is drawn from many different backgrounds and welcomes members of different faiths, ages, and interests too. Prospective members will find themselves at home here whatever their background.
It is an important rule however, that matters of religion and politics should never be discussed at a masonic meeting.
The Annual Membership for the full 12 months (2021) is currently £170 payable on 1st January.
There is an initial joining fees will amount to a cost of £100 (as at 2021) plus a pro rata of the annual membership.
So, for example, if you joined the Lodge in say March, there are five meetings left of the eight in the year so the sub is 5/8’ths of £170 being £106.25. The total cheque we are looking for day 1 is therefore £100 plus £106.25 means you pay £206.25.
The Lodge normally commences at 6:15pm. At our meetings, which take place in a traditional, formal environment, we may perform a Masonic ceremony or listen to lectures as well as conduct the administrative business of the Lodge. We then retire to dinner, known as the Festive Board, where we enjoy a 3-course meal which currently costs between £12 and £14 along with a cash bar for drinks. The evening usually ends by about 10pm.
Rehearsals for ceremonies are held on the Monday evening before each meeting and those members who are involved in the meeting and/or ceremony are very much encouraged to attend. New members are included early on and most if they so wish would follow a well-structured progression which ultimately will lead them to become the Master of the lodge for a year.
Masonic Dress consists of a dark suit, white formal shirt with a black or Lincolnshire Freemasons tie and formal black shoes.
To aid both newly joined and other longer serving members can attend a Lodge of Instruction (LoI) which is held monthly from October to May and is intended to educate and enlighten members in all aspects of masonic history, procedures and protocols and to experience the various lodge officers’ positions within the lodge in a very relaxed and informal atmosphere. As at rehearsals the dress code is casual.
Experienced members are tasked with supporting new members through the established Mentoring Scheme.
Annually there is usually a formal dinner dance known as Ladies Night when wives, partners and guests are welcomed, hosted by the Master of the lodge. Members are encouraged to mix socially and support other lodges’ social events as well as those organised at a Provincial level.
The Grantham Masonic Curry Club, founded by DORIC members is a social gathering of mostly new and younger members as well as prospective members who meet informally every few weeks to enjoy a beer and a curry and to establish a close relationship across all of the Grantham lodges.
Charity is close to a Freemasons heart and money raised is donated to local charities, the Provincial Charity fund and to the national Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) which makes impressive donations to many worthy causes and in support of worldwide disasters. We raise our charitable funds by an alms collection at each meeting, often by a raffle at the Festive Board but mostly by regular donations by standing order, gift aided where possible.
We offer encouragement and support to help our members develop in Freemasonry whilst fully respecting their family and working life commitments.
Above all, we enjoy our masonry and welcome good men from all backgrounds. Masonry is an enjoyable experience providing fellowship, camaraderie, and self-worth.
Above all, Freemasonry is a Fraternity of like-minded individuals who, through associating with friends, family or acquaintances who are already Freemasons, have decided that Freemasonry is something that they would like to explore. Freemasonry is an eclectic mix of interesting individuals drawn from all walks of life, all with different life experiences, all are interesting in conversation and above all, are individuals with something to contribute to society
We, as Freemasons are a ‘Broad Church’ (Quite Literally). We do not advocate any particular religion but expect that all Freemasons will have some belief system. Indeed, we have members from several religions and although outside the Lodge, discussions on any topic are frequently aired, within the Lodge, discussions of both religion and politics are not encouraged
Freemasonry has always been associated with good causes. We do collect charitable monies on a continuous basis. Both at a national level as well as through the province and down to Lodge level. We donate to global causes such as disaster relief, medical aid to those in need and each year, we select local charities to benefit from cash raised
The essence of Freemasonry is that all are treated as equals, there is no discrimination within Freemasonry and non would ever be tolerated
As Freemasons, we carry out ceremonies and all members will be encourage to participate at their own pace and ability. The writer has seen over decades of being in Freemasonry, the positive effect that participation within this organisation, has had on its members in terms of confidence as well as character building.
This, the William Peters Lodge in Particular:
One of four main Lodges in Grantham. Key Points of William Peters Lodge:
A society open to men of the age of twenty-one years or older
Our Masonic year starts in September with an Installation meeting. This meeting is essentially to install a new master for the ensuing year. Everyone has an opportunity of taking on this role if he so wishes, in accordance with their progression within the Lodge.Our main meetings are on the fourth Tuesday from September through to May @ 18:15 (approx. 2 hours)
The number of main meetings in a year: Eight with an additional meeting in December
Dress code for the main meetings: Dark Lounge suit, Black shoes, Black or Provincial tie and White Gloves
The meal at main meetings is usually a choice of two or three course, vegetarian meals are also available
We also have Lodge of Instruction (LoI) as well as Rehearsal meeting on the Tuesday prior to Main Meeting @ 18:15 (approx. 2 hours)
Number of LoI/Rehearsals: Eight with an additional meeting in November
Dress Code LoI/Rehearsal: Smart Casual
A good mix of people from all walks of life and backgrounds with varied life experiences. An interesting mix of people
A good social life where partners are encouraged to attend at a mixture of formal events such as Ladies Nights, where the ladies can dress up (or not according to their wish), as well as informal social events such as garden parties, bowling or whatever any member would like to organise. Lodge members, friends of members as well as those who are interested in Freemasonry but are not sure they should join, can also become members of the ‘Grantham Masonic Curry Club’. Hugely successful in holding social nights on roughly, a monthly basis where non-Masons can chat with Lodge members to find out more about what Freemasonry is and if it would suit them
Active within the local community. You will find that many Freemasons do take an active part in a variety of local interest groups
Progression within the lodge
Keen to engage socially
Respect for fellow members and Freemasonry in general
Keen to promote charitable donations within the Lodge and Freemasonry in general. Charity forms a major part of Freemasonry. All donations are members’ own voluntary contributions
Some background history of William Peters Lodge
The William Peters Lodge was created in the name of the first Provincial Grand Master of Lincolnshire, namely the Rev William Peters who was also a Court Painter to nobility as well as a Clergyman
Although the Grand Lodge of Freemasonry has been in existence since 1717, it was based in London. Some seventy-five years later, it was decided that Lincolnshire should become a Province with its own Provincial Grand Master and the rev William Peters was installed in that position in 1792
It is also interesting to note that the first Provincial Grand Lodge was held at the George Inn, Grantham on Thursday, 21st June 1792
For further information about Freemasonry and how to join, contact:
The original purpose of becoming a Freemason was to make better men out of good men; to take fathers, brothers and sons and to improve their moral and spiritual strength. Whilst the language may have changed over the subsequent 300 years this aim still sits firmly at the centre of freemasonry. At Sir Isaac Newton Lodge, we encompass this in all we do and strive to ensure it remains relevant in the 21st century. We are fortunate to have a wide demographic within our numbers, which within any lodge makes for a more enjoyable experience. We have several members from the business community (working and retired) the armed forces and a wide range of professions. we have a great blend between young and old which sees the lodge harness the best every generation has to offer.
We welcome applications from men of all faiths, ethnicities and cultures who simply have a common belief in a supreme being and want to work as a team with other likeminded men. Differences existing in the outside world caused by religion and politics are left outside the door of the lodge which in these challenging times is welcomed by all as a break from what normally separates us.
We also have a lot of newly admitted members, and a young profile.
Each one of us in the Sir Isaac Newton Lodge strives to be the best we can, whether it is in the ritual we perform, raising money for great causes or supporting our fellow masons and society as a whole.
The lodge is unusual as the normal dress for meetings is a dinner suit with black tie making all meetings feel like a very special event.
The Sir Isaac Newton Lodge was consecrated 14th May 1966 and is the youngest of the lodges that meet in the evening. It was the fourth and last of the evening meeting lodges to be consecrated at Grantham and has maintained that youthful enthusiasm. Named after the world-renowned scientist who as a young man attended the Kings school at Grantham, the banner of the lodge reflects one of his many history making scientific principles.
We are not the only lodge named after Sir Isaac Newton as there is a Cambridge University lodge for students and lecturers called the Isaac Newton lodge and visits have been made between the two. Visiting other lodges is strongly encouraged for the benefits it brings.
Meetings are held third Monday of each month between October and May with a start time of 6.15 pm. The meetings start with a business part and then usually conclude with a ceremony. In addition, a lodge of instruction (LOI) and ceremonial rehearsal is held during the Friday evening preceding the lodge meeting this is a casual dress meeting.
The Lodge has a very strong ethos of personal development and the lodge of instruction provides an excellent format in which members are encouraged to develop their presentational and ceremonial skills in a very relaxed and informal style. Members of other Lodges often chose to attend the Sir Isaac Newton LOI. The Lodge of Instruction and rehearsals are led by a very experienced mason who ensures everyone is welcomed, supported and encouraged, with teamwork at the heart of everything we do. A highlight of the year is always the LOI team who carry out a piece of masonic ritual during an additional meeting in April. We have a long and impressive record of providing directors of ceremonies for the province of Lincolnshire and a reputation for top quality ceremonies and personal development.
Lodge meetings always conclude with a few drinks and a meal in the excellent lodge meeting rooms at Grantham. Meals are usually two courses, with a salad option available. The May installation meeting is a grander affair with multiple courses! The lodge is enhanced by many regular visitors who enjoy what we have to offer and add to the fun and enjoyment of the evening.
The key principles of freemasonry of friendship, respect, integrity and charity run through all activities of the lodge. We are on all occasions warm and welcoming and our record on supporting charity is excellent. Many local charities have been supported as well as regional and national charities.
We hope you will appreciate what the Lodge has to offer.
If you would like an initial chat please don’t hesitate to get in touch with
• Meets at Grimsby Masonic Hall (Pelham Suite)
• 3rd Thursday of the month, September to April
• Evening meetings – 6:30pm usual start
• Disciplined but friendly
• Active within the community
• Social activities (including partners)
• All men above the age of 21 represented
• Opportunities to meet likeminded people
• Guidance and support for new members
VALUES & CHARACTERISTICS
• Mutual respect and affection
• Peace of mind
• Sense of fulfilment
• Pride in masonry and our lodge
• Continuously improving
• Helping to build trust
• Social bonding
• Building confidence
HISTORY OF THE LODGE
• Founded in 1899
• Lodge centenary 1999
• Centenary warrant to commemorate 100 years continuous service
• Hall Stone Jewel lodge
• Members of note, including Past Provincial Grand Masters • Many family connections over past generations
• Regular attendance
• Progression within the lodge
• Keen to engage socially
• Respect for brethren and masonry in general
• Keen to promote charitable donations within the lodge and masonry in general. Charity forms a major part of masonry. All donations are members’ own voluntary contributions
• Likeminded individuals
• Law abiding candidates
• Any age (21+)
• All professions and trades represented
• Members enjoy a wide range of interests and activities, including:
Lord Heneage Lodge No. 5979
If you are looking to join a Masonic Lodge where you are certain of a warm and friendly welcome, then the Lord Heneage Lodge could be the one for you.
We are a small, friendly Lodge with charitable giving at our heart. Our membership is made up of men whose ages range from early twenties to over eighty years, and are from a wide variety of professions and vocations. Our members interests are many and include walking, cycling, golf, bird watching and shooting. Some of these are used to raise money for the charities we support.
We welcome applications from men of all faiths, ethnicities and cultures who simply have a common belief in a supreme being and want to work and socialise as a team with other like minded men. Religion and Politics are not discussed at lodge meetings and our focus is on the harmony of the Lodge and enjoyment by its members and visitors.
The Lord Heneage Lodge was formed (consecrated) on 31st October 1944 and was named after the Rt. Hon. Lord George Heneage O.B.E., who became the first Worshipful Master of the Lodge and was at the same time the Provincial Grand Master for the Masonic Province of Lincolnshire.
Although this was one of the darkest periods in British history, Freemasonry in Grimsby was growing, clearly highlighting that Freemasonry continued to be able to do its valuable work in the local and wider community. We are proud that we still maintain that achievement today.
We meet at the Masonic Hall (Pelham Suite) on Cambridge Road, Grimsby on the fourth Friday in the months of September to April commencing at 6:30pm. We have a meal after each meeting and the evening is usually concluded by 10:30pm.
Dress code is a dark suit, white shirt, dark tie and socks and black shoes. White gloves are also worn during our ceremonies in the Masonic temple.
At the present time the yearly membership subscription payable on the 1st of January is £190.00. There are also other one off fees payable when you join, and these are explained on application.
All new members are encouraged to progress through the various Offices of the Lodge with the goal of becoming the Worshipful Master, a position held for one year.
One of the most important aspects for our members is the social events which we have. These include a Ladies or Partners Night, which can be either formal or informal, and other casual ‘get togethers’ throughout the year.
If you think Freemasonry, and in particular membership of the Lord Heneage Lodge is for you then give me a call on either of the below numbers to learn more about how to join us.
Bolingbroke Castle Lodge No. 8173
Third Thursday, September to May inclusive. Installation May.
Round Table Lodge No. 8240
Third Tuesday, September, April, May, June, fourth Tuesday October and November. Installation September.
Lincolnshire Bicentenary Lodge of Installed Masters No. 9467
Last Monday in June, second Monday in November or elsewhere by dispensation. Installation November.
Rudyard Kipling Lodge No. 9681
Second Saturday, January, March, May, July, September, Fourth Saturday November. Installation November.
Lincolnshire Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge No. 9726
Second Thursday in June, fourth Wednesday in September. Installation September.
Sir Joseph Banks Daylight Lodge No. 9828
Second Wednesday in February, April and October. First Wednesday in December. Installation October.
HOLY ROYAL ARCH CHAPTERS
Banovallum Royal Arch Chapter No. 1304
Third tuesday October (I), November, January, and March.
The Round Table Chapter of Lincolnshire No. 8240
Second Tuesday October, first Tuesday March, and May (I).
Geoffrey Cooper Chapter of Installed First Principals No. 9467
First Friday March (I), second Friday September.
Olive Union Lodge No. 1304
Olive Union Lodge No 1304 is the oldest Masonic Lodge in Horncastle and one of the oldest in Lincolnshire having been Warranted 1869. The Lodge had met nine times every year without break since 1869; until the pandemic which caused Freemasonry to be suspended in March 2020. Olive Union Lodge meets on the first Thursday of the month between September and May at The Masonic Hall, Banks Street, Horncastle.
Our many generations of members range in age from their 20’s to their 90’s and come from diverse backgrounds and occupations. Many members work, or have worked, in agriculture, building trades, the law, manufacturing, teaching, the armed services, medicine, catering and local businesses to mention just a few occupations. The majority of members are from Horncastle, Woodhall Spa and the surrounding villages, although some travel from other Lincolnshire towns.
During Lodge meetings the traditions of Freemasonry are maintained in a friendly and relaxed manner. The meetings conclude with the members and their Masonic guests enjoying a drink together at the bar followed by a meal freshly prepared in the Masonic Hall kitchen.
Charity lies at the heart of Freemasonry and Olive Union Lodge has a proud record in supporting many local organisations as well as national charities. In the local area grants have been given to schools to fund extracurricular activities, the Horncastle food bank, the Jubilee Park in Woodhall Spa, as well as supporting Horncastle Town Council’s memorial events, the Scouts, and many other organisations.
Numerous social events held at The Masonic Hall and at local hotels are supported and sponsored by Olive Union Lodge and family and friends are always warmly welcomed.
For more details, please contact
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Round Table Lodge No. 8240
Members of Round Table Lodge are current or past members of Round Table or are “like-minded men”. If you have been a Tabler, you know how hard it is to define a like-minded man but here are some pointers. None are individually essential but will give you an idea:
You enjoy good humoured camaraderie
You appreciate positive encouragement towards a common goal
You fit well in a team working for the benefit of others
Fellowship is a pleasure and enjoyment is a goal
Not everyone joining Round Table Lodge has been a Tabler but most have been in a similar organisation, volunteered in a sphere with objectives akin to Round Table or been involved with event and charity organisation. Some have had a job where these characteristics are the norm. We have a number of ex-military members, people associated with the building industry, food/farming, finance and the law.
In the late 1960’s there was a small group of Round Tablers in northern Lincolnshire and another around Spalding who were already freemasons. Both wanted to make a Lodge with all the good spirited camaraderie of Round Table and the ethos of freemasonry. Neither group was large enough to form a Lodge so they decided to join forces on neutral ground in the centre of the County at Horncastle. The Lodge was formed in 1968 and has been a thriving part of the Province ever since.
Round Table Lodge meets formally just 6 times a year but have 3 ‘boys lodges’ to practice and learn more about our ceremonies. In most years we have an annual ball and a Sunday lunch with our wives and girlfriends. Every other year, we join up with Round Table Lodges from around England for a weekend to meet friends and families from around the country. Our membership is spread across the County but we still manage to get together from time to time, usually over a pint, going for a walk and/or having a pub lunch.
Chapter of Concord No. 297
First Tuesday October, December (I), February, and April.
Hugh of Avalon Royal Arch Chapter No. 1386
Fourth Wednesday October (I), November, January, March, and May.
Ermine Royal Arch Chapter No. 2351
Third Tuesday October (I), November, January, February, and April.
Witham Lodge No. 297
Witham Lodge is the oldest Freemasons Lodge in the County of Lincolnshire, although we were consecrated (established) in 1793, we can trace our lineage back to 1730 and the ceremonies we perform go back even further with links to the York Rite.
Our banner can be broken down into four parts. Top Left depicts the coat of Arms for the City of Lincoln, that being the cross of St George, with the fleur de lys in the centre. Top right is The Square and Compasses (or, more correctly, a square and a set of compasses joined together) the single most identifiable symbol of Freemasonry. Both the square and compasses are architect’s tools and are used in Masonic ritual as emblems to teach symbolic lessons. The next part of the banner is the five pointed star which alludes to the five points of fellowship. The bottom section depicts a Lincoln scene which is the River Witham, and an Alder tree surrounded by a red haze with Lincoln Cathedral in the background.
Our members are both young and older, and from all walks of life, from serving and former military personnel, self-employed, emergency services, salesmen, plumbers, window cleaners, and businessmen to mention but a few. With all of us having a wide and diversified range of hobbies you will always find someone to talk to with common interests such as vintage vehicles, sports, history, poetry, fishing, shooting etc.
We meet seven times a year on the second Monday of each month, from February to May, and then again after the summer break, from October to December with the possibility of additional meetings in June and September. After the meeting we have a festive board (a sit down meal) where all members and guests of the lodge can sit down, drink and chat socially.
Along with the normal lodge meetings we have a social committee that organise events throughout the year for ourselves along with our family and friends (who we encourage to be involved) such as family BBQ’s, meals out, quizzes to just a social drink. We also have a Ladies Night once a year in November which is a black tie event for you and your partner.
St Hugh Lodge was Consecrated on 20th March, 1872 and takes its name from Hugh who was born at Avalon in Burgundy in 1140. His mother died whilst he was a child and his father entered Monastic life taking Hugh with him. At the age of 19 he was ordained Deacon, later joining the Carthusian Order. King Henry II of England pressured him to become Prior of a new Carthusian Monastery in Somerset and by the time he was 47 he was elected Bishop of the See of Lincoln, which covered 9 counties. He acted as adviser to the King and Archbishop, and he oversaw the rebuilding of Lincoln Cathedral after the earthquake in 1185, being responsible for rebuilding the Choir and Choir transept. His statue can be seen high up on the outside of the Cathedral.
He died in 1200, being buried in the Choir of the Cathedral and was canonized in 1220.
St Hugh Lodge, along with the other seven Masonic Lodges meet at the Lincoln Masonic Centre, 116 Nettleham Road, Lincoln. We used to meet at the County Assembly Rooms in Lincoln, but with our fifty year lease coming to an end we decided to buy our own property. After much hard work the property was extended and underwent a total refurbishment. We now have a fine centre of our own of which we are all very proud and which we moved into in 2013.
We meet on the third Wednesday evening of October to May, excluding January, starting at 6.00pm, The evening is split into two halves, the first half is taken up with Lodge business and ceremonies whilst the second half is the social side with drinks and a meal, when there is an opportunity to meet other Lodge members and their visitor friends from other Lodges, this ending at 10.00 – 10.30pm. We enjoy various social events from Ladies Nights to BBQ’s, trips, Christmas Dinners and Dining nights, where we can meet up with family and friends.
People join Freemasonry for different reasons and we help them to satisfy themselves that they will be happy with us and find what they are looking for. It may be about making new friends and acquaintances, giving and receiving the support of others, or about being able to help deserving causes, supporting a wide variety of Masonic and non-Masonic charities, and making a contribution to family and society. For most it is an enjoyable hobby for those who enjoy helping others, socializing with like minded people in a friendly atmosphere and making lifelong friends.
St. Hugh Lodge is a vibrant Lodge with over 80 members, aged from 18 – 90+ years. This blend of ages works remarkedly successfully and they all learn from each other. We encourage new members to join and we make them welcome and they are supported by Lodge members, especially their personal Mentor. The mentoring is not just for new members but is continued so that members are always learning. St. Hugh Lodge was chosen to be the United Grand Lodge of England Universities Scheme Lodge for Lincolnshire in 2011 and was only the 47th Lodge out of the 7,000 in England to be given such a position. Since then we have an average of eight students from the University of Lincoln join us each year.
We have people joining us from all walks of life, of all ages, religions, race or position in society. St Hugh Lodge is a very happy and social Lodge whose members support and care for each other and for the families.
Ermine Lodge was issued with its warrant on 21st. January 1890. It was formed to accommodate the gentlemen of the county and men of professional calling and in its early years included those who dominated its business and social life including such illustrious members as a number of Lords, an Earl and a former Lord Bishop of Lincoln and several Provincial Grand Masters.
The Lodge began life in the Assembly Rooms in Bailgate, Lincoln, which was at the side of the old Roman Road known as Hermin or Ermine Street. Hence the name of our Lodge.
Today, there is no such requirement for meeting the aforementioned criteria of this very friendly and inclusive Lodge other than members should be men of good character with a belief in a supreme being.
Membership of Ermine Lodge today is from many walks of life and include brethren from the legal profession, restaurant trade, hairdressing, accountancy, caring profession, entertainment and law. We are also a Lodge of golfers who are keen to organise inter Lodge competitions. We have musical brethren and include members of the fire service brass band who regularly entertain at Lodge festive boards and Ladies nights and have a well-known local and international comedian who entertains at inter Lodge social occasions.
Ermine Lodge meets at the Masonic Hall in Nettleham Road at 6pm on the last Tuesday in October (installation night), November, January, February and April. We also hold an annual Ladies night. We hold a Zoom quiz night for members which is well attended. Meetings usually last between one and two hours after which there is a dinner or festive board of three courses and coffee where brethren get to know each other in a convivial and socially relaxed atmosphere and we can always expect a fair number of visiting members of other Lodges to attend as our guests.
Masonry of course has a firm history of ritualistic learning meant to increase the knowledge and self-worth of its members. It also has a strong commitment to charitable giving to Masonic and non-Masonic causes for which Ermine Lodge is justifiably proud.
“Excalibur” Lodge, named after the celebrated sword of King Arthur, and immortalised by Alfred Lord Tennyson in the Idylls of the King, was chosen by the Lodge founders for three reasons.
Firstly – As a mark of respect to Alfred Lord Tennyson, thus showing an appreciation of the spirit of his work.
Secondly – As a commemoration of the relief of the City of Lincoln, by King Arthur, when besieged by the Saxons under Cedric in the year 520 A.D.
Thirdly – As an ideal. By regarding that magical sword in the hands of the great King, the hilt and scabbard sparkling with jewels of purity and virtue, the cross guards fashioned into serpents, ancient emblems of wisdom, the blade, keen to destroy evil, succour the distressed and to defend the brotherhood. Finally returning radiant with light to the waters whence it sprang, as a noble symbol of the intellectual purpose of life.
The seal of the Lodge shows the scene of the return of Excalibur to the Lady of the Lake, framed in a design of a Celtic spiral ornament which is copied from the boss of a Celtic shield found in the River Witham near Washingborough, along with a sword of similar pattern, and a fine Viking sword, probably all being relics of the Saxo-British fight; this is charged upon the circle of the Sun and Moon and Blazing Star.
The motto “Vigilando Vinces“ in 5th century script, may be freely translated “By watchfulness thou shalt prevail”, and is derived from the last command of King Arthur to Sir Bedevire “Watch”.
Excalibur Lodge was formed from eighteen members of Witham Lodge No. 297, and one member of St Hugh Lodge No. 1386. The consecration ceremony took place on 5th May 1903, In the beginning, Excalibur Lodge was given the nickname of the ‘Farmers’ Lodge owing to the number of brethren living outside the City boundaries. Helped by a very convenient Great Eastern Railway service from Sleaford to Lincoln, which provided transport for many Freemasons from the villages along that line. Excalibur Lodge has evolved to include members from all walks of life.
A position Freemasonry still supports today. It is open to men from all backgrounds, faiths, ages and races, allowing them to meet as equals.
Excalibur Lodge meets 8 times a year on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 6:15pm from September to April inclusive, at the Lincoln Masonic Centre, 116, Nettleham Road, Lincoln. LN2 1RR.
The social side of Freemasonry is well supported by our members and quite apart from the eight Masonic meetings each year, Excalibur Lodge has a full social programme, to which partners and friends are invited. We hold a Burns Supper, a Ladies Night, Quiz nights, a Garden Party, a Ladies Dining in Night, Race nights and meals out. All of which are fun filled and enjoyable occasions, which help us to raise monies to support our chosen charities.
For more information contact:
W. Bro. Dave Wicks.
Excalibur Lodge Membership Officer.
Tel 07847 461089 or 01777 870455
Paulinus Lodge was Consecrated on the 29th May 1919, having been formed from St Hugh Lodge.
Paulinus was a young Roman Monk and sent by Pope Gregory the Great to help St Augustine in his conversion of the people of Britain. He became the Bishop of York whose diocese included then, Lincoln.
Paulinus died on 10th October 644 and therefore that date is now designated St Paulinus day.
Paulinus Lodge is a popular Lodge where you will always receive a warm welcome, we are known for the friendly reception that our guests receive. We welcome regular visitors from Lodges in Lincoln and other Lodges throughout the country and abroad.
We are proud to share a home of our own in Lincoln with other Lodges and Orders. Paulinus Lodge meets 9 times a year on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm (Excepting January when it is the second Wednesday). Meeting in September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April and May. we then break for a summer recess. After the lodge meeting, which takes approximately 2 hours, we get together for an evening meal in a semi formal but relaxed setting and enjoy the company of our friends with the obvious social enjoyment.
We are a body of men banded together for the purpose of mutual moral and social support, we endeavour to cultivate and exhibit charitable support in many areas.
We recognise that a Freemasons duty is first and foremost to his own family, to help their families understand who we are and to enjoy each others company.
We hold many social functions where many lasting family friendships have been made.
If you find you would be interested in joining Paulinus Lodge, Please call or email
Ashlar Lodge Warrant dated 6th February 1930 and was consecrated on the 26th February 1931.
The seal of the Ashlar Lodge shows a stonemason working on a “Rough Ashlar” or stone that has been squared but has a rough surface which has not yet been polished.
The Ashlar Lodge was consecrated by the Earl of Yarborough who was the Provincial Grand Master for Lincolnshire at the time. Since its conception, six of its members have been Sheriffs of the City of Lincoln and we have had one active Member of Parliament.
The Ashlar Lodge continues to flourish today and more and more younger people are joining. This is due to the active social calendar that the Lodge has and the enjoyable Lodge meetings, combined with a happy festive board, (the meal after the Lodge meeting). Many of the visitors coming from other Lodges return as they find Ashlar Lodge so friendly.
The social activities to which family and friends are invited include trips to Grand Lodge, garden parties, barbeques, dining nights including hotel-restaurant meals and curry nights, rugby trips, visits such as Lincoln Cathedral Tours and of course our yearly Ladies Night which is always well attended.
Ashlar Lodge meets 8 times a year on the 4th Thursday of the months of September to November and January to May inclusive.
The Lodge is committed to supporting the Province of Lincolnshire and Grand Lodge of England in moving forward with Freemasonry in the 21st century.
Lindum Lodge, which was consecrated in February 1939, draws its members from a wide cross-section of society and age range. Lodge members have a variety of occupations and interests, ranging from the traditional professional occupations, Armed Forces & Emergency Services (serving & retired), employed, self-employed and some students. This varied membership truly makes for a happy and interesting Lodge.
Over 80 years, Lindum Lodge has gained the enviable reputation of being a ‘happy and welcoming Lodge’, where sharing the company and friendship of like minded members of society is second only to that of improving the lives of the less fortunate in society, whilst having fun!
Our meetings are held in the early evening (usually starting at 6.15pm) on the second Tuesday of the months of January, February, March, April. October, November and December, at the Lincoln Masonic Centre, 116 Nettleham Road in Lincoln. A typical meeting usually lasts about 2 hours and is followed by a meal (or Festive Board as it is referred to) where members can enjoy each others company in a relaxed, semi-formal atmosphere.
At Lindum Lodge we also understand the importance of balancing Freemasonry with family life, therefore we hold a number of social events throughout the year, at which members’ families and friends are positively encouraged to attend. These range from our Ladies Night which is a formal black-tie event held in November, BBQ’s, Quiz nights, Xmas meals, Jazz nights, Wii Bowling etc., – again with the emphasis on having fun.
For more information contact:
Lindum Lodge Membership Officer
Tel: 07910 353192
Minster Lodge No. 8702
Minster Lodge was created in 1976 as part of the world wide community of Freemasons with the Founders wanting a modern Lodge with modern ideas and while some Lodges have their long histories and timeless peculiarities, Minster Lodge has kept it’s modern outlook and goes from strength to strength.
While some Lodges concentrate on specific interests, for instance there are Motor Cycle Lodges, Fishing Lodges, Musical Lodges etc. Minster Lodge prides itself on having members from across the board, if you want to talk fishing – great we have keen fishermen, motor cycling – great we have motor cyclists, cycling – great we have cyclists, we have car enthusiasts, we have clay pigeon shooters and whilst we take our Masonic duties very seriously, we take enjoying ourselves seriously too.
We normally meet at 6.15pm on the 3rd Thursday of September, November, January , February , March and May at the Lincoln Masonic Centre on Nettleham Road leaving the Summer and weekends free to enjoy whatever pastimes we want to. We also have very enjoyable BBQ’s, Ladies Nights and Christmas Socials where not only members but family and friends are also welcome.
As a modern forward thinking Lodge, Minster Lodge utilises social media to maintain links with its members ensuring everyone is involved and engaged. This allows all members to feel they are an integral part of our fraternity irrespective of length of membership.
For more information contact
Minster Lodge Membership Officer
Tel 07715 328350
Long Sutton Masonic Centre
Alexandra Lodge No. 985
First Wednesday, September to April inclusive. Installation October.
Fenland Daylight Lodge No. 9825
Third Wednesday, March, June, September and December. Installation March.
HOLY ROYAL ARCH CHAPTERS
Edward Albert Royal Arch Chapter No. 985
Second Monday September, December (I), March, and May.
Saint Mary Lodge No. 7898
The Warrant for the foundation of Saint Mary Lodge was issued on 13th March 1963 with Saint Mary being the “daughter” of Alexandra Lodge, Long Sutton.
The lodge was founded due to the strength of Freemasonry in Long Sutton and the surrounding area, including Holbeach, Gedney and Sutton Bridge.
Named after Saint Mary’s church in Long Sutton, the proud possessor of the highest, oldest and best preserved lead spire in England, its picture features on the Lodge banner and on the Past Masters jewel presented to every Master as he leaves the Chair.
As a result of this wide catchment area, the members continue to come from all walks of life. This provides diverse and entertaining discussion, especially at the Festive Board which is held after every meeting. The recently refurbished kitchens allow for excellent dining to which our visitors will happily attest.
The Lodge meets at The Masonic Hall in Long Sutton, a purpose built building which is the source of immense pride to all members and provides a superb venue for a variety of social events for both members and non-members.
Saint Mary was the fiftieth Lodge to be consecrated in the Province of Lincolnshire, a number which allowed the Provincial Grand Master to appoint the first ever Assistant Provincial Grand Master in Lincolnshire.
Whilst we all acknowledge that our first duty is to our family, there is no doubt that Saint Mary men enjoy the fellowship and company of each other whilst contributing to the many aims, both charitable and otherwise, of the Province of Lincolnshire and the United Grand Lodge of England.
The older brethren endeavour to pass on to the junior brethren the traditions of the lodge of which they are justly proud. These traditions include “Saint Mary workings” at the ceremonies, all intended to differentiate Saint Mary from other lodges and also to catch out our visitors, including a Provincial Deputy Grand Master!
As it says on our Summons, “it is the duty of every Officer of the Lodge and the privilege of every member to attend…”
We meet on the third Monday of the month, October to May and hold our Lodge of Improvement and Instruction and the fourth Monday of the month, September to April (excluding December).
A warm welcome awaits new members and visitors alike.
Please contact David Pateman on 07736 088046 for further information.
Louth Masonic Centre
The Masonic Centre
Fairfield Industrial Estate
St. James Royal Arch Chapter No. 712
Third Friday in October (I), November , February, and March.
Lindsey Lodge No. 712
The history of freemasonry and its association with the Lincolnshire town of Louth is long and varied.
If you look carefully at the stained-glass windows in St James church, you may be able to pick out various Masonic symbols. Hardly surprising when you consider that one of the earliest members of Lindsey Lodge was also the architect responsible for the restoration of this fine church
Lindsey Lodge was initially founded in 1857 and to begin with meetings were held in Louth public buildings in both Mercer row and Upgate.
By 1867 meetings had been moved to a new Lodge room in Rosemary Lane where meetings were held until 1963 when the Lodge moved to Queen Street in Louth.
In November 2018 the building in Queen Street was put up for sale and the Lodge has been meeting at Alford whilst building a new Masonic Centre on the Fairfield industrial estate.
Now that the new centre is completed, meetings can once again be held in Louth.
Initially Lodge meetings were held on the Friday following the Full Moon but in 1870 it was agreed to move to the Friday nearest the full moon.
Street lighting was nowhere near as extensive as it is nowadays, therefore holding meetings according to the Full moon was not at all unusual for Freemasons’ Lodges.
Nowadays we meet on the 2nd Friday of the month between September and May.
Currently our membership stands at around 58 members but as you would expect we are constantly looking to recruit new members to replace those who for one reason or another no longer attend.
We have members of all ages, backgrounds and occupations. Be it Shopkeepers or farmers, lorry drivers or sign writers, builders or teachers. You name it, Freemasonry has probably got one!!
If you join a Freemasons’ Lodge, you will make friendships that will last a life time, all the while knowing you are putting something worthwhile back into society.
Freemasonry is unfortunately and quite wrongly referred to as a “Secret Society” when more correctly it’s a society with secrets. Often our best kept secret is probably; “How do I join?”
Well, it’s no longer a secret, if you are interested in joining us, contact the Lindsey Lodge secretary by email firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you.
Hermes Lodge No. 6861
You can find Hermes Lodge 6861 at the new Masonic Centre Bolingbroke Road Louth along with its Mother Lodge Lindsey 712, Hermes Lodge meets on the third Monday of the month from September to May inclusive. This new centre is on the industrial estate on the North side of the town the local incumbents are mostly commercial with no residents to disturb. There is adequate parking both at the centre and on the surrounding roads.
It’s been a long wait for the Masonic centre to open and Hermes has been lodging at the Alford Masonic Centre and we are eternally grateful for their hospitality.
Lindsey Lodge the only lodge in Louth in those times was getting too large to facilitate reasonable promotion through its ranks, so it was decided to form a new lodge and so Hermes was planned.
The Lodge was consecrated in May 1949 just four years after the end of the war. There were still a lot of servicemen mostly RAF who remained in Lincolnshire many of them setting down roots in Louth and the surrounding area.
Since those early days the membership has been a little more diverse, with Police Officers both serving and retired, members of the building trade and of course a sprinkling of Farmers and even the odd sailor.
The moto on the scroll under the lodge insignia is Custodia, Scientia, Benovelentia. And can be translated as such Custodia Safekeeping, Scientia Knowledge and Benovelentia Goodwill.
Masonically: The Safekeeping of morality, A thirst for Knowledge, Goodwill being the essence of a mason.
At this point in time the membership of Hermes Lodge numbers 52 subscribing members and 2 honorary members which puts it as a medium sized lodge, the average age of the Lodge is 64 and is well represented across the age groups.
The annual cost of membership is £156.00 with meals and wine extra.
Along with other masonic Lodges Charity is the Raison d être of Hermes Lodge and to that end several activities are held Lock-down permitting.
Events are held throughout the year with the aim to be raising money to support worthy causes, such as Curry Nights, Last Night of the Proms and we are looking forward to holding a summer fayre once the Masonic centre is completed.
Standards are maintained with a strict dress code of White Shirt Dark or Mourning Suit Black tie and Black Shoes. Members are encouraged to maintain those high standards outside as well as inside the Lodge, and to be an upstanding member of the community.
The Lodge opens at 6.30pm on the third Monday between the months of September to May except for the October meeting when the new Master is installed for that meeting the time will be advised.
You will find Hermes Lodge 6861 a very friendly place to visit and we enjoy meeting new faces where you will receive a warm welcome.
St Lawrence Lodge 2078 is a long established Masonic craft lodge having been consecrated in February 1885 .
Our Lodge meets each month on the first Monday except for the months of July to September inclusive.
Our meetings take place in a discreet building on Normanby Road, Scunthorpe shown on the map as The Masonic Hall.
This building has a special place in the history of the Lodge and in the hearts of our Brethren. In 1913 charged with finding permanent premises the St Lawrence brethren were offered a piece of land on Normanby Road and utilizing the combined skills of the members they built their own Lodge building which they have occupied for over 100 years.
In its early days the membership reflected the embryonic development of the iron and steel industry that has dominated the Scunthorpe economy since the beginning of the last century. The early brethren included iron makers, administrators and engineers and that tradition has continued through the years. Without forgetting that heritage the mix of our brethren now reflects the changing economic landscape of Scunthorpe now meeting with the common aim of practicing and developing our Masonic principles.
We are enjoying a younger and enthusiastic membership learning from them just as we encourage them to learn from us. We encourage personal contact between our members and active participation in our Masonic activities. We maintain social contact with our new members. The community and Masonic spirit we try to extol has never been more evidenced than the response of the Lodge particularly our younger brethren to the issues and problems that have arisen as a consequence of the current pandemic.
The spirit of our old (in years) Lodge but young in potential and heart evinces that 1913 commitment and endeavour by getting on with the job and serving our community.
Skegness Masonic Centre
Lumley Royal Arch Chapter No. 1893
Last Thursday October, November, January, February, and March (I).
Lumley Lodge No. 1893
Lumley Lodge No 1893 is some 140 years old; being Warranted on 15 February 1881 and the Consecration Ceremony being held at the Earl of Scarbrough’s Estate Offices, in Skegness, on Thursday 21st April 1881. The Lodge members have a variety of occupations and interests. It has a decidedly youthful approach to Masonry while maintaining the traditions of the Lodge and Freemasonry in general, with a happy, relaxed atmosphere both in the lodge room and at the evening meal afterwards.
Family and friends are invited to our many social events including our well attended Ladies Evening, held in November and our successful Christmas meeting.
Our meetings are held eight times a year from October to May on the third Wednesday of the month at 6.15pm. Our lodge is an up-to-date purpose-built lodge with disabled facilities which cater for all. The meetings are completed in around two hours which allows members and guests to socialise in the comfortable Bar area before sitting down to the evening meal (Festive Board) in the large and well-appointed dining room, the convivial atmosphere of Lumley Lodge ensures that all retire at the end of the evening feeling fully satisfied by the warm atmosphere of fraternal friendship.
As charity plays a large part in the tradition of Freemasonry, raffles are held, and donations collected at meetings and social events to be distributed to enhance the lives of the less fortunate.
‘There are no strangers in Freemasonry, only friends you’ve yet to meet’
The St Clement Lodge No 4300 meets at the Skegness Masonic Centre on Holly Road, Skegness, at 6.15 pm every first Wednesday of each month from October through to May, commonly known as the “Masonic Season”.
The Masonic Centre is approximately six years old and was purpose built to house the Skegness Freemasons Lodges. It has disabled access and toilet facilities and is a single storey building. Its dedicated car park with reserved disabled spaces makes it accessible to all.
The St Clement Lodge is over one hundred years old having just recently received its Centenary Certificate from the United Grand Lodge Of England, acknowledging a century of Masonry attached to our Lodge.
The membership is largely made up of local members of a wide age, and background range. We have amongst our membership local businessmen, tradesmen, retired and current police officers and many more besides.
The members also have varied interests and pastimes outside of Masonry. These include a number of Golfers, Anglers, Motorcycle Riders and Cyclists. Opportunity to share these activities with other Masons is provided for by events organised by the Lincolnshire Provincial Grand Lodge, which all our members are able to participate in.
It can fairly be described as a traditional Lodge however things are underway to embrace some of the more modern features of Freemasonry including the use of social media and including spouses, partners and friends to participate in social activities linked to the Lodge. We now, more than ever, are willing to discuss our membership and what Freemasonry means to ourselves and others. Amongst other things this is in an effort to dispel some of the mystery and myths surrounding the whole of Freemasonry.
Traditions of Freemasonry in general and more specifically the St Clement Lodge are upheld in both the formal ceremonial side of our Lodge meetings as well as at the meal or “Festive Board” which follows, where the members all sit together and enjoy a great meal which is extremely good value for the relatively low cost. There is also the chance to relax and socialise in our purpose-built lounge bar area which opens from the completion of the formal ceremony in the Lodge room until the last members leave after our meal.
Charity and Charitable giving is a bedrock of Freemasonry and St Clement Lodge does everything it can to help provide relief and support to a wide range of charitable causes both locally and further afield.
We would be pleased to welcome new members from all backgrounds to our Lodge and will ensure they are provided with support and understanding as they join, then become more involved in our fraternity. We know it can be daunting at first, but members are allowed to progress in their Masonic career at their own pace and be as involved in the “business” of the Lodge as much as they feel comfortable doing.
Daedalus Lodge No. 3843
First Saturday, September to May excluding January. Installation October.
Shire Lodge No. 5610
Third Friday, September to April inclusive. Installation April.
St. Denys Lodge No. 9032
First Wednesday, Sep to Nov inclusive and Feb to June inclusive. Installation June.
HOLY ROYAL ARCH CHAPTERS
Hope Royal Arch Chapter No. 588
First Thursday October, November (I), February, March, and April.
Shire Royal Arch Chapter No. 5610
First Thursday September, first Tuesday December, third Thursday February, and fourth Thursday in April (I).
St Botolph’s Lodge No. 588
St Botolph’s Lodge No 588 was founded in Boston and was named after the revered Benedictine Monk, St Botolph – Patron Saint of Travellers – who was granted land for a monastery on the site of Boston (Botolph’s Town).
In 1851 Boston already had a well-established and popular Lodge – the Lodge of Harmony. It is perhaps not surprising therefore, that soon after its formation, St Botolph’s Lodge seemed to get into difficulties with membership. An application was made to the Grand Master to transfer the Warrant of the Lodge to the Bristol Arms Hotel in Sleaford (now Bristol Arcade).
After the final meeting in Boston on 21 October 1856, the Lodge moved to Sleaford and membership steadily grew – often with several candidates being initiated on an evening. The Lodge was established as a ‘Town’ Lodge, welcoming new members whatever their background or profession.
This has continued throughout the years and the Lodge boasts an extremely healthy membership of all ages and professions; it is currently over 70 members. The Lodge meets at the Freemasons Hall Watergate Sleaford NG34 7PG , on the second Thursday of each month (with the exceptions of June, July and August) Apart from the January Installation meeting, regular meetings start at 6.30pm and are usually concluded by 10.00pm. Our meetings are well attended, efficient and conducted in a warm, friendly manner with a high standard of ritual. The members enjoy working together and we encourage all our members to take part in our meetings. We are committed to sharing out the work and supporting our new members in learning and development of Freemasonry. The Lodge has a well-established mentoring programme to assist members understand and enjoy their Freemasonry.
The Lodge provides the secretariat for the Goodwill Lodge of Instruction No 588 where members can increase their understanding of Freemasonry. After every meeting there is a meal or festive board which has a very convivial and lively atmosphere. The Lodge has an enviable reputation for its festive boards – especially at Christmas – and always welcomes lots of visitors from different Lodges. As Patron Saint of Travellers, St Botolph would approve of the way the Lodge looks after its visitors who travel long distances to attend its meetings. The Lodge is also committed to “family first” holding several social events during the year.
The Lodge, throughout its history has been committed to charity. Each year the Lodge supports local charities, as well as supporting both the Freemasons Charitable Foundation and the Province of Lincolnshire charitable projects. During the Covid-19 Pandemic the Lodge has supported meals for vulnerable people and the Scrubs for Scrubs campaign.
The Lodge is a thriving lodge with a wide age range. Its members hail from all walks of society Its cultural backgrounds diverse professions. The ideal candidate will enjoy life, have a sense of humour, and have charitable aspirations. He will be willing and able to attend the meetings of the Lodge and afford the membership fee and contribute to charitable giving if possible.
Prospective members should be 21 or over – there is a growing number of younger members joining the lodge. Members are expected to wear a dark suit, white shirt, black or Craft tie and black shoes at all meetings. Members consider the Lodge to be a valuable and enjoyable part of their leisure time.
Hundred of Elloe Lodge No. 469
Second Thursday, September to May inclusive. Installation January.
St. Godric Lodge No. 7517
First Monday, October to May inclusive. Installation November.
Welland Lodge No. 9556
Fourth Wednesday, Jan, Feb, April, October, the third Wednesday in May and the first Wednesday in December. Installation February.
HOLY ROYAL ARCH CHAPTERS
Welland Royal Arch Chapter No. 469
Fourth Thursday in September, November, January, and March (I).
Welland Lodge No. 9556
Freemasonry is open to all men regardless of faith, ethnicity and culture who believe in a supreme being and seek to become a better person. Members find in a lodge and the wider fraternity friendship, moral guidance, and support. Having evolved from the guilds of stonemasons in the Middle Ages masonry has a long tradition which makes a pleasant change from the modern world.
Welland Lodge was consecrated on Saturday 29th October 1994 and is the youngest lodge in Spalding. However, between 1816 and 1838 a Lodge with the same name met in the Talbot Inn, Bridge Street, Spalding. When you look at our emblem you will see the Phoenix, and this represents our Lodge rising from the ashes of the original Welland Lodge.
At Welland Lodge we have a good mix of members of different ages and walks of life. We are unique in Lincolnshire in that we follow Taylor’s ritual which is more commonly found in London lodges. It is most noticeable by its unique floor work and its language. The ritual tells a story in a somewhat dramatic form and it is a pleasure to learn, perform and watch. At Welland we pride ourselves in being inclusive and encouraging any member who wants to take part in ceremonies to do so. Taking part, gives our members a sense of teamwork, enjoyment, and a sense of achievement. Plenty of support and encouragement is given by fellow members to everyone who steps forward to have a go. If you enjoy amateur dramatics or similar activities for pleasure then Freemasonry could be what you are looking for, and you will receive personal satisfaction and enjoyment for a pastime well done.
We have six meeting per year between October and May. (They are held on the 4th Wednesday in January, February, April and October, the 3rd Wednesday in May and the 1st Wednesday in December). Meetings are held in the evening and are followed by a good three course meal and good conversation. Charity is a key principle of Freemasonry, we support both local and national charities.
To support our members learn ritual we have an active Lodge of Instruction which is usually held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through to May. Here our experienced Masons support newer members to learn the craft and gain enjoyment out of taking part.
Welland Lodge is a friendly and welcoming lodge. Being small everyone gets to know everyone and there is plenty of opportunity to get involved.
Shakespeare Royal Arch Chapter No. 426
Fourth Tuesday October, November, February (I), March, and April.
Shakespeare Lodge No. 426
Shakespeare Lodge was formed in 1835 and is very proud of its traditions and history with Masons travelling from all over the County and even further afield to observe our unique ceremonies.
Part of our tradition is we are a Lunar Lodge meaning we meet on or before the full moon every month except June, July and August this goes back to the time when masons would travel on horseback to the meetings and would use the light of the moon to see their way.
We meet at the Masonic Hall in Spilsby on a Friday evening commencing at 6:30pm these meetings usually last about 2 hours followed by a meal in a relaxed semi formal atmosphere.
Shakespeare is a happy and welcoming Lodge with a membership from a very wide range of backgrounds. We are always looking to provide guidance and support for new members as well as pastoral support for each other and our families.
Charity is at the heart of all we do, this includes supporting local organisations, for example The Spilsby Food Bank, Spilsby Guides & Scouts and LIVES as well as National & International causes via The Masonic Charitable Foundation.
Although the Lodge is very proud of its traditions it is also forward thinking and utilises social media to maintain links with its members ensuring everyone is involved and engaged. This allows all members to feel they are an integral part of our fraternity irrespective of length of membership.
Eccles Lodge, No 8632, is a Masonic Lodge in the Province of Lincolnshire which was formed in 1973 and warranted in 1974 by The United Grand Lodge of England.
Our membership varies in age from 21 years onwards. We come from a diverse professional and cultural background and we promote various hobbies, including sporting, cultural and social activities, to name a few. We enjoy working together to deliver ritual and ceremonies to the best of our abilities, which makes for very special evenings for candidates, members and visitors alike.
The Lodge meets at The Spilsby Masonic Centre, Halton Road, Spilsby, eight times a year on the second Tuesday from October to May, commencing at 6.30 pm.
Our dress code is dark morning suit, black tie, black socks and black shoes.
As most organisations of similar function and purpose, Masonry has an annual fee of £110.
We presently have 54 subscribing members with an average turnout of 69 %, not including our many visitors from other lodges around the United Kingdom and worldwide; which is testament to the friendly and supportive style of our Lodge meetings and concluding with a convivial evening meal, comprising of a main course and desert, at a cost of £11.
The Lodge values each member’s support at any level. This could take the form of being very involved in the ceremonies and rituals, being more administratively orientated or by simply suggesting and helping to arrange social events. We acknowledge that each member has different amounts of time that they can make available to Freemasonry and we try our best to ensure that all members are warmly welcome at all times.
However, every brother is afforded the opportunity to become better at what they enjoy doing and indeed those things that they find a challenge. All brethren are treated equally, encouraged and supported to attain inner enlightenment through personal growth and development; and to embrace the way in which masonic education adds value and meaning to our lives.
Eccles Lodge organize a number of social events each year. These are varied to accommodate the profile of members that we have. There is always something for everyone to attend. Our social events welcome not just our members but also our friends and their families to come and take part in what is rapidly becoming our unofficial motto, “Enjoyment, friendship and fellowship”.
Each year we collect and donate to various charity organisations locally and around the Province.
We hope you have found the above profile helpful. If you have any question or if Freemasonry is of further interest to you; then you can email our secretary, Mark Brown at email@example.com will be most delighted to assist you further.