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Special interest Lodges Profiles

There are more than 400 Special Interest Lodges across England and Wales. Learn more about some of these Lodges and what makes them special.

 

 


 

Amadeus Lodge

Lodge number: 9539

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Founded in 1994 by professional and amateur musicians, singers, and entertainers, we were the first ‘Music’ Lodge within the Masonic Province of Derbyshire, which was originally home to the Derbyshire Masonic Choir.
Our current membership draws from a wide variety of professions across all work types, including amateur and professional performers.
Our jovial and fun post-meeting meal features regular entertainment provided either by our members or visiting cabaret acts. These acts perform a variety of shows, including singing, comedy, and acoustic performances.

Province:
Derbyshire

Special interests:

  • Performance Arts

Secretaries name:
Melvyn White

Secretaries email:
[email protected]

Place of meetings:
Dore Freemasons’ Hall, Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield

Number of meetings per year:
7

Days/Months of meetings held:

4th Thursday in September, January, March & May
2nd Thursday in December
3rd Thursday in February & July

Installation meeting:
March

Time of meetings:
6.30pm

Ad Astra Lodge

Lodge number: 6451

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Ad Astra Lodge is a special interest Lodge based in Berkshire. Our members, who are of a wide-ranging demographic all have a shared interest in Science Fiction & Fantasy, including but not limited to well-known franchises such as Star Trek, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings. Members often meet up for social events, watching films together at the cinema, playing tabletop games or just catching up over a coffee. After our meetings, Sci-Fi & Fantasy themed cosplay is optional but encouraged!

Province:
Berkshire

Special interests:

  • Sci-Fi

Secretaries name:
Neil Cassels

Secretaries email:
[email protected]

Website:
Ad Astra Lodge Website

Place of meetings:
Berkshire Masonic Centre, Sindlesham

Number of meetings per year:
4

Days/Months of meetings held:

3rd Friday in February, June, September & November

Installation meeting:
June

Time of meetings:
6pm

Adrian Davies Lodge of Rugby Union

Lodge number: 9884

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The Lodge was consecrated in May 2013 by Rugby loving Brethren from numerous Lodges across the Province of Gloucestershire. Its fundamental aim is to provide funds to help develop and maintain Mini and Grass Root Rugby across the County and attends and sponsors numerous Mini Rugby Festivals throughout the Year. The Lodge takes its name from the former Provincial Grand Master of Gloucestershire Adrian Davies MBE.

Province:
Gloucestershire

Special interests:

  • Rugby

Secretaries name:
Peter Fray

Secretaries email:
[email protected]

Place of meetings:
PERIPARTETIC within the Province

Number of meetings per year:
5

Days/Months of meetings held:

2nd Friday in January, 2nd Monday in March, 2nd Tuesday in May and September and 4th Thursday in November.

Installation meeting:
September

Time of meetings:
6pm

Be Prepared Lodge

Lodge number: 9845

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Our Lodge aims to stimulate, encourage, and assist the development of local links between Freemasonry, specifically Be Prepared Lodge, and Scouting in Berkshire. To support scouting and charities both locally and nationally. Create a fun and friendly environment for members to enjoy their FreemasonryFreemasonry.

Province:
Berkshire

Special interests:

  • Scouting

Secretaries name:
Neil Harvey

Secretaries email:
[email protected]

Website:
Be Prepared Lodge Website

Place of meetings:
Wokingham Masonic Centre, 7 Reading Rd, Wokingham RG41 1EG

Number of meetings per year:
5

Days/Months of meetings held:

Fourth Thursday in February and April, Third Thursday in June, First Thursday in September, and Second Thursday in December.

Installation meeting:
September

Time of meetings:
6pm

Bedfordshire Centenary Fishing Lodge

Lodge number: 9151

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Bedfordshire Centenary Fishing Lodge was repurposed as a fishing Lodge when several members joined to support the work of the Masonic Fishing Charity primarily and encourage membership within the fishing community to not only support the charity by fishing with special needs children and young adults but also to enjoy the fraternity of Freemasonry. Not all members are fishermen, but they are encouraged to be actively involved in the running of every event.

Province:
Bedfordshire

Special interests:

  • Fishing

Secretaries name:
Richard Frood

Secretaries email:
[email protected]

Place of meetings:
St Andrews Rooms, Biggleswade Masonic Centre, St Andrews Street, Biggleswade, Beds SG18 8BA

Number of meetings per year:
4

Days/Months of meetings held:

2nd Tuesday of September, November, January, and March.

Installation meeting:
2nd Tuesday of September

Time of meetings:
5.30pm

Bristol Golfing Lodge

Lodge number: 9980

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The Bristol Golfing Lodge was consecrated on November 30, 2019, to enjoy golf and take our unique ceremonies to neighbouring provinces. The Mission of the Bristol Masonic Golf Lodge is to promote a way of life that binds like-minded men and transcends all religious, ethnic, cultural, social and educational differences; by teaching the great principle of Brotherly Love, relief and truth through the sport of golf. We are proud to express these values through our fellowship, compassion, and concern, finding meaningful ways to serve our community through engagement and impactful charitable giving.

Province:
Bristol

Special interests:

  • Golf

Secretaries name:
Arthur Grannan

Secretaries email:
[email protected]

Place of meetings:
Park Street Bristol as well as other masonic halls in neighbouring provinces. We will also play golf close to the masonic hall in which we are holding the ceremony – either 1st or 2nd degree (Installation meeting and 3rd degree are performed in Bristol.)

Number of meetings per year:
4

Days/Months of meetings held:

Installation: 2nd Tuesday in May
1st degree: 3rd Tuesday in June
2nd degree: 1st Tuesday in September
3rd degree: 4th Tuesday in October

Installation meeting:
2nd Tuesday of May

Time of meetings:
Golf will be played from 10.30am with the masonic meeting starting at 6.30pm

Britalia Garibaldi Lodge

Lodge number: 10020

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An Anglo-Italian Lodge dedicated to celebrating all that is good within the local “native” British and “immigrant” Italian communities. Cementing the good relationships held and maintaining a mutual respect and understanding. Named for and after the great Unifier of Italy, himself, in his time, Grand Master of The Grand Orient of Italy and a visitor to Bedford in 1864. 

Province:
Bedfordshire

Special interests:

  • Italian Culture

Secretaries name:
Vincent Fattorusso

Secretaries email:
[email protected]

Place of meetings:
Bedford Masonic Centre, The Keep, Bedford Road, Kempston, Bedford MK42 8AH

Number of meetings per year:
6

Days/Months of meetings held:

The 2nd Monday of October and March. The 1st Monday of November, February and April, and the 1st Wednesday of December.

Installation meeting:
1st Monday of April

Time of meetings:
5pm

British Sub Aqua Lodge

Lodge number: 8997

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We are a diving Lodge, but we welcome nondivers. We are a humorous, fun bunch who enjoy good rituals in the Lodge and relaxed, jolly, festive boards. We dine at different locations to find the best value for our meals.

Province:
London

Special interests:

  • Scuba Diving

Secretaries name:
Noel O’Sullivan

Secretaries email:
[email protected]

Website:
British Sub Aqua Lodge Website

Place of meetings:
Freemason’s Hall, Gt. Queen St.

Number of meetings per year:
4

Days/Months of meetings held:

3rd Saturdays in February & September, 2nd Saturdays in May & November

Installation meeting:
September

Time of meetings:
4pm

Brownsea Island Lodge

Lodge number: 9689

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Founded by Freemasons with a Scouting heritage and mostly made up of members, former members and supporters of Scouting and other uniformed youth organisations. The left hand of friendship is used as a greeting by Lodge members as a reminder of our antecedents.  The Lodge welcomes those from all ranges of society with a charitable heart and is exclusive to none. There are several social events throughout the year where family, friends, and others not Freemasons are especially welcomed.

Province:
Dorset

Special interests:

  • Scouting

Secretaries name:
Rod Playford

Secretaries email:
[email protected]

Place of meetings:
Wareham Masonic Hall, Howards Lane, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4HU

Number of meetings per year:
5

Days/Months of meetings held:

2nd Saturday of February (Installation) at 10:00 am, 2nd Friday June at 6.00 pm, 3rd Friday of April and September at 6:00 pm and 3rd Saturday of November (Uniform Meeting) at 10:30 am

Installation meeting:
February

Time of meetings:
6pm

Buckinghamshire Classic Car Lodge

Lodge number: 9945

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The Buckinghamshire Classic Car Lodge was consecrated on Monday, 22nd May 2017. The Special Interest Lodge was formed to appeal to all those with an interest in classic cars, both antique and relatively modern. We have had many joining members from other UGLE Lodges and several Initiates entering the Craft for the first time with similar interests. 

Province:
Buckinghamshire

Special interests:

  • Classic Cars

Secretaries name:
David Waterton

Secretaries email:
[email protected]

Place of meetings:
Slough Masonic Centre but we roam throughout the Province and elsewhere in England.

Number of meetings per year:
4

Days/Months of meetings held:

On the third Saturday of May, July, September and October.

Installation meeting:
May

Time of meetings:
5pm

Buckinghamshire Masters Lodge

Lodge number: 3305

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The Lodge provides an opportunity meet with other Masters within Buckinghamshire and extend your circle of friends.

Province:
Buckinghamshire

Special interests:

  • Worshipful Masters

Secretaries name:
Andrew Ludlow

Secretaries email:
[email protected]

Place of meetings:
Beaconsfield, Slough, Bletchley

Number of meetings per year:
3

Days/Months of meetings held:

3rd Friday in February, 1st Tuesday in May, 1st Friday in July

Installation meeting:
May

Time of meetings:
6pm

Buckinghamshire Motorcycle Lodge

Lodge number: 9926

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Buckinghamshire Motorcycle Lodge 9926 was established in 2016 and is based at Beaconsfield Masonic Centre. We are an active Lodge with  Brothers of all ages who have a passion for motorcycles.
We arrange regular ride-outs, and our meetings are enjoyable and relevant to our members. If you are already a Freemason and would like to experience one of our meetings, or are not yet a Mason but considering combining your passion for motorcycles with Freemasonry, then take the first step and get in touch!
As we are a Motorcycle Lodge, we are always happy to travel to other Lodges and welcome brothers from lodges all over the country to experience our meetings. Bucks Masonic Lodge is always looking for Brothers to join us and new candidates to join the world of Freemasonry. If you would like to find out more, send us a message, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Province:
Buckinghamshire

Special interests:

  • Motorcycles

Secretaries name:
Jack Clark

Secretaries email:
[email protected]

Place of meetings:
Slough Masonic Centre (Installation only). For all other meetings we travel to a different province by dispensation

Number of meetings per year:
4

Days/Months of meetings held:

1st Saturday in May and July. 2nd Saturday in September and October.

Installation meeting:
July

Time of meetings:
10.30am

Burntwood Lodge (The Charity Steward’s Lodge)

Lodge number: 8016

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Burntwood Lodge was an established Lodge that was struggling for members. The Provincial Charity Steward and a number of the Charity volunteered to take over the Lodge and make it a Lodge for the benefit of Charity Stewards in Lodge and Chapters, This happened in 2022, and it has progressed nicely. 

The format is simple:

  • A short Lodge meeting which includes a “Nugget” from the Provincial Charity Steward
  • Followed by a presentation from a Charity or good cause, with partners and non-mason present
  • Topped off with a White Table Festive Board for all

The Lodge has its Installation meeting at its home in Hutton, but travels around the Province for the other meetings allowing Charity Stewards to attend when it comes to their centre.

Province:
Essex

Special interests:

  • Charities

Secretaries name:
Mike Barrett

Secretaries email:
[email protected]

Place of meetings:
Mount Avenue Banqueting Suite, Hutton

Number of meetings per year:
4

Days/Months of meetings held:

1st Tuesday in April (Installation), June, September, and November

Installation meeting:
April

Time of meetings:
5.30pm

Cheshire Combined Services Lodge

Lodge number: 2916

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CCSL is the Province of Cheshire's only dedicated Combined Services Lodge, open to all serving and retired military and Emergency Services personnel.  We have members from His Majesty King Charles III's Royal Navy, Army, and RAF, together with members from the Fire Service, Police Service, and Medical profession. 
Cheshire Combined Services Lodge (CCSL) held its first meeting on 28 October 2022, having gained approval from United Grand Lodge to have the Warrant from William Hesketh Lever Lodge No. 2961 (Hall Stone Jewel Lodge) reassigned, thus ensuring the important legacy and history are preserved within the Province of Cheshire.

Province:
Cheshire

Special interests:

  • Armed Forces

Secretaries name:
Martin Geer

Secretaries email:
[email protected]

Place of meetings:
Cheshire View, Plough Lane, Christleton, Cheshire, CH3 7PT

Number of meetings per year:
4

Days/Months of meetings held:

4th Friday in February, 4th Friday in April, 4th Friday in October, 3rd Friday in December

Installation meeting:
October

Time of meetings:
6.30pm

Coborn Lodge

Lodge number: 1804

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Coborn Lodge is over 145 years old, and after a few meetings of only 3-5 members plus guests, it was decided to close the Lodge down. Still, a motorcyclist within Coborn had a friend who was in the Widows Sons Masonic Bikers Association, the Iceni Chapter. They were keen to open a Lodge, discussions were had, and it was agreed that the Widows Sons would join and do whatever to save it, which they have and are now thriving; it's gone from winter Tuesday nights to summer Saturday Mornings. Now over 50 members, soon to celebrate its 150 years.

Province:
London

Special interests:

  • Motorcycles

Secretaries name:
Martin Cargill

Secretaries email:
[email protected]

Place of meetings:
Chingford Masonic Centre, Forest approach, London, E4 7AZ

Number of meetings per year:
4

Days/Months of meetings held:

3rd Saturday in April, June, July, and September

Installation meeting:
April

Time of meetings:
9.30am

Communications Lodge

Lodge number: 2961

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Formed in 2022 from the Duke of Connaught Lodge No 2961, Communications Lodge’s objective is not simply to be different for the sake of it, but to create a memorable and engaging environment within the Lodge. We aspire to foster meaningful conversations, showcase modern Lodge operations, and create a space conducive to effective communication and shared best practices. Looking ahead, discussions have centred around making the Lodge a hub for positive conversations around the 7-year strategy. We aim to invite a member of the steering group to our meetings for updates—a proposition that has received significant backing. Additionally, we intend to share valuable practices, discussing topics like creating a Lodge newsletter, community engagement, and strategies for attracting new members

Province:
Cheshire

Special interests:

  • Communications

Secretaries name:
Simon Porter

Secretaries email:
[email protected]

Place of meetings:
Cheshire View, Plough Lane, Christleton, Cheshire CH3 7PT

Number of meetings per year:
4

Days/Months of meetings held:

3rd Tuesday in September, December, January and May

Installation meeting:
September

Time of meetings:
7pm

Coronation Lodge

Lodge number: 2927

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The Lodge is founded on ‘Reflections of Truth’ and is strongly influenced by Worshipful Brother Wilmshurst and his approach to Freemasonry and the ‘return to the Centre.’  Wilmhurst’s Lodge, ‘The Lodge of the Living Stones,’ was formed in the 1920s in Yorkshire and is still operative, and the Coronation Lodge will adhere to similar principles with an arcane and esoteric view of Freemasonry and its rituals. The Lodge will explore the ‘hidden Mysteries of Nature and Science’ and into ‘that most interesting and necessary of human studies, the Knowledge of Oneself.’ We are honoured to have Brother Robert Lomas as the Lodge Mentor. We are happy to share our journey with any sincere Brother. 

Province:
Cheshire

Special interests:

  • Esoteric

Secretaries name:
John Karran

Secretaries email:
[email protected]

Place of meetings:
Runcorn Masonic Hall, York Street, Runcorn WA7 5BB

Number of meetings per year:
4

Days/Months of meetings held:

Third Tuesday of March, June, September and December

Installation meeting:
December

Time of meetings:
6pm

Country Sports Lodge

Lodge number: 9992

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The Country Sports Lodge is aimed at men who are involved, employed or have an enjoyment of country sports along with family and friends who enjoy or wish to learn and participate in our sporting and social activities.

The Lodge celebrates all that is great about country life; through our festive boards supporting country-sporting events both within Freemasonry as well as in the community. 

Meetings will be brevity in style, inclusive, encouraging of members to be involved in the ceremonies and an informal festive board. Supporting and participating in country sports events will be a core part of our DNA.

Province:
Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Special interests:

  • Country Sports

Secretaries name:
Gifton Bailey

Secretaries email:
[email protected]

Place of meetings:
Chilcomb Down House Alresford Road Winchester Hampshire SO21 1HA

Number of meetings per year:
4

Days/Months of meetings held:

4th Tuesday of May, 2nd Tuesday of July, 3rd Tuesday of September, 1st Tuesday of November

Installation meeting:
November

Time of meetings:
6pm

Cricket Lodge of Essex

Lodge number: 10009

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The Cricket Lodge of Essex was founded in May 2022 as a specialist sporting lodge for those with an interest in cricket. Members are either players, officials or just supporters and enthusiasts!  Our Installation meeting is held at the County Ground, Chelmsford and the other meetings at the Chelmsford Masonic Centre. All meetings are outside the domestic cricket season.

On the Charity front we support cricket charities both local and national.

Socially we have a Ladies Night, regular meet-ups for the odd curry or pizza, and try to play other Provinces!

Province:
Essex

Special interests:

  • Cricket

Secretaries name:
David Lee

Secretaries email:
[email protected]

Place of meetings:
Cloud FM County Ground Chelmsford (Installation), Chelmsford Masonic Hall, Chelmsford

Number of meetings per year:
4

Days/Months of meetings held:

4th Saturday in January, March, October (Installation), and 2nd Saturday in December

Installation meeting:
October

Time of meetings:
10.30am

Derbyshire Classic Car Lodge

Lodge number: 9983

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Derbyshire Classic Car Lodge is unique in the Province of Derbyshire as it combines the appreciation of stylish automobiles with the warm fellowship and brotherly bonds of Freemasonry. Prospective members don’t actually need to own a classic or an interesting car but just need to have an interest in veteran, vintage, or classic vehicles of any type. Like many Lodges with a specialist theme, Derbyshire Classic Car Lodge boasts a strong membership base and new members expressing similar interests will be assured of receiving a warm and sincere Derbyshire welcome. 

Province:
Derbyshire

Special interests:

  • Classic Cars

Secretaries name:
Iain Wakefield

Secretaries email:
[email protected]

Place of meetings:
ILKESTON MASONIC HALL, HIGH STREET, ILKESTON, DERBYSHIRE DE7 5JA

Number of meetings per year:
4

Days/Months of meetings held:

Second Tuesday in January, April, September and October

Installation meeting:
September

Time of meetings:
6.30pm

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