Welcome, dear visitor. May I humbly offer a few general notes of introduction, as delineated below.

Last updated (by Lodge Charity Steward): 20th October, 2019


In 1965, we were established in due manner under the banner of the United Grand Lodge of England in Grand Lodge's building, Freemason's Hall, Great Queen Street, Camden, London.  Many dignitaries of distinguished Masonic rank and our many visitors joyfully witnessed our genesis, loyal oaths and heart-felt best wishes to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and oaths of office taken freely and with solemnity. 


We no longer meet within Grand Lodge but remain firmly based in London, England. Indeed, we were honoured to have been invited to act as a Founding Lodge at the creation of our Metropolitan Grand Lodge of London, and members wear the chest jewel.



 

 

We were originally established for serving, associated, and retired officers and soldiers of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps. From time-to-time, we have had in our company officers and soldiers of high and distinguished ranks, and some decorated for selfless valour. 
Accordingly, we continue to enjoy a traditional yet light-touch military decorum consistent with the desires of our civilian membership. Today, Britain is universally understood to be a freer and fully modern society, and English Freemasonry always moves forward in time with society, reflecting and building on society's best points and filtering out those less favourable attributes. 


Accordingly, we have grown into a more 'open' Freemason Lodge. We are ready to receive membership applications (completed in the due form, please) for initial Masonic membership or as a Joining Brother. We strongly recommend as a useful first step for any applicant might be to visit our United Grand Lodge of England website (found at https://www.ugle.org.uk/) or  CLICK HERE


We declare herewith our repugnance of any social prejudice. Any person interested in pursuing further research is recommended to contact our Brother Secretary through the Contacts Page. He will be pleased to guide you further in your applications and importantly, to offer routes to sources of checked correct information. 



We meet four times a year in a hotel in Central London. Visiting is held to be the 'lifeblood of Masonry' and we are always ready to welcome Masonic visitors. Please contact our Brother Secretary for more precise details. 



All our regular meetings begin ('Tyle') at 3pm precisely. Unavoidably detained Brethren will feel no need to apologise and will in no way be embarrassed, but contrarily we will be very pleased and welcoming at their attendance. They should enter in the usual manner (the outer guard will be pleased to aid unsure Brethren as to the accepted procedure), and will be wholesomely and warmly greeted by our Worshipful Master, before they take a seat, and harmoniously join us in our joyful Labours.

 

Regular meetings are held on the second Saturday of February (Installation) and October, 

and on the third Saturday of April and June.




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Section I of the Constitution of the United Grand Lodge of England declares that "pure, ancient Masonry consists of three Degrees and no more, Viz., those of the Entered Apprentice, the Fellow Craft, and the Master Mason including the Supreme Order of the Holy Royal Arch."

  


   


As we do not enjoy the benefits of an attached Royal Arch Chapter, any Brother who wishes to advance his Masonry in that direction is encouraged to contact our Brother Secretary who will offer sound guidance.




As an example: The Three Principals of Province of Dorset's 
Royal Arch Chapter of Diversity No. 9649 in 2018















Founder receiving 50th anniversary certificate
We were honoured to have our remaining Founder Open the Lodge for our fiftieth anniversary ceremonies in the very place he helped to create it, so long ago, in Freemasons' Hall.

In 1991, the Lodge was made a Patron, and then in 1995, a Grand Patron of the Masonic Samaritan Fund. In 1998, a Bronze Jewel was presented to the Lodge to be worn on the Charity Steward’s collar in recognition of the support given to the London 1993-1997 Festival Appeal in aid of the Masonic Samaritan Fund. We are also a Patron of the Grand Charity, a Patron of the Royal Masonic Hospital and, in 1990, the Lodge qualified as a Patron of the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys. In 2013, we were awarded the Metropolitan Grand Master’s Silver Award for the London Appeal, and in consequence we were made a Grand Patron Lodge of the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution.

We are honoured by another Brother of and in our Lodge achieving a very distinguished 50 years of unbroken Masonic service, both in the former BAOR (Germany) and since with our Lodge. Congratulations Brother. Our Senior Visiting Grand Officer was very pleased to be able to present our Brother with his 50 Year Certificate and Badge, adding his personal warm greetings and congratulations.

A friend and regular visitor to our Lodge alongside one of our members took an opportunity to visit several USA Lodges, and WBro Mike's story may be found in our News pages.





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