Who we are and what we do
- We are a group of men from various backgrounds who enjoy our Freemasonry and associated social activities.
- We are part of the world’s largest and oldest fraternal organisation.
- Our Lodge meetings are held on a Tuesday, four times a year at Freemasons’ Hall in central London.
- Informal meetings and social activities involving wives and families also take place from time to time. Participation is entirely voluntary.
- We admit all good men, irrespective of race, colour, social position, who have a belief in a Supreme Being.
- We are a part of society and not apart from society.
- We normally meet during the day, which differs our Lodge from many others.
- Sometimes we assemble for breakfast of coffee and rolls in a local hostelry before our Lodge meetings. These normally start at 11 am and finish by 1.30 pm.
- After our meetings we move to the Freemason’s Arms nearby. There we usually have a three-course meal occasionally followed by an entertainer. After the meal some prefer to leave before the rush hour while others continue elsewhere catching up with everybody’s news.
- We believe in friendship, fellowship and having fun while supporting charitable causes.
- Despite what you may have heard, we do not believe or practice voodoo, black magic, child sacrifices or other horrible things.
- We welcome enquiries about our Lodge – for those wishing to know more please get in touch using the contact details below.
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Costs of membership of the Duke of Edinburgh Lodge
These involve an annual subscription – currently £130 a year – plus dining fees which are subsidised by the Lodge.
In addition to this, there is giving to charitable causes, the amount of which is a private matter for the individual and will depend on his own financial circumstances. There is also the Lodge lottery at £5 per entry per month; participation in this is entirely voluntary.
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