Southwick Masonic Lodge

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About Us


The lodge was formed in 1951 by a group of local tradesmen which coincided with the conversion of the Southwick Barn to community uses

The Lodge meets in The Barn Theatre, which is part of The Southwick Community Centre.  24 Southwick St, Southwick, West Sussex BN42 4TE

Southwick Masonic Lodge is one of 160 lodges in Sussex which operate under the governing body of Freemasonry, the United Grand Lodge of England.

Lodges in Sussex

Membership is open to all men of good character, new members and joining members from other areas are welcome.

The lodge meets 7 times a year; normally on the third Tuesday of the months September to April excluding December.

Our Lodge meetings are ceremonial and are designed to introduce new members into the Lodge and to mark their progress towards being a full member.

Our meeting are always happy occasions and are followed by our traditional Festive Board at which, we all dine together and enjoy the company of other Lodge members and their guests.

We raise money for charities, local and masonic by means of collections, raffles, social events and what we call festivals at which we usually raise in Sussex in excess of £4,000.000 over nine or ten years.





Southwick Masonic Lodge | Southwick W Sussex

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Freemasonry?

Freemasonry means different things to each of those who join. For some, it’s about making new friends and acquaintances. For others it’s about being able to help deserving causes – making a contribution to family and for society. But for most, it is an enjoyable hobby.

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.

What happens at a lodge meeting?

The meeting, which like those of other groups, are open only to members, is normally in two parts. First, there are normal administrative procedures such as:

  •  Minutes of the previous meeting

  •  Proposing and balloting for new members

  •  Discussing and voting on the annual accounts

  •  Masonic news and correspondence

  • News about charitable work and the wellbeing of the members

  • Ceremonies for admitting new members and undertaking further degrees

  • The annual installation of the Master of the Lodge and his officers

How many degrees are there in Freemasonry?

Basic Freemasonry consists of three degrees:

  •  Entered Apprentice

  •  Fellow Craft

  •  Master Mason

Why do you wear regalia

Wearing regalia is historic and symbolic; it indicates the rank and the progress of the wearer in the organisation.

How many Freemasons are there?

Under the United Grand Lodge of England, there are over a quarter of a million Freemasons. There are Grand Lodges in Ireland, which covers both Northern Ireland and Eire, and Scotland, which have a combined total of approximately 150,000 members.

 

 

Southwick Masonic Lodge | Southwick W Sussex

The headquarters of
United Grand Lodge of England

The headquarters of United Grand Lodge of England at 60 Great Queens Street London very near to Covent Garden, Built 1933 , it is one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture you will find. It can be visited and toured by appointment.

The Grand Master, HRH the Duke of Kent has held Office since the 14th June 1967 and still presides over the large gatherings held there.

The headquarters of
Freemasonry in Sussex

The Headquarters of Freemasonry in Sussex at 25 Queens Road, Brighton developed from four buildings ranging in age from 1828 to 1928. The last to be built is the ceremonial part and is again in the Art Deco style of its age. It houses the Provincial Offices, Club Bar, dining facilities and rehearsal rooms and is in use five or six nights a week.

The Barn Theatre
Southwick Masonic Lodge

This is the interior of the Barn Theatre Southwick laid out by some of the members ready for a Southwick Lodge meeting. This is a fantastic venue for our activities and we all dine in this room when ceremonials are completed

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Contact Us

Should you wish to get in touch Further Information is available from the Lodge Secretary.

The lodge meets in The Barn Theatre which is part of The Southwick Community Centre,

24 Southwick St, Southwick, West Sussex BN42 4TE

 

Lodge Secretary:

Membership Officer Andy Neilands:

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