Southwick Masonic Lodge is one of more than 150 lodges in Sussex, which operate under the governing body of Freemasonry in England, the United Grand Lodge.
The lodge was formed in 1951 and has always met at the Southwick Community Centre.
Membership is not restricted to residents of Southwick and like all Masonic Lodges is open to men of all beliefs.
The Lodge meets 7 times a year; normally on the third Tuesday of the months September to April excluding December.
The annual subscription is currently £195 and the 4 course meal afterwards costs £20
Lodge meetings are always followed by a meal. Occasionally those dinners are open to guests like wives, partners, friends and prospective new members.
The Lodge raises money for Masonic, non-Masonic and local charities.
New and joining members are welcome.
The lodge meets in The Barn Theatre which is part of The Southwick Community Centre, 24 Southwick St, Southwick, West Sussex BN42 4TE
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:
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.
Should you wish to get in touch Further Information is available from the Lodge Secretary Alan Woods
The lodge meets in The Barn Theatre which is part of The Southwick Community Centre,
24 Southwick St, Southwick, West Sussex BN42 4TE