Welcome to our small but friendly Lodge
The Harlequin Lodge was consecrated on 13th January 1965 and our meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, October - April inclusive, with a 6pm start, at Goldsmith Street Nottingham.
The Lodge was founded by a Mason who owned the ‘Harlequin Garage’ (in Radcliffe-on-Trent) and some of his local regular customers, who were keen to form a new Lodge and so named it after their area*.
*It is said that in the 14th century Queen Isabella (the infamous Queen of Edward 2nd) whilst travelling to Nottingham Castle, camped overnight; and when she emerged from her tent in the morning she was so impressed by the beauty in front of her, exclaimed “what a Harlequinade of colour” and so the Harlequin area of Radcliffe-on-Trent was so-named.
If you are looking for a small, friendly, caring Lodge with a wide age group then the Harlequin Lodge may be right for you. Our members range in age from their 20s to a member in his late 90s! Our present membership comes from a huge variety of occupations and all areas of Nottinghamshire and beyond.
We encourage partners and families to be part of our social events. The two main annual events being an informal Lodge Lunch at a local restaurant in September (when the widows of past members are our special guests) and a more formal Ladies Evening in December. Both these events are open to non-Masonic guests. During the year we organise social get-togethers where there is an opportunity to raise money for Charity. Over the past few years we have supported the Lincs/Notts Air Ambulance, QMC Neo-natal unit, Rainbows Hospice and we recently adopted a guide dog for visually impaired people. We also support other local and Masonic Charities.
So what attracts our members to Freemasonry as it did to our Founders 50 years ago? We believe it is the principles of friendship, charity and integrity.
We welcome members from all backgrounds and religious beliefs who believe in our principles.
If you would like any more information about the Harlequin Lodge please contact:
the Secretary Peter Brooker