About the Lodge
The Lodge first and foremost is renowned for welcoming new members and making sure they very quickly become, and feel, part of the Lodge.
Our ceremonial work is considered equally important, being of both high quality and very enjoyable for those participating and observing.
We currently have 36 members and regularly welcome new candidates and joining members.
All members are encouraged to take a role in the Lodge, and to progress to eventually serve a year as its presiding officer, or Master. However, we fully recognise that some members may not want to, or be able to, commit as much time as others, being quite content just to be part of the membership. We have a diverse group of members in terms of age and careers.
We have a Membership Team to engage with all members to ensure that newer members always feel involved and informed about what is happening in the Lodge.
Following every meeting we have dinner which is always enjoyable and inclusive. This is a great opportunity for the newer members to get to know everyone else in the Lodge.
The Duke of Portland Lodge is very committed to the charitable work of Freemasonry and is a strong supporter of local charities as well as Provincial Charities.
We were a leading contributor to Nottinghamshire Freemasonry’s last charity appeal.
We also have regular social events through the summer and partners and friends are actively encouraged to join us. Our Ladies Night on the first Saturday in February is always a particular highlight.
Other events have included meals out, a night at The Dog Racing, The T20 Cricket, Treasure Hunts and organising charity Balls for over 200 people.
This year we are looking at Clay Pigeon shooting, 10 pin bowling and a visit to London.
The Duke of Portland Lodge was founded in 1883 and meets at The
Masonic Hall on Goldsmith Street, Nottingham in the early evenings of the fourth Thursday in October, November, January, February and March. Our December meeting is on the third Thursday.
We welcome any candidate who wishes to learn about Freemasonry and shares our values which are built around having a positive impact on society, charitable giving and a desire to become a better man. A sense of fun and humour will add to everyone’s enjoyment.
Current members enjoy a range of sports including Golf, Rugby, Football and Shooting. We usually enjoy an annual visit to a Nottinghamshire T20 game aswell.