About the Lodge
Elliott Lodge typically holds 7 meetings per Masonic year. The Lodge meets on the second Friday of the month in October, November, December, January, February, March and April. The installation meeting (and start of the masonic year) of the Lodge is held in October.
The Lodge will typically use the November meeting to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice during war time. Our February meeting is a celebration of Bro Robert Burns, and we hold a traditional Burns’ night supper with bagpipe music and the Address to the Haggis.
For each meeting, the Lodge holds a rehearsal meeting one week beforehand. The rehearsals are also held at Mansfield Masonic Hall, starting at 7pm.
The Lodge has an active, friendly, diverse and strong membership of over 45 members. We have active members ranging between their 30’s and 90’s, and all members enjoy a strong feeling of friendship. Our ceremonies are very dignified and delivered to ensure any candidate fully enjoys the experience.
Freemasonry offers the opportunity to embark on a journey of self-discovery and learning, whilst contributing to the local community and making life-long friendships.
New members are made to feel welcomed and included. When new members feel able to do so, we try to involve them in our ceremonies wherever possible. Each new member is provided with a personal mentor to oversee their progression in Freemasonry. This also allows new members to have their questions answered and provide feedback to have a valid voice in Lodge governance.
Freemasonry is to be enjoyed, and therefore we encourage new members to become as involved in the Lodge as their time and personal circumstances allow. The Lodge runs social events, including our annual black-tie Ladies’ Evening in April. Many of our members share common interests outside of the Lodge, including music, sport and motorcycling. The Lodge has recently been highly involved in creating the Nottinghamshire Masonic Motorcycling Association – known as the Widow’s Sons, and our Lodge meetings will often include visitors from the association.
Elliott Lodge is proud to support our local communities, and we regularly give over £2,000 per year to local charities. Funds are raised by holding raffles at our meetings and social events. Each member has the opportunity to nominate charities for the Lodge to support.
Freemasonry is a fabulous way of building confidence, making friendships and learning more about yourself.
Further information, and to express an interest in joining Elliott Lodge and Freemasonry, can be obtained by emailing the Lodge Membership Officer via firstname.lastname@example.org
Elliott Lodge No. 8569 was consecrated on 20th May 1974, and was the third of the 3 Sutton-in-Ashfield Lodges to meet at the Denman’s Head public house. Our Mother Lodge is de Sutton Lodge and our Grandmother Lodge is Ashfield Lodge. The 3 Lodges retain strong links with each other and the Sutton-in-Ashfield area even though all meetings are now held in Mansfield. Each year, the Lodges share a “Tri-Lodge” meeting, hosted by one of the Lodges where Brethren from all of the Lodges are encouraged to attend.
The Lodge takes its name from the Provincial Grand Master at the time of its consecration, Rt W Bro CHV Elliott.
In 1990, the Lodge moved to its current home at Mansfield Masonic Hall.
In 2024, the Lodge will celebrate 50 years of its consecration
Elliott Lodge is keen to increase Lodge membership and ensure the retention of members. A candidate profile for an ideal member of the Lodge is detailed below:
• Men of all ages and backgrounds that satisfy the requirements of being a Freemason.
• Have availability and are committed to attending Lodge meetings on a regular basis.
• Thoughtful people, with an open mind and willingness to learn.
• Men who wish to take an active part in Lodge social activities.
• Whilst Elliott Lodge would always value your membership, your personal circumstances must allow you to make a full and active commitment. Therefore the support of your family is important.