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Minster Lodge


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About the Lodge

The Lodge has an active, enthusiastic, and caring membership, whose ceremonies are sincere, dignified without being regimental and having warmth of feeling, typifying all the good aspects of Freemasonry.

The Lodge Installation meeting is held on the third Tuesday of October at 5.00pm. The six subsequent regular meetings are held on the third Tuesday of, November, January, February, March, April, May each year at 6.00pm. In addition to this regular meeting, we host a Christmas meal instead, which is open to friends and family.

Diversity in membership is important to Minster Lodge, it really does benefit from having a group of people with a range of different personalities, skills, and qualities.
Today, Minster lodge is one of the largest lodges in Nottinghamshire and with over twenty active members, aged from their early thirties to their late eighties and strive to provide its members with the opportunity to embark on an amazing life-long journey of learning and self-discovery.
We like to ensure that all our new members are made to feel welcome, have all their questions answered and to help sow the seed for each new member to have a long, happy, and enjoyable association with Freemasonry.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of Freemasonry is visiting other Lodges and getting involved in their traditions and hospitality. This widens your social network and new friends are easily made. Minster Lodge actively encourage members to visit other Lodges and invites members of other Lodges to visit Minster.

The opportunity to give time and / or money to a wide range of charitable organisations is a strong reason for many becoming a freemason.

Further information:

You can send an email to express your interest in joining Minster Lodge by emailing the Lodge Membership Officer.

Minster Lodge Membership Officer Email address:

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Lodge History

Southwell has had several different masonic lodges over the years, the first being Military Lodge of the 45th regiment of Foot dating back to 1779. Then Southwell Lodge No 1405 dating back to 1872, then in 1884 it moved to Old Masonic Hall on Goldsmith Street in Nottingham.

In 1890 only 16 months later a new lodge was consecrated – St Mary’s Lodge No 2302. Sadly 15 years later St Mary lodge also moved to Nottingham.

Fast forward 77 years later and Minster Lodge no 8510 was consecrated on, In May 4th 1973. On the 16 May 2023 we celebrated our fifty years.

Ideal Candidate

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming; whether you wish to enjoy your Freemasonry from the side-lines or throw yourself into our many varied social activities planned throughout the year, all are most welcome. We enjoy a diverse mix of members of different ages, occupations and backgrounds, and our membership also includes brethren who possess considerable masonic experience and those who are only recently commencing their journey into Freemasonry.

If you are looking to join a friendly, thriving, and welcoming lodge or would like to be part of a lodge that meets in one of the most historic buildings in the country where kings and archbishops have shaped our nation or wish to meet local like-minded men from the Southwell area, then Minster Lodge is perfect for you.

• Men of all ages and backgrounds, to maintain lively & diverse membership group.
• Looking for like-minded men from the Southwell area
• Has interpersonal skills and enjoy socialising.
• Have a willingness to get involved in the activities of the Lodge with the support of their families.

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