Our Lodge Profile
The Lodge of Warwick was formed and consecrated in 1965 and generally draws its members from within a 15 miles radius. There ARE exceptions, 1 member lives in New Zealand, (we don’t get to see him very often!) another 2 in Cheshire and at present 2 other members will be working out of the country for the foreseeable future. We currently have 21 members with an age range of 30+ to 90+. Our average age of the members is reducing which is a trend we would like to see continue. We have a fair ethnic blend having attracted Belgian, Asian and Brazilian members in recent years.
We have a good record in recent years of attracting candidates, and members joining from other Lodges. New members seem to enjoy their membership as losses other than for work commitments or relocation are few, this indicating that we maintain a welcoming, happy and friendly atmosphere whilst ensuring that our new members do not feel left out or marginalised in any way.
Our Lodge meets 7 times a year, on the 2nd. Wednesday of the months between October and April, at Alderson House (a lovely Georgian building) in the middle of Warwick, with its own free car park. Meetings normally start at 6.15, our dress code, originally dinner jackets is gradually transitioning into dark business suit making it easier to come direct from the workplace without having to go home and change first. The formal part of the meeting lasts until around 7.30 and then afterwards we have a very convivial 3 course dinner, usually ending between 9.30 and 10 o’clock.
We also hold an informal Masonic teaching class, which whilst not compulsory, we do recommend to all new members as an excellent means of getting to know others and more about the Lodge. This meets at 7.30 on the 1st Wednesday of the month except for July, August and December, again at Alderson House.
There is an active social side to our Lodge where family and friends are encouraged and welcomed. For instance, pre Covid-19 we had a Christmas party, a Sunday Lunches, a tea and scones afternoon at one member’s house and a garden party at other members and often a quiz night or other social activity. We are always looking for ideas for different functions, particularly those that enable members with younger children to attend. Our meeting place, Alderson House, also hosts social events and again all are encouraged to attend. It is very important that our wives or partners support and encourage us in our Freemasonry and thus it is only right and proper that we invite them to share the happy times that we have.
Our Ideal Candidate;
Wishing to build our membership, we are keen to welcome new members who should have a sense of humour and enjoy life. Freemasons meet on the level and all are treated equally. No matter how high a man may have risen, he must not forget where he started from. He must be able to commit to a regular attendance at our meetings and be willing to progress and take part in our ceremonies. He should be able to afford the financial implications of being a Freemason, including our charitable obligations and that his family would also enjoy him being a Freemason and want to join in with the life and spirit of our Lodge.
The Benefits? Good fellowship, a sense of belonging, satisfaction in helping others, contribution to your local community and above all making a good man into a better one, for the benefit of all.
Want to know more?
If you want to know more about Freemasonry, please visit:
The Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire website: www.warwickshirepgl.org.uk/
The United Grand Lodge of England website: www.ugle.org.uk
If you want more information about Freemasonry in Warwick but our Lodge is not convenient for you: Then please contact the Membership Officer in the “Contact Us” section of the Provincial Grand Lodge website above.
23 High Street
Tel: 01926 492286
Manager – Peter Round