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Founded in 1898 by former pupils and supporters of the Royal Masonic School for Boys, this premier London-based lodge draws its members from all parts of the UK and overseas. Over many years it has forged deep links to sister lodges in other provinces and to other old boys’  lodges.  It is firmly grounded in the rich traditions of the boys’ schools and the Craft while embracing the wisdom and experience of senior masons and nurturing  the enthusiasm of younger members through its mentoring scheme. It aims to respect the Craft’s finest traditions while meeting the challenge of keeping all its brethren, including those unable to attend meetings, our lodge widows and dependents, in touch with a forward-looking and thinking fraternity through personal contact and social events, and social media such as this website.

It is a founding lodge of the Metropolitan Grand Lodge, a member of the Federation of School Lodges (representative WBro Neil Clare LGR), and a founding lodge of the Association of London School Lodges (representative WBro T. Green, SLGR). It is also a patron of the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys, the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution and the Masonic Samaritan Fund. The lodge also has links to the 1,000-strong Old Masonians’ Association and the Royal Masonic School for Royal Masonic School for Girls at Rickmansworth.

Lest we forget: In November 2018, the centenary of the ending of the first world war is being marked throughout Europe and the Commonwealth, not least at the newly restored memorial at Thiepval near the Somme where thousands of British and South African soldiers are commemorated because they have no known grave. Here is a link to the soldier old boys and masters of the school who gave their lives in that conflict, compiled by an old boy of the school, Gordon Harland – https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/community/1056 with thanks to our almoner WBro Graham Watkins for highlighting this important anniversary. The Freemasons’ Hall building in Covent Garden is itself a memorial to freemasons killed in the conflict and the lodge members today include serving members of the armed forces and those who have retired from service in more recent times.

The rules and protocols governing the administration of the lodge, apart from its current by-laws, are governed by Metropolitan Grand Lodge and can be viewed after registration at: http://www.porchway.org

Associated lodges and chapters: Old Masonians’ Midland Lodge No 6762, Old Masonians’ Middlesex Lodge No 7568, Old Masonians’ Rose Croix Chapter No 556, Holy Royal Arch Torch Chapter No 7236 meeting at Freemasons’ Hall, London on first Saturday in February and May, and October at 10.45am. The lodge’s HRA representative is WBro Tim Green SLGCR.

Membership is open to all freemasons, whether you are an old boy of the school or not, and enquiries should be addressed in the first instance to the secretary: laurancethomas@hotmail.com

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  1. Roland Arthur Johnson permalink

    Connaught House 1970-74 and a member of Ynys Lodge No 8274 visited this site

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