It all started at the Goose and Gridiron Tavern on 24th June, 1717 when four London Lodges founded the world’s first Grand Lodge of Freemasons. Today the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) has over 200,000 members.
They continue the 300 year old tradition of friendship, ceremony and helping others, meeting formally in the magnificent Freemasons’ Hall and informally over dinner in the local Lodge.
From services in the great cathedrals which our medieval forebears built to car rallies and family fun days up and down the country, 2017 is an eventful year.
The highlight is a celebration of Freemasonry at the Royal Albert Hall on 31st October attended by 4,500 members worldwide and live-streamed to wider audiences
2017 is a year to look forward as well as back. We have opened our doors to a film crew to make a five part documentary featuring the daily lives of members and why Freemasonry matters to them. Watch it on Sky 1 , 8pm Monday 17th April.
Join us on our journey through the next 300 years.