Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations. Its roots lie in the traditions and ceremonies of the medieval stonemasons who built our cathedrals and castles. Some rituals are still celebrated today.
The Three Great Principles
For many years Freemasons have followed three great principles:
Brotherly Love - Every true Freemason will show tolerance and respect for the opinions of others and behave with kindness and understanding to his fellow creatures.
Relief - Freemasons are taught to practice charity and to care, not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole, both by charitable giving, and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals.
Truth - Freemasons strive for truth, requiring high moral standards and aiming to achieve them in their own lives.
Freemasons believe that these principles represent a way of achieving higher standards in life.
Freemasonry has always been about making good men better. Individuals aim to shape their lives round five core principles.
Integrity: We say what we mean and we keep our promises.
Kindness: Although our families come first, we believe in playing a key role in our communities and give time and money to charitable ventures.
Honesty: We pride ourselves on openness, about what being a Freemason means for us.
Fairness: We treat everyone as equal – we listen to others, explore any differences and look for common ground.
Tolerance: We respect the opinions of others and behave with understanding towards them..
Severn Lodge No. 5583 was consecrated on Friday 31st January 1936 under charter from the United Grand Lodge of England.
Principle Lodge Officers - 2019
Worshipful Master......... W.Bro. Lee Taylor
Senior Warden............... Bro. Matt Davies
Junior Warden............... Bro. Riccardo Sorano
Lodge Secretary............ Bro. Mark Luxton
LODGE MEETINGS are held on the LAST FRIDAY in: January, February, March, April, September, October & November
25th January - Installation Meeting
22rd February - Initiation Ceremony
21st March - Initiation Ceremony with the Extended Apron
26th April - Initiation Ceremony with the Rolling Charge
5th June - Provincial Grand Lodge Meeting . Chateau Impney, Droitwich
8th September - Provincial Annual Cathedral Service, Worcester
28th September - White Table, Beetle Drive & Supper
26th October - Past Master's Third Degree Ceremony
30th November - Second Degree Ceremony
Freemasonry & How To Join
Freemasonry has a remarkable history dating back more than three centuries and is one of the world's oldest secular fraternities. We are a society of men concerned with upholding social and moral values and who believe in three great principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth and we aim to bring together men of goodwill, regardless of background and differences.
People might think that to become a Freemason is difficult. It is actually quite simple. The essential qualifications for admission is that you have a belief in a Supreme Being . . . we will explain more if you get in touch.
It is usual for candidates to be "mature men of 21 years and over", but in some circumstances candidates between the ages of 18 and 21 can be admitted.
If you are interested in finding out how to become a Freemason, please complete the on-line enquiry form. By emailing us you are not committing yourself to anything at this stage. We will contact you as soon as possible.
If your enquiry is of a general nature, please use the "Contact Us" form.
A mythic past. A visionary future. A legendary brotherhood.
Freemasonry is the world's largest, oldest and best-known gentleman's fraternity. It is based on the medieval stonemason guilds who built the great castles and cathedrals of Europe. Modern Freemasons use the tools, traditions and terminology of those earlier stonemasons as allegories for building temples in the hearts of men.
It's said that we are a secret society. We do indeed have secrets—secrets that each individual man has to discover for and about himself.
At its core, Freemasonry is simply an attempt to make the world a better place, one man at a time. For that man, it can become as simple or as complicated as he himself desires. It's not for everybody. Maybe it's for you.
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Social & Fund Raiser Events for 2019
6th April - Visit to United Grand Lodge of England
7th April - Sunday Lunch for 10 with Peter & Monica, Far Forest
28th April - F2022 Golden Mile Walk, Lodge Picnic & Social at the Memorial Park, Stourport
5th May - Sunday Lunch for 10 with Peter & Monica, Far Forest
22nd May - Golfing Day at Ombersley Golf Club
11th August - Summer Garden Party @ Bob James's, Pendock, Gloucestershire
28th September - White Table/Beetle Drive with Fish & Chips Supper
12th October - Ladies Festival at the Bank House Hotel, Bransford
8th December - Provincial Carol Concert at Pershore Abbey
December - Lodge Christmas Party at the Masonic Hall, Stourport (tbc)
Festival 2022 & Local Charity Presentations
Worshipful Masters (Present & Past) Presenting Cheques on behalf of Severn Lodge
Charity Golf Day Awards - 23rd May 2018
Ted on his Travels......