Bishop of Barking 3050


Upminster Masonic Hall,

Deyncourt Gardens,


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The Bishop of Barking Lodge 3050 was consecrated in 1904 and celebrated its centenary in 2004.  The Celebration consisted of replicating the 7 Course Menu of the day and was attended by over a 100 Members and Guests.

The Lodge was consecrated in Canning Town and was a founder Member of The Metropolitan Grand Lodge of London.It relocated into the Province of Essex in June 2016. and whilst being over a hundred years old is now one of the newest in the Province. Most of its members, unlike when it was formed now reside in Essex.

Among its notable past Members was Charles Lyle of the Tate & Lyle Sugar Dynasty. Sir John Byford of the local Building Company and VW Bro Thomas Stevens who was the Bishop of Barking in 1904. and whom the Lodge is named after.

The Lodge Meets at The Square, Deyncourt Gardens, Upminster. On the 4th Mondays October and April.   3rd Mondays February & March, It holds regular Lodge of Instructions at St Nicolas Church Hall Elm Park On Monday evenings between September and April between 8.00pm and 9.30 and welcomes contact via the Secretary from any interested potential Members.