Lodge of Old Friendship 3907

Old Friendship

Upminster Masonic Hall,

Deyncourt Gardens,
Upminster,
Essex

email: umhpb@btconnect.com

Centre Website: www.thesquareatupminster.co.uk

RM14 1DF

Welcome to The Lodge of old friendship No. 3907. 

A Hall Stone Lodge 

Patron Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution. 

Patron Royal Masonic Institution for Girls.

Patron Royal Masonic Institution for Boys. Patron Royal Masonic Hospital 

GOLD CERTIFICATE ‘2000 FESTIVAL’. 

VICE-PATRON CHELMSFORD CATHEDRAL APPEAL 

 

History

We are a very friendly  and sociable lodge, who are in 2018 celebrating our centenary year. We have many fun-filled meetings and various fund-raising events. These include ceremonies for the initiation of new candidates who want to become freemasons, Lectures, White tables, Ladies Nights, Cricket days, golf days, quizzes and other community based fund-raising events. 

Brief history.

The Lodge of Old Friendship was issued a warrant on December the 8th 1918 and consecrated by the RW Provincial Grand Master Lord Tambourine on the 24th March 1919 at Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street, London; We latterly met at the White Hart Hotel, Nr Market place, Romford. After various meeting places, we moved to Chingford Masonic centre in 1946, There we were to remain for the next 50yrs. We eventually moved to Upminster and thus back home to Havering in 1999. We are still there and still going strong. 

Our Membership.

As a Lodge which is 100 years old, we have many established traditions which we enjoy and embrace, these have been added to and have become rich traditions over the years. We have 40-45 members who’s ages range from early 30’s to late 70’s . Our members also range across many different professions, from, teachers, accountants, police officers, to French polishers and graphic designers. Some are retired but all are an interesting range of people with a common interest in friendship, having fun and helping others, less fortunate than themselves. Most live in Essex, London, Some as far as Suffolk. 

Meeting dates.

We meet formally five times a year at Upminster Masonic Hall, Deyncourt Gardens, Upminster, on the fourth Friday in January, March and October and the first Friday in May (Installation,) and ( carols) second Friday in December The Lodge of Instruction is currently held every Monday from September to June at 7:30 At Bretons Manor, Upper Rainham Road, Hornchurch. All non - member Masons welcome. Are you interested in joining our friendly lodge? 

If you are a decent, honest and trustworthy person over 21 are interested in helping your fellow man and have a healthy interest in learning about the history and mysteries of Freemasonry and wish to be a part of a worldwide fraternity whose members enjoy each other’s company - Then please get in touch , we would certainly love to welcome you in: We will arrange to meet with you and let you know about us.

Please contact either W.Bro Paul Towsey Lodge Mentor Paul.Towsey@leap.london.  Or Lodge Secretary W. bro Graham Shaw. k9sumo@hotmail.co.uk