Number 4281 in the register of the United Grand Lodge of England
Izaak Walton Lodge of Freemasons
Visiting is vital One of the key elements of freemasonry is the knowledge that in every corner of the world, you’ll find friendship and brotherhood and a warm welcome in a Freemasons’ Lodge. In our Province of Staffordshire there are 96 Lodges with over 2,500 members. Nationally, there are 7,000 lodges with a total of over 200,000 members. Our Lodge encourages members to visit other Craft Lodges. There are two which meet in the same building that we do, and nearby, many more. Visiting works - you establish new connections, make new friends and discover that almost every Lodge conducts their business in ways which can differ to the way in which we enact our ceremonies and business. This guarantees that every visit is like a voyage of discovery. If you’ve not visited other Lodges yet, think about doing it soon. Talk to the Secretary of our Lodge, or contact the Secretary of the Province you’re interested in visiting. They will happily provide details of Lodges and their meeting places, so your visit is perfect in every way. Incidentally, wherever you are in your Masonic journey, you can visit without needing any special dispensation. Make the ‘phone call, or send an email and you’ll be certain of a warm welcome.
“Pooled” talents lead to a great night out. After the success of our tenpin bowling challenge towards the end of Summer last year, when Paul Walters, the organiser, suggested that, we start practising for a Pool challenge, the consensus was a most definite ‘YES’. And then, someone had the bright idea of inviting members of our daughter Lodge (a lodge formed from the nucleus of another lodge) to share in the enjoyment. Despite a hectic social life of their own, Chartley Lodge members joined in the fun and laughter for a most enjoyable and convivial evening. So when are we doing it again?