Planned Visits

If you ever fancy accompanying me on a visit, you would be very welcome

Upcoming Events

Jan
21
Mon
6:00 pm Rutland Lodge – 1179 – Ilkeston ... @ Ilkeston Masonic Lodge
Rutland Lodge – 1179 – Ilkeston ... @ Ilkeston Masonic Lodge
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Rutland Lodge - 1179 - Ilkeston - Past Masters Night @ Ilkeston Masonic Lodge | England | United Kingdom
Ilkeston Masonic Hall sits quietly next door to the Erewash Museum on High Street. This Chapel building was converted in 1983 into a lodge room and has been the home of the Ilkeston Masonic Lodges ever since. There has been some extensive renovation’s in recent years and enhancements have added a stunning dining room, seating

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Feb
12
Tue
6:00 pm Morcar Lodge Meeting
Morcar Lodge Meeting
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Morcar Lodge Meeting
Second Tuesday of each month from October to May. October Installation – Early Start
Feb
16
Sat
12:30 pm Old Denstonian Lodge
Old Denstonian Lodge
Feb 16 @ 12:30 pm – 7:00 pm
16/02/19 at Denstone College – First Degree 22/06/19 at Denstone College – Second Degree 26/10/19 at Denstone College – Installation
Mar
12
Tue
6:00 pm Morcar Lodge Meeting
Morcar Lodge Meeting
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Morcar Lodge Meeting
Second Tuesday of each month from October to May. October Installation – Early Start
Mar
20
Wed
4:30 pm Rutland Lodge Installation – 1179 @ Ilkeston Masonic Hall
Rutland Lodge Installation – 1179 @ Ilkeston Masonic Hall
Mar 20 @ 4:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Rutland Lodge Installation - 1179 @ Ilkeston Masonic Hall | England | United Kingdom
Ilkeston Masonic Hall sits quietly next door to the Erewash Museum on High Street. This Chapel building was converted in 1983 into a lodge room and has been the home of the Ilkeston Masonic Lodges ever since. Extensive renovations and enhancements have added a stunning dining room, seating up to 100 diners along with an

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Mar
26
Tue
4:00 pm Lodge of Progression No.5934 @ Freemasons’ Hall
Lodge of Progression No.5934 @ Freemasons’ Hall
Mar 26 @ 4:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Lodge of Progression No.5934 @ Freemasons’ Hall | England | United Kingdom
FB at La Ballerina Restaurant

Why Visit?

At the simplest level, it is the opportunity to share comradeship, to enjoy each other's company, and as we move from "labour to refreshment" to enjoy the society of the Festive Board. But of course, visiting another Lodge offers much more than this, it provides opportunities to exchange ideas, to achieve a better understanding of the ceremony, and to make a fuller, more complete sense of the ritual.

Visiting reinforces those shared experiences that transcend the individual and his Lodge. Visiting helps serve as a guide, in our search for meaning and understanding within our Masonic journey. We are often led by a sense of aesthetics, to explore the linguistic and visual beauty of the ritual, as we seek out a different perspective to our own Lodge practices.

"When we learned Pythagoras's theorem, we learned something about every right-angled triangle in the world, for all time. If we understand Newton's laws, we have grasped something about every particle that has ever existed", ("Time", S. Baxter 1999). In Freemasonry, if we understand the allegorical lessons of moral truth, we have grasped insights into every moral issue that ever existed and have become fuller, more complete citizens of the world. "Visiting" is therefore, a sense of expanding horizons and consciousness, of fellowship, of enjoyment and advancement.

It is where the prosaic meets the profound. It is about making better sense of a peculiar system of morality, lifting the veil of allegory and reflecting on the symbolism which permeates our ceremonies in all its forms. "Visiting" therefore can make a significant contribution in promoting the link between Masonic principles and universal world truths.

by Bro. J.J.P. Goody