Planned Visits

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

Upcoming Events

4:30 pm Rutland Lodge Installation – 1179 @ Ilkeston Masonic Hall
Rutland Lodge Installation – 1179 @ Ilkeston Masonic Hall
Mar 16 @ 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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4:00 pm Ymlaen Lodge Installation – Cardiff
Ymlaen Lodge Installation – Cardiff
May 25 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Ymlaen Lodge Installation - Cardiff @ Wales | United Kingdom
Warrant: 8 December 1971 and Consecrated: 24 May 1972 Ymlaen Lodge Meet at Cardiff Masonic Hall on the 3rd Wed. in Sept. Dec. Jan. & the 4th Wed in May (Installation). Ymlaen Lodge was conceived and Consecrated as the ‘Cathays High School Old Boys’ Lodge, in Cardiff. The school, with its sister school for girls,

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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