Provincial Grand Lodge Of Gloucestershire

Lodge of True Friendship

No: 218

Who are we?

Originally consecrated in 1794 at Calcutta no. 452. Meeting at the Freemasons’ Hall in Stapleton.

What we do

As the lodge has such a long history, it has unique traditions that we still maintain today. As a result, you may see that some parts of the ceremony and the meal afterwards are a little different to other lodges. One of those traditions is reciting one of Rudyard Kipling’s poems at our installation meeting in April and at our Christmas meeting in December. Although official records have long been lost, it is believed he may have visited the lodge when it was based in India and the recitals are in recognition of this.

Why join us?

We currently have Lodge members that come from all different backgrounds that include business owners, office professionals, tradesman, former servicemen and police officers to name but a few.

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When we meet

2nd Thursday in February, June, October, December, and the 2nd Saturday in April.

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Number Of Meetings:

5 per year

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Where We Meet

Stapleton Freemasons’ Hall

140 Park Road Stapleton BS16 1DT