Our Lodge was consecrated in 1946. It took its name from the style of decorative arts and architecture of the buildings in the town during the time of George, Prince of Wales, as Prince Regent from 1811 through his accession as George IV in 1820, who coincidently was also a Freemason.
The founding members were local men drawn from many diverse occupations. They included Solicitors, a Tobacconist, a Motor Engineer, retired Military, a Collector of King’s Taxes, a Local Government Officer, a Company Director. a Pharmacist, a Jeweller’s Manager, a Dental Practitioner, and an Electrical Engineer among others.
Today Regency still embraces that diverse cultural and social mixture representing many walks of local life, from Business Executives to Engineers, Salesmen, Business Owners, Administrators, Financial Experts, Accountants, Doctors of Philosophy, IT Specialists, Policemen, Production Workers, Middle Managers and those who are now retired but still very active.
The meetings are followed by a “Festive Board” evening dinner.
Regency Lodge personifies the sound Masonic philosophy of inclusion to all it’s members, and makes welcome all men who share the founding Masonic principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth which today are seen as integrity, friendship, respect and charity.