Zetland Lodge No 1005 has had an interesting history since its formation and the first surviving mention of it dates back to June 1863. The Consecration Meeting was held on the 10th May 1864 at the King’s Arms in Newent. After many moves over the years, both in Newent and Gloucester, in 1956 we joined other lodges who meet at the Gloucester Masonic Hall in Cross Keys Lane, which is where we currently meet.
On 22nd April 2014 we celebrated our 150th Anniversary by returning to the King’s Arms in Newent for a social evening and a very pleasant time was had by all who attended.
Like many other masonic lodges, we actively participate in social events and support local charities. We take our masonic ceremonies very seriously and endeavour to do the best we can, but always warmly welcoming visiting brethren whenever they join us, especially at our Festive Board.
Our members are from a wide variety of occupations who greatly enjoy each others’ company as fraternal friends. One of our brethren, a 97 year-old member, will soon be celebrating a remarkable 70 years as a Freemason but, of course, many are much younger!