Lodge of King Arthur No.9311
Lodge of King Arthur meets at the Masonic Hall, Cunliffe Road, Ilkley on the second Friday of March, April, May, September, October, November and December.
Initially founded as a Round Table Lodge, membership of our Lodge today is not just restricted to members and past members of that organization, though some aspects have been adopted, namely fellowship and a team spirit.
Message from our Secretary
Lodge of Ben Rhydding No 5138
Meeting at the Masonic Hall, Cunliffe Rd, Ilkley on the third Wednesday of the month between September and May, Ben Rhydding Lodge draws its membership from the whole of Ilkley and Lower Wharfedale and
also has members from Harrogate, Shipley, Baildon,Yeadon, and the surrounding area.
Founded in 1929, we are a small, friendly lodge having several long-standing members, but also offering a warm, fraternal, welcome to new members.
From its foundation nearly 90 years ago, in addition to customary masonic principles, the lodge was guided in the direction of study and philosophy and whilst it retains an element of those teachings, now embraces a much wider viewpoint.
Our regular, formal, meetings are held, as mentioned above, on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, commencing at 6.45pm which meeting is followed by a semi-formal meal in our lodge rooms. On the Wednesdays that we have no formal meeting, we often meet around 8.00 pm to practice for our next meeting and have an informal get together in the bar.
At formal meetings we use masonic ritual, a series of dramatic "playlets" which illustrate, and seek to inculcate, a high personal standard of ethics, morality, honesty and charity. On occasion, the lodge receives presentations on matters of interest to freemasons generally, particularly masonic history and the charitable activities of the fraternity. Ben Rhydding Lodge is very active in raising money for charity, both masonic and non-masonic. To preserve harmony in the lodge, we do not permit the discussion of politics, business or religion. Friendship and a high regard for each other is very important to us.
From a social point of view, we involve our wives/partners, family and friends in social events such as a Formal Ladies Dinner, Burns Night, a race night,curry evenings, a Christmas evening and a summer BBQ.
If you are a man of 21 years or more, with a belief in a supreme being, (a God), are of good reputation and would like to find out more about freemasonry in general or Ben Rhydding Lodge in particular, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for an open discussion with no initial obligation.
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