London Scottish Rifles Lodge

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Introduction

The Lodge has had many prominent members who achieved high status in civilian life as well as senior office in Freemasonry. Whilst too many to mention one member must be singled out, Alexander Fleming,the discoverer of penicillin . He had joined the London Scottish Regiment in 1900 and continued to serve in the ranks until the First World War when he was commissioned into the Royal Army Medical Corps. He was initiated into the Lodge on 16th March 1911. Whilst never Master of his mother Lodge he was to reach Masonic eminence as RWBro Sir Alexander Fleming MB MS FRCS FRE PGW PGSN(RA). In 1948 he was elected an Honorary Member of the Lodge. He described his days with the London Scottish as the happiest in his life

Image: ‘The Worshipful Master and the Officers of the Lodge 2017/2018’

In its 128 years of existence the Lodge has had just 11 Treasurers and 16 Secretaries

The Lodge has met at various venues during its long history. Initially meeting at Mark Mason’s Hall, Great Queen St it moved to the Criterion, Piccadilly Circus in 1891 where it met for the next 35 years until 1926 when it moved to the Café Royal, Regent St. In 1969 it moved to the National Liberal Club, then to the Duke of Yorks HQ, Chelsea, the Café Royal (again) and then Freemasons Hall until moving, as a founding member, to the new Central London Masonic Centre at Clerkenwell Green, EC1 in 1979. It remained at the CLMC until its sale and closure as a Masonic centre in 2013. The Lodge then moved to the replacement centre in Lever Street, EC1 in January 2014 and upon that closure to Mumbai Square Restaurant, EC1 in January 2015. In November 2016 it moved again when it returned to Mark Masons Hall, now in St James St, SW1. The Lodge is now back in it’s historic home, The City of Westminster.

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Freemasonry is about sharing a common desire for charitable support and following a high moral code. It is a male-only society, focused on following the three core principles and improving oneself and others. Our society is open to men of any race, religion, political belief and status.

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How to join

One of the most common misconceptions about Freemasonry – and there are many of them – is that you have to be invited to join. There is absolutely no reason why you should not ask to join – in fact that is the correct procedure.

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Lodge Meeting Dates

The Regular Meetings of the Lodge are held on the
3rd Wednesday in January,
2nd Tuesday in March,
3rd Thursday in May (Installation) and
1st Thursday in November
of each year at such hour as the Master shall direct

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News

Read about the latest updates and changes, related to our brotherhood

Discovering Freemasonry

There was a sense of anticipation as several hundred people arrived at Freemasons’ Hall last Thursday evening 6th February and were shown into the magnificence of the Grand Temple; many describing themselves as being curious as they waited for the beginning of the ‘Discovering Freemasonry in London’ evening.

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Ark takes two-by-two grant from London Masons

Over the past year, Freemasons from two London Lodges with connections in the north of the city were looking for a local charity to support. St. Catherine’s Park Lodge and Mill Hill Lodge identified Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice as a suitable charity. This hospice provides support for babies, children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families in North and Central London, and Hertsmere. Their longstanding community-based services have now been complemented by the services on offer at their new hospice building, The Ark in Barnet.

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Junior Engineers Lodge Initiates 3rd and 4th Generation

The 7th December 2019 meeting of Junior Engineers Lodge No.2913 at Freemasons Hall, London was very much a family affair with the double Initiation of two Lewis’s – a father and a son – one being the son of lodge member W Bro Derek Brown, LGR and the other being his grandson. In addition, there was a Long Service 50 Year Certificate presentation made to W Bro John Foster by Metropolitan Grand Inspector, W Bro Vincent Driver, PSGD.

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Discovering Freemasonry

Ark takes two-by-two grant from London Masons

Junior Engineers Lodge Initiates 3rd and 4th Generation

Events

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Southgate Masonic Centre Open Day

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