London Scottish Rifles Lodge

2310

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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How to join

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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

London Freemasons support the Safer London charity

Safer London is a London charity helping young people in London live a life free from gang violence, exploitation and crime.

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40 000 TOOTHBRUSHES RAISE SMILES ACROSS LONDON

In conjunction with the Oral Health Foundation, London Masons are supporting National Smile Month across London with a donation of 2,000 specially designed children’s toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste to St. George’s Hospital.

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Rupert Patterson Lodge Twinning with Loge Les Cinq Continents

On 16th September 2019, a ceremony was held in the meeting of Rupert Patterson Lodge No 3646 at Freemasons’ Hall to recognise the twinning of Les Cinq Continents Loge no 799 in Paris (affiliated to the Grande Loge Nationale Française (GLNF)) with Rupert Patterson Lodge (a Hall Stone Lodge). Framed certificates to commemorate the occasion were exchanged. Twelve brethren of the Cinq Continents Lodge, including their Grand Officer from the Province of Lutèce, W Bro Ralph Memran, attended together with W Bro Steve Brown PGStB. Those present also witnessed a double Initiation ceremony.

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London Freemasons support the Safer London charity

40 000 TOOTHBRUSHES RAISE SMILES ACROSS LONDON

Rupert Patterson Lodge Twinning with Loge Les Cinq Continents

Events

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Open Day

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Southgate Masonic Centre Open Day

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Freemasons Hall Organ Concert

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