Welcome to Elizabethan Lodge No.7296
Elizabethan Lodge is the youngest Lodge meeting at the Bath Masonic Hall, being consecrated in the same year as the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – hence the name of the Lodge.
Elizabethan Lodge is a thriving, vibrant Lodge with members of all ages and from all walks of life, who all share the main principles of Freemasonry, namely fellowship, charitable designs and the pursuit of truth; we enjoy socialising and are pro-active in the community. We hold an informal Lodge of Instruction each month where members meet to learn about the format and content of their ceremonies, and to get to know each other in less formal surroundings.
As well as our own regular Lodge meetings, many of our members band together to visit other Lodges for enjoyable nights out throughout the area. As well as Lodges within our own Province, we regularly visit Lodges in the neighbouring Provinces of Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Bristol; we also travel as far afield as London and Weymouth to Lodges that we visit annually. All of these associations mean that we receive regular return visitors at our own Lodge nights providing those Brethren less able to travel, with the opportunity of engaging with a much wider circle of like-minded individuals.
We hold raffles and dinners with entertainment in order to raise money for local good causes. Our sitting Master selects a charity to support during his year in office, and in recent years we have made contributions as a Lodge to organisations such as The Wizzybug Project, a powered mobility device for very young children designed and manufactured in Bath, the Cardiac Unit at the local Royal United Hospital, and during this season we are supporting Open Up Music, a Bristol charity that is forming the first disabled-led youth orchestra in the country.
Individual members are very pro-active in supporting the wider Masonic community here at Bath Masonic Hall, organising outreach events such as “A Taste of Freemasonry” and “Meet the Masons”. We also have members who are regular tour guides for the building, look after the Masonic Library and organise the annual Bath Fringe Festival events at the Masonic Hall, in its guise as The Old Theatre Royal.
A week on from our last bulletin, and with just over a month passed since the first tentative discussions took place on the topic of what Bath Freemasons could do to help during the current [...]