We are Freemasons in Essex, in England, in the UK.
|****** NEWS ******|
|31st July 2016 – St Laurence River Boat Cruise|
|10th July 2016 – A cracking day at the Stisted Hall Summer Fete|
|15th June 2016 – Latest St Laurence Ten Pin Bowling Evening|
|11th May 2016 – St Laurence Golf Day|
|10th May 2016 – St Laurence Away Day at Colne Lodge in Wivenhoe|
|Essex Freemasons set a new record for supporting charities across the county – donating more than £1 million to over 700 local organisations – for the fifth year in a row.|
St Laurence Lodge is a freemasons’ lodge in the Masonic Province of Essex. It is warranted under the United Grand Lodge of England. Founded in 1935, it has always met in the town of Upminster, Essex in the London Borough of Havering on the East side of London and welcomes new members.
We are an innovative and growing lodge with a full programme of interesting meetings and events planned for this year and beyond, including ceremonies for the initiation of new candidates who want to join us and become freemasons. Also for the further advancement of our brethren, some of whom will continue their masonic development in specially arranged ceremonies at other lodges associated with St Laurence. See our events page for past and forthcoming masonic and social events.
***River Boat Cruise ***
***Stisted Hall Summer Fete ***
*** Lodge of Instruction ***
*** Thames Barge Racing ***
*** Ten Pin Bowling ***
*** St Laurence Golf Day ***
*** Colne Lodge Meeting ***
*** Tour of Freemasons’ Hall ***
*** Andaz Hotel Meeting ***
*** St Laurence in 2015 ***
*** Royal Arch – Your Next Important Step ***
*** Upminster Masonic Hall New Temple ***
*** Freemasonry – What’s It All About? ***
As a Lodge, we are old enough to have traditions which we enjoy and young enough not to be swamped by them. Our ages range from 23 to nearly 90. We have brethren in the building trades, a printer, people in insurance and property. An accountant, an author, a trainer, a commercial diver, people in computing and office equipment, a book binder, a taxi driver, retired folk and so on. St Laurence Lodge members generally live in and around South East Essex and East London. In Romford, Hornchurch and Upminster (within the Borough of Havering), Brentwood, Grays, Southend, Harlow, Barking and Dagenham, Chelmsford, Billericay, Witham and Basildon.
When and where
We meet formally four times a year on a Saturday at the Upminster Masonic Hall in Deyncourt Gardens, Upminster, Essex, England. It is conveniently accessed by road and rail. Our meetings usually start around 3:00pm. The following festive board finishes at about 9:30pm. There is plenty of parking at the Masonic Hall should you wish to drive there or Upminster Station is only a 10 minute walk. Many other freemasons’ lodges also meet at this masonic hall. They include our family lodges comprising Ingrebourne Lodge, Abbots Hall Lodge, Engayne Lodge and Upminster Hall Lodge.
Our Lodge of Instruction (which runs weekly from September to May) is held on Tuesday evenings from 7:30pm to 9:30pm in Hornchurch, Essex.
The Future of Freemasonry
Many of you will have heard of the recently released independent report on the future of Freemasonry. This was produced by the respected Social Issues Research Centre in Oxford. As Nigel Brown, the Grand Secretary said, “the report suggests that, contrary to much misleading commentary, Freemasonry does in fact demonstrate genuine openness and transparency. It concludes that Freemasonry is arguably more relevant today than ever before. In particular”………read more.
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