Welcome to St Laurence Lodge No 5511
We are Freemasons in Essex and are therefore Essex Freemasons.
******* NEWS *******26th March 2023 – Darjeeling Tandoori11th March 2023 – St Laurence Meeting14th January 2023 – St Laurence Meeting12th November 2022 – St Laurence Meeting8th October 2022 – St Laurence Meeting27th July 2022 – Indian Banquet Night21st May 2022 – Topgolf Social Evening12th March 2022 – St Laurence Regular Meeting8th January 2022 – St Laurence Installation Meeting20th November 2021 – An evening at Tarantino’s Italian Restaurant9th October 2021 – St Laurence Meeting29th September 2020 – Talk by W Bro David West to Brethren in Wiltshire18th August 2020 – St Laurence Donation to RSPCAMay 2020 – Key Workers during the Covid-19 PandemicApril 2020 – Delivering Sunday Lunches to those in NeedApril 2020 – Covid London10th February 2020 – Social Evening at the Railway Tavern11th January 2020 – Installation Meeting
St Laurence is a Freemasons lodge situated in the Masonic Province of Essex and we are therefore Essex Freemasons. Our lodge was founded in 1935 and is warranted under the United Grand Lodge of England. The Lodge meets in Upminster, Essex which is in the London Borough of Havering on the east side of London.
St Laurence Lodge welcomes new members.
An innovative and growing lodge of Essex Freemasons that has a programme of interesting events planned for the future. Some events will include ceremonies for the initiation of new candidates who want to join us and become Essex Freemasons. However, others will advance the masonic development of our brethren. Often, our brethren will take part in specially arranged ceremonies at other lodges associated with St Laurence. See our events page for past and forthcoming masonic and social events.
*** Darjeeling Tandoori - 26th April 2023 ***
*** St Laurence Meeting - 11th March 2023 ***
*** St Laurence Meeting - 14th January 2023 ***
*** St Laurence Meeting - 12th November 2022 ***
*** St Laurence Meeting - 8th October 2022 ***
*** Indian Banquet Night - 27th July 2022 ***
*** Topgolf Social Evening - 21st May 2022 ***
*** St Laurence Lodge Meeting - 12th March 2022 ***
*** St Laurence Lodge Meeting - 8th January 2022 ***
*** American Lodge Meeting ***
*** Tarantino's Restaurant - 20th November 2021 ***
*** St Laurence Meeting - 9th October 2021 ***
*** Key Workers during the Covid-19 Pandemic May 2020 ***
*** Delivering Sunday Lunches to those in Need ***
*** The Railway - 10th February 2020 ***
*** Installation Meeting - 11th January 2020 ***
*** Five Minute Lectures ***
*** Discover Freemasonry ***
*** Pizza Express - 23rd August 2019 ***
*** Ten Pin Bowling - 22nd May 2019 ***
*** Seven Apprenticed Freemasons ***
*** Tercentenary Celebration of the Founding of the Premier Grand Lodge ***
***Lodge of Instruction Update ***
*** Masonic Charitable Foundation Videos ***
*** What's it like to be a Freemason ***
*** Freemasonry - What's It All About? *** .
St Laurence Lodge is old enough to have traditions which we enjoy and yet young enough not to be swamped by them. The ages of our members range from 23 to nearly 90. They are brethren in the building trades, a printer, people in insurance and property. Also an accountant, an author, a trainer, a commercial diver, people in computing and office equipment, a book binder, a taxi driver and a few retired folk. St Laurence Lodge members generally live in South East Essex and East London. In Romford, Hornchurch and Upminster (within Havering), Brentwood, Grays, Southend, Harlow, Barking and Dagenham, Chelmsford, Billericay, Witham and Basildon.
When and where
Four times a year on a Saturday at the Upminster Masonic Hall in Deyncourt Gardens, Upminster, Essex, England. You can travel to the hall quite easily by road or rail. There is plenty of parking at the Masonic Hall and Upminster Station is only a 10 minute walk. Meetings usually start around 3:15pm and the following festive board finishes at about 9:30pm. Many other Freemasons' lodges also meet at this masonic hall, which has been renamed "The Square at Upminster". Ingrebourne Lodge, Abbots Hall Lodge, Engayne Lodge and Upminster Hall Lodge (family lodges) are among these.
Lodge of Instruction is held between September and May on Tuesday evenings from 7:30pm to 9:30pm in Romford, Essex. You can attend as soon as you become a Freemason. In fact it is most desirable because you will learn about Freemasonry and the ritual. Life long friends will also be made.
The Future of Freemasonry
The respected Social Issues Research Centre in Oxford previously released a comprehensive and independent report on the future of Freemasonry. 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.