Freemasonry is one of the largest donors to charitable causes in Britain. The bodies that English Freemasonry supports include The Royal College of Surgeons, Mental Handicap, Research into Ageing, Drug Abuse, Hospices, and many other general charities both small and large. We put money aside to ensure we can assist Masons in distress, their widows and children. Also for emergency aid to places in the world hit by disaster.

St Laurence Lodge is a Grand Patron of the Essex Provincial Charity Fund, the Chelmsford Cathedral Appeal and of the Essex Festival 2011 Appeal in aid of the Grand Charity. Also the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution which looks after the Aged and Sick and runs homes for Masons and non-Masons throughout the country. The Lodge holds the Gold Award for Essex Festival 2000 ....... more

Easy Fund Raising is an easy way to raise funds for free when we shop online and is a brilliant way to raise money for the St Laurence Lodge Benevolent Fund. We can shop online from over 2,700 retailers and they'll give a donation every time we buy something, at no extra cost ....... more

The Masonic Charitable Foundation provides support to Freemasons, their families and the wider community. Watch videos of 'Making Memories' and the 'Almoner's Tale' series