The Abbots Langley Masonic Lodge, which has been going for nearly 100 years, is inviting residents to join the group.
While Freemasonry has an ambiguous definition, it is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal, and charitable organisation.
It teaches self-knowledge through participation in a progression of ceremonies.
For some, it is about making new friends and acquaintances. For others it is about being able to help deserving causes – contributing to family and for society. But for most, it is an enjoyable hobby.
Abbots Langley has had a Masonic Lodge since 1924, after the consecration of the lodge took place on November 14, 1924, at Bucks Restaurant, Watford.
Early lodge meetings took place at the likes of the George Hotel, High Street, Watford, the Village Room, Abbots Langley (later called the Henderson Memorial Hall which is pictured above) and at Halsey Hall, Watford – where they intend to celebrate their 100th anniversary on Wednesday, November 7, 2024.
The group, which currently has 21 members and invites residents of all genders, meet five times a year: on the first Wednesday in October, November, February, and April and the second Wednesday in December. Meeting times vary from 5.30pm to 6pm and are followed by a meal and a raffle.
Members and their families support and donate to numerous charities both Masonic and non-masonic.
Specific donations to local charities include the Abbots Langley Scout Group, the St Lawrence Church Restoration Fund, the Hospice of St Francis, the Abbots Langley War Memorial Restoration Fund and plenty more.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be put in touch with the lodge.
Picture credit Abbots Langley Parish Council