Welcome to our Page

Hello and on behalf of the brethren of the Mersey Lodge I would like to welcome you to our Lodge website.

This site contains information and facts about Freemasonry, some Masonic history from England and Wales, with a special focus on London Masonry and of course this Lodge itself.

The content of this site has been approved by the United Grand Lodge of England and this is our Charter Mark

We do hope that your visit to this site will maybe ignite or just fan your interest in the oldest and biggest secular fraternity in the World – the Free and Accepted Masons (aka Freemasons aka Masons aka the Masonic etc). Please do leave a comment to let us know what you think of the site.

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27 thoughts on “Welcome to our Page

  1. I was left an orb pendent from my great grandfather. Is there anyway I can trace its origin? I’m unable to get information from other family members because the have no knowledge of anything to do with free masonry. My grandmother has an idea, but is convinced these symbols and society are unholy. What could you suggest I do to further my knowledge on this personal mystery?

    • Hi there and thank you for your email.

      It is quite unusual for these orbs to cross to America as they are a particularly British piece of jewellery. I will send an email to you and if you can send me some good quality images I will tell you what I can about it.


  2. Hi, do you have any contact with masonic lodge in Indonesia, the lodge was banned in 1962, but I hear that it has been rebuild in 2000. I am interested to join masonry in Indonesia.

    Warm regards

    • Hi thank you for your enquiry, there is no regular Freemasonry in Indonesia as it was outlawed as a pastime there in 1962

  3. Hi there,
    As far as I can see your IP address shows you to be in the Netherlands and so we wouldn’t be able to help you as we are based in London in the UK. You will need to contact the Grand East of the Netherlands which you can do through its website here: http://www.vrijmetselarij.nl/

    Good luck

  4. I am editor of the Square magazine and would like to include your Graveside address and possibly lodge of sorrow in the next issue. This would be attributed to your site of course.
    Is this acceptable to you?

    • Hi Mike and thank you for the contact.

      Neither document are owned by us, I actually transcribed the Graveside Address from an old book in my Library (that predated the UGLE suppression of it) it must have been either a John T Lawrence one of possibly even from British Masonic Miscellany. I shall check and let you know.

    • Hi Mike just to clarify I found it in the end it is transcribed from the book “Freemasonry and its Etiquette” by William Preston Campbell-Everden and published in 1955

  5. Hi and thank you for your message. I’m afraid we can’t help you as this Lodge is in London (England) and your IP Address shows that you are on the island of St. Lucia.

    If you are interested in joining you should make contact with the District Grand Lodge of Barbados and the Caribbean or the Abercrombie Lodge No. 2788 whose details you should be able to find locally

  6. Hi There

    I have found two aprons from a relative that has passed away, one of which is from the 1930’s when he wad in Mersey Lodge, of which he was a Worshipful Master
    I was wondering if they could be re-homed in a museum or whats best to do with them. I spoke to the local Masonic Hall, but they had no imterest in them.
    Your advice would grately be received.

    • Hi Ceri,
      Thank you for your message and I’m sorry to hear of your bereavement.

      I’m afraid that aprons are only really “cherished” when they are of a special nature, most Lodges would only really look to take back their Past Masters’ Jewels and this only because they are “recycled” to new Masters of the Lodge who have their names added to the engraving. Mine was worn by the master in 1976. If you have a picture of what you have you can send it to me and I can tell whether they are something that a Museum or Lodge could use or whether they should be offered up to Ebay.


  7. Hi i’v tried to get the location of freemason church in kenya mombasa but i have no idea where to find one.Please help me get a real masonic agent’s contacts and the location of the church too.

  8. Dear Brother Mike,

    As a non active MM of 6218 St Martins Barnehurst I am considering renewing my membership in the craft and joining either my mother lodge or another, more local lodge.
    One consideration I would like to investigate is the possibility of (with others) forming a brand new lodge which is affiliated in some way to my local non league football club. I am certain there are many brethren amongst the supporters who would welcome the opportunity to be part of a lodge with a kinship to the club.
    Any advice on all of the above would be welcome.
    Fraternally yours

    • Hi Ray, Sounds like an interesting idea and I think it’s the first time that I’ve heard of a Lodge linked to a specific football club.
      Sadly, other than the fact that it is very expensive to Found a new Lodge I don’t know much else about it except that you do have to have permission from the Provincial Grand Master to do so. As EUFC is in the Masonic Province of East Kent you might find some info/guidance on its website here: http://eastkentfreemasons.org/ .
      Good luck and let me know how you get on.

  9. I am from Mombasa Kenya and i am fully willing to join the Freemason. Please any one who can help me through to join the membership.

  10. Hi Brother Mike,
    Am a student here in Tanzania but interested to join freemasonry,
    i beg your help please,
    thank you

        • Hello there,
          Obviously we cannot help you as we are in England! However, you can send a letter to the District Grand Lodge of Ghana telling them of your interest using this address: District Grand Lodge of Ghana, PO Box CT 2774, Cantonments, Accra, Ghana.

          Best of luck

  11. Dear Sir & Brother,
    My mother Lodge has just lost a very senior Brother and we wish to use your ritual for a “Lodge of Sorrow”.
    I ask your permission, because several of your members, including W.Bro. Paul French have been regular visitors to New River Lodge and are attending the meeting.
    I look forward to hearing that this is acceptable.
    Nick White
    New River Lodge
    No. 4502

    • Dear Nick,

      If it was needed you would have my permission but it is not. This is just one of the fragments of our lost traditions that I have picked up on my “journeys”.

      If it is at your next meeting (04/06) I look forward to it as I will be there hopefully accompanyiong our newest member.


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