Social Events

Wells Cathedral Somerset Freemasons Carol Service commences at 7.30pm on Wednesday 14 December 2022.

It is a family service of Traditional Carols and readings and friends are also welcome so come along and welcome in the Christmas period in the iconic Wells Cathedral.  
We have several honoured guests including the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Somerset and his wife, the Mayor and Mayoress of Wells and of course our very own Assistant Grand Master RW Bro David J Medlock.
Dress code is smart casual, no regalia.
There is no need to book in in advance due to the size of the venue.
Thai’s the first service for three years and we very much look forward to seeing you if you can make it.

Priory Lodge social events

Freemasonry extends far beyond our lodge meetings, members of Priory Lodge along with their families enjoy social activities organised inside and outside of Freemasonry. Our annual Burns Night is a family event to start our Masonic Year.  In 2022 our new Master WBro Wenborn saw 70 people enjoy a wonderful evening and over £300 was raised for good causes.

Burns Night Celebrations.
Every January or February meetings at Priory Lodge are open for members, their families and their guests to enjoy a special Burns Night Supper.

68 people sat down to a Haggis supper and were treated to the address to the Haggis by W Bro Jim Mail in 2016 and 72 people attended in 2020. The Haggis is paraded into the room with loud clapping and then cut during the address to the haggis. The evenings are highly successful and everyone has a great time every year. W Bro Jim Mail sadly died in Summer 2022. Thank you Jim for everything you did for ours and so many other lodges in the region.  

On Friday 12th January 2018 during Burns Night W Bro Purchase handed a cheque to the British Heart Institute and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust for £2,022-50p on behalf of Priory Lodge and Somerset Freemasonry. The cheque was given to Lydia McGivern (Community Fundraising Officer of Above & Beyond Charity and Simon Law (Volunteer) of the Bristol Heart Institute.

In 2020 £1000 was given to Keynsham Dial a Ride during the evening.

Ladies Festival. Every lodge in Freemasonry has a day or weekend dedicated to family, these range from hall & hotel hire evenings; hotel weekends and through to beach and countryside resorts. Every Freemason is encouraged to attend their own Ladies Festival and they are very welcome to attend other lodge Festivals as well. It’s possible to enjoy events in Freemasonry every week, there’s so many opportunities happening and often well advertised to the Masonic community. Contact us: Write to: Priory Lodge, Keynsham Hall, 99 Bath Road, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1SR.
Or e-mail

Butcombe Brewery Tour & Charity Donation.  Members of Priory Lodge along with friends and family filled a minibus in June for the Priory Lodge beer tour to Butcombe Brewery. WBro Paul Marshall presented Butcombe with a cheque for £350.00 for their chosen charity, The Somerset and Dorset Air Ambulance which Somerset Freemasons also heavily support every year.  Butcombe Brewery is based in mid Somerset and after the beer tour which shows people first hand how the Butcombe beer is produced, attendees are taken to the brewery bar to sample each of Butombe’s Ales & Cider.  Butcombe Bitter is the West Country’s most popular bitter… currently pouring in over 1000 pubs and clubs within a 50 mile radius of Bristol.

Priory Lodge Annual Skittles Evening takes place in June