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Priory Lodge is based in Keynsham Masonic Hall which for Freemasonry comes under the Province of Somerset along with the City of Bath. Based at the edge of Bristol, Priory Lodge is also within the West of England area, so members live in Bristol, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset and South Wales, we even have members who live in Devon.
Gloucestershire Freemasons also have masonic halls in and near to the Bristol council run area including Downend, Stapleton and Avonmouth and because these halls are so close to Priory Lodge our members are invited along to their lodge evenings regularly and within a short time of becoming a Freemason, new member find themselves with new friends all across the region.
Contact us: Write to: Priory Lodge, Keynsham Hall, 99 Bath Road, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1SR.
Or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Being a member of Somerset Freemasons means direct membership of a huge area and the opportunities of everything which Somerset has to offer from beautiful countryside and tucked away villages with Masonic Halls to coastal resorts also with Masonic Halls. The masonic heart of Somerset is between Weston Super Mare for AGMs and the City of Wells for services, while informal masonic meetings can and do take place anywhere in the Somerset area. We drove for over an hour and twenty minutes one winter evening and deep in to the Somerset countryside to meet in a lovely country pub to plan Freemasonry activities for the year ahead; it was snowing and a pub which needed extra support was filled with Somerset brethren on a Tuesday to help the pub with income while we all sat around a large open fire for good food and friendly ideas. The same happens for Gloucestershire and all other large provinces which make the most of their area of masonic heritage. In Bristol the one masonic hall on Park Street is always popular with brethren from the West of England areas, it’s a beautiful building which we are fortunate to have so close to Priory Lodge so that we can attend regularly and there’s a pub within building as well.
Everything except the lifestyle and real understanding of being a Somerset Freemason can be found on our dedicated website, but like all organisations we can only use websites and social media to try and promote Freemasonry but nobody will really understand the greatness of what it’s like without joining and taking advantage of everything Freemasonry has to offer.
The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) is the governing body of Freemasonry in England, Wales and the Channel Islands. Its headquarters are at Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ belongs to every Freemason from all across our community and visiting is encouraged!
The United Grand Lodge of England currently has over two hundred thousand members meeting in 6,800 Lodges, which are grouped as follows:
Lodges meeting in London (an area generally within a 10-mile radius of Freemasons’ Hall), are administered by the Metropolitan Grand Lodge of London, which is headed by the Metropolitan Grand Master.
Lodges meeting outside London, and within England, Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, are grouped into 47 Provinces, whose boundaries often correspond to those of the old Counties, with each headed by a Provincial Grand Master.
Lodges that meet outside England, Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands are grouped into 33 Districts, with each headed by a District Grand Master, five Groups (i.e: currently too small to make up a District), with each headed by a Grand Inspector, and 12 Lodges abroad which are directly administered by Freemasons’ Hall.
Learn about the UGLE here: www.ugle.org.uk