The Hungerford branch of Freemasons meets in Newbury

Seeking to dispel the myth that Freemasonry is all rolled up trousers and funny handshakes, the Hungerford Lodge has recently embraced the Internet and social media. Our website has information that seeks to answer all frequently asked questions. The site includes videos and leaflets as well as pointers to other sources of information. 

Long-time CHAIN supporter, the Hungerford Lodge of Freemasons was founded in 1925. Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations. It teaches self-knowledge through participation in a progression of ceremonies. Members are expected to be of high moral standing and are encouraged to speak openly about Freemasonry.

The values of Freemasonry are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness. Freemasons are taught to practise charity and to care, not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole – both by charitable giving, and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals. The Hungerford Lodge raises money for charity and distributes it through its Benevolent Association which is a registered charity.

Nationally, Freemasons are the second largest donor to good causes, only beaten by the National Lottery. Uniquely, however we do not undertake any external fundraising – all money donated comes from our own efforts. Over the last five years, the Hungerford Lodge has donated £25,000 to various local and national non-Masonic charities.

We meet six times a year (third Tuesday in October, November, February, March and April and second Tuesday in December) in the Newbury Masonic Centre and are always looking for new members.

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