Solidarity

Number: L7885

Lodge Info

Meetings: 4th Thur 1,2,3,4,5,10,11;

Installation: 4th Thur 9

Contact Email: 7885@eafm.org.uk

About this Lodge

Solidarity Lodge No. 7885 was consecrated on 28th March 1963, with four Founders coming from our Mother Lodge Albert No. 854 which still meets at the Masonic Hall Kershaw Street Shaw and which was founded in 1861. Solidarity has produced two Daughter Lodges, Jubilate Lodge No. 8561 and Crompton Lodge No. 8879. Following a long ‘consultation’ with the Provincial Grand Lodge of East Lancashire and sanctioned by the United Grand Lodge of England, the founders of Solidarity agreed to adopt The English Ritual; we are one of only a few Lodges to use this ritual today, a fact of which we are very proud.

We are a very welcoming Lodge and value visiting Brethren that attend our meetings and enjoy the company of guests at our yearly programme of social events, where our caring and welcoming nature has attracted many a new member’s interest in joining Solidarity. The Lodge values each member’s commitment to Freemasonry and to the running of the Lodge from small groups who organize the social events to each individual’s effort put in to make our ceremonies a success. Solidarity Lodge holds our ritual in high esteem, and we work as a team to support each other’s best efforts in producing high quality ceremony to the credit of the Lodge, Freemasonry in general and each individual Brother – especially our candidates.

Following a Lodge meeting we meet for the ‘Social Board’, which many of us see as the highlight of the evening. Although we follow a traditional pattern in terms of dining and toasts, we enjoy our comradeship over a meal with a few drinks, at the same time as celebrating our Fraternity. We believe that fellowship should be fun!

Solidarity Lodge meets on the fourth Thursday of the month with June, July and August off for summer and no meeting in December. On the other Thursdays each month we meet for practice, where we can hone our ritual and support newer members to develop their knowledge and experience of Freemasonry.

Charity is always close to our hearts, and Solidarity makes a point of using the funds raised over the year to support good causes of a local nature, bringing us closer to the community where we meet.

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