Welcome to Walnut Tree Lodge No. 5533. We are in the Province of Essex and are warranted under the United Grand Lodge of England. This lodge was founded on the 15th October 1935. Our meetings are now held in Upminster and we always welcome new members to join us.
Being a friendly and sociable lodge, we have a full programme of meetings and events planned for this and next year. Below is a list of events we plan to organise or attend. These may include ceremonies for the initiation of new candidates who want to become freemasons, Ladies Nights and charity fund raising events.
Upcoming programme and events are:–
.Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non religious, non political, fraternal and charitable organisations. For many its biggest draw is the fact the members come from all walks of life and meets as equals whatever their race, religion or socio-economic position in society. Its values are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness.
Are you interested in joining Walnut Tree Lodge? We welcome decent, honest and trustworthy men who want to become Masons and learn about the history, secrets and mysteries of Freemasonry and who want to be a part of a worldwide fraternity whose members enjoy each other’s company and who are normally at least 21 years of age, (minimum age of 18 years old). If this is you, then you will certainly be welcomed. To learn who can become freemasons and how to become a freemason and a member of Walnut Tree Lodge, please see the Join Us page, or use the contact form to email the Lodge Secretary. We understand how difficult it may seem to contact someone you don’t know but you will always receive a warm and friendly welcome here at Walnut Tree Lodge. Please note that status or wealth are not important to freemasons or freemasonry. Neither are religion, colour, creed or sexual preferences. At Walnut Tree Lodge all suitable men are welcome. So if you would like to find out more about freemasons and our Lodge and how to become a freemason and join us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Our Membership. As a Lodge which is over 80 years old, we have many established traditions which we enjoy and embrace, but we are still flexible and willing to accept changes. Our ages ranges from 30’s to nearly 80. We have people in many different professions and jobs, some retired and so on. Walnut tree Lodge brethren generally live in Essex, but with some members now living in London, Suffolk, Scotland and some even further afield, i.e. in the USA.
When and where. We meet formally four times a year on a Tuesday afternoon at The Square at Upminster in Deyncourt Gardens, Upminster. It is conveniently placed for access by road and rail. Our meetings usually start around 4:30pm and the following festive board finishes at about 9:30pm. There is plenty of parking there or Upminster Station is only a 5 minute walk away. Many other freemasons’ lodges also meet at this Masonic hall, for example Courtenay Lodge and Abbs Cross Royal Arch Chapter.
Our Lodge of Instruction (which runs weekly from September to June) is held on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm in Thurrock Cross Keys Masonic Centre.
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