Loyal Manor Lodge
Situated in the Freemason Centre at Portland, along with several other Freemason Lodges.
It was consecrated in 1947 when there was a need for an additional Lodge to be formed as numbers in the other Lodges were becoming unmanageable. We meet 10 times each year on the fourth Friday of every month, except July and August which is our summer break.
At Christmas we invite our partners to join us in the dining hall to enjoy a Christmas meal along with other festive activities.
Our membership is healthy with a good mix of experienced and recent members who work well together in executing the business of the Lodge and generally enjoying each other’s company.
The age range of members is wide, with the older members encouraging and supporting the younger ones.
Our members are from diverse backgrounds across many walks life and all are welcome into our Lodge.
We pride ourselves in the quality of our ceremonial work and encourage members to participate if they so wish. Regular classes of instruction take place for those who wish to be involved.
We have no political or religious affiliations and discourage the discussion of either.
During the course of each year, our Worshipful Master promotes the raising and distribution of charitable funds to his, and the Lodges’ chosen charities. This is done either through members’ donations, at our meetings, or through social events such as barbeques, skittles nights, days out, or the annual Ladies Festival. Keener members often undertake personal challenges which are generally sponsored by other members and their families in order to boost our fundraising efforts.
After our meetings we dine in our splendid dining hall which is one of the largest in the area. It is complete with a well-stocked bar which remains open after dining has concluded for those who wish to socialise and get to know each other more informally.
Our Portland Freemason Centre has been updated recently with much being invested in the fabric of the building which is now offered for private functions such as weddings and parties having excellent catering and disabled facilities along with ample parking.
We welcome applications for membership from men of all backgrounds who wish to explore the Freemason experience, either for their own personal enjoyment and development, or to assist the Lodge in providing continued benefit to the larger community.
“A wonderful Lodge”Visiting Member