Province of Hertfordshire
Tudor Lodge No. 7280

Tudor Lodge No. 7280 © 2018. All Rights Reserved


Next LOI Meeting
Thursday 22nd March 2018

Rescheduled Committee Meeting
Thursday 29th March 2018

Next Regular Meeting
Wednesday 2
nd May 2018
nd Degree Ceremony and
st Degree Ceremony

Please note
Meeting dates are
detailed on the
Diary page


3rd Degree Ceremony for Bro. Jack Adams

March 2018 (Members Area)

Enough is Enough

February 2018

Provincial Grand Mentor’s initiative for new members

January 2018 (Members Area)

W.Bro Mick Fenner receives Provincial Promotion ‘with immediate effect’

January 2018 (News)

Tudor Lodge receives ‘Patron Certificate’ for the 2019 Festival

January 2018 (News)

2019 Festival Appeal reaches £2.45million

December 2017

Tudor Lodge donates £1,000 to Peace Hospice Care, Watford

October 2017 (News)


Hertfordshire PGL Festival Charity Shoot Day

The Halsey Hall St George’s Day Charity Luncheon

Masonic Charitable Foundation Inaugural Charity Ball

Herts Family Fun Day


In order to secure the future of Freemasonry, one objective of UGLE’s ‘2015-2020 Our Strategy at a Glance’ is to improve the structure for the attraction and retention of members.

To deliver on that objective, the Members’ Pathway was prepared to provide a structured approach for lodges to follow in order to attract and encourage potential new members while at the same time retaining and adding value to the existing membership.

The Pathway was developed to address recruitment and retention in Freemasonry in order to stem the decline in membership and meet the long-term needs of the Craft and the Royal Arch. Evidence from successful lodges reveals there is good reason for optimism on Freemasonry’s future.

Every lodge member shares a responsibility for introducing new members, helping in retention and by making the new recruit feel welcome and then supporting them.

Download a PDF of ‘The Pathway Steps 1-11’ to find out more.

Lodge layouts often look the same but can be subtly different in many Lodges. In general, the Lodge furniture is found in the same place but seating arrangements can differ between Lodges and Provinces. While the Grand Officers will nearly always sit on the right of the Worshipful Master, the Stewards sometimes sit on different sides of the Lodge. Some officers will always sit in the same place, especially the Worshipful Master, Wardens, Deacons, Director of Ceremonies and the Assistant DC, and the Secretary and Treasurer. However, other Officers do not always have a specific place.

Download a PDF diagram of the Lodge layout typically used in Tudor Lodge.

Freemasonry and the Side Degrees: Many newer members in Freemasonry may not realise just how many Side Degrees are available once membership of Craft masonry has been gained. While the first side degree to be introduced is usually the Royal Arch Chapter, others are also available with some dependant on membership of one or more degrees. A table explaining the relationship between the degrees can be downloaded below. If any member of any of the side degrees shown wishes to offer a correction to the information shown, please let the Tudor Lodge Secretary know.

Download a PDF diagram of Freemasonry and the Side Degrees

Regular Meeting of Tudor Lodge - 2nd May 2018 - 2nd Degree Ceremony and 1st Degree Ceremony. The meeting will Tyle at 4pm.

The May meeting will include a 2nd Degree ceremony for Bro Darren Walford and a 1st Degree ceremony for a new Candidate. All members are asked to consider what Officer roles they would like to take as two ceremonies in one evening is a lot of work for one team. If you would like to take part in either ceremony, please speak to the Worshipful Master, the Director of Ceremonies or the Secretary.

The menu for the evening is:


The Provincial Grand Mentor, W.Bro Fred Charnock, has arranged a series of social meetings on Sunday afternoons around the Province in 2018 for new members, to include Initiates, Fellowcrafts and Master Masons. The invitation is also extended to partners of new members who may bring their children to the meetings should they so wish. It is hoped Lodge Worshipful Masters and/or Lodge Mentors will also attend to offer a familiar face to the new brethren and partners.

The aim is for the Provincial Executive to socially meet the new members and their partners. This will provide an opportunity to introduce the personalities and work of the Province and discuss the support available. The format will follow a short address by the Provincial Grand Master or his representative, at approximately 1300hrs, followed by short addresses by the Provincial Almoner, Provincial Charity Steward and a representative of the Light Blues Club. This will take a maximum of 25 minutes.

A finger buffet will be available along with refreshments from the centre bar after the presentations and an extended opportunity for informal conversations with guests thereafter with the afternoon concluding at approximately 1530hrs. The cost of the finger buffet is £12.50 per person (under 12 years of age are free).

The dates for the meetings are:

Sunday 15th April 1200-1530hrs

at Halsey Masonic Hall, Walnut Tree House, Turners Hill, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Herts EN8 8NJ

Sunday 20th May 2018 1200-1530hrs

at The Cloisters, Barrington Road, Letchworth, Herts SG6 3TH

Sunday 24th June 2018 1200-1530hrs

at Mayflower Place, Hertingfordbury, Hertford, Herts. SG14 2LH

The New Members Dining Reply Slip can be downloaded here

Special Meeting at Semper Fidelis Lodge No. 4393 - Saturday 24th March 2018
rd Degree Ceremony for Bro. Jack Adams. The meeting will Tyle at 3.30pm.

The above meeting will take place at Freemasons’ Hall, London and afterwards dining at The Imperial Hotel, Russell Square. Dining cost is £33.00. All Tudor Lodge members are welcome to attend, along with other masonic guests.

If you are able to attend the meeting and wish to dine, please let W.Bro Peter Young know by Saturday 17th March latest so catering can be arranged.


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