About Us

We meet four times a year, usually the second Saturday in March, May, October and December, starting at 6pm and finishing by 8pm or around 10pm for those staying for a meal and drinks at our festive board. 

If you are interested in learning more, then we can arrange an informal chat to discuss the next steps you may wish to take.  To learn more about our lodge, please contact us by clicking here to go to the contact page.  It really is that simple.

About Freemasons

Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations, providing an environment for people from all backgrounds to make lasting friendships, achieve their potential and, above all, have fun. Through the Lodge, the province, and Freemasonry in general we make a major contribution to society through our own charities, as well as through donations to UK charities and worldwide disaster relief funds.

The Old Oakhamians Lodge is extremely proud of its members, currently in the lodge is the head of the Royal Arch degree in Freemasonry, Noel Manby. Noel’s career in Freemasonry includes:
Past Junior Grand Deacon of the United Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of England
Past Provincial Junior Grand Warden of the Province of Leicestershire and Rutland
A Past Master and Charity Steward of the Vale of Catmos Lodge no. 1265
A Past Master of the Leicestershire & Rutland Lodge of Installed Masters no. 7896
A Past Master and Secretary of the Old Oakhamian Lodge no. 8033
Most Excellent Grand Superintendent of the Royal Arch Province of Leicestershire & Rutland
Past First Principal of the Vale of Catmos Chapter no. 1265
Third Principal of the Leicestershire & Rutland Chapter of Installed First Principals no.7896

John Manby, who was at the school between 1966 and 1970 also has a notable Masonic career, which includes:
Past Junior Grand Deacon in the United Grand Lodge of England
Past Provincial Junior Grand Warden of the Province of Leicestershire and Rutland
Past Master of the Old Oakhamian Lodge, no. 8033
Past Master of the Vale of Catmos Lodge, no. 1265
Past Master of the Leicestershire and Rutland Lodge of Installed Masters, no. 7896
Past Master of the Three Counties Lodge, no. 9278 in the Province of Northamptonshire and Huntingdonshire
Past Grand Standard Bearer in the Supreme Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of England
Past Provincial Grand Scribe N
Past First Principal of the Vale of Catmos Chapter, no. 1265
Intendant-General of East Midlands Division of the Red Cross of Constantine
31st Degree in the Ancient and Accepted Rite
District Recorder, Leicestershire and Rutland Ancient & Accepted Rite

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Freemasonry is open to all men of over 21 years of age, regardless of social economic background, race, or religion. The very nature of freemasonry is to regard the whole human species as one family. You do not need to be a professional in any way shape or form, we have a diverse selection of people in our lodge, from carpenters to dentists, sales people to engineers, unemployed to retired.

Rumors and false information are rife in all walks of life, Freemasonry is no different. It has been said time and time again that some people become Freemasons for personal benefit. The only personal gain our members enjoy is sense of well-being in being part of an honourable society, and part of an organistation who work tireless to help those that are less fortunate.

Freemasonry is one of the most charitable organisations in the land, and as members we give as freely as possible to local, national, and international causes. We provide a structure for fundraising and charitable giving through the province of Leicestershire & Rutland or through individual lodges.

Freemasonry has been in existence for over 300 years, and during that time we have developed the masonic ritual through symbolism, following the patterns of progression as once were known and practiced by the stone masons of old. Everything we do is fun, and you chose to be involved in as little or as much as possible. Becoming a Freemason you will soon understand the masonic symbolism and how they form part of our meetings.

As we have mentioned before, you can be involved as much or as little as you like. Our lodge meets just eight times a year. Within the year are certain social events, such as Sunday Lunches, Fish & Chip suppers, or the annual Ladies Festival, all of which are completely down to the individual if they wish to attend. We also hold rehearsals and instructional sessions for those members who wish to learn more, and visiting other lodges is always a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Membership is an annual subscription, which compares favourably with everyday sports and social clubs. Freemasonry is certainly not a rich mans hobby, but an affordable and rewarding way having fun.

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