Welcome message from our Worshipful Master Tony Mackrell:
Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations. It teaches self-knowledge through participation in a progression of ceremonies. Members are expected to be of high moral standing and are encouraged to speak openly about Freemasonry.
St James's Freemason Lodge in Halifax, West Yorkshire, is always looking to welcome men over the age of 21 to become Freemasons. We invite you to browse the pages to find out more about Freemasonry and St James's Lodge in particular.
Meetings of St James's Lodge 448 are held every 3rd Tuesday of each month at Southwood Club, Halifax.
We also hold Lodge practice evenings every 1st, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays where aspiring members are welcome to visit from 8pm
All brethren are welcome to attend the ceremonies and festive board.
The Three Grand Principles of Freemasonry are Brotherly Love (friendship), Relief (charity) and Truth (integrity). Charity is therefore one of the three great pillars which support the fraternity.
From its earliest days Freemasonry has been concerned with the care of orphans, the sick, and the aged.
Freemasons are taught to practise charity and to care, not only for one another, but also for the community as a whole both by charitable giving and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals. Masonic charity ranges from buying a birthday gift for the widow of a deceased member to supporting disaster relief agencies in their work in times of need.