Welcome Message From WBro Kay Olutayo
Welcome to the online portal of St. James's Lodge No. 488, a distinguished Freemasonic community dedicated to the principles of brotherhood, charity, and personal growth. We extend a warm greeting to brethren, visitors, and those seeking to explore the rich traditions and values of Freemasonry.
Founded on the pillars of unity and enlightenment, St. James's Lodge has been a beacon of fraternity since 1838. Nestled in the heart of Halifax, West Yorkshire, our lodge is a sanctuary where like-minded individuals come together to share in the timeless teachings of Freemasonry. Here, we honor the traditions of the Craft while embracing a contemporary approach to personal development.
At St. James's Lodge, we are committed to fostering an atmosphere of mutual respect, integrity, and benevolence. Our mission is to provide a supportive environment where members can explore the tenets of Freemasonry, enhance their character, and contribute positively to their communities. We strive to exemplify the principles of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth in all aspects of our lives.
What We Offer:
Fraternity:Join a community of like-minded individuals who value brotherhood, camaraderie, and mutual support.
Education:Engage in thought-provoking discussions, lectures, and educational programs designed to enhance your understanding of Freemasonry and personal growth.
Charity:Participate in meaningful charitable initiatives and contribute to the betterment of society, in alignment with Masonic values.
How to Get Involved: Whether you're a seasoned Freemason or someone curious about our ancient craft, St. James's Lodge welcomes you. Explore our website to learn more about our history, upcoming events, and how you can become a part of our esteemed brotherhood.
Contact Us: You can meet up with us at Southwood club, Birdcage Lane Halifax HX3 0JQ.
We encourage you to reach out with any inquiries or expressions of interest. Connect with us through our contact page, and our lodge officers will be delighted to assist you.
I thank you for visiting the St. James's Lodge No. 488 website, and I look forward to the possibility of sharing Masonic journey with you.
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.