• The Main Temple
    The Main Temple
  • Officers 2017 with Dr Lomas
    Officers 2017 with Dr Lomas
  • Southwood grounds
    Southwood grounds
  • Southwood Gardens
    Southwood Gardens
  • Lodge liaison officer 2017 WBro Hague
    Lodge liaison officer 2017 WBro Hague
  • WBro with visiting EAs
    WBro with visiting EAs
  • Southwood building
    Southwood building
  • WM 2017 with Dr Lomas
    WM 2017 with Dr Lomas
  • Lodge Temple
    Lodge Temple
  • Brethren with Guests
    Brethren with Guests
  • St James's 448
    St James's 448

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.  

This is the latest exciting phase in our commitment to ensure that information about our Lodge can be accessed easily and openly. Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook

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.