Hegeston, pronounced with a hard ‘g’ in spite of the spelling, is one of several historic names for Harrow – others including Herga and Heggaston – and is also the origin of Headstone, a district of Harrow from medieval times. Although capitalising shamelessly on this heritage, Hegeston Lodge was founded a mere 80 ago and, as revealed by its reference number in the Grand Lodge of England, was the 5220th such Lodge.
All Lodges in England and Wales, and many countries throughout the world, are under the direction of the United Grand Lodge of England (Grand Master HRH The Duke of Kent). There are, however, geographical sub-divisions, or Provinces, and Hegeston Lodge comes under the Provincial Grand Lodge of Middlesex (Provincial Grand Master HRH Prince Michael of Kent).
We are a relatively small, friendly and welcoming lodge with about 25 members from a wide range of occupations and backgrounds and we meet formally 4 times each year from October to April, always on a Saturday afternoon/evening. This is somewhat unusual - most Lodges meet during the week - and is a particular advantage for those who find it difficult to take time away from work. However, we also meet informally every other Thursday evening with the primary purpose of rehearsing the various ‘plays’, or ritual dramas, that are the focus of the more formal Lodge ceremonies. As well as getting to know the ritual, these Thursday evening sessions give us the opportunity to get to know each other well, particularly in respect of newer members, and to enjoy each other’s company – the evening often ending with a chat in the bar.
All our meetings, formal and informal, are held in the impressive Harrow District Masonic Centre in Kenton.
If you would like to find out more about us, or would like to consider joining us, please contact our Lodge Mentor, Peter Miller, on 020 8868 0539 or email@example.com.
Some of reasons to choose Hegeston Lodge:
We are quite a small and very friendly Lodge and would make you feel very welcome.
We enjoy the social side of Freemasonry while, at the same time, observing the important principles involved, and we take pride in performing the Masonic rituals to a high standard.
We meet on a Saturday afternoon and evening – usually avoiding conflicts with work commitments.