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Here you will find all the information you need about The Spa Lodge No. 7609
What is Freemasonry
Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations. Its roots lie in the traditions and ceremonies of the stonemasons who built our cathedrals and castles. Some rituals are still celebrated today. The values of Freemasonry have always been about making good men better. Individuals aim to shape their lives around five core principles namely Integrity, Kindness, Honesty, Fairness and Tolerance. Freemasonry means different things to each of those who join. For some it’s about making new friends and acquaintances, for others it’s about helping deserving causes or making a contribution to society but for most it is an enjoyable hobby and having fun.
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The Spa Lodge is proactive in its support of the wider community in making donations itself and having successful grant applications to Charitable funds within the Foundation. Some aspect of this looks beyond Freemasonry and provides financial and practical help to international, national and local charities to help those less fortunate individuals or groups who are in need. All monies raised have been freely given by Freemasons themselves and not by calling on the general public to subscribe to any such appeals.
The Spa Lodge celebrated its Diamond Jubilee in 2018 by hosting a civic event at RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate having donated towards the cost of an Oak bench and information lectern together with graphic board part of which was in braille. These were located in the Lakeside Garden area overlooking the Queen Mother’s Memorial Lake together with a variety of trees being part of a new woodland area.
Another important aspect of Freemasonry is the work done to support the needs of a member, or his family if unwell, those bereaved or fallen on hard times.
Recent local recipients of grants include: The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre, ARCH Resolution, Rossett High School, Starbeck Children’s Library, Disability Action Yorkshire, Yorkshire Air Ambukance, Tewit Youth Band, Harrogate Homeless Project Community First Responders, Harrogate Sea Cadets, Paperworks (Harrogate) ltd, Killinghall Nomads DFC. Harrogate & District Society for the Blind
“Freemasonry is well known for its charitable work and its ability to generate lifetime friendship between men, so fitted in well with what I was looking for”
The Spa Lodge meets at The Masonic Hall Station Avenue, Harrogate, HG1 5NE. Meetings are held in the evening on the third Wednesday of the month except August and September.
The Spa Lodge is fortunate in having a diverse membership of over forty men both young and mature from a wide range of occupations and a cross section of people from all walks of life who meet as equals. Our membership includes Servicemen, Musicians, Businessmen and many more
We are proud of our hospitality and once our Masonic business is concluded we assemble in the bar for a drink and then sit down for a meal. To ensure our events are inclusive we don’t discuss religion or politics, preferring to concentrate on friendship and learning from each other’s experiences. This means we meet together, dine together and enjoy each other’s company and YOU too could join us. Ladies, partners and families are welcome to attend some social events so as to extend the hand of friendship to all.
Whether you are new to Freemasonry or looking to join a Lodge in Harrogate, you’ll find a particularly warm welcome at The Spa Lodge.
To help support the buildings and institution certain annual fees are required, similar to all masonic lodges. Further details can be obtained on application……
The name The Spa comes from Harrogate being a Spa town with spring water long believed to have special healing properties. The Spa Lodge is denoted by the number 7609 with its logo having three heraldic emblems representing medicinal springs or watering places. The Lodge is one of an approximate 200 in The Province of Yorkshire West Riding. The United Grand Lodge of England being the governing body of Freemasonry in England, Wales and the Channel Islands
Quote “…having looked into it further, watched the TV series….. it cemented my view that Freemasonry in Harrogate was a good fit for me. Spa Lodge made me feel very welcome………”