Somerset Freemasons

Lodges meeting in Bridgwater

Three Lodges meet at The Masonic Hall, Kings Square, Bridgwater, TA6 3DH. The Hall was built in 1912, and was recently refurbished as part of the centenary celebrations. From the front in Kings Square the building appears single storey and modest size. The entrance doors, reached from the street up a short flight of steps lead directly to the first floor containing the Lodge room and ante-rooms. A staircase and newly installed lift lead down to the dining room, kitchen and bar
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Lodge of Perpetual Friendship No 135

Regular meetings: the second Monday at 18.30hrs Jan (Installation 16.30) Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Warranted in 1764, although there is evidence that it actually started several years before that. The Lodge of Perpetual Friendship is the second oldest lodge in the province of Somerset: originally meeting at The Old Angel and The Swan Inns before utilising the Clarence Hotel for its regular meetings. In 1912 it moved to the purpose-built Lodge building in King Square where meetings are regularly held to this day.

Contact the Lodge Secretary: David Marsden

Perpetual Friendship Lodge to donate £22,500 to Festival
Past PGM Stanley Hopkins Installed as Master of the Lodge
April 2016 Fundraising Parachute Jump
November 2016 Charity celebrations editorial
January 2017 - Social
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Disabled Access: Wheelchair access at rear with a floor to floor carriage lift (avoiding 19 step staircase between
ground and first floors)

From all directions follow signs to Police Station. Rear entrance to Temple opposite Police Station with small lay-by adjacent; but two large PCPs within 300 metres of Temple in either direction. Very restricted parking at front entrance to Temple in King Square.

Admiral Blake Lodge No 4692

Regular meetings: the fourth Tuesday at 18.30hrs Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr (Installation 16.30), Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec. The December Meeting is held on third Tuesday

A petition to form a new craft lodge in Bridgwater was forwarded to Grand Lodge on 14 November 1924. It was accepted and now the Admiral Blake Lodge is one of only three Lodges whose name can be associated with the Parliamentarian leaders of the Civil War

Contact the Lodge Secretary: David L Smith

February 2016 - Rex Roe celebrates 50 years in Freemasonry
May 2014 - Admiral Blake donate £3000 to Josh Evans Trust Fund
February 2014 - W.Bro Mike Waddleton celebrates 50 years in Freemasonry.
June 2013 - Admiral Blake supports Childrens' Hospice South West
November 2016 Charity celebrations editorial
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Tynte Lodge No 7994

Regular meetings: the third Thursday at 18.30hrs Feb (Installation 16.30) Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov, Dec

Tynte Lodge was founded and consecrated in 1964. In 1820 Charles Kemeys Kemeys-Tynte became Provincial Grand Master of Somerset after only three years in Masonry and served in that office until 1860. Colonel Tynte, as he was known from his command of the West Somerset Yeomanry, was also, apart from a few years, a continuous Liberal M.P for Bridgwater from 1820 to 1860

Contact the Lodge Secretary: Chris Marchmont
Article about the founding of the Lodge in 1964
April 2016 Tyne receive their 5th Ashlar
November 2016 Charity celebrations editorial
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