Somerset Freemasons

Lodges meeting in Ilminster

Two Lodges meet at the Masonic Hall, Court Barton, Ilminster TA19 0DY. The building is Grade 2 listed and originates from the early 19th Century
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Nyanza Lodge No 1197

Meets at 18:30 except March, on the second Tuesday
Months - Jan, Feb, Mar (Installation 17:00), Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov and Dec

The first Lodge to be formed in Ilminster was the Lodge of Unanimity No 523 in 1788, but this Lodge moved to Taunton in 1797 where it still exists today as Lodge of Unanimity and Sincerity No 261. It was not until 1867 that another attempt was made to establish a Masonic Lodge in Ilminster, with the formation of the Nyanza Lodge No 1197, so named after Lake Victoria Nyanza in Africa, in honour of the local man, Captain J H Speke, who had discovered the source of the River Nile

Contact the Lodge Secretary: Roger Allen
October 2013 Nyanza Lodge takes to the street
PDF of history of Lodge move in 1913
Donation to Horseshoes & Handprints
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From Market Square along Silver Street, turn right just before Bonners butchers into Court Barton. MH in Berrymans Lane on right. PCP's rear of Silver and West Streets. Please do not park in Court Barton

Somerset Tablers Lodge No 9075

Meets at 19:00 except March; on the third Thursday.
Months - Jan, Mar (Installation 17:00), Sep and Nov

Contact the Lodge Secretary: Nick Miles
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