The Royal Clarence Lodge meets at The Masonic Hall, High Street, Bruton BA10 0AH, it is one of the oldest buildings in use as a Masonic Hall in Somerset. It was originally built as the Bruton Town Hall in 1642. The building fronts the High Street but the entrance is from Warren Close, a narrow alley leading off the High Street opposite the Post Office. In 1876 the building became Bruton National Infants School and subsequently the Masonic Hall in 1932.
Royal Clarence Lodge No 976
Regular meetings: the first Thursday at 18.45hrs Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec ( Installation meeting: the first Thursday at 17.00hrs Dec )
Royal Clarence Lodge 976 meets at the Masonic Hall in Bruton on the first Thursday of every month from September through to May each year.
Membership of the lodge is currently around the 40 mark comprising brethren of a wide ranging age group from mid 30s to 80 plus. The brethren also come from a wide range of backgrounds so there is no one profession or former profession that is dominant. This leads to particularly interesting and lively discussion particularly at the festive board when many life experiences are shared.
Apart from the formal meetings the lodge also holds a more informal lodge of instruction where newer brethren who are wishing to contribute to the ceremonial aspects of the lodge can learn under the guidance of the more experienced brethren. Social events are also an important part of the activities of the lodge bring together lodge members and their partners for events such as the traditional Christmas Silent Auction, Ladies nights, Masonic skittles in the summer these being some of the events that happen outside the regular meetings of the Lodge.
It is difficult to say what the ideal candidate for Royal Clarence Lodge would be as we have such a diverse membership. However anyone looking to join the lodge should have a good sense of humour, be keen to learn about freemasonry and what it stands for, enjoy relaxed company and if willing add to the well being of the lodge in whatever capacity he feels capable.
Contact the Lodge Secretary: Neil Beckett
On A359 (Yeovil-Frome) MH midway along High Street opposite Post Oftice. Adequate parking in Coombe Street 250m from MH