Seven Lodges meet at The Masonic Hall, Albert Road, Clevedon BS21 7RN
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Coleridge Lodge No 1750
Meets at 18:45 except May on the second Wednesday
Months – Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May (Installation 17:30), Oct and Nov.
The Lodge takes its name from Samuel Taylor Coleridge the Romantic Poet who on the 4 th October 1795 married, at St Mary Redcliffe Church in Bristol, Sara Fricker, after which they travelled to Clevedon and stayed there until January 1796. Samuel Taylor Coleridge was never ennobled and so was never awarded a Coats of Arms.
Although the Lodge takes its name from Samuel Taylor Coleridge the Romantic Poet, the Coat of Arms that we use on our Banner and Summons belong to another side of the Coleridge Family.
Sir John Taylor Coleridge (9 July 1790 – 11 February 1876) was an English Judge the second son of Captain James Coleridge and nephew of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. He was born at Tiverton, Devon and was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford where he had a reputedly brilliant career. In 1819 he was called to the bar at the Middle Temple and practised for some years on the western circuit. In 1858 he resigned his judgeship, and was made a member of the Privy Council. He died at Ottery St. Mary, Devon, leaving two sons and two daughters.
His eldest son, John Duke Coleridge, 1 st Baron Coleridge, became Lord Chief Justice of England he was ennobled and it is his arms that we use in Coleridge Lodge.
Contact the lodge Secretary: Stuart Boyd
The Coleridge Banner is formed from the Coat of Arms of Lord Coleridge. The motto ‘Time Deum Cole Regem’ translates to ‘Fear God, Honour the King (Queen)’
Eldon Lodge No. 1755
Meets at 15:00 on the second Saturday.
Months – Jan, Mar, May, Oct (Installation), and Dec
Eldon Lodge No 1755 known as “the lodge by the sea” because the meeting place was only yards from the Bristol Channel in Portishead.
Consecrated in September 1878, the lodge initially met at the Royal Inn before acquiring Portishead Masonic Hall where it met for over 80 years. The old temple eventually being no longer viable as a meeting place and was sold to the RNLI to be re-established as an RNLI Lifeboat Centre, the lodge currently meets in Clevedon.
Eldon Lodge is very proud of it’s 140 year history and all of its’ traditions. It is a very friendly lodge and always looks to ensure that its members enjoy their Freemasonry. Visitors are always most welcome!
The members of Eldon Lodge enjoy the friendship and camaraderie that exists within, and every year support two local charities chosen by the Master in office. In recent years, they have supported the RNLI, Portishead Scouts, 1-in-4 People (Mental Health Charity) and Children’s Hospice South West.
If you have any questions or would like to enquire about joining or visiting, please contact the Lodge Secretary:
Contact the Lodge Secretary: D M Gleeson
Visit the Lodge website www.eldonlodge.co.uk
Tennyson Lodge No 4947
Meets at 18:30 except November; on the Friday after the third Wednesday.
Months – Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct and Nov (Installation 17:00)
Tennyson Lodge is indebted to Alfred Lord Tennyson’s Descendants for permission to use their family crest as part of the Tennyson Lodge Banner. The motto is “Respiciens Prospiciens”, meaning “Looking backwards, looking forwards”
Contact the Lodge Secretary: Tim Gosling
Gordano Lodge No 6244
Meets at 18:45 on the fourth Monday except December when it is the third Wednesday
Months – Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct (Installation), Nov and Dec.
Originally meeting at Portishead, the Lodge has now settled at Clevedon. we meet seven times a year with a break in the summer, on Mondays (Wednesday in December).
Gordano Lodge is a local lodge whose members are still mostly local people, many of whom will be recognised and whose faces will be well known in the communities, clubs, societies and churches in the towns. The meetings are lively and friendly, always with a good meal. In particular Burns night is always celebrated in style with a piper and haggis. There are also other gatherings which families can join in, including regular Sunday Lunches, Macmillan Coffee Morning, and Christmas Carol Evening.
Gordano Lodge is not a ‘specialist’ lodge with a narrow membership. The backgrounds of its members have been wide and various, including engineers, teachers, builders, shopkeepers, business owners, clergy, doctors, solicitors, the diplomatic service, the armed forces and more.
Our Ideal Candidate should have a sense of humour and enjoy life. A stuffed shirt would not be happy with us. Whatever stage he may have reached in his working life, he should not have forgotten his roots. Given the Lodge’s age range we are able to welcome new members at any point in their adult life. Certainly, the younger a man joins, the better for him.
If you would like to find out more about Joining Gordano Lodge please contact our secretary.
Contact the Lodge Secretary: Matt Westley
Southey Lodge No 6650
Meets at 18.45 except October; on the third Monday.
Months – Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct (Installation 18:00), Nov and Dec.
Southey meets on the evenings of the 3rd Monday of the months of October through to April at Clevedon.
Our diverse membership ranges from young to old, from Bristol, Bath, Burnham on Sea and all points in between.
We have strong links with our daughter lodge the Showmen’s Guild Lodge and a growing rugby influence with links to Clevedon RFC and Dings Crusaders RFC, but also have a mix of occupations from Caterers to IT Consultants, Van Sales to Groundsmen, a down to earth bunch, which probably accounts for the warm welcome that always awaits you at the Lodge. Our ladies are always welcomed at our annual Christmas Carol event, as well as various social functions throughout the year.
So with Great Ceremonies, Great Friendship, Great Festive Board, What other reason do you need to visit, our join, Southey Lodge, Go on drop the Sec a line, don’t be shy !!
Our door is always open and a warm welcome awaits.
Contact the Lodge Secretary: Andy Farmer
John de Clivedon Lodge No 7824
Meets on the second Monday at 18:30 except October.
Months – Feb, Apr, Oct (Installation 17:30) & Dec
John de Clivedon Lodge celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012 and the Lodge meets only 4 times a year making us the perfect place to start your future in Masonry. We are a diverse crowd, both in age, ranging from 21 – 80 and drawn from all manner of careers, interests, and lifestyles. We enjoy regular social functions where we try to include all family members.If you would like to know more we are just an email away, why not drop our Secretary a line and see what you are missing?
Contact the Lodge Secretary: Ian Hill
Showmens Guild Lodge No 9089
Meets at 18:30 except February; on the third Thursday.
Months – Jan, Feb (Installation 18.00), Nov and Dec
Although showmen are spread over the country, there is a central organisation, the Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain, which is both a trade union and trade association, and was originally formed around 1888-1889 as the United Kingdom Van Dwellers Protection Association (the Guild). The Showmens’ Guild Lodge is associated with the Guild and was Warranted in 1983
Contact the Lodge Secretary: Kevin Dean
Disabled Access: Level access to ground floor dining, bar & toilets. Temple accessed by a stair lift
From M5 at Junction 20 follow sign to Town Centre, pass around clock tower on right and then take first left into Chapel Hill, take second turning on left, continue to R/Abt ‘Six Ways’ turn left into Albert Road, MH about 70m on left opposite bus stop. Street parking in vicinity