East Barnet Lodge

Lodge Number: 6259
Consecration: 13 June 1946
Meeting Place: The Masonic Hall – Radlett
Meeting Dates: 4th Thursday May (Installation)
4th Thursday February
4th Thursday September

 

The East Barnet Lodge was founded by a number of local business men of East Barnet. It was generally known as the Thursday Club; which was early closing day in Barnet. Dispensation was granted for the Consecration to take place at Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street. The Banner Dedication was at the Salisbury in March 1958.

It was decided that Initiates took the Obligations on a small Bible, which was presented to him after being raised to the Third Degree. The Logo of the Banner was adapted from the Lychgate of St. Mary’s Church, one of the oldest churches in Hertfordshire. A Dispensation was granted to the Members to wear their regalia at a Church Service on the proviso that the Members were to clothe themselves on the day in the Vicar’s robing room and to return there to reclothe. The Worshipful Master and his Wardens were charged to take care that none of the Brethren appeared in such clothing out of the building and the Service was not to be advertised in any way. At that time, the Chaplain of the Lodge was the Vicar of the Church.