Godfrey Kent Lodge

Lodge Number: 9375
Consecration: 3 November 1990
Meeting Place: The Masonic Hall – Royston
Meeting Dates: 3rd Monday November (Installation)
3rd Monday January
3rd Monday March
3rd Monday May
3rd Monday September

 

The Lodge was founded as a result of a group of likeminded Brethren, mainly members of Royston Lodge, meeting over dinner after a meeting of Hertfordshire Masters’ Lodge No. 4090. The membership of Royston exceeded seventy, it was supporting a large and active Lodge of Instruction, Candidates were coming forward very quickly and the time required to get into the Chair was approaching twenty years. It was decided to proceed with a foundation after checking that evening with the Provincial Grand Master, Godfrey Kent, (Royston being his Mother Lodge), that he approved and would give permission for his name to be used, subject to Grand Lodge approval. Many of the Founders are Hertfordshire residents whose Masonic careers have been conducted in London, Cambridgeshire or other Provinces, so we have been able to broaden activity in Royston, and Herts, without diluting the membership of Royston.

The moated house depicted on the Cypher is the home of the, then, Provincial Grand Master. The moat itself dates back to an Iron Age Fort which still shows a broken rampart of earth around its rim. The house is surrounded by arable fields in which are grown corn and wheat, ears of which are superimposed on the Cypher. The relevance of the ear of corn coupled with the water in the moat needs no further explanation.