Rickmansworth Lodge

Lodge Number: 2218
Consecration: 16 November 1887
Meeting Place: Halsey Masonic Hall – Watford
Meeting Dates: 2nd Thursday November (Installation)
2nd Thursday January
2nd Thursday February
2nd Thursday March
2nd Thursday June
2nd Thursday October

 

Rickmansworth Lodge was founded in 1887 by eight Hertfordshire Masons plus one each from London and Hampshire, to continue the development of Freemasonry in the area. The Lodge was consecrated at the Swan Hotel, Rickmansworth, by RW Bro T F Halsey MP, Provincial Grand Master, who later became Sir Frederick Halsey, Bart, The Deputy Grand Master. The first Master of the Lodge was W. Bro J E Dawson, Deputy Provincial Grand Master. After meeting at two locations in Rickmansworth for twenty years, the Lodge has met in Watford since.

In April 1988, the Lodge celebrated its 100th Anniversary at the Rickmansworth Girls School attended by the Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro Godfrey Kent. The Lodge has a close relationship with the School, and organises a Service of Carols there each December.

Explanation of Lodge Crest; The Hertfordshire Hart is on green land, (which could represent a new start to Freemasonry in the south west corner of the County), with the sun rising in the East above, and the Masonic Square and Compass on top of the Shield.