Wayfarers Lodge

Lodge Number: 1926
Consecration: 27 May 1881
Meeting Place: Salisbury Arms Hotel – Hertford
Meeting Dates: 3rd Wednesday February (Installation)
3rd Wednesday April
3rd Wednesday June
3rd Wednesday November


The installation of the first Master of the Wayfarers Lodge was performed in Valletta, Malta, on 27th May 1881, at a regular meeting of the Lodge of St. John and St. Paul No. 349 by RW Bro William Kingston the District Grand Master of Malta. It is worthy of note that the warrant was not issued until 12th July 1881 and that no formal consecration was carried out. From the Minutes of the Lodge of St. John and St. Paul, the first Officers of the Lodge were appointed in accordance with the usual procedure adopted at an ordinary Installation Meeting.

There were twenty-eight “founders” all of whom were serving Members of Her Majesty’s Armed Services. The Members came mainly from the Union of Malta Lodge no. 407 (E.C.), and Leinster Lodge No. 387 (I.C.), both meeting in Malta, the Royal Eagle Lodge No. 160 (S.C.) meeting in Edinburgh, The Royal Lodge No. 207 (E.C.) meeting in Kingston, Jamaica, The United Services Lodge No. 215 (I.C.) meeting in Newbridge, Ireland, and The Royal Star Lodge No. 398 (E.C.) meeting at Halifax, Nova Scotia. The founders adopted for the Lodge Crest, the flags of Great Britain and Malta on a shield.

The Lodge joined the Province of Hertfordshire on 2nd January 1987.