• Welcome to the Cholmeley Lodge 1731 Website

Our next meeting is on Wednesday the 6th of December 2023.

We are holding a ‘White’ & ‘Blue’ table vent.
This means that if you are not a Freemason you are able join us for drinks & dinner at 19.01.

The dining details are at the base of the summons section.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about Freemasonry.

Cholmeley Lodge

We are the masonic Lodge for ex pupils, teachers and Governors of Highgate School in north London.

We warmly welcome you to our website and hope you will find what you need here.
If you do not then please do get in touch with us and we will be happy to assist.

If you are an ex Highgate School Pupil, teacher or Governor who would be interested to know more about the Lodge and Freemasonry in general please visit our ‘Become a Freemason’ page.

We are members of the Public Schools Lodges Council (PSLC).

Cholmeley Lodge was founded in 1878 and we are their oldest Public School Lodge.

Find out more 

Winning Captain at the PSLC Shoot, Jason Nandal.

We plan to celebrate our Sesquicentenary (150th anniversary) in the summer of 2028.

Cholmeley will host the Public Schools Lodges Council annual festival in 2028, we are it’s 1st member to reach the ripe old age of 150 years

We were very proud to celebrate our 140th Anniversary in 2018 with a splendid event at Highgate School.

This special gathering welcomed masons from 33 other Public Schools Lodges for a celebration along with their friends and partners, (both ladies and gentlemen).

Young people looking to become freemasons: BBC news report.

The BBC reported that people aged 18-34 have a highly favourable view of freemasonry which is a new development in response to the UGLE’s drive to open up freemasonry and to share the benefits more clearly.

Click the image to see the report.

One of the USA’s Founding Fathers was a Freemason

This video is an adaptation of a speech given by Benjamin Franklin, one of America’s Founding Fathers who was also a Freemason ( along with George Washington, Paul Revere and many others). This video message is from our Brethren in Maryland, USA. If you have questions regarding Freemasonry you can simply talk to Cholmeley, rather than travel to the USA.