The Cholmeley Lodge 1731 is a masonic Lodge founded for previous pupils, teachers and Governors of Highgate School.

Currently each meeting is attended by around 60 ex-pupils, teachers and governors as well as friends who are members of other lodges.

Our Meetings

Each meeting consists of a formal lodge meeting followed by a sumptuous dinner. The formal part is based around the ancient rituals of Stone Masons who needed to be able to identify skilled workers.

Dinner is a relaxed chance to catch with old friends and make new ones. Meeting people from all walks of life is a big part of freemasonry.

At a meeting you will find people of all religions and ethnicity – certainly at Highgate School and Cholmeley Lodge we are delighted to welcome members from all of the world’s religions.

Freemasons have a proud tradition of participating in The Lord Mayor’s Parade in London.
In 2021 various Charities that London Freemasonry have supported will join Cholmeley Lodge at ‘The Great Hall’ Saint Bartholomew’s.

The two “baloons” which were replicas of Rough and Smooth Ashlars which relate to the work of ancient stonemasons.

Charitable Acts

Freemasonry is a non-religious, fraternal organisation which aims to improve the world by significant charitable acts.

London Freemasons purchased and funded £2.5 million to the fire service to purchase two vehicles with high lift aerial ladders, which would be capable of reaching the top of a building as high as Grenfell Tower.

In recognition of Cholmeley Lodge’s effort in raising substantial funds for a second Air Ambulance Helicopter and Rapid Response vehicles for the capital, ten members were invited to the Helipad to meet the pilots and doctors to see and understand their work for themselves.

London Freemasons purchased and funded a Cyber Knife for Saint Bartholomew’s Hospital. This is used for a high precision radio surgical treatment of tumors.
The ‘Great Hall’ at
Saint Bartholomew’s, West Smithfield is Cholmeley’s home and we were Honoured to be present for its unveiling by our Grand Master, HRH The Duke of Kent.

Members of The Cholmeley Lodge accompanied the Lord Mayor of London

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