The Old Bromsgrovian Lodge No 5743 is a lodge in the masonic province of Worcestershire. The lodge maintains close ties to the school where it regularly meets in the Old Library.
The Old Bromsgrovian lodge extends a warm welcome to everyone who visits this site. We aim to give an overview of our Lodge's current activities, history and traditions, together with some information about Freemasonry in general.
If you would like more information about the Old Bromsgrovian Lodge No 5743, please click on the contact section and send us an email.
Ever considered becomming a Freemason, would you like to know more about the activities of our Lodge or Freemasonry in general?
Most of the activities are social or charitable, non masons as well as masons are more than welcome to join in, please see which events are coming up in the Calendar section of this website, we hope this will encourage potential future members to come forward to find out more or at least answer a few questions.
What is Freemasonry?
Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest secular fraternal societies. The following information is intended to explain Freemasonry as it is practised under the United Grand Lodge of England, which administers Lodges of Freemasons in England and Wales and in many places overseas.
Freemasonry is a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. Its members are taught its precepts (moral lessons and self-knowledge) by a series of ritual dramas - a progression of allegorical two-part plays which are learnt by heart and performed within each Lodge - which follow ancient forms, and use stonemasons’ customs and tools as allegorical guides.
Freemasonry instils in its members a moral and ethical approach to life: it seeks to reinforce thoughtfulness for others, kindness in the community, honesty in business, courtesy in society and fairness in all things. Members are urged to regard the interests of the family as paramount but, importantly, Freemasonry also teaches and practices concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need.
THE THREE GREAT PRINCIPLES
For many years Freemasons have followed three great principles:
Every true Freemason will show tolerance and respect for the opinions of others and behave with kindness and understanding to his fellow creatures.
Freemasons are taught to practise charity and to care - not only for their own - but also for the community as a whole, both by charitable giving and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals.
Freemasons strive for truth, requiring high moral standards and aiming to achieve them in their own lives. Freemasons believe that these principles represent a way of achieving higher standards in life.
Famous Masons you may have heard of:-
. George VI
. Edward VII
. Edward VIII
Presidents & Prime Ministers
. Sir Winston Churchill
. George Washington
Key Historic Figures
. Arthur Wellesley (1st Duke of Wellington)
. Henri Dunant (founder of the Red Cross)
. Dr Barnardo
. Andre Citroen
. Henry Ford
. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
. Sir William S. Gilbert & Sir Arthur Sullivan
. Nat ‘King’ Cole
. Edward ‘Duke’ Ellington
. Clive Lloyd
. Arnold Palmer
. Jack Dempsey
. ‘Sugar Ray’ Robinson
. Sir Alexander Fleming
. Joseph Lister
. Edward Jenner (smallpox vaccination)
. Rudyard Kipling
. Robert Burns
. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
. Sir Ernest Shackleton
. Captain Robert Falcon Scott
(Scott of the Antarctic)
. Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin (Astronaut)
Actors and Entertainers
. John Wayne
. William Cody (‘Buffalo Bill’)
. Harry Houdini
. Peter Sellers
. Clark Gable
For more information please click HERE to go to the United Grand Lodge of England Website and there is a PDF which tells you a lot about Freemasonry and its history.