Redditch Freemasonry


Eight worthy men met on the evening of Tuesday January 23rd 1900 at the offices of Mr W.S.Tunbridge solicitor to consider the advisability of forming a Freemasons Lodge in Redditch.

By the following Friday, a lease on the Old Warwick Arms had been secured.

Lord Ernest Seymour had been persuaded to give his name and become the first Worshipful Master.

And thus was the start of more than one hundred years of Masonic history in Redditch.

From these early days of Masonry in Redditch there have been many additions over the years and much increased interest in Freemasonry in Redditch, so much so that besides the formation of Bordesley Abbey Lodge No.4495, there have been three other Masonic 'Craft' Lodges formed in Redditch, one more within the Province of Worcestershire and two within the Province of Warwickshire.

There are also other 'Degrees' & 'Side Orders' domiciled in Redditch, which include, a Mark Mason's Lodge, a Royal Ark Mariner's Lodge, a Holy Royal Arch Chapter, a Knights Templar Preceptory, a Knights of Malta Priory, and a Rose Croix Chapter.

Our Masonic Hall has a stairlift facility, handicapped toilets and an inductive loop system in both the Temple its ajoining ante-room and in the dining area.

We also have free on-site parking to the rear of our premises for around 36 cars with further 'off-road' free parking available adjacent.