Freemasons Lodges meet on a regular basis, generally during the months between October and May. Lodge St. Olaf meets fortnightly from the first Thursday in October through until March inclusive, check our meeting dates further down this page.
The lodge always extends the hand of friendship to visiting freemasons, and is equally keen to meet potential new members who might like to join. If you fall into either of these categories, why don’t you take this opportunity to make contact by e-mail.
Lodge St Olaf 1188 was founded in 1919 by a group of local men, many returned to the area from the 1st World War.
The first official meeting was held on 4th May 1919, and on the 11th May 2019 the Lodge celebrated its 100th anniversary with a commenoration dinner and the donation and dedication of a commemoration bench which has been sited in the heart of the village for the convenience of all.
WRM George Hall was at the helm throughout the organisation and on the ceremony itself, to read his reflections of this milestone day just click here.
The Lodge meets every fortnight from the 1st Thursday in October. The lodge tyles at 7:30pm.
|From April – 1st Thursday in October – Closed Season|
|3rd October 2019||Regular meeting – Business Meeting.|
|17th October 2019||Regular meeting – Provincial Visitation.|
|31st October 2019||Regular meeting – Regular meeting.|
|14th November 2019||Regular meeting – AGM Nomination|
|28th November 2019||Installation – Temple 50th Anniversary harmony.|
|12th December 2019||Regular meeting|
|26th December 2019||Regular meeting – t.b.c.|
|9th January 2020||Regular meeting – t.b.c.|
|23rd January 2020||Regular meeting – Burns Supper|
|6th February 2020||Regular meeting – t.b.c.|
|20th February 2020||Regular meeting – t.b.c.|
|5th March 2020||Regular meeting – t.b.c.|
|19th March 2020||Regular meeting – t.b.c.|
We are delighted that you have found your way to “Lodge St. Olaf.co.uk” and hope it’s not long before you can visit us in person. We hope you’ll find lots to interest within these pages and that you’ll come back regularly to see what’s happening.
We’re always happy to receive visitors into our Lodge meetings but there are a few requirements you should familiarise yourself with before hand.
- Visitors must be qualified. This means that you must be a member of a Lodge working under a Grand Lodge that is in amity with the Grand Lodge of Scotland and you must be in good standing. Visitors should be soberly dressed, as you would be for a meeting of your own Lodge. Visitors must be able to be proven in the degree worked on the night of their visit.
- Unlike some other Grand Constitutions, there is no protocol of invitation or any need to pre-arrange your visit. Just turn up at the door on the night and introduce yourself to the Senior Warden who will see the formalities done and make sure you’re well received.
- Visitors to Lodge St. Olaf are always warmly welcomed, and the balance between due decorum and pleasurable evening is perfectly struck and frequently commented upon, as much by those who visit for the first time, as those who choose to spend their valuable time with us on a more regular basis.
- The Lodge rooms are easy to find, once you have made your way to the centre of the village and find yourself outside the Kilmarnock Arms Hotel, you will see the entrance to Serald Lane directly across the road, 20 paces more brings you to the doorway of our lodge rooms where you will be greeted with the warmest of welcomes.
Closest to the Lodge Rooms are The Kilmarnock Arms Hotel and By The Bay Bed and Breakfast, Cruden Bay Bed and Breakfast and the St. Olaf Hotel are just a short walk away, less than 5 minutes.