Nottinghamshire 2029 festival

The track record of the Province of Newark and Nottinghamshire on fund-raising for Festivals is highly impressive. The last festival raised millions for charity.

With the current economic climate with have no target for this festival. Brethren are encourage to give within their means. Please use the links below to find out more and contribute a one off or regular amount to this excellent cause.

Nottinghamshire Festival WebsiteMake a donationMCF

Password Autumn 2023

This Edition contains:
All about Aprons
Byron Charity
Bernie Blosson Remembered
The New look bar
Charity Committee work
Free masonry in Fiji
Gone Fishing
Knights Templar at East Markham

Along with the regular segments:
Reflections by the editor.
The chairman writes.
Password travel talk
Famous Freemasons
Hall Diary
and much more

Newark Masonic Hall

Newark Masonic Hall, Notts UK, is home to five craft lodges, two R.A. Chapters, two Mark Lodges, as well as Royal Ark Mariners, Rose Croix, Knight Templar, Red Cross of Constantine, and Royal and Select Masters.

So if you are intested in joining masonry for the first time, or expanding your masonic life Newark Masonic hall could be the perfect venue for you.

Membership Enquiries
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Saturday Social

The Ways & Means Committee invites all Newark Masons, partners, friends & family to join us for a Saturday Social at The Newark Masonic Hall.

As a new initiative, we will be opening the bar from noon - 3pm on the last Saturday of the month every month to provide the opportunity to hopefully catch up with friends you haven't seen for a while and we hope you may drop in and say hello.
See you there!


The History of Newark Masons

 First 100 years Newton Lodge No 1661

W Bro Ady Crampton has kindly digitised a book charting the first 100 years of the Newton lodge and Masonry in Newark. 

The book was written compiled  by By L. H. HORDLE 
"It is my hope that in a hundred years from now, some Brother as yet unborn will derive as much pleasure and interest in delving through the Lodge records for the second century as I have found in the first."

We hope this will be of interest to members of the current Newton lodge, as well as other Newark masons and future masons.

View and Download History of Newton lodge

History of Free Masonry in Newark

First lodge in Newark was established in 1790. The town was without a lodge between 1833 and 1877.

Since then five craft lodges and over ten side degrees have opened.

See our new history page for more information.

More information on our lodges

Craft Lodges in Newark

Newark has five different craft lodges. Newton 1661, Magnus 3441, Corinthian 5528, Newark 8332, and St John’s 8972.

Find out more about each lodge, the history, how often they meet and get a flavour of the lodge.

This is particular useful if you are thinking of visiting or joining a craft lodge in Newark.

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