Corinthian Lodge No. 5528

The Corinthian Lodge is one of the largest in the Province of Nottinghamshire. We are a very happy lodge with an age profile ranging from 25 to 96 coming from a wide variety of backgrounds and occupations. Some of our members are very keen and good Ritualist’s whist others like to sit back and watch. Therefore, we welcome both new initiates and joining members whatever their abilities. Corinthian is well known for its excellent ritual, well-performed ceremony and welcoming environment. We wish to ensure that all members enjoy themselves and have the opportunity to socialise and build firm, long lasting friendships.

Meetings are held at the Masonic Hall in Newark seven times per year. Six of them are our Regular Meetings and these are held on the 2nd Thursday of the months of October, November, December, January, February and March. The Seventh, our Installation Meeting, is held on the 3rd. Thursday in May. Meetings start at 6.30 pm with the exception of the May meeting which starts at 5.30pm. After the meeting we have an enjoyable 3-course meal, the Festive Board, at very reasonable prices. Additionally, we hold several social events, as well as holding, at our Masters discretion, a “White Table” during our December meeting when our wives, partners and friends are invited to attend our Festive Board after our meeting.

We have an attached Lodge of Instruction where we meet to practice our ritual, in an informal setting, and have an enjoyable evening.

The introduction of the Pathway scheme within the lodge is most welcome as it provides guidance and encouraged to all Lodge members, setting new and joining members on a path to enjoy life long masonry. The Corinthian Lodge is a very friendly lodge and all members and visitors will always be made most welcome.


History of the Original
Corinthian Lodge No 561

W Bro Ady Crampton has kindly digitised a book charting the history of the Corinthian Lodge No 56, which existed from 1790 to approximately 1834.

The book was written by WBro H.W. Mace (P.M. 1661, 3595 P.A.G.D.C. P.Z. 1661 P.G.StdB) and has resided only in our museum until now.

We hope this will be of interest to members of the current Corinthian lodge No 5528, as well as other Newark masons and future masons.

See below for an audio version of this history, read by the author.