John Carpenter Lodge

1997

Welcome to the John Carpenter Lodge No. 1997!

John Carpenter Lodge is a friendly and highly enjoyable lodge and we warmly welcome visitors, joining members and new freemasons alike.  We are very fortunate not only to have a thriving and active membership of all ages and from all walks of life but also routinely to welcome many visitors who never leave us without wanting to return. 

John Carpenter Lodge was formed for ‘Old Citizens’ – old boys of the City of London School.  Although we still have very close links with both the school and its alumni network, being an Old Citizen is not a requirement for membership and our members are drawn from a variety of business and social backgrounds.  We welcome new members with or without a connection to the school and from any background.

We meet four times a year at Mark Masons Hall in London’s St. James’s Street opposite St. James’s Palace. 

If you are interested in visiting or joining us, we look forward to hearing from you.

Why join?

Freemasonry is a male-only society, focused on three core principles:  respect, truth and charity.  Freemasonry is an enjoyable pastime for men to meet, make friends and acquaintances of varied interests and backgrounds and raise money for deserving causes.

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How to join

Ask!  Becoming a Freemason is not at all difficult, but it does require that its members believe in a Supreme Being.  It is open to men (over 21) of all faiths and creeds.  Freemasonry does not discriminate on the grounds of ethnicity, disability, age, politics, religion or sexual orientation.

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Lodge Meeting Dates

John Carpenter Lodge meets at Mark Masons Hall, 86 St. James’s Street, London SW1A 1PL at 4pm on the first Friday in October and the second Friday in December, January and May (Installation).

News

Read about the latest updates and changes, related to our brotherhood

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The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE), the governing body for Freemasons, is inviting its 200,000 members to fly specially designed flags at 10am on 5 July, to celebrate this unique day dedicated to the NHS, social care and all those that work on the front line, who have saved so many lives during the pandemic. The celebration will also remember those workers we sadly lost.

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Richard House Children’s Hospice recently celebrated their 20th Anniversary. No-one could have predicted what a year it would be, or the impact it would have on the community they look after. This has been an unprecedented time for Richard House. They remain committed to caring for life-limited children and their families, as they have done for 20 years.

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Richard House Childrens Hospice celebrates 20th anniversary with grant from London Masons

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Featured Masonic Events

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Freemasons Hall Organ Concert with Christopher Stokes

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An evening with the CEO of the Masonic Charitable Foundation Les Hutchinson

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