The John Carpenter Lodge was consecrated in 1883 for ‘Old Citizens’, old boys of the City of London School. The Lodge has very close links with both the City of London School and its alumni network, the John Carpenter Club.
In 1995, the Honor Deo Lodge 3562, the Lodge for old boys of Mercer’s School, amalgamated with us as an eventual consequence of the closure of that school in 1959.
Our natural geographic spread of members and central London venue means that our members regularly travel to our Lodge meetings from London and well beyond in southern England but also from overseas, notably Ireland, USA, Switzerland, France, Monaco and Dubai.
Whilst the Lodge was formed for Old Citizens, being an Old Citizen is not a requirement for membership and we regularly open our doors to new members of any background and regardless of any connection to the school.
At John Carpenter Lodge, we have a dedicated Lodge Mentor flanked by an experienced team of Masons who will guide you through your Masonic career. You will be offered as much support and advice as you need or want to help you get the most from your Freemasonry.
We are a Logic Working Lodge. The original members of The Logic Club were drawn largely from the theatrical profession and a feature of Logic Working remains that the delivery is theatrical, in the sense of ensuring that the ceremony is impressive, meaningful and memorable for all present, full of life and appropriate drama.
We have a vibrant Lodge of Instruction which meets at Mark Masons Hall in a relaxed atmosphere at least three times ahead of each regular meeting, enabling members both to socialise as well as rehearse the ritual and advance their skills and Masonic learning.
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).