What's it all about?
Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations. Its roots lie in the traditions and ceremonies of the medieval stonemasons who built our cathedrals and castles. Some rituals are still celebrated today.
Freemasonry in Paddock Wood
Paddock Wood Lodge meets on the 2nd Wednesday in the months of October, November, December, February, March, April and May. The meetings begin at 5:30pm. Prior to this the members meet up for a coffee and a catch up and prepare for the meeting. The meetings take place in the "Lodge Room" where the business of the Lodge is conducted, and the ancient ceremonies are performed. Following the meeting the members, known as brethren because Freemasonry is a fraternal society, adjourn to the bar and then to the dining hall,where a four course meal known as the Festive board, prepared on the premises by a franchise chef, is served by waitresses. The evening normally concludes around 10 p.m.
We are always looking to welcome new members, so why not get in touch?
Is Freemasonry for me?
Freemasonry means different things to each individual – making new friends, contributing to society, celebrating a long tradition, experiencing personal growth, taking up a hobby, having fun.
Kindness has always been a core principle of Freemasonry. Individuals give time and money to help others, whether locally, nationally or globally. It may be realising a dream for a member’s child, caring for older Freemasons, volunteering on a local community project, making donations to other UK charities or responding to an international disaster appeal.
Today we are one of the UK’s top charities raising over £30m a year and one of its main grant-giving bodies.
The Paddock Wood Hall is Available for Hire
Ideal for wedding parties, Corporate entertaining & anniversary celebrations for up to 80 persons.
This hall is a 'Hidden Pearl' in the area. The interior must be seen to be appreciated.
Franchised caterers provide a wide range of eating options.
Buffet and/or sitdown meal menus are available.
Use of oblong tables is included (or optionally round tables can be provided).
A sprung dance floor covers the entire hall floor.
Small, fully-licensed, franchised bar available
The Hall is conveniently situated 200 yards or so from the Paddock Wood Railway station, with a bus stop outside which bus number 6 To Tunbridge Wells - Maidstone, and 205 to Tonbridge regularly stop.
Easily accessible by road.
Province of East Kent
Freemasonry is spread across the four corners of the earth, and the length and breath of the UK. England is split into "Provinces" and Paddock Wood falls within the Province of East Kent (but only just!!).. If you are interested in Freemasonry but Paddock Wood would not be your most obvious geographical choice, visit the Provincial website or the "Just Ask One " campaign for Kent Freemasons.
Paddock Wood Lodge is always looking to welcome new members. If you have any questions or queries about this lodge or about Freemasonry in general do not hesitate to get in touch.
We look forward to hearing from you.
For an informal chat or to talk to a lodge member call 07778 990635. We work on the basis that there's no such thing a silly question!! Get in touch....
Maidstone Rd, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge TN12 6DJ, UK