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The Ashley Lodge No. 6525

Welcome to our public page, meeting at the Amity Masonic Hall, on the last Friday of each month (except , July and August).

Commencing at 6.00 pm December to October and 4:00 pm in November.

Amity Masonic Hall
BH15 1NQ

We meet under the jurisdiction of the United Grand Lodge of England and the Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset.

The Lodge warmly welcomes anyone interested in finding out more about Freemasonry and visiting Brethren from other lodges.

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A busy week for Ashley 

We have been busy over the last week with a Lodge Social, a Lodge Regular meeting, the final of the Provincial Knowledge quiz and the annual Raft Race in Poole Park.

On Thursday we gathered at Branksome Dean Chine, on the beach between Bournemouth and Poole for the first of our summer Socials. A very enjoyable evening was had by all, eating fish and chips and watching moon rise over Bournemouth bay with Old Harry rocks off in the distance. more...

2018 Zetland Court Summer Fete 

Ashley's cake stall raised just over £141 in the glorious sunshine at the Zetland Court Summer Fete.

A big thank you from our W.M. and his good lady to all those who helped on the day or provided cakes and produce for us to sell.

50 Years for Peter Rapkins 

On the morning of Wednesday 30th May, our Visiting Officer Paul Gamsa accompanied by our W.M. travelled the 60 miles to a sunny Hayling Island to present Bro Peter Rapkins with a certificate commemorating 50 years of service to Freemasonry and to The Ashley Lodge. Peter was initiated to Ashley Lodge by his late father in law in May 1968.

For much of his working life, Peter worked away from the Poole area as a research chemist for the South Eastern Gas Board. more...

May 2018 Regular Meeting 

In Our May meeting Bro Greg Winter took his second step in Freemasonry, in front of 50 members and their guests. In an excellent ceremony Bro Greg acquitted himself admirably and all those present thoroughly enjoyed the proceedings and the meal afterwards. The highlight of which was the singing of the Fellow Crafts song, a new tradition in Ashley implemented by our J.W. and Provincial Grand Organist Bro Williams. more...

April 2018 Regular Meeting 

At our April Meeting another new Mason joined our Ranks, Bro Gez Edwards. Gez had initially expressed an interest in Freemasonry whilst working overseas but circumstances prevented him from joining a Lodge whilst abroad. Once settled back in the UK he contacted the Province of Dorset through the Provincial Website and they matched him with a Lodge that suited his work schedule and location. more...

Our IPM presents a charity cheque to Piam Brown 

Last week our Immediate Past Master – David Sanford presented a cheque for £2650 to the Piam Brown Children's Ward in Southampton. Piam Brown was David's chosen charity for his year in the chair 2016-2017 and the cheque is for the moneys donated at our regular meetings for that year.

The Piam Brown Ward is the Regional Paediatric Oncology and Haematology Unit for Wessex more...

March 2017 Regular Meeting 

Our Regular meeting was on Thursday 30TH March, brought forward by one day as our normal meeting day is Good Friday. During the meeting we welcomed our newest member James Dunn. The ceremony was conducted by our Worshipful Master ably supported by his team and the rest of the Lodge. An excellent evening ended with the traditional Festive Board and associated toasts. During this a collection was held, raising a generous sum for charities including the Master's charity for 2018 – Spring. more...

Family Lunch 

Sunday 11th March 2017 (Mother's day) was our annual Family and Widows Sunday Lunch, where Members, their guests and widows of The Lodge enjoyed a Sunday roast dinner whilst being entertained by a professional magician. A very enjoyable afternoon was had by all whilst a raffle helped raise funds for our Master's chosen charity – Spring


February 2018 Regular Meeting 

Our February meeting on Friday the 23rd was a very special night. The ceremony saw Mr Alexanda Paba became a Mason and a Member of the Lodge. At the age of 19, Alex is the fourth generation of his family to join Freemasonry and The Ashley Lodge. His father Matthew, his grandfather Franco and great grandfather John all being members of the Lodge, with John having served as Master of the Lodge in 1978. more...


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