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The Ashley Lodge No. 6525

We are a Masonic Lodge that meets ten times a year in Poole, on the Last
Friday of every month apart from July and August when there are no meetings
and December when we meet on the 2nd Friday.

We are a friendly, Friday night Lodge with members from all backgrounds, both ex-military and civilian, young and old, all of whom pride themselves on the quality of and the enjoyment generated by our meetings. We take pleasure in having fun whilst maintaining the standards and traditions of our Founders, making us happy to meet and sorry to part.

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

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Summer Walk to Swanage 

Having finished our Lodge meeting (very) late on Friday night, at 8:30am Saturday morning our Worshipful Master accompanied by some of the fitter members of the Lodge gathered together, at the front door to Poole Masonic hall to start their 14 mile walk to Swanage Masonic Hall in aid of the upcoming Dorset 2025 Festival (Festival 25). more...

June 2019 Regular Meeting 

Friday the 27th was our last meeting before the well-earned summer break. On one of the hottest evenings of the year so far, the Lodge met to help Bro Greg Winter take his next step in Freemasonry and become a Master Mason. The ceremony, presided over by our Worshipful Master and assisted by his team and Senior Past Masters of the Lodge, was conducted with the care and sincerity that this occasion demands. more...

W Bro Leon in Cyprus 

Q. What do you do in the evenings if you are a Freemason who has just moved to Cyprus?

A. Visit Lodges!

Leon Matthews a Past Master of Ashley and stalwart of the Province of Dorset moved to Cyprus last year. Keen to continue his Masonic Journey he has been out and about on the island vising Lodges. more...

Zetland Court Summer Fete 1st June 2019 

Saturday 1st June saw members of the Lodge, their wives , partners and families, setup and run our cake stall at the Zetland Court Summer Fete. A fantastic day in the sun was had by all selling cakes to raise money for the Association of Friends of Zetland Court who help enrich the lives of the residents of the Court. With the stall, the Lodge's contribution to summer the Fete came to over £300. -Well done! more...

May 2019 Regular Meeting 

Extra chairs were needed for 83 members and guests who attended the final of the K. Barnes Dorset Masonic Knowledge Quiz at our May Regular Meeting. The formal part of the evening comprised of two halves, the first being the quiz final and the second a presentation.

Four teams competed in a hard-fought contest doing their best to answer the sometimes difficult Masonic flavoured questions. more...

April 2018 Regular Meeting 

Our April regular meeting on Friday 26th was a night of Fellowcrafts. Bro Frankie McCoid took his second step in Freemasonry in a ceremony performed with real passion by our Worshipful Master and his team. Amongst those witnessing the proceedings were six other Fellowcrafts who gathered at the end of the ceremony along with Bro. Frankie to receive, from our Senior Warden, an expertly presented long explanation of one of the pieces of Lodge furniture, a story rich in history and allegory. more...

March 2019 Regular Meeting 

The 700th meeting of the Ashley Lodge took place on Friday the 29th March. At the meeting Forty members and their guests took part and watched as Mr Mark Thompson sook his first step and became a Freemason. During the ceremony Mark was assisted by his Proposer Bro Shaun Fudge who stepped up a place and acted as J.D. whilst the seconder our Worshipful Master oversaw the proceedings. more...

50 years a Mason 

Fifty years ago W Bro Walter 'Wally' Draper a then GPO engineer and ex paratrooper become a Freemason in Surrey, he joined the Ashley Lodge when he retired with his family to Bournemouth.

On Sunday 21st March W Bro Ron Kiver, accompanied by our Worshipful Master and the Lodge Secretary, presented Wally with a certificate of service and a 50 year pin at his home. more...

February 2019 Regular Meeting 

Brother Edwards took his next step in Freemasonry at out February meeting in an excellent ceremony conducted by our Worshipful Master and his team. Forty two members and their guests witnessed the ceremony and then retired to the dining room for a good natured meal together.

During the meal there was a collection using Gift Aid forms followed by two auctions for activities donated by our Worshipful Master all in aid of our chosen charity for this year, Poole Sailability. more...


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