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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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Our Facebook page 'The Ashley Lodge No 6525'
or Twitter '@theashleylodge'


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...

January 2019 Regular Meeting 

Our January meeting fell on Burns night which gave the evening a Scottish flavour. This was an evening of firsts; first meeting of the year, a First Degree and the first ceremony for our new Worshipful Master and his team. All of whom performed their duties superbly and helped make it a special night for our new member, Bro Paul. more...

December 2018 Regular meeting - Christmas 

Friday 14th December

Our December meeting is traditionally Past Masters so this year our Past Secretary and stalwart of the Lodge, Viv Double, took the chair to conduct a 2nd degree ceremony for James Dunn. Assisted by the other Past Masters, Viv and his team performed superbly and our congratulations go to Jim for taking his next step in Freemasonry. more...

November Regular Meeting 2018 

On Friday 30th November Mike Wilson was installed as Master of the Ashley Lodge for the ensuing year. Michael was installed by his predecessor Peter Boyd in the presence of The Provincial Grand Master for Dorset RWBro Graham Glazier, his Provincial team and 65+ members and their guests from across the UK. At the end of the ceremony Michael appointed the officers who will assist him during his time as Master

Ladies Night 2018 

Sat 27TH October was our Ladies night at the Dudsbury Hotel, where 64 members, their partners and guests once again celebrated the contribution our Ladies and Partners make to our evenings and enjoyment of freemasonry.

Entertained by the musical talents of the Sodapops all those present had a thoroughly good time. The evening raised a further £350 for our W.M. chosen charity Spring and provided a fitting end his year. more...

October 2018 Regular Meeting 

Our October meeting was our Business meeting where amongst other officers Bro Michael Wilson, our current S.W. became Master Elect, having been so elected by those Members present. The floor was then handed over to RWBro. Harry Barnes Past Provincial Grand Master and honoury member of the Lodge. Who captivated the whole Lodge with a presentation of the extended 1st degree tracing board followed by the extended closing. more...


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