In an increasingly divisive world, many people are looking for unity and purpose to help guide their way. Compassion and respect are more important now than ever before.

Freemasonry is one of the oldest social and charitable organisations in the world, open to those of all backgrounds. Its roots lie in the traditions of the medieval stonemasons who built our cathedrals and castles.

The organisation’s aim is to empower members to be the best they can be, both for themselves and for society around them. It does this by providing a structure of support to help them make positive contributions to their local communities, whether it be through fundraising events or volunteer work.

In an uncertain world, the principles of Freemasonry: integrity, friendship, respect, and charity ring as true today as they ever have before.

There is something for everyone, from cyclists to rugby players, musicians to ex-service personell. The main aim of Granite Lodge, is to enjoy each each others company and do good within the local community.

Membership is open to people from all backgrounds and the organisation’s aim is to empower members to be the best they can be – it’s about building character, supporting members as individuals and helping them make a positive contribution to society.

Freemasonry provides a structure for members to come together under these common goals, enabling people to make new friendships, develop themselves and make valuable contributions to charitable causes. We are one of the largest charitable givers in the country, making donations to local and national charities.


Granite Lodges’ secretary Richard Barnett is proud to be a member of the Lodge of Research, a Lodge dedicated to researching further understanding of Freemasonry within the county. When the Loughborough Hoard of Masonic artefacts were discovered behind a panel in the storeroom at Loughborough Masonic Hall in September 2017, they were found to contain many handwritten lectures by Frederick Fleeman, who had been Master of Howe and Charnwood Lodge, No.1007, in 1916, Founder and Primus Master of Beacon Lodge, No.5208, in 1930 and Master of The Lodge of Research, No.2429, in 1940.
Several members of the Lodge were on hand at Freemasons’ Hall Leicester on Saturday 14th March 2020 to assist with the annual Side Orders Breakfast, where newer Freemasons are shown the intricacies of the Rose Croix and Red Cross of Constantine Orders.
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