Welcome to the website of the Wenceslas Lodge No 9836 in the Province of Worcestershire. It has been designed to tell you about Wenceslas Lodge in particular and Freemasonry in general.
The Lodge was formed by the membership of a different Order within masonry all of whom enjoyed their masonry to such an extent that they wished to continue their meetings in the Craft as well.
The Craft is the name that masons give to what the world calls Freemasonry. In fact there are about twenty or so other Orders in masonry but to join any of them you must first become a mason. That means you have to join the Craft.
Expanding your involvement into these other Orders or “Side Degrees” is not obligatory and most masons do not go beyond being a member of just the Craft. Like all things in masonry it is a choice and that choice is respected.
All masons know and respect the fact that Masonry is not for everybody. Some join and find that it does not feel right for them to stay involved.
Others join and enjoy it so much that they wonder why it took them so long to make the decision to get involved.
After each meeting we have a meal which is where we sit and chat as friends. But there are three things we have all promised not to discuss. They are Business,Politics or Religion.
It is not unknown for people to join in the misguided belief that membership will enhance their business as by “networking” they will meet potential customers or influencers. These are the people who have joined for the wrong reasons and usually leave as they discover that masonry is not about business.
And Masonry does not care who you vote for or what religion you follow. It only cares about seeing the best in you as a human being.
In addition to providing information about what we do and where and when we meet, we have tried to be as open as possible and to dispel some of the myths and folklore which surround Freemasonry. We do have special ways of recognising each other, we do have member’s only meetings and like many other organisations, some activities are confidential to our members. This is all explained on the FAQ’s page.
For those who have not yet seen the inside of a lodge room here is a picture of ours.
The abiding principles of the order are friendship, charity and honesty and all members endeavour to live by these principles.
We raise money for local, national and international charities, exclusively from within our membership.
If you are interested in learning more or perhaps would like to join then please use the form on the Contact Us page.