History

Our Lodge today

Wellington LodgeOur Lodge has a rich mixture of different professions, religions and backgrounds resulting in a warm and welcoming atmosphere that is culminates in our famously friendly festive boards on which we pride ourselves.

The Wellington Lodge No.1521 has long been regarded as a city Lodge and the majority of its members were professional people who worked and often lived in the inner city and suburbs. Today it embraces a wider range of vocations with members coming from as far afield as Waikanae and the Wairarapa.

It continues to be one of the largest lodges in the District of the North Island with sixty members including some who live as far afield as Aberdeen, Singapore, Doha, Brisbane and Vanuatu, but retain their membership because of the strong bond that is established between the Lodge and its members.

The Lodge is a dining lodge. Immediately following its meetings it sits down to dinner in the Grand Dining Room of the Wellesley Boutique Hotel, where members can enjoy each other’s company with fine food great conversation and a programme of formal and not so formal toasts.

dining-hall.jpgThe Wellington Lodge enjoys an active social programme during the year with functions that include wives and partners and ranging from the informality of the Summer BBQ and the Spring Dinner in the Wellesley Boutique Hotel. The hotel is likewise the venue for a monthly meet and greet for members when they can meet informally over a drink and set the world to rights.

Over the past one hundred and forty years The Wellington Lodge has built a reputation for the quality of its ritual (which forms a significant part of its meetings). Equally it is noted for its refectory (dinner) particularly in June which marks the start of our Masonic Year and in December when we have a special festive dinner.

We are also a receptor Lodge for university graduates who are moving to the Wellington area from other areas so that they may continue to pursue their interest in the craft.

If wishing to visit or apply to join please contact the Lodge Secretary via the details presented in the contact page.