Lodges of Special Opportunity
Lodges of Special Opportunity
We are aware that in many of our Lodges there could be rather a protracted period of waiting until the new Mark Master Mason has worked his way through the nine offices before reaching the Master’s Chair. We fully understand that this can sometimes appear a very lengthy process to experienced Masons and can be quite daunting, particularly to those who would like things to be swifter.
Working in conjunction with some of the smaller of our Lodges, we have developed an agreement with these Lodges that should you wish to progress through the Master’s Chair in a shorter timeframe, these Lodges are pleased to help by accelerating your progress to enable you to save up to 50% of qualifying time.
Without leaving your present Mark Lodge, you will need to join one of our LOSO Lodges and make a commitment to them to remain within the Lodge for some years after relinquishing the Chair. After all, they will be supporting and assisting you on your journey so it is only reasonable to ask for you to show your LOSO Lodge all the support and assistance you can give.
There follows a list of the LOSO Lodges with a very brief sentence or two which we hope will help you to select one or two to move forward with. Your initial contact should be through the Provincial Grand Secretary, whose email address is below. We look forward with anticipation, as a Province, to watching your progress in London Mark Masonry.
For further details please contact:
Gurdeep Virdee, Provincial Grand Secretary
Orchestral Lodge No.1534
Orchestral Lodge is a small but friendly Lodge, meeting at Mark Masons’ Hall on the 1st Monday in September, the 1st Wednesday in March and the 2nd Monday in June. It particularly welcomes members who enjoy music or play an instrument, but offers a home to all Mark Masons.
Connaught Army & Navy No.748
King Solomon’s Lodge No.385
Meets at Mark Masons’ Hall three times a year on the 4th Tuesday in January, the 1st Thursday in May, and the 2nd Thursday in November.
A friendly Lodge with a great history with great members.
United Service Lodge No.489
Meets at Mark Masons’ Hall three times a year on the 2nd Tuesday in February, the 3rd Wednesday in May and the 2nd Tuesday in November.
A unique Lodge with military history (being involved in any of the Armed Forces is not a requirement). A great Lodge if you wish to achieve your Masonic potential in a quick time providing your enthusiasm and commitment to the ritual are genuine. A friendly and great Lodge to consider.
Southwark Lodge No.22
Meets at Mark Mason’s Hall on the 2nd Tuesday in May, the 4th Monday in February and the 3rd Tuesday in October.
A unique and historic Lodge with opportunities for all. Everyone is welcome!
St John’s Wood Lodge No.1124
Meets at Mark Masons’ Hall three times a year on the 1st Monday in March, 4th Wednesday in May and the 1st Wednesday in November.
We are a very friendly bunch of experienced Mark Masons who really enjoy sharing our experience with new brethren.
Woodard Lodge No.1265
Meets at Mark Masons’ Hall twice a year on the 4th Tuesday in March and the 3rd Wednesday in October.
A top-of-the-class Lodge with a great history and really friendly and supportive members.
London West Africa Lodge No.1457
Meets at Mark Masons’ Hall three times a year on the 2nd Friday in September & June and the 3rd Friday in March.
Helping you to achieve your true Masonic potential.
Brixton Lodge No.234
Meets at Mark Masons’ Hall three times a year on the 2nd Tuesday in April, 1st Monday in December and the 4th Tuesday in February.
Perpetuating the values of Mark Masonry for nearly 150 years.
Camden Lodge No.418
Meets at The Civil Service Club, Gt Scotland Yard, twice a year on the 3rd Wednesday in March and the 3rd Tuesday in October.
Friendly and respectful. We really enjoy our time together.
Dramatic Lodge No.487
Meets at Mark Masons’ Hall 86, St James’s Street, twice a year on the 2nd Monday in February and the 1st Tuesday in October.
Small friendly Lodge with a theatrical background.
Horus Lodge No.633
Meets at Mark Masons’ Hall twice a year on the 2nd Monday in October and the 3rd Monday in May.
Small, but vibrant Lodge, offering progression to newer members.
Pickwick Lodge No.997
Meets at Mark Masons Hall three times a year on the 2nd Friday in March, 3rd Friday in June and the 4th Friday in October.
Much more convivial than literary. Inspired by Pickwickian sociability & fun.
King Solomon’s Quarries Lodge No.828
Meets at Mark Masons’ Hall three times a year on the 4th Thursday in January, April (Installation) and November. The Lodge was consecrated on 24th March 1926 in the Royal Quarries of Solomon in Jerusalem at the time of the British Mandate for Palestine. To this day we are the only Mark Lodge in the U.K. permitted to meet either in Jerusalem or at Mark Masons’ Hall. Because the Lodge used to meet in the underground quarries in Jerusalem there are several ritual and procedural diﬀerences, including the layout of the Lodge and the use of Hebrew in part of the Advancement ceremony. These diﬀerences are still observed today and make KSQ a unique Lodge and one which the members wish to continue as such.
This is a small, friendly Lodge whose members have a diverse range of backgrounds, occupations and Masonic experience.
Foundation Lodge No.921
We are a small lodge but with an illustrious history. We meet twice a year on the 4th Monday in March and September at Mark Masons’ Hall. The Mark Lodge was consecrated in 1933 and so is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2023. We would welcome members at any stage of their masonic career and can offer a fast track into the offices as well as Worshipful Master and Commander.