• info@manoroffaversham.org.uk
  • The Old Grammar School, Abbey Place, Faversham ME13 7BQ
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Integrity

Rather than working on buildings like the masons of old, today’s Freemasons focus on building themselves as people of integrity, and membership provides the structure to help achieve that goal.

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Friendship

One of the oldest social organisations in the world, Freemasonry is not defined by an ideology. It is open to people from all religions and political persuasions and provides the common foundation for friendships between members, many of which will last for life.

Respect

Respect

With a membership of more than 200,000 people drawn from communities across the UK, Freemasonry brings people together irrespective of their race, religion or any other perceived differences that can divide us as a society

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Service

Kindness and charitable giving are deeply ingrained within the principles of Freemasonry. The organisation provides a support structure that helps members make positive contributions to communities and worthwhile causes through fundraising events or volunteer work

Manor of Faversham

The History of The Manor of Faversham Lodge No. 8248

At the time the lodge was born, we were affectionately known in the town as the “Cops & Robbers Lodge"......

How we operate

Process

Monthly Meetings

We meet six times a year on the evenings of the fourth Thursdays of January, February, March, April, October and November.

Social Events

As a very sociable lodge, it's in our DNA, we hold a variety of social events of varying sizes throughout the year, culminating in our annual Ladies Festival each spring.

Community Engagement

We have been active in the Faversham community for more than fifty years, supporting a wide range of local charities and other worthy causes.

Turn Up Tuesdays !

If you are aged 18 or over and are interested in finding out more about Freemasonry in Faversham, we meet at Faversham's Old Grammar School most Tuesday nights throughout the year between 7.45pm and 9.00pm. Many of us then retire to one of the excellent local public houses in Faversham for a social chat. Either message us or simply turn up and we’ll be happy to answer any questions that you may have and explain more about who we are, what we do and the enjoyment that we get from Freemasonry in the company of like-minded people in our ceremonies, social and community events. We will help you to decide if Freemasonry is right for you and your family by answering your questions, and hopefully dispelling some of the myths which have attached themselves to the subject over the years. Freemasonry has been around for over 300 years and for more than 250 of them here in Faversham, we are proud to continue the traditions of compassion, benevolence and integrity which have been the cornerstones of our fraternity since its inception. Whether you are merely looking for new social opportunities or seeking a way to make a positive contribution in society, Freemasonry affords a wide range of benefits to members and their families, so put a note in your diary to Turn Up Tuesday!

The Manor of Faversham has funded many charitable projects over the years in the Faversham Area

Help us make Faversham a better place

As Faversham Freemasons we are always interested in receiving requests for support from local charities and worthy causes that benefit our local community. If you think we can help you simply click the button below where you will find guidance notes and an application form to assist you with your request.

History

Over 300 years of history

One of the oldest charitable and social organisations in the world

Freemasonry’s roots lie in the traditions of the medieval stonemasons who built our cathedrals and castles.

It is here that a number of the famous elements of Freemasonry find their roots. In the medieval era, stonemasons often travelled around to find work in different locations. To demonstrate their level of qualification, they would use grips, words and signs in order to distinguish themselves from unqualified builders.

Freemasonry uses building analogies to teach members how to lead productive lives that benefit the communities that they live in. In the medieval era, stonemasons wore aprons and gloves to protect themselves while working on shaping rough pieces of stone, but in today’s society Freemasons meet to build friendships and communities rather than cathedrals and castles.

 

Let us take you on a journey back in time.

Women do have their place in Freemasonry. Women Freemasons have been meeting across the country for more than 100 years.

There are two female-only Grand Lodges: The Order of Women Freemasons and HFAF – Freemasonry for Women. They both follow exactly the same ceremonies and wear the same regalia as male Freemasons, and they often work closely with community and charity projects.

The United Grand Lodge of England has an excellent working relationship with both Grand Lodges. Members from Freemasonry for Women and The Order of Women Freemasons have both taken part in Open House London at Freemasons’ Hall in recent years in order to showcase female Freemasonry, as well as taking part in joint Freshers’ Fairs up and down the country as part of the Universities Scheme.

Discover Freemasonry in East Kent

The Masonic Charitable Fundation builds better lives by encouraging opportunity, promoting independence and improving wellbeing.

Support to Freemasons' families

The Masonic Charitable Fundation support Freemasons and their families when life takes an unexpected turn for the worse. We offer a wide range of grants and support services for financial, health, family and care-related needs.

Apply for a grant for your charity

We are tackling some of society’s most important issues through grants to charities – both local and national – and partnerships with leading organisations in the sector.

Support our service

We build better lives by encouraging opportunity, promoting independence and improving wellbeing for Freemasons, their families and the wider community.across England and Wales

175.000

Members in England

£51.1 m

Charity Funding

18.5 m

Yearly volunteering hours

Freemasonry... a life journey

Testominials

as life progresses, our needs and priorities change. Your involvement in Freemasonry will adjusts accordingly. There is always a way of making the most of Freemasonry even if you have as little as one evening a month to dedicate.

Freemasonry is an avenue for my personal and social growth. It allows me to be part of an honourable society that works hard to help the less fortunate of the world.
Peter
Enterpreneur
Challenged to improve myself, intrigued by mystery, intellectually stimulated, in a supportive, friendly, a-political, non-religious, honourable, purposeful and charitable organisation. Even welcomes motorcyclists. Ticks all my boxes.
George
Civil Engineer (rtd)
As a senior member it gives me a purpose and sense of belonging, with good company from like-minded men of all ages and all walks of life.
Trevor
Pensioner
Having been a member for more than 20 years, I appreciate the stability of Freemasonry in a forever changing world.
Robin
NHS Facilities
As a younger member of the Lodge, with family and work commitments, I enjoy both the social and the ritual challenge that is different to anything I have done before.
Glyn
Teacher
As a new member of 8428, I find that freemasonry fits in with my busy life as an operational firefighter in London. I try and make as many social events as possible (and there are many!)
Jim
Firefighter

Meet Our Members

Lodge Members

Fred Ayling

Fred Ayling

Lodge Membership Officer
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Robin Evans

Robin Evans

Lodge Mentor
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WHY WE ARE BEST

Why Become A Freemason In Faversham?

The Manor of Faversham Masonic Lodge is proud to be an arm of a unique organisation that has thrived in Faversham for more than 250 years. It has no political or religious affiliations, and comprises members of all ages, races, religions, cultures and backgrounds. Our ceremonial traditions encourage us both to be more tolerant and respectful and actively to fulfil our civic and charitable responsibilities; we also make time to eat, drink and meet together, and form lifelong friendships.
  • Make new Friends and enjoy their camararderie

    One of the oldest social organisations in the world, Freemasonry is open to people from all religions and political persuasions and provides you with oportunities for friendships, many of which will last for life.

  • Support local charities and good causes

    Benevolence and charity are deeply ingrained within the principles of Freemasonry. Our structure helps you to make a positive contribution to our communities and worthwhile causes through fundraising or volunteering.

  • Learn more about yourself

    Rather than working on buildings like the masons of old, as a modern day Freemasons joining allows you to build your ability to judge what is right and wrong and act accordingly.

Want to know more? Just ask.

    • Location

      The Old Grammar School, Abbey Place, Faversham ME13 7BJ

    • Email

      info@manoroffaversham.org.uk

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