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Welcome to Southbourne Lodge No.4006

Southbourne Lodge LogoConsecrated on Thursday 23rd October 1919

The WARRANT or CHARTER was issued on 3rd September 1919, on the authority of the Grand Master, HRH The Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, and is required to be produced at the beginning of every meeting of the Lodge.

The name 'SOUTHBOURNE' is derived from the name of a small hamlet which was part of the Eastbourne area in the mid-18th century; situated generally between Southfields Road and the top of Grove Road and South Street, where the Town Hall now stands and the nearby Saffrons Rooms, which was the meeting place for Eastbourne Lodges for several years.

The officers and brethren of Southbourne Lodge welcome you to our website and hope you find it interesting.

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Be a Freemason

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Freemasonry means different things to each of those who join. For some, it’s about making new friends and acquaintances. For others it’s about being able to help deserving causes. But for most, it is an enjoyable hobby providing camaraderie.

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Charity is a significant element within Freemasonry yet it is not commonly known by the general public. More importantly it isn't just about money as many masons give freely of their time too.

Masonic Teddies for children

Masonic Teddies

Freemasons in Sussex donate Teddy Bears to the Accident and Emergency Units within major Sussex hospitals.

Donations to local charities

Local Charities

Southbourne Lodge regularly makes donations to local charities.

 
Aviation project

Kimberly's Project

One of the Lodge members was happy to help Kimberly with her school aviation project. Read more...

 

Becoming a freemason does incur some costs. There is a registration fee that has to be paid to United Grand Lodge of England, although this is a one off cost, at present £132. Belonging to the Lodge has an annual membership fee, currently £130. Both of these fees have to be paid before your first meeting and depending on which month you join the annual fee may be reduced.

We are a Lodge that dines at our Festive Board after each meeting and our dress code is black/dark suit, white shirt, black tie and the current cost of our festive board (4 course meal) is £16. Although it is not compulsory to dine we do like to see as many members as possible at the Festive Board.

Also there is the regalia, although this only becomes necessary when you become a Master Mason, consisting of an apron that costs between £20 and £40 depending on where you buy from.

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Southbourne Lodge usually meet on the 4th Thursday of the month from October to April. Our meetings start at 5:30pm and by the time we have finished the festive board it is around 10pm, although some members do stay on for a drink or two. We also have Lodge of Instruction on the remaining Thursdays in October to April at 7:30pm (All other months we only meet on 3rd Thursday of the month for Lodge of Instruction).

The Lodge is situated in the Masonic Hall, 15 South Street, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4UJ.