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About Hagley & Holy Wells Lodge
Who we are and what we do
Welcome to Hagley & Holy Wells Lodge's website.
Hagley & Holy Wells Lodge No.7932 was constituted in 2007 under charter from The United Grand Lodge of England.
At that time, two lodges - Hagley Lodge No 7932 and The Lodge of the Holy Wells No 6975 - amalgamated into a single new lodge.
We meet on the 4th Thursday in February, March, October and November and the second Thursday in December, usually at 17:45.
Our regular meetings are held at Newfields Banqueting Suite, Furnace Hill, Halesowen B63 3LU
Meeting times and other events
What is Freemasonry?
Freemasonry makes good men better
"...something very special not easy to put into words..."
Essentially, Freemasonry is a happy association of friends which provides an interest, a discipline for life, making lots of new friends and acquaintances, which can lead to many social activities for both the members and their families.
It has a long history of charitable support for the less fortunate members of our society. All this is combined with a fascinating history going back to "time immemorial".
For most, however, it is an enjoyable hobby, but it has to be stated that this hobby holds something very special not easy to put into words, but is surely felt by all who have joined.
Who can join?
"...open to men of good reputation, irrespective of race or creed..."
Freemasonry is open to men of good reputation, irrespective of race or creed, provided they believe in a Supreme Being. This belief is an essential qualification for admission and continued membership.
However that supreme being can be that of your own specific belief, remembering that Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisation.
Freemasonry teaches moral lessons and self-knowledge, through participation in a progression of allegorical two-part plays, which are learnt by heart and performed within each lodge; Freemasonry offers its members an approach to life which seeks to reinforce thoughtfulness for others, kindness in the community, honesty in business, courtesy in society, and fairness in all things.
Members are urged to regard the interests of the family as paramount, but importantly, Freemasonry also teaches and practises concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need.
An open and welcoming organisation
In todays modern Freemasonry, members are expected to be of high moral standing and are encouraged to speak openly about Freemasonry. In fact a recent report is in agreement with the claims made here. What may be of interest is that the report was written by non-masons and concludes:
"What attracts masons to Freemasonry varies greatly, as we have already touched on. Some are attracted by the friendships they form and the sense of belonging it instils, others by the ‘nudge’ that Freemasonry provides towards living a more altruistic life. Others still will be attracted by the rituals of Freemasonry.
Much like the rituals themselves, however, Freemasonry may deserve a closer look in order to understand and appreciate it more fully, and its relevance and role today.
If Freemasonry is able successfully to conclude its ‘quiet revolution’, while at the same time ensuring that its central features are retained to preserve the true ‘spirit’ of Freemasonry, then its future may well be assured – for the next century or two at least."
(A report by The Social Issues Research Centre, 2012)
How can I join?
Contact our Provincial Office
Our fraternity has a wonderful history, which dates back more than three centuries. It is one of the world's oldest secular fraternities, a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. Founded on the three great principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth, it aims to bring together men of goodwill, regardless of background and differences.
People might think that to become a Freemason is quite difficult. It's actually straightforward. The first step is to contact the Provincial Grand Lodge of Worcestershire
Useful links to other masonic lodges and orders
Lodges in Worcestershire
Grand and Provincial Grand Lodges
Royal Arch Masonry
The United Orders
Other Masonic Orders
Masonic Centres and Halls in the Province of Worcestershire
Masonic Clubs and Societies in the Province of Worcestershire
Masonic Education and Research
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