Severn Lodge





    Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations. Its roots lie in the traditions and ceremonies of the medieval stonemasons who built our cathedrals and castles. Some rituals are still celebrated today.




    The Three Great Principles

    For many years Freemasons have followed three great principles:

    Brotherly Love - Every true Freemason will show tolerance and respect for the opinions of others and behave with kindness and understanding to his fellow creatures.

    Relief - Freemasons are taught to practice charity and to care, not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole, both by charitable giving, and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals.

    Truth - Freemasons strive for truth, requiring high moral standards and aiming to achieve them in their own lives.


    Freemasons believe that these principles represent a way of achieving higher standards in life.



    Our Core Values

    Freemasonry has always been about making good men better. Freemasons use four important guiding principles to help define their path through life:

    Integrity, Friendship, Respect and Charity

    Integrity: Freemasons are focused on building themselves as people of integrity and membership provides the structure to help achieve that goal. We say what we mean and we keep our promises.


    Friendship: Freemasonry affords members many opportunities to develop a wide circle of friends. Finding bonds with people who share common interests and meeting people from many different backgrounds provides the common foundation for friendships which will last for life.


    Respect: Freemasonry brings people together irrespective of their race, religion or any other perceived differences that can divide us as a society.


    Charity: Kindness and charitable giving are fundamental principles of Freemasonry and the organisation provides the structure for members to make valuable contributions to deserving causes and to their communities.

  • Severn Lodge No. 5583 was consecrated on Friday 31st January 1936 under charter from the United Grand Lodge of England.

    Principal Lodge Officers - 2022


    Worshipful Master......... W.Bro. Riccardo Sorano

    Senior Warden............... W.Bro. Ben Maffei

    Junior Warden............... Bro. Wes Maffei

    Lodge Secretary............ Bro Mark Luxton


    Prov. Representative..... W.Bro. Brian Roberts




    Lodge and Provincial Meetings


    LODGE MEETINGS are held on the LAST FRIDAY in: January, February, March, April, September, October & November


    2022 Lodge Programme:


    28th January - Installation of Bro. R. Sorano

    26th February - 3rd Degree "Raising" of Bro. Simon Grove

    26th March - Initiation Ceremony of Mr. Ben Hughes by W.Bro Paul Hughes

    30th April - 2nd Degree "Passing" - TBC

    23rd September - Lodge Meeting

    28th October - "Past Masters" Lodge Meeting

    25th November - "Old English" Lodge Meeting

    9th December - Past Masters Supper





    2022 Provincial Events:


    14th May - Provincial Grand Lodge Meeting, Birmingham University

    11th September - Cathedral and Memorial Service, Worcester Cathedral

    4th December - Christmas Carol Service, Pershore Abbey










  • Freemasonry & How To Join

    Freemasonry has a remarkable history dating back more than three centuries and is one of the world's oldest secular fraternities. We are a society of men concerned with upholding social and moral values and who believe in three great principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth and we aim to bring together men of goodwill, regardless of background and differences.

    People might think that to become a Freemason is difficult. It is actually quite simple. The essential qualifications for admission is that you have a belief in a Supreme Being . . . we will explain more if you get in touch.

    It is usual for candidates to be "mature men of 21 years and over", but in some circumstances candidates between the ages of 18 and 21 can be admitted.

    If you are interested in finding out how to become a Freemason, please email severnlodge5583@gmail.com for details.


  • A mythic past. A visionary future. A legendary brotherhood.

     Freemasonry is the world's largest, oldest and best-known gentleman's fraternity. It is based on the medieval stonemason guilds who built the great castles and cathedrals of Europe. Modern Freemasons use the tools, traditions and terminology of those earlier stonemasons as allegories for building temples in the hearts of men.It's said that we are a secret society. We do indeed have secrets—secrets that each individual man has to discover for and about himself.At its core, Freemasonry is simply an attempt to make the world a better place, one man at a time. For that man, it can become as simple or as complicated as he himself desires. It's not for everybody. Maybe it's for you. "Brother Chris Hodapp's [blog]...is thought provoking and we would very much like to thank Bro. Chris for allowing us to post his blog on our website." 

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  • Social & Fund Raising Events for 2022


    28th May - Fraternal visit to Severn Lodge 4399 (Nailsea) - Centenary Meeting (Note: Date changed from 28th)


    Date TBC - Garden Party visit W.Bro. Bob James


    Summer / Autumn - Intimate Suppers with W.Bro. Glen Collins


    August - 3 Peaks; Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon - Raising Funds for Festival 2022


    15th October - Ladies Evening - TBC


    10th December - Severn Lodge Christmas Party


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    11 Severn Road, Stourport on Severn, DY13 9HB, Worcestershire, UK
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