Freemasons in Gloucestershire, Masonic, Freemason Lodges & Freemasonry

There are various Freemason Lodges In Gloucestershire, this page is to help you find the right masonic lodge for you. You can find lodges in all the major towns or cities of Gloucestershire, including Gloucester, The Cotswolds and Cheltenham.

Freemasonry has long been mistakenly seen as a secretive organisation and the anti-Masonic web sites, of which there are many; perpetuate a twisted view of the craft. Interestingly, there are a number of really secretive organisations. Some with questionable motives, but they are not attacked in the way Freemasonry is. But rather than dismiss their criticisms out of hand, they will be confronted, addressed and corrected.

Masonic & Freemason Lodges in Gloucestershire

Some of the various freemason lodges in the Gloucestershire & Cotswolds area. You can find out more at

Foundation Lodge 82 Cheltenham

Our Lodge number is 82 in the register of the Grand Lodge of England making us one of the oldest lodges in the country; if not the world. In 1820 the 15 brethren of Foundation Lodge decided that they wanted to meet in their own building rather than in one of the town’s hotels and set about building their own Masonic Hall.


One thing many people do not realise is that every lodge has unique peculiarities and characteristics, that’s one of the great things about masonry and the Hands of Friendship Lodge is no different. For us one of the guiding principles of the lodge is that it should be convenient for working members who have busy lives, while still being true to the traditions of Freemasonry.

If you enjoy the comradeship and camaraderie of like minded men then Freemasonry is for you.

Innsworth Lodge 8751 Gloucester

Masonic Hall, Cross Keys Land, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

For a Royal Arch Chapter to exist it has to be affiliated to a Craft Lodge. Innsworth Chapter 8751 is affiliated to and takes its name and number from the Lodge. Like the Lodge whose name it bears, Innsworth Chapter enjoys a strong armed forces tradition though a service background is not essential for membership. As a constituent chapter of the Provincial Grand Chapter of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire our Companions are drawn from every corner of the Province. Appealing to many companions is that Innsworth is an Ante Meridian Chapter meeting at 11 am on Saturdays.

Mercurius Lodge Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

2 Portland StCheltenhamGloucestershire

As with many organisations Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has Freemasons among the members of its staff and this has been the case since its arrival in Cheltenham during the 1950s when its then staff were recruited from Bletchley Park (of ENIGMAfame), the London area and several of its outstations. Because these Freemasons had just moved into the area and were far from their Mother Lodges they sought out the Cheltenham Masonic Hall and visited its Lodges.

Contrary to popular belief Freemasons do not secretly announce their presence to anyone; the most usual way in which they find out that some of their colleagues are Freemasons is when they meet them whilst visiting other lodges.  It was in this way that these GCHQ Freemasons gradually formed a nucleus that went on to found The Mercurius Lodgeon 25th March 1957.

Regency Lodge No 6231 Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

The Lodge formed in 1946 and took its name from the style of decorative arts and architecture of the buildings represented in the town during the rule of George, Prince of Wales, as Prince Regent from 1811 through his accession as George IV in 1820, and until his death in 1830, who coincidently was also a Freemason.

The Lodge came into being for several reasons.
a) After the second World War the town witnessed a tremendous influx of labour to match the growing capacity and demand of local large employers such as Smiths Industries, Dowty, and GCHQ, plus the subsequent build up of supporting service industries.
b) Servicemen returning from the war wanted to retain the friendship and camaraderie established whilst serving in the forces.
c) Existing local Lodges could not cope with the excessive demand for membership.

Consequently two of the key local Lodges at the time, Foundation Lodge and Perseverance Lodge, worked hard with other Lodges in the surrounding area to form Regency Lodge.

From its original mainly ex-military membership to its current cosmopolitan make up and style of membership, Regency Lodge embraces and consists of a divers cultural and social mixture representing many walks of local life, from those who are now retired but still very active to: engineers, business executives, salesmen, business owners, administrators, financial experts, accountants, doctors of philosophy, policemen, production workers, and middle managers. Regency Lodge personifies the sound Masonic philosophy of inclusion in its make up of members, and makes welcome all who share the founding Masonic principles of Brotherly Love Relief and Truth.

Where in Gloucestershire?

There are various masonic lodges to join in Gloucestershire including: Bradley Stoke, Bullo, Bullo Pil, Bullo Pill, Burford, Cheltenham, Chipping Campden, Chipping Norton, Chipping Sodbury, Churchdown, Cinderford, Cirencester, Dursley, Elmbridge, Fairford, Gloucester, Heathfield, Huntly, Lydney, Moreton in Marsh, Nailsworth, Newent, Painswick, Stroud, Swanley, Tetbury, Tewkesbury, Wotton under Edge and Yate.

Scroll to Top