"Freemasonry tries to make good men better, it cannot make bad men good"

Welcome to Lodge Hopetoun St. John No. 1232

The Lodge meets for Regular Meetings on the first Tuesday of each month from September to April inclusive, excluding January.

The Annual General Meeting is held on the first Tuesday in December of each year and the Annual Installation of Office Bearers is held on the third Saturday in January commencing at 2.00pm.

All meetings start at 7.30pm unless stated otherwise in the detailed syllabus.

The image opposite shows 1232 members who attended the installation of Bro. James Ellis, B.A., Dip. Ed., as Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master of Linlithgowshire in the Cairn Hotel, Bathgate on Saturday 5th March 2016. Left to right, Bros., James Y Ward DM, Hugh C Paterson PM, Norman J Austin RWM, John A Sandilands Tyler, Ray Newton PM & Secretary,  Anthony J Sullivan SM and David L Lacey IPM.

News and events

Latest News & Events

Bro George T Ryce

On Tuesday 6th December 2016, Bro George T Ryce was presented with a 50 Year Medal in recognition of his services to Freemasonry. The presentation was made by Bro David L Lacey IPM, assisted by Geordie's two grandsons, Bro Scott Read more ...

Young Masons Degree 2017

Bro Ronnie J Gemmill, D.P.G.M., on behalf of Provincial Grand Lodge, is organising a Young Masons Degree to be held later in the year. If you are interested in participating, or require further details, please contact Bro Ray Newton P.M. Read more ...

Tour of Rosslyn Chapel – Sat. 11th March 2017 at 11.30am

Provincial Grand Lodge is offering Master Masons a tour of Rosslyn Chapel. Rosslyn Chapel sits six miles south of Edinburgh and was built in the 15th century by Earl William St. Clair of Rosslyn. The Chapel has become one of Read more ...

Bro John A Sandilands – Tyler & Caretaker

As you may be aware, one morning back in October 2016, John suffered a heart attack just after arriving at the Lodge in order to set things up for our meeting later that evening. Thankfully due to the prompt attendance Read more ...

Installation Meeting

A reminder that our Annual Installation Meeting will be held on Saturday 21st January 2017 at 2pm. As always visitors are most welcome.

Next Meeting

The next Regular Meeting of the Lodge will be held on Tuesday 7th February 2017. The Lodge will tyle at 7.30pm when our new R.W.M. Bro. Martin L. Nelson and his office-bearers will be working a First Degree. As always Read more ...

What is Freemasonry?

Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest secular fraternal societies.

Freemasonry is a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. Its members are taught its precepts by a series of ritual dramas, which follow ancient forms, and use stonemasons’ customs and tools as allegorical guides. The essential qualification for admission into and continuing membership is a belief in a Supreme Being. Membership is open to men of any race or religion who can fulfil this essential qualification and who are of good repute.

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