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Welcome to Lodge Hopetoun St. John No. 1232

A warm welcome to the website of Lodge Hopetoun St. John, No. 1232. Our Lodge was formed in Bridgend (near Linlithgow) in 1920 and all going well we will celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2020.

The Lodge meets for Regular Meetings on the first Tuesday of each month from September to April inclusive, excluding January. All meetings start at 7.30pm unless stated otherwise in the detailed syllabus.

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.

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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 D.M., Hugh C. Paterson P.M., Norman J. Austin R.W.M., John A. Sandilands Tyler, Ray Newton P.M. & Secretary,  Anthony J. Sullivan S.M. and David L. Lacey I.P.M.

News and events

Latest News & Events

Seagull Trust Cruises Ratho

In the minute of the recent Almoners Meeting Bro. Kenny McMaster (Provincial Grand Almoner) advised that Bro. Bob Potter, P.M. No. 85, had mentioned at No. 85's last meeting that The Seagull Trust, Ratho Branch, was extremely proud of it's Read more ...

Reigning Masters Degree

This years Reigning Masters Degree will be held on Tuesday 31st October 2017 at 7.00pm within the premises of Lodge Ancient Brazen, No. 17, Linlithgow. The RWM of Lodge Lord Bruce, No. 1601, will occupy the chair. An invitation has Read more ...

Recent Members Degree

This years 'Recent Members Degree' (previously referred to as the Young Members Degree) will be held in Lodge St. John Crofthead, Fauldhouse, No. 374, on Friday 29th September 2017. Participating in the Degree, and representing Lodge Hopetoun St. John, No. Read more ...

Bro. Hugh C. Paterson P.M.

Congratulations to Bro. Hugh who on Tuesday 7th March 2017 was presented with a 50 Year Jewel and Jubilee Certificate. Hugh's proposer, Bro. Jim Bennett, a P.M. of Kirkliston Maitland, No. 482 assisted with the presentation. Our picture shows Bro. Read more ...

Bro. Joe Lavery (Organist)

At our last meeting, on Tuesday 4th April 2017, we sadly had to say goodbye to Joe, but don't panic this was only in his capacity as Organist.  Joe has finally decided that now is the appropriate time for him to Read more ...

Next Meeting

The next Regular Meeting of the Lodge will be held on Tuesday 5th September 2017. As this is also the annual visitation from The Provincial Grand Lodge of Linlithgowshire, the Lodge will tyle at 7.00pm when R.W.M. Bro. Martin L. Nelson Read more ...

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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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