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

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

Provincial Golf Outing

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Linlithgowshire has organised a Golf Outing on Sunday 21st May 2017, to Tulliallan Golf Club (first tee 9.30am) The event includes a Roll & Coffee on arrival, one round of golf and a two course Read more ...

Open Day at Grand Lodge, Edinburgh

Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3DH, will be open on Saturday, 13th May 2017. Tours of the building will be provided. New members are particularly encouraged to visit and see their 'Head Office' although everyone is welcome on 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 ...

New York Bound

Bro. Norman J. Austin PM has always been known for his travels not only in this country, but also in Ireland and England. Very soon he will going much further when, in May 2017, in his capacity as a Past Master Read more ...

Bro. Joe Lavery (Organist)

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

Inside the Freemasons

On 16th February 2017 it was confirmed that Sky1's insight into Freemasonry, 'Inside the Freemasons' will begin broadcasting on Monday 17th April 2017 ( 5 episodes). According to the website of Lodge Crescamus No. 7776 (E.C.) this exclusive access to 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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