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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

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 ...

Next Meeting

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

Masters Visits

Our R.W.M., Bro. Martin L. Nelson intends to visit the following Lodges during March and April. Any additional visits will be added when details are received. This information has also been included in our Syllabus which you will find on Read more ...

100 Year Anniversary

In the year 2020 Lodge Hopetoun St. John, No. 1232 will celebrate it's 100 Year Anniversary. A Centenary Book in hardback format is being prepared and should anyone have any appropriate and interesting articles we ask that you contact our Read more ...

Elder Stateman’s Degree

An Elder Statesman's Degree, which is being organised by the Provincial Grand Lodge of Linlithgowshire, will take place at 7.00pm on Wednesday 29th March 2017 in Lodge Hope Bridge Castle, Armadale. All participants will be over the age of 70 years Read more ...

Bro. Robert Harvey

Congratulations to Bro. Robert Harvey (Rab) who on 8th February 2017 was made an Honorary Member of Lodge Ancient Brazen, Linlithgow, No. 17  On that occasion Bro. Eaon Poole R.W.M. of No. 17 expressed his thanks to Bro. Harvey for the 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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