About Ridings Tablers' Lodge
In 1993, three local Freemasons began to pursue the idea of founding a Freemasons Lodge in the province based upon the aims and objectives of the Round Table which could be adapted to the principles of Freemasonry. This vision became the Ridings Tablers’ Lodge and, having been sponsored by the Lodge of King Arthur No. 9331 Ilkley, the lodge was thus formed in 1995.
We are proud to see ourselves as a friendly Lodge with over forty members from a variety of backgrounds, occupations, religions and ages, and we frequently welcome new members. In common with all freemasons, we strive to live good lives and we share an enjoyment of Freemasonry and a unique bond of fellowship.
Our meetings are held at 6.30pm on every fourth Friday in February, March, April, May, June, September, October and November at the Beverley Masonic Hall on Trinity Lane in Beverley.
At the end of every Lodge meeting we sit together as a lodge at a dinner known as a Festive Board. We often entertain guests who may be visiting Freemasons or sometimes non-Freemasons who wish to understand a little more about the organisation and speak to members about their experiences as a Mason. After the Festive Board you may find some of us catching last orders together in town before a taxi ride home!
Family and friends are very important to us and we take pride in supporting each other and our families. We hold social events throughout the year where we welcome our wives, partners, and children as well as other non-masonic family and friends.
The membership fees of Riding Tablers’ Lodge compare favourably with everyday sports and social clubs. Freemasonry is not a rich man’s hobby but an affordable and rewarding pastime for the many.
The Ridings Tablers Lodge is strengthened by its diversity; there is a place for all good men whether quiet and reflective, or lively and gregarious. Read our ‘Freemasonry’ and ‘Becoming a Freemason’ pages to learn more.
What to do now ?
If you are interested in joining us, why not browse through our site, including the news and events pages, to see what we get up to ? We welcome enquiries from anyone interested in knowing more about becoming a Freemason. If that sounds like you, we’d be happy to answer any questions you might have. Please click here to get in touch with us by email to arrange an informal meeting to discuss what we do and whether you wish to take the next step. Our secretary, Andy, will do his best to get back to you within a week.
If you live in, or want to join, a Lodge in another part of North or East Yorkshire, or indeed elsewhere in the United Kingdom, please make contact with your local province via the Useful Links page of this website. Alternatively, feel free to contact us by email and we would be happy to transfer your enquiry to the appropriate person.