Lodge of Connaught & Truth
of Connaught & Truth No 521 has been an
integral part of Huddersfield life since 1845. It
is a Lodge that is steeped in history, tradition
and cultural heritage. With over 160 years of
continuous history it was formed at the same time
as national instutitions such as the Grand
National and the University of Manchester. It
predates organisations such as the Football
Association, London Underground and was formed 14
years before Charles Darwin wrote On The
Origin of Species.
A Lodge of Freemasons can be
considered a "community" in its own
right. What we share in common is an enjoyment of
Freemasonry, a philanthropic, social and
charitable organisation. It offers a unique
opportunity to meet people from different
backgrounds who share a high regard for ethics,
which is practised independently of any religious
or political convictions.
The ceremonies are a unique part
of Freemasonry. They serve to remind of us our
commitment to society as a whole, without being
sanctimonious. They are just as relevant to
today's society as when they were first being
developed over two-hundred years ago. We have
approximately 40 members, and our age range is
between late 20s to late 80s. We come from all
works of life, for example salesman, engineer,
manager, teacher, joiner, storeman, policeman and
lecturer. For many of our members Freemasonry
adds an extra "dimension" to their
leisure-time as it is a unique organisation.
Greenhead Masonic Hall where
the Lodge of Connaught and Truth meets
Lodge meets every Monday evening (except Bank Holidays)
for a Lodge of Instruction. In addition the Lodge has its
regular meeting on the first Friday of every month except
January and August. We meet at Greenhead Masonic Hall,
which located opposite Greenhead College, Huddersfield.
additon to our masonic activity we have a varied social
calendar which typically includes:
Huddersfield District there are a total of 19 Lodges,
each with their own Lodge meetings and social calendar.
In fact, you would be amazed of how much masonic activity
goes on in and around Huddersfield. The Lodges in
Huddersfield, Halifax and Brighouse have over 1,200
members in 37 Lodges. As a member in good standing, you
are entitled to visit any of these Lodges if and when you
receive an invite from a member of a relevant Lodge.
Visiting is an important part of Freemasonry and enables
you to make friends with those "who would have
otherwise remained at a perpetual distance", as the
Masonic saying goes.