Welcome

Failt Erriu: Welcome to the website for the Masonic Province of the Isle of Man.

This site is open to all.

Here you will find information on what it is to be a Freemason, our proud history, how to join, what charitable works we’re involved with and coming social events.

For a more complete view of current news and events, plus the views and opinions of our many members, please use the  Facebook Feed to the right.

You’re also welcome to contact us anytime if you have any queries.

Interested in Visiting?

For visiting Freemasons wishing to attend one or more of the meetings of our Craft Lodges or of the many other Masonic orders active on the Isle of Man, the appropriate contacts are listed on each of those Individual Lodges’ Web Pages.

If you are unsure of which Lodge you might wish to visit, please email the Provincial Grand Secretary.

You are assured of a warm Manx welcome in the best traditions of true fellowship.

Interested in Hiring Freemasons Hall?

Please contact Hall Manager David Upton-Jones on 0044 1624 675365 (Office) or  0044 7624 302521 (Mobile) or email: enquiries@woodbournehouse.im or visit the Woodbourne House Website Reservations Page to make a reservation. David can also give you information about upcoming events.

Four Grand appointments made
Grand Rank appointments have been bestowed on four Manx Masons to celebrate the Tercentenary and the Most Worshipful Grand Master’s 50 years in office.
Worshipful Brothers Ron Dobbie, Graham Whyte, John Harding and Jeremy Lund learned of their elevations at the installation meeting of The Athole Lodge.
Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Keith Dalrymple announced that the Grand Master, HRH The Duke of Kent, had been pleased to make the following promotions and appointments to Grand Rank:
W. Bro. Ron Dobbie, PAGDC, has been promoted to Past Junior Grand Deacon.
W. Bro. Graham Whyte, PrGTreas, has received a first appointment to Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies.
W. Bro. John Harding, LGR, PPGSuptWks, has received a first appointment to Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies.
W. Bro. Jeremy Lund, PrGStwd, PrSGW (Shropshire), has received a first appointment to Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies. W. Bro. Jeremy has been a member of his mother lodge in Shropshire for 34 years and is a member of King William’s Lodge.
We all offer our sincere congratulation to them.
They will all be invested at a special Investiture meeting of Grand Lodge on Wednesday, 14th March, 2018.
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7 days ago

Provincial Grand Lodge of the Isle of Man

We were very happy that our psychotherapist Adrian Venn was here to welcome the visit of Denis Hartshorne from the Provincial Grand Lodge of the Isle of Man.
At the start of December the freemasons host a fundraising event called “Mannin Cracker” where many items that have been donated by local businesses on Island are auctioned/raffled off at a “Hot Pot Dinner”. The proceeds of this event are donated to a local charity each year and we are honoured that this year we were the chosen charity.
The £600 raised will be so helpful to support our service throughout December, that donation will go directly towards 14 one to one therapy sessions to someone who has had a recent cancer diagnosis or a family member who might be struggling at a time where spirits should be joyful.
We really are so grateful that the continuous public support has allowed us to offer counselling and person to person therapy for nearly 35 years.
2018 is going to be a very exciting period for the charity with plans to expand making every penny even more vital.
Thank you Provincial Grand Lodge of the Isle of Man, we really do appreciate your help.
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1 month ago

Provincial Grand Lodge of the Isle of Man

For #FreemasonFriday, we want to look back at Tuesday's historic celebration 🎉

Over 4,000 Freemasons from Provinces, Districts and representatives from 136 Grand Lodges around the world were present at the Royal Albert Hall for the United Grand Lodge of England's Especial Meeting and action packed afternoon of entertainment.

Grand Lodge was opened and called off in a convenient room and the procession of Grand Officers entered the Hall, before the Grand Master, MW Bro HRH The Duke of Kent, took his place in the Queen’s Box. He was accompanied by the Pro Grand Master MW Bro Peter Lowndes, Deputy Grand Master RW Bro Jonathan Spence, and Assistant Grand Master RW Bro Sir David Wootton.

He was also joined by a number of special guests, including RW Bro HRH Prince Michael of Kent, VW Bro HM King Tutu II of Ashanti, and RW Bro HE John Kufuor, Senior Grand Warden.

The performance was a wonderful journey through our history, showcasing the heritage of Freemasonry, all performed against the backdrop of a 55ft gold Square and Compass and All Seeing Eye and featuring a cast of renowned actors including Sir Derek Jacobi, Samantha Bond and Sanjeev Bhaskar.

After processing to the stage, the Grand Master and Rulers were seated in their normal Thrones, and the Deputy Grand Master then read a letter of loyal greetings sent to Her Majesty The Queen and the reply received, which offered 'warm good wishes to you all for a most successful event.'

For the finale, a rousing rendition of the National Anthem was sung, before the Grand Officers retired from the Hall, drawing to a close a memorable night in our history.

Read more about this momentous occasion here → bit.ly/2yqmYdJ

#UGLE2017
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2 months ago

Provincial Grand Lodge of the Isle of Man

#Freemasons move into a new age with a successful business after transforming their #Douglas home.

The formally named #MasonicHall, now #WoodbourneHouse dates back to the early 1900s.

Commissioned by #HouseofKeys member, Thomas Harrison; it's been a boarding school, a nursing home, becoming home to the freemasons when they bought it in 1923.

Investico Events were brought in to transform it, and manage the business.

Story: goo.gl/B76Mgi
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Interested in Joining?

You can view and download a booklet in the Becoming a Mason section, which contains a fascinating insight into Freemasonry. Undergraduates, and other university members, should also view the section on the Universities Scheme.

You can send an email to express your interest in joining by heading to our Contact Page and clicking “Interested in Joining”. We will get back to you quickly to discuss with you the process of becoming a Freemason.

What it means to be a Freemason

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R.W.Bro. R.K. Dalrymple

Provincial Grand Master for the Isle of Man

Failt Erriu, Welcome from the Provincial Grand Master.

Freemasonry world-wide has a proud and colourful history dating back many centuries.

Here, in our lovely island home, Freemasonry has reflected our diverse cultural heritage and status as a semi-autonomous Crown Dependency. Situated centrally in the Irish Sea, almost equidistant from the four ‘Home Nations’ yet not part of the United Kingdom, our Provincial Grand Lodge has operated since 1886 under the auspices of the United Grand Lodge of England, prior to which we had lodges warranted variously by the Scottish and Irish Constitutions.

Our 19 Craft Lodges and six Royal Arch Chapters continue to attract members from all aspects of Manx life: the professions being represented, retail and manufacturing industries; the clergy and civil service, alongside men from the construction trades. We have bricklayers, carpenters and plumbers who maintain links with operative stone-masons, the ancient forebears of Freemasonry.

I am privileged to be the 13th Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master following a distinguished succession which started with Sir John Senhouse Goldie-Taubman, Speaker of the House of Keys. They include Lieutenant Governors, several Deemsters (the Isle of Man’s High Court Judges) and an Archdeacon. They are a humbling yet inspiring challenge for this mere Chartered Surveyor but I can claim an association with operative masonry!

Conscious that we are in and of our community, which has evolved and changed dramatically over recent years, we are actively cementing our established relationships with all sectors of the island, particularly those in which we have a common interest: contributing to the well-being of individuals and wider society in which we live.

Should your interest be in gaining further knowledge of Freemasonry prior to seeking membership or merely to have more information about us, our history, principles and activities, kindly use the links for insights to one of the world’s oldest fraternal organisations.

For visiting Freemasons wishing to attend one of our Lodges or the many other Masonic orders active on the Isle of Man, the appropriate contacts are listed. You are assured of a warm Manx welcome in the best traditions of true fellowship.

Lhiuish dy firinagh

Keith Dalrymple