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?

If you are interested in visiting Freemasons’ Hall, in Woodbourne Road, Douglas, IM2 3ED, or hiring Freemasons’ Hall, please contact Hall Manager David Upton-Jones on 0044 1624 675365 (Office) or  0044 7624 302521 (Mobile) or email: david@investicoevents.im . David can also give you information about coming events.

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.

Well everyone - our Clown now can't make this event. Are there any children's entertainers out there who'd be willing to help us xx ... See MoreSee Less

The bsa conrod gavel presented to the Grand Master has now moved to the first #tc300 event at the IOM TT and it has now lapped the challenging mountain circuit on a flying lap and been used by the master of the tourist trophy lodge in Ramsey during the ceremony then handed back for its onward journey to the next event back in England starting at the Lakeland museum 11/6 this Sunday please make the effort to register , join and enjoy the next runs and good company ... See MoreSee Less

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This week signals the beginning of #NationalSmileMonth 😁 and we thought we would mark it by sharing a couple of our favourite #Freemasonry jokes with you. Warning, may contain cringe!

Q. What did the Freemason say when he tripped and fell off the drawbridge?

A. So moat it be.

And the second one:

Q. How many Freemasons does it take to change a lightbulb?

A. Change? What's change?

Share your best Freemasonry jokes in the comments below ↓ 🎙️
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The penultimate stamp in our series of tercentenary stamps by Isle of Man Post Office and Glazier Design 💌 focuses on the jewel of the Senior Warden.

The jewel itself is a level, and symbolises equality. Historically, it was used by ancient civilisations to represent justice and equality and it was also given to magistrates within the guild system ⚖️

The featured lodge is the Lodge of Antiquity No. 2, one of the oldest surviving lodges in the world, and one of the original four that met in the Goose and Gridiron pub 300 years ago this year.

The simple and elegant pattern in the background represents the windows at Freemasons' Hall in the Isle of Man 🇮🇲

The GPS reference on this stamp is that of the blue plaque in Paternoster Square/St Paul’s Churchyard that marks the former site of the Goose and Gridiron pub, where the first four lodges came together and created the first United Grand Lodge in 1717 ✒️

The stamps are available to buy here → goo.gl/AI4Vd6

#UGLE2017stamps · #UGLE2017
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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

So, what do you know about Freemasonry? Click here to find out more about what it means to be a Freemason today.

In association with

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