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 all the information on what it is to be a Freemason, our proud history, how to join, what charitable works we’re involved with and upcoming social events.

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

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

Interested in Visiting?

If you are interested in visiting the Freemasons’ Hall or hiring Freemasons’ Hall, please contact Hall Manager David Upton-Jones on 0044 1624 675365 (Office) or  0044 7624 302521 (Mobile) or email him at: david@investicoevents.im for information on how to hire the hall as well as for information regarding upcoming events.

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

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The second stamp in the #UGLE2017stamp collection by Isle of Man Post Office and designed by Glazier Design 💌 focuses on the jewel of the Inner Guard.

The jewel itself shows two swords diagonally crossed in a saltire design ⚔️ Along with the Inner Guard, the sword is also representative of the Outer Guard or Tyler, and symbolises the duty of those holding this position to, "keep off all intruders and Cowans to Freemasonry, and suffer none to pass but such as duly qualified.”

The featured lodge for this stamp is Barbican Lodge No. 8494 which meets at Freemasons' Hall in London, in the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Grand Lodge of London. It is a small lodge, but it is included to represent Freemasons in London.

The background takes inspiration from the ceiling of the Grand Temple in Freemasons' Hall, and represents the Art Deco features of the building, showing beams of light emitting from the centre 🌠

The GPS reference in this stamp is that of The Grand Master's throne in the Grand Temple at Freemasons' Hall in London 🇬🇧

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

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To mark #VEDay, we thought we would take the opportunity to reflect on the life of former British prime minister and #Freemason, Sir Winston Churchill.

Born at Blenheim Palace on 30 November 1874, Churchill was educated at Harrow School and then went on to attend The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, before being elected to Parliament for the first time in 1900.

After war was declared in 1939, Churchill was appointed to the Cabinet and eventually became prime minister in 1940. During his premiership, he guided Britain through the Second World War, and his inspirational speeches provided people with hope during many dark and unsure hours, such as on the eve of the Battle of Britain when he famously declared, "Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties and so bear ourselves, that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will say, 'This was their finest hour'." 📻🎤

72 years ago today, the Allied command accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany, which sparked waves of euphoric celebration across Britain and the world. Churchill told a large crowd on Whitehall, "This is your victory."

He died aged 90 in 1965 and received a full state funeral. In the words of Her Majesty The Queen, the idea was to commemorate Churchill, "on a scale befitting his position in history." 👑 📅

He was initiated into Studholme Lodge No.1591, which is now known as United Studholme Alliance Lodge, which meets in London.
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Inside The Freemasons
Episode 4 is TOMORROW!
Sky 1, 8PM, 8.5.17
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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.

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 to all visitors to the website of the Masonic Province of the Isle of Man.

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 our 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 6 Royal Arch Chapters continue to attract members from all aspects of Manx life, with the professions being represented from the retail and manufacturing industries; the clergy and civil service alongside men from the construction trades; bricklayers; carpenters and plumbers maintaining links with our ancient forebears the operative stone-masons.

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, and includes Lieutenant Governors, several Deemsters (our High Court Judges) and an Archdeacon, 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, a community which has evolved and changed dramatically over recent years, we are actively cementing our established relationships with all sectors of the island, particularly in which we have a common interest in contributing to the well-being of both 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 and you are assured of a warm Manx welcome in the best traditions of true fellowship.

Lhiuish dy firinagh

Keith Dalrymple

Provincial Grand Master