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.

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1 week ago

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We're back in business!
King William's Lodge No.3883 met last night (31/07) for their first regular meeting since the lock-down was introduced and were the first Lodge on the Isle of Man to do so. Fortunately, since the island has been Covid free for over 10 weeks , all restrictions with regard to meetings have been removed.
I have no doubt there will be many "Emergency Meetings" called over the next few weeks in an attempt to get back on track before the season 'proper' starts.
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Were back in business!
King Williams Lodge No.3883 met last night (31/07) for their first regular meeting  since the lock-down was introduced and were the first Lodge on the Isle of Man to do so. Fortunately, since the island has been Covid free for over 10 weeks , all restrictions with regard to meetings have been removed. 
I have no doubt there will be many Emergency Meetings called over the next few weeks in an attempt to get back on track before the season proper starts.

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It’s fantastic you met but Should we be wearing masks to protect each other

This is a Masonic lodge, named after King Williams College Castletown, I think the college was named after William 1V.

King william IV gave his name to the school it is a school lodge

Surely you are breaching the 1m rule in how close you are sat to each other.

2 interesting pictures. I suppose I should have been there but it wasn’t possible.

Very envious! Look forward to when we can do likewise.

“King Williams” lodge. Is that in reference to King William III?

Perhaps they should have had masks on

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2 weeks ago

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Here are some very useful tips by those intrepid Masons in Norfolk for those who are learning ritual for the first time and those who a "brushing up" their ritual for a presentation yet to come, especially useful after the long close down we have just experienced.

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there is a carry on vid to this one, could someone please post the link? Thanks in advance. Stay healthy brethren and square well.

2 weeks ago

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Amazing what you see on Solomon, certainly made me smile.😁

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3 weeks ago

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United Grand Lodge of England‪Take a look at this fantastic photo from Freemasons' Hall - taken yesterday as Helio Lodge No. 3900 met for their first meeting after the Resumption of Masonic Activity.‬

‪Looking good chaps! 📸‬

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3 weeks ago

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4 weeks ago

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United Grand Lodge of EnglandOn the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Britain, we remember the sacrifice of the brave pilots who fought for our freedom.

We will never forget.

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1 month ago

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United Grand Lodge of England‪Today we celebrate #ArmedForcesDay2020! 🎉‬

‪Invictus Lodge No.9960 is a military Lodge for servicemen and veterans from the British Army, Royal Air Force & Royal Navy & meets in the Provincial Grand Lodge of Yorkshire N&E Ridings.

‪It’s also a member of The Circuit of Service Lodges. The Circuit contains 42 military Lodges and exists to promote comradeship and fraternal contact between military Freemasons.

Find out more here ➡️ bit.ly/militarymasons‬

‪#Freemasons ‬
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1 month ago

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Fame at last, promoting a piece I wrote for them last year.
Yours S&F,
PrGMentor🤝🚪🧭 Thinking of Proposing a friend into #Freemasonry? Signing the Form is the start... You'll prepare them for their initiation and support and them through their early years.

Read the #paper here ➡️ solomon.ugle.org.uk/mod/resource/view.php?id=1893

#DailyAdvancement #MasonicKnowledge #Freemasons

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Fame at last, promoting a piece I wrote for them last year.
Yours S&F, 
PrGMentor

2 months ago

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United Grand Lodge of England‪#OnThisDay in 1717, a group of Freemasons met at the Goose and Gridiron pub in St Paul’s Churchyard and formed the Premier Grand Lodge.‬

‪The rest, as they say, is history...

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2 months ago

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Masonic Charitable Foundation💕 As well as a stellar musical career spanning many decades, Dame Vera Lynn leaves behind a legacy of helping young children with cerebral palsy achieve the best start in life.

👪 Freemasons can be proud that their generous donations have contributed to that legacy – our £4,500 grant to the Dame Vera Lynn Children's Charity has helped the families of children with cerebral palsy with the support and skills necessary, to help all children reach their potential.

🎵 Thank you, Dame Vera, for your music and your support for families ❤️
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2 months ago

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United Grand Lodge of EnglandThe second edition of First Rising has just been released! 🎉

It is jam-packed with important updates from UGLE as well as some very exciting news and a challenging photo competition 📸

We hope you enjoy it!

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2 months ago

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Solomon🪨↗️ "It is customary at the erection of all stately and superb edifices, to lay the first, or foundation stone at the North-East corner of the building..." Why is the Candidate in the NE corner? Read the #paper here ➡️ solomon.ugle.org.uk/mod/resource/view.php?id=655 #DailyAdvancement #MasonicKnowledge United Grand Lodge of England United Grand Lodge of England Universities Scheme ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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2 months ago

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United Grand Lodge of EnglandExciting news!

Ubique Lodge and Chapter Number 1789 are hosting a presentation series entitled: "The Falklands War - a unique Naval perspective" 🎙️

The first presentation takes place this Thursday - more details below!

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2 months ago

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Masonic Charitable Foundation🔥£805,161🔥

Here's your Friday update of the Freemasons' COVID-19 Community Fund total!

👪Earlier this week the government announced further relaxations to the lockdown rules, meaning more people can see loved ones after months of social distancing.

💸However, this morning it was announced the UK economy has shrunk by a record 20.4% in April – something that will affect many families and individuals well into the future.

💛This fund is there to help ensure people affected by COVID-19 will continue to have support, once 'normality' is back.

💪Help us build better lives – donate today: mcf.org.uk/covid19fund

🤔 Unsure of the impact Freemasonry is having? Visit our impact map! mcf.org.uk/covid19impact
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2 months ago

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United Grand Lodge of England‪We’re excited to announce that the Freemasons’ Covid-19 Community Fund has now reached £750,000!‬

‪What a fantastic achievement 👏‬

‪Let’s push on to £1 million by texting COVID19 to 70500 to donate £5 📱‬

‪#Freemasons #TimetoText ‬
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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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Solomon😃📘📐 We're delighted to announce that we now have 3⃣0⃣,0⃣0⃣0⃣ users on Solomon! Thanks to all those enjoying the papers, audio, images and quizzes, every day. If you're not on yet, register here➡️ solomon.ugle.org.uk #DailyAdvancement #MasonicKnowledge #Freemasons United Grand Lodge of England United Grand Lodge of England Universities Scheme ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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United Grand Lodge of EnglandWhat do you know about Solomon?

We've created a short animation to let you know how Solomon can help to foster your curiosity and expand your understanding of Freemasonry!

Start your Solomon journey here → bit.ly/UGLESolomon

#Freemasons
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2 months ago

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Solomon🍷👏🍽️ Have you delivered toasts to distinguished guests or visitors at the Festive Board? Read the #paper on the protocols at the Festive Board and in particular Masonic Fire ➡️ solomon.ugle.org.uk/mod/resource/view.php?id=858 #DailyAdvancement #MasonicKnowledge #Freemasons ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

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What's it all about?

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3 months ago

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United Grand Lodge of EnglandAs the #TimetoText campaign gets underway, the Grand Secretary has recorded the following message on the Freemasons’ COVID-19 Community Fund 🎥

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3 months ago

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United Grand Lodge of EnglandHere we go!‬

‪We’re delighted to officially announce the start of the #TimetoText campaign 📱‬

‪Donate here ➡️ bit.ly/FreemasonsCOVIDFund ‬

‪Or text COVID19 to 70500 to donate £5 👍‬

‪#Freemasons‬
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3 months ago

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United Grand Lodge of EnglandOur Grand Secretary Dr David Staples will be back this Thursday at 3pm for another live Q&A on Twitter!

Head over to our Twitter page ➡️ bit.ly/UGLETwitter and make sure you start submitting your questions using the hashtag #AsktheGrandSec 📡

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3 months ago

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United Grand Lodge of EnglandUGLE and its members are doing all they can to help in the fight against the coronavirus.

Find out more about how #Freemasons are working within their communities here ➡️ bit.ly/Covid19UGLEResponse
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3 months ago

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United Grand Lodge of EnglandOn #VEDay75, we celebrate victory over tyranny and remember the sacrifice that it took to make it possible.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

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Solomon🕯️💡 Do you recall the moment when you were "Restored to light" in #Freemasonry? Read the #nugget on what an initiate sees when the blindfold is removed, what follows, and what it means symbolically ➡️ solomon.ugle.org.uk/mod/resource/view.php?id=1835 #DailyAdvancement #MasonicKnowledge #Freemasons United Grand Lodge of England United Grand Lodge of England Universities Scheme ... See MoreSee Less

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Yes in January 1965 it was so cold at that point in the evening upstairs in Castletown Masonic Hall that the late John Kewley, our then DC , put my jacket on.It must have been ok since 55 years later I still attend there (When I can!)

3 months ago

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Reminds me of certain lodge meetings. I won’t give greetings in a lodge I am a member of!

4 months ago

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A thought for today.

4 months ago

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United Grand Lodge of EnglandAll of us at UGLE would like to wish Her Majesty The Queen a very happy birthday! 🎉🎊

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4 months ago

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It was the biggest crowdfunding project of its time and aimed to raise £1,000,000 to build the Masonic Peace Memorial Building, or as we know it today, Freemasons' Hall

Take some time today to learn about this amazing show of solidarity via the Museum of Freemasonry👇

museumfreemasonry.org.uk/blog/one-million

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It was the biggest crowdfunding project of its time and aimed to raise £1,000,000 to build the Masonic Peace Memorial Building, or as we know it today, Freemasons Hall

Take some time today to learn about this amazing show of solidarity via the Museum of Freemasonry👇

https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/blog/one-million

#Freemasons • #Memorial • #Crowdfunding

4 months ago

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United Grand Lodge of EnglandWe’re delighted to see that this vital work has been featured in The Telegraph 📰

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4 months ago

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United Grand Lodge of EnglandIn these challenging times, it can be easy to feel isolated and alone - make sure you look out for each other.

A simple phone call can make all the difference!

#belikeJim #Friendship #Freemasons
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4 months ago

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5 months ago

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Dr David Staples explaining Freemasonry to ITV News

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5 months ago

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You might enjoy Sir Tony Robinson's visit to UGLE

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

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Just a thought for today and reminder of our values.

5 months ago

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United Grand Lodge of EnglandIf you're feeling unwell, please stay away from Lodge and Chapter meetings until you feel better.

This is for the benefit of all our members as well as the individual concerned.

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5 months ago

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A TEAM of Manx Masons were amazed when they visited the Isle of Man Foodbank to learn more about the charity.
What might appear to be a simple operation turned out to be seven years or upwards in putting together a comprehensive undertaking.
“This is a superb example of constructive collaboration in so many ways,” Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Keith Dalrymple said at the end of the visit. “It makes the best use of limited resources.”
The team led by the PGM included Deputy Provincial Grand Master Roger Southern, Provincial Charity Steward Del Peters and Secretary of the IOM Masonic Charity Stephen Whittam.
This follows on from the recent Meadowside Choral Society Concert, organised by W Bro Arie Eisinginger and held in Freemasons’ Hall, Douglas, where the sum of £1,300 was presented to the Foodbank by the Isle of Man Province.
The Foodbank was started by Rotarian Neal Mellon of Douglas Bay Rotary Club initially to support military returnees. “My promise to Rotary was to see if there was a need, if so who could supply what was needed, where we could store it and how it could be delivered,“ Neal recalls. Soon several organisations became involved including the Society of Friends, Freethinkers, church groups, schools and Citizens Advice.
The number of food parcels given to needy folk has risen steadily from 150 a year to around 2,500 and is still increasing. End of shelf-life food is used rather than being tipped into landfill, resulting in waste reduction.
People receiving parcels are given other help: advice on budgeting, cooking skills and debt-counseling, plus help is available for fuel poverty and how to access social services.
The Salvation Army out-source their food relief activities through the Foodbank acknowledging the excellent work done by Neal and his volunteers.
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A TEAM of Manx Masons were amazed when they visited the Isle of Man Foodbank to learn more about the charity.
What might appear to be a simple operation turned out to be seven years or upwards in putting together a comprehensive undertaking.
“This is a superb example of constructive collaboration in so many ways,” Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Keith Dalrymple said at the end of the visit. “It makes the best use of limited resources.”
The team led by the PGM included Deputy Provincial Grand Master Roger Southern, Provincial Charity Steward Del Peters and Secretary of the IOM Masonic Charity Stephen Whittam.
This follows on from the recent Meadowside Choral Society Concert, organised by W Bro Arie Eisinginger and held in Freemasons’ Hall, Douglas, where the sum of £1,300 was presented to the Foodbank by the Isle of Man Province. 
The Foodbank was started by Rotarian Neal Mellon of Douglas Bay Rotary Club initially to support military returnees. “My promise to Rotary was to see if there was a need, if so who could supply what was needed, where we could store it and how it could be delivered,“ Neal recalls. Soon several organisations became involved including the Society of Friends, Freethinkers, church groups, schools and Citizens Advice.
The number of food parcels given to needy folk has risen steadily from 150 a year to around 2,500 and is still increasing. End of shelf-life food is used rather than being tipped into landfill, resulting in waste reduction.
People receiving parcels are given other help: advice on budgeting, cooking skills and debt-counseling, plus help is available for fuel poverty and how to access social services.
The Salvation Army out-source their food relief activities through the Foodbank acknowledging the excellent work done by Neal and his volunteers.

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Brotherly love Relief and Truth. Where it is required rightly

Excellent work by all involved.

Well Done Worshipful Brethren. W.Bro 5669 EC South Africa.

5 months ago

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5 months ago

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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.

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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