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.

Dinner ladies inspired by Manx steam
IT WILL be steam puddings for Aylesbury and Thame Masons after dinner ladies Shirley Hanlon and Mel Smith rode on the island’s Thomas the Tank Engine.
Steak and kidney pudding followed by jam roly-poly, both much loved Masonic dishes (steamed of course) will head their menus after the two women steamed from Castletown to Port Erin on the train.
“We were on a walking holiday when advised to catch the train,” Shirley said. “We also steamed up Snaefell on foot but caught the tram down from the top.
“Steamed puddings will be on our menus for a while in memory of our Isle of Man holiday,” she said laughing!
Known by many Masons, the two sisters have the catering contract for Aylesbury Masonic Hall (Province of Buckinghamshire) and Thames Masonic Centre (Province of Oxfordshire – with one chapter and one Mark lodge from Bucks).
Their friend Fionnuala Prosser suggested the walking holiday.
The three women stayed with Fionnuala’s friend W. Bro. Tim Earl who was best man at her wedding to the late Ingo Prosser.
The Masonic point of contact was soon established and it was then steamed puddings all-round!

Masonic dinner ladies Mel Smith and Shirley Hanlon (left and centre) with friend Fionnuala Prosser about to catch the steam train in Castletown.
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Dinner ladies inspired by Manx steam
IT WILL be steam puddings for Aylesbury and Thame Masons after dinner ladies Shirley Hanlon and Mel Smith rode on the island’s Thomas the Tank Engine.
Steak and kidney pudding followed by jam roly-poly, both much loved Masonic dishes (steamed of course) will head their menus after the two women steamed from Castletown to Port Erin on the train.
“We were on a walking holiday when advised to catch the train,” Shirley said. “We also steamed up Snaefell on foot but caught the tram down from the top.
“Steamed puddings will be on our menus for a while in memory of our Isle of Man holiday,” she said laughing!
Known by many Masons, the two sisters have the catering contract for Aylesbury Masonic Hall (Province of Buckinghamshire) and Thames Masonic Centre (Province of Oxfordshire – with one chapter and one Mark lodge from Bucks).
Their friend Fionnuala Prosser suggested the walking holiday.
The three women stayed with Fionnuala’s friend W. Bro. Tim Earl who was best man at her wedding to the late Ingo Prosser.
The Masonic point of contact was soon established and it was then steamed puddings all-round!

Masonic dinner ladies Mel Smith and Shirley Hanlon (left and centre) with friend Fionnuala Prosser about to catch the steam train in Castletown.

If you went down to the woods…
And many Masons did… to help with a teddy bears’ picnic in aid of Manx Breast Cancer Support Group.
Masonic Teddy Boys led by Graham Lawrence and Laurie Henley turned out to help the group with their summer picnic at the Nation Arboretum in St Johns.
Local youngsters who had received Teddies for Loving Care bears while in hospital were given free entrance to enjoy the picnic, bear hunt and ice cream.
A good time was had by all, especially our Cuddly Teddy who armed himself with a walking stick to fend off overly enthusiastic admirers – the picture is certainly one for Worshipful Brother Alan Fielding’s family album.
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If you went down to the woods…
And many Masons did… to help with a teddy bears’ picnic in aid of Manx Breast Cancer Support Group.
Masonic Teddy Boys led by Graham Lawrence and Laurie Henley turned out to help the group with their summer picnic at the Nation Arboretum in St Johns.
Local youngsters who had received Teddies for Loving Care bears while in hospital were given free entrance to enjoy the picnic, bear hunt and ice cream.
A good time was had by all, especially our Cuddly Teddy who armed himself with a walking stick to fend off overly enthusiastic admirers – the picture is certainly one for Worshipful Brother Alan Fielding’s family album.

3 weeks ago

Provincial Grand Lodge of the Isle of Man

Great photos of Dr Gareth Davies, Medical Director of London's Air Ambulance, beside a helicopter proudly emblazoned with a masonic square & compasses 🚁

Earlier this year the Isle of Man Post Office released a set of six stamps in celebration of our Tercentenary, and Manxman Gareth can be see here holding a blown-up version of the sixth stamp in the series 🇮🇲💌

Produced by Glazier Design, the call signs of three air ambulances (G-LNDN, G-WASS and G-TVAL) along with GPS references for their landing pads are encoded in the details.

More on the stamps here → bit.ly/2v0g8IH

A total of 22 air ambulance and rescue services across England and Wales have recently received grants totaling £192,000.

Since funding for these services began in 2006, over £2.2 million has been donated. These life saving services rely entirely on charitable grants and donations and it is a cause close to the hearts of many #Freemasons.

Find out more about these crucial donations → bit.ly/2vdJhRZ

#UGLE2017stamps · #UGLE2017 · #Freemasonry · #airambulance · #charity · Provincial Grand Lodge of the Isle of Man
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3 weeks ago

Provincial Grand Lodge of the Isle of Man

A super sneaky peek at a room laid out for a Royal Arch chapter meeting at Freemasons' Hall 😯

Once you have joined #Freemasonry and completed the fabled three degrees, this should be your next step...
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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