History

Freemasonry in the Isle of Man can be traced back to 1765 when the first Lodge met in Douglas under the Grand Lodge of Ireland. The Athole Lodge No 1004 was the first Lodge to meet under the United Grand Lodge of England in 1885. The Provincial Grand Lodge of the Isle of Man was inaugurated on Wednesday 29th September 1886 in the Masonic Lodge Rooms, Loch Promenade, Douglas and a complete report of the proceedings appeared in the Isle of Man Times.

It is recorded that the visiting Grand Officers together with the Provincial Grand Master travelled by train to Ramsey on 30th September 1886 and were met by the Worshipful Master, Officers and Brethren of St. Maughold Lodge and entertained to lunch at the Mitre Hotel. They then went for a ride via Lewaigue to the Church of St Maughold where they expressed great interest in the Church and ancient Crosses. Bro J. Craine, Organist, played the Hallelujah Chorus and the National Anthem.

 

 
 Provincial Grand Masters 
1886 1898  Sir John Senhouse Goldie-Taubman, Speaker of the House of Keys.
1899 1902  The Right Honourable Lord Henniker, Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man.
1902 1912  The Honourable Sir Arthur Stanley.
1912 1919  The Right Honourable Lord Raglan, Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man.
1919 1931  His Honour Deemster Frederic Malcolm La Mothe.
1931 1957  His Honour Deemster Sir William Percy Cowley, C.B.E.
1957 1964  The Venerable Ernest Henry Stenning, M.B.E., M.A., T.D., Archdeacon of the Isle of Man,
                         Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen.
1964 1972  His Honour Ramsey Gelling Johnson, O.B.E., C.P., J.P.
1972 1983  His Honour Robert Kinley Eason, Barrister at Law, Bachelor of Laws.
1983 1994  His Worship the High Bailiff Henry William Callow.
1994 2003  David George Gelling.
2003 -  2010  George Peake.
2010 -             Robert Keith Dalrymple
 
Provincial Contacts
Provincial Grand Secretary - Provincial Grand Scribe Ezra
Martin Blackburn,  Freemasons' Hall, Woodbourne Road, Hilary Park, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM2 3EE
Tel. 01624 620656
E-mail: pgs@freemasons.im
 
Secretary of Freemasons Hall
Stephen Whittam
  Email: hall@freemasons.im
Provincial Information Officer
Ron Corlett
Email: pio@freemasons.im

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