About Aedificandum Lodge
Who we are and what we do
Welcome to the Aedificandum Lodge's website.
Aedificandum Lodge No.9937 was consecrated on 14th January 2017 under charter from The United Grand Lodge of England.
Founder Members of the lodge all have connections with the Construction Industry.
We meet on the 2nd Wednesday in February, March, April (Installations), October and November. Our meeting start times vary depending on the work.
Our regular meetings are held at The Lenchford Inn, Shrawley, Worcester WR6 6TB
News and events
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What is Freemasonry?
Freemasonry makes good men better
"...something very special not easy to put into words..."
Essentially, Freemasonry is a happy association of friends which provides an interest, a discipline for life, making lots of new friends and acquaintances, which can lead to many social activities for both the members and their families.
It has a long history of charitable support for the less fortunate members of our society. All this is combined with a fascinating history going back to "time immemorial".
For most, however, it is an enjoyable hobby, but it has to be stated that this hobby holds something very special not easy to put into words, but is surely felt by all who have joined.
Who can join?
"...open to men of good reputation, irrespective of race or creed..."
Freemasonry is open to men of good reputation, irrespective of race or creed, provided they believe in a Supreme Being. This belief is an essential qualification for admission and continued membership.
However that supreme being can be that of your own specific belief, remembering that Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisation.
Freemasonry teaches moral lessons and self-knowledge, through participation in a progression of allegorical two-part plays, which are learnt by heart and performed within each lodge; Freemasonry offers its members an approach to life which seeks to reinforce thoughtfulness for others, kindness in the community, honesty in business, courtesy in society, and fairness in all things.
Members are urged to regard the interests of the family as paramount, but importantly, Freemasonry also teaches and practises concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need.
In today's modern Freemasonry, members are expected to be of high moral standing and are encouraged to speak openly about Freemasonry. In fact a recent report is in agreement with the claims made here. What may be of interest is that the report was written by non-masons and concludes:
"What attracts masons to Freemasonry varies greatly, as we have already touched on. Some are attracted by the friendships they form and the sense of belonging it instils, others by the ‘nudge’ that Freemasonry provides towards living a more altruistic life. Others still will be attracted by the rituals of Freemasonry.
Much like the rituals themselves, however, Freemasonry may deserve a closer look in order to understand and appreciate it more fully, and its relevance and role today.
If Freemasonry is able successfully to conclude its ‘quiet revolution’, while at the same time ensuring that its central features are retained to preserve the true ‘spirit’ of Freemasonry, then its future may well be assured – for the next century or two at least."
(A report by The Social Issues Research Centre, 2012)
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Lodges in Worcestershire
Grand and Provincial Grand Lodges
Worcestershire Associated Masonic Lodges (WAML)
Royal Arch Masonry
The United Orders
Other Masonic Orders
Masonic Centres and Halls in the Province of Worcestershire
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Masonic Education and Research
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