THE HABERDASHERS' ASKE'S LODGE
The Haberdashers' Aske's School and Freemasonry have enjoyed a long and distinguished association over many years.
The Haberdashers' Aske's Lodge is now in its 111th year.
The Lodge has a very special, friendly, Haberdashers’ feel with a significant number of the Brethren of the Lodge being Old Boys, but this is not prerequisite to becoming a member. We have members representing the recent and not so recent eras of the school’s past, including last year’s Master, Andrew Sinclair who left the Haberdashers’ School in 2001, together with the longest serving lodge member, David Wolff, who was at the school in the 1930s! It is of note that David celebrated his 95th Birthday last year on 13th December 2017 and in March 2018, had been a member of the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Lodge for 70 years!
We meet four times a year on a Saturday at the prestigious Freemason's Hall in London and enjoy friendship and goodwill in a delightfully relaxed Habs style, with dinner at conclusion of our meetings.
Many of our members live in London and the Home Counties whilst others travel to our meetings from as far away as Norfolk, Devon, France and Switzerland. We have a healthy tradition of reciprocal visits between our Lodge and many other Freemasons' Lodges, which enriches the experience of our Lodge meetings and provides the opportunity to forge new friendships.
Our charitable activities continue and this year we have donated charitable collections amounting to over £1,500, which was distributed to the Metropolitan Masonic Charity Appeal for London's Air Ambulance.
Our Ladies Luncheon is held during the late summer in Aldenham House when family and friends join members of the Lodge to enjoy good food and company, with an informal tour of the school and grounds thrown in for good measure!
If you think you might be interested in joining us or would just like to find out more, we would welcome your enquiry. The Lodge secretary is Rishi S Loatey (OH 1994) who can be contacted via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lodge website is at www.haberdashersaskeslodge.com where further details of our activities including background, dates and further contact information can be found.