Freemasonry in Hastings and East Sussex
Senlac Lodge No.5273 is a Masonic Lodge under the jurisdiction of the United Grand Lodge of England and of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Sussex.

Senlac Lodge was consecrated in 1931. We meet on the second Thursday of the month, seven times a year, at The Masonic Hall at East Ascent in St Leonards-on-Sea. Our social mix is very diverse, with members from a wide selection of the community. Freemasons come from all walks of life, and are active in promoting a culture of integrity, charity and community responsibility.

Freemasonry has always been about making good men better. For Freemasons, there are four important values that help define their path through life:

Integrity: Building good people
Freemasons are focused on building themselves as people of integrity and membership provides the structure to help achieve that goal.

Friendship: Building together
Freemasonry provides the common foundation for friendships between members, many of which will last for life.

Respect: Building unity
Freemasonry brings people together irrespective of their race, religion or any other perceived differences that can divide us as a society.

Charity: Building compassion
Kindness and charitable giving are deeply ingrained within the principles of Freemasonry, and the organisation provides the structure for members to make positive contributions to their communities and various causes.

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Freemasonry has always been about making good men better. Individuals aim to shape their lives around five core principles.

Integrity: We say what we mean and we keep our promises.
Kindness: We believe in playing a key role in our communities and give time and money to charitable ventures.
Honesty: We pride ourselves on openness, about what being a Freemason means for us.
Fairness: We treat everyone as equal – we listen to others, explore any differences and look for common ground.
Tolerance: We respect the opinions of others and behave with understanding towards them.

Freemasonry – What’s it all about?

Freemasonry means different things to different people. Some enjoy the opportunity to listen to and debate with others, whilst some members also find the social activities of great interest.

A chance to study the history, philosophy and esoteric nature of the craft appeals to many, but most of all Freemasonry offers a pathway to develop in ways that personally interest you.

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Interested in joining?

Any man over the age of 21 may join Freemasonry, regardless of ethnic group, political views, economic standing or religion, although he is expected to have a faith. Students over 18 can join one of 73 Universities Scheme Lodges.

If you would like to find out more about Freemasonry, or are interested in becoming a Mason, then feel free contact us and we would be pleased to assist you.

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The Ethos

Freemasonry instils in its members a moral and ethical approach to life: its values are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness. Members are urged to regard the interests of the family as paramount but, importantly, Freemasonry also teaches concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need.

From its earliest days, Freemasonry has been concerned with the care of orphans, the sick and the aged. This work continues today. In addition, large sums are given to national and local charities.

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