Rushcliffe Lodge 3658 was consecrated on the 24th October 1913 and is the daughter Lodge of Bentinck Lodge 3416. The Brethren of Bentinck Lodge who petitioned for the formation of Rushcliffe Lodge came from a varied background. Records show that some of the petitioners were Travellers, Merchants or Commercial Traveller and it was decided to meet on a Saturday when most of them would have returned home. The makeup of membership has altered over the years to include a wider variety of members both in working lives and ethnic backgrounds.
Our current banner (above) is used at all lodge meetings was made by Worshipful Brother H. G. Woodward and replaced the original banner designed by Worshipful Brother George Boon based on an idea by the first Worshipful Master.
Charity is at the Heart of Freemasonry
The three Great Principles by which we stand are Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth. From its earliest days, Freemasonry has been concerned with the care of others; this work continues today. Masonic charity is practiced at every level, and Rushcliffe Lodge gives aid to our own community and contributes at Provincial level where large sums of money are donated to regional causes; Nationally, our efforts are channelled through the Masonic Charitable Foundation.
The Rushcliffe Lodge membership currently stands at 30 men from all walks of life and age ranges. We extend friendship and fellowship to all individuals irrespective of race, religion or social status. We embrace our new members as they are the lifeblood and future of our Lodge; new members are now appointed a personal mentor to ensure they get a full enjoyment from being a member of the ancient order of freemasons. We see Freemasonry as a force for good and we seek actively to be involved in the Community of which we are part; as a group, we strive to be upright men, good citizens who prize honour and virtue and practice those virtues which we prize. We would welcome any man over 21, with 'strict morals and upright intensions' with a belief in a Supreme Being, to contact us; also, any existing Freemason looking to join a Lodge would be most welcome.
Our Lodge meetings are held at:
145 High Road Chilwell,
We hold 5 meetings a year on the first Saturdays of February, March, April, October and November usually staring at 4.00 pm. After each meeting we have a social festive board (meal), which is a less formal environment. The Lodge also hosts several social events throughout the year involving our spouses, partners, family and friends.
If you are interested in joining Freemasonry, please visit our Enquiry Page