Welcome to the web pages of the Malvern Hills Lodge.

The purpose of this web site is to promote Freemasonry in general and our Lodge in particular by means of the world wide web. Our Lodge was Consecrated on the 10th December 1949 by Worshipful Brother Ben Marsh, JP, Past Grand Deacon, Deputy Provincial Grand Master in Charge.

So what is Freemasonry?

Freemasonry is a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. Its members are taught its principles (moral lessons and self-knowledge) by a series of ritual dramas – a progression of allegorical two-part plays which are learnt by heart and performed within each Lodge – which follow ancient forms, and use stonemasons’ customs and tools as allegorical guides.

Lodge History

In the mid 1940’s Malvern was a town that was made up of several smaller townships with sharp divisions between the different parts. Once famous for its water cure it was also noted for its Annual Festival and for its educational establishments. The town expanded dramatically with the arrival of the Royal Radar Establishment, and as nationally, the interest in Freemasonry grew also and such was its demand that Lodges became oversubscribed and new ones were founded to accommodate them. In Malvern this resulted in the Consecration of the Malvern Hills Lodge. From its inception the ritual of the Lodge has been most important and was, from the very start, prescribed originally by those Members who founded the Lodge.

There have been alterations to the Ritual over the 50-plus years since the Consecration, some of which were specified as the result of decisions made by the Lodge Committee whilst others (mainly concerning the wording of the Emulation Ritual) have come about as the result of edicts from Grand Lodge and still others by usages which, by now, have become a traditional part of the Workings of the Lodge. It is, therefore, apparent that the way in which procedures are now carried out must be described as “customary”. Brethren of the Lodge have assembled a formal written record of what should take place during our Ceremonies.

It has been completed with the help of earlier records as well as by using the undoubted powers of memory of some of the older Past Masters of the Lodge, not to mention the Preceptors, past and present, of the Lodge of Instruction without whose efforts many of the established customs of the Malvern Hills Lodge would have been lost in the mists of time.
Also published, as a separate document, are the Inner Workings for the Installation Ceremony, the original master copy being lodged with the Preceptor of the Lodge of Instruction.
Brethren wishing to visit our Lodge should contact our secretary to arrange this, and the general public are welcome when the Masonic Hall is open during civic week.

Our Installation meeting is particularly recommended to past masters.

The main panel of our banner depicts the Malvern Hills with a view towards the town from somewhere near to Ivy Scar Rock. With the many springs on the hills it is highly possible to find a flow of water near to an ear of corn, signifying abundance and the ‘All seeing eye” observes throughout.
The main panel is surmounted by the Lodge name and sub-mounted by the Lodge number, with dark blue quarters. Beneath the Lodge number is a triangular dark blue panel containing a square and compass in gold. There is a gold frieze to the bottom of the banner.
The content of the web site was approved by the Lodge Committee on 18th February 2009. It was submitted to Provincial Grand Lodge and to United Grand Lodge for their respective approvals, which was received on 16th June 2009.

FREEMASONRY TODAY

Up and Coming Meeting Dates

30th September 2017 at 5pm precisely INSTALLATION!
28th October 2017 at 5pm
25th November 2017 at 5pm
16th December 2017 at 6pm
27th January 2018 at 5pm
24th February 2018 at 5pm
31st March 2018 at 5pm
28th April 2018 at 5pm

The Worshipful Master and would like to thank all those that attended the various functions held during his term of office, and those who generously donated prizes for raffles, or their time, and those that contributed even though they were unable to attend all, or some, of the functions.
Your generosity has meant that the following charitable donations have been made.

£100 Provincial Library and Museum
£100 SAFFA
£300 Provincial Tercentennial Appeal
£500 Rory the Robot
£1150 Acorns Children's Hospice