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OUR STORY

Freemasonry began in the town of Ballymena on the 5th April 1759 when Grand Lodge issued Warrant No 317 to Archie McAlester Gent, James Moore Gent and Joseph Deane Gent. This Lodge was known as The Orange and Blue Lodge, as its members trimmed their blue aprons with orange ribbon. It is important to point out that there was no political significance in the colour orange, which was only selected to make Lodge Members stand out from other Lodges at the annual St John’s Day services.

Broughshane lodge 246 dates back to 1805, where it initially met upstairs in the Thatch pub, next door to the Masonic Hall built almost 100 years later in 1904.

Broughshane is a buoyant lodge, bucking the trend elsewhere by attracting a stream of new members who are attracted to the warmth of welcome, genuine friendship and attention to fundraising for local charities. The social life is very important, with many meeting up to visit other lodges or have days out. We are glad to have close ties to our local lodges and many further afield, particularly Victory No 689 in Omagh.

In recent years, our ties with Bucknaw No 194 have led to members joining in the famous "Giro d' Buckna" charity bike ride form Buckna to Carnlough, which in three years raised money which provided three community defibrilators and allowed for substantial donations to a range of charities.

 

Our Beliefs



SUPREME BEING

No atheist can become a member of a Freemasonry Lodge.
Masons do not care what your individual faith is – ­ that is a question between you and your God – but we do require that a man believe in a Supreme Being.


BROTHERHOOD

Masons see brotherhood as a form of wisdom, a sort of bond that holds men together – a private friendship that tells us we owe it to each other to be just in our dealings and to refuse to speak evil of each other. Masons believe a man should maintain an attitude of good will, and promote unity and harmony in his relations with one another, his family, and his community. Masons call this way of life believing in the Brotherhood of Man. It really means that every Mason makes it his duty to follow the golden rule. This is why Masonry has been called one the of greatest forces for good in the world.


CHARITY

Masons are involved with the problems and needs of others because we know it gives each of us a good feeling – unlike any other – to help. Much of our help is given anonymously. We’re not after gratitude, we’re more than rewarded by that feeling which comes from knowing we have helped another person overcome some adversity, so that their life can go on.

DO YOU BELIEVE IN A SUPREME BEING? 
ARE YOU A MALE AGED OVER 21 YEARS OLD? 
DO YOU VALUE MORALITY AND BROTHERHOOD?

If the answer to all the above is yes, then get in touch.

 
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