Essex Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge at the forefront of Freemasonry in Essex

The Lodge installs its new Master, Paul Reeves

From a 'Centre Point in a Circle'

'Get Started' with a new inspirational initiative gaining momentum across Essex

When the Worshipful Master got taken seriously ill at West Ham United

A swift response by St John Ambulance paramedics

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Rather than working on buildings like the masons of old, today’s Freemasons focus on building themselves as people of integrity, and membership provides the structure to help achieve that goal.


One of the oldest social organisations in the world, Freemasonry is not defined by an ideology. It is open to people from all religions and political persuasions and provides the common foundation for friendships between members, many of which will last for life.


With a membership of more than 150,000 people drawn from communities across the UK, Freemasonry brings people together irrespective of their race, religion or any other perceived differences that can divide us as a society.


Whether participating in events, fundraising for a charitable cause or volunteering for public or community organisations, service is at the very heart of Freemasonry. Our members make valuable contributions by donating time, resources and skills.

Introduction from

Paul Tarrant

Provincial Grand Master
Most Excellent Grand Superintendent

Welcome to the Provincial Grand Lodge of Essex website. This site has been designed to provide an insight to Freemasonry and we sincerely hope it will be of high interest to both Freemasons and non-Freemasons alike.

Here you will find information on what it is to be a Freemason, our proud history, how to join, what charitable works we’re involved with and coming social events. For a more complete view of current news and events, plus the views and opinions of our many members, please visit our Social Media @essexfreemasons

You’re also welcome to contact us anytime if you have any queries.
Welcome to Essex Royal Arch Masonry. This site has been designed to provide an insight to the Royal Arch and we sincerely hope it will be of high interest to both Craft Masons and Companions alike. The Royal Arch is an integral part of Freemasonry being the completion of your journey through Pure Antient Masonry.

We are particularly interested in drawing your attention to the section “Why Join“ where you will find all the information you need to become an Essex Royal Arch Mason. Once you have read this section the next step is to review where Essex Chapters meet, click here to find out more.

If you have and questions, please feel free to contact our Royal Arch Membership Officer in the section “Ask a Question“

Freemasons awarded
top marks

20 local schools share a
£20,000 grant


Former Police Officer's health
changed for the better

Read how Colchester Freemasons
played their part

Casting many smiles and
sharing the fun of fishing

Volunteers show people with special needs how fishing can be fun...

Become an Essex Freemason
Freemasonry is extremely active in Essex with over 289 Lodges and 120 Chapters that meet in centres across the County. If you are interested in becoming a Freemason and wish to know more about what we do and our active participation in the local community where you live, please do contact the secretary by completing the online form located in the "Get in Touch" Menu

“Enjoy our Freemasonry, Grow our membership, Increase our community engagement”


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Considering joining Freemasonry?

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If you want to know more about joining or simply just have a question. Why not ask the Provincial Membership Officer, Ray Quiddington a question?
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