The members of Wepre Lodge cordially welcome you to our website which we trust you will find both interesting and informative, especially if you are interested in joining freemasonry on Deeside or in how to become a Freemason. Wepre Lodge is an extremely pleasant and friendly lodge which meets monthly in Farfield Masonic Hall - ideally located in Connah's Quay, North Wales.
The Lodge, which plays a major part in Deeside Freemasonry, holds its meetings every 4th Wednesday, October to May with the exception of December when it is held on the 3rd Thursday and the September meeting which is held on the fourth Saturday, at which a new Master is Installed.
If you have come to our website wishing to join Freemasonry on Deeside, to become a deeside freemason or if you are looking for a place to come and make new friends, you will not find a happier home to join than Wepre Lodge; a Lodge dedicated to "making good men better", a Lodge committed to Freemasonry of the highest standard in a friendly, supportive environment. Whether you are an existing mason, or particularly if you are interested in joining us, we very much look forward to hearing from you and invite you to contact our Lodge Secretary by clicking on [Apply to Join].
To become a Freemason, to join freemasonry on deeside or freemasonry in connah's quay in particular, a man has to apply to join a Lodge and convince the members that he is of good repute, a believer in the God of his chosen religion and prepared to be generous in charitable giving.
We welcome men of any race, colour or religion. Our aim is to make good men better by reminding them of their duty to society, they must be law abiding and ever conscious of the needs of those less fortunate than themselves, both masons and non-masons alike.
Freemasonry means different things to each of those who join. For some, it’s about making new friends and acquaintances. For others it’s about being able to help deserving causes – making a contribution to family and society.
But for most, it is an enjoyable hobby. Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations. Members are expected to be of high moral standing and are encouraged to speak openly about Freemasonry.
For many, Freemasonry's biggest draw is the fact that members come from all walks of life and meet as equals whatever their race, religion or socio-economic position in society.
It 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.
After a lodge meeting has completed, the Officers and Brethren will retire to the Banquet Room for what is often referred to as the Festive Board. The Festive Board is as important a part of the Masonic meeting as is the work done in the Temple. It affords the Brethren the opportunity to enjoy the social side of Freemasonry as well as the more formal ritual side.
During and after the gastronomic part of the evening, it is customary in many Lodges, to observe mutual wine takings or greetings. On every possible occasion Freemasons, under the English Constitution, take great pride in asserting their loyalty to the Crown by honouring the Royal Toast.
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.
We hope that the information contained in this website, linked with that of the Province of North Wales [ website ] or United Grand Lodge of England [ website ], is useful in helping you understand what we are about and helps to dismiss any myths which may have arisen.
Please do take the time to browse our website and if you wish to obtain further information or if you have any queries about either Wepre Lodge in particular, or Freemasonry on Deeside in general, please contact our Lodge Secretary by clicking on [Apply to Join]. He will be pleased to hear from you and delighted to assist you with your query!