Her Majesty The Queen
21st April 1926 – 8th September 2022
Queen Elizabeth’s father, His late Majesty King George VI and her consort, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, were both Freemasons. Her cousin, HRH The Duke of Kent, has been Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England since 1967, and will be sending a message of condolence on behalf of all English Freemasons to His Majesty.
Following the death of Her Majesty on 8 September, the following measures will apply:
1. There will be a period of Masonic mourning coinciding with the period of national mourning, and black ties will be worn at all Craft and Royal Arch meetings held during that period. No black rosettes will be worn.
2. There will be no suspension of Masonic meetings during the period.
3. The summons for the first meeting of each Lodge or Chapter sent out from today should be printed in black. At the meeting, immediately after the opening (and the reading of any necessary dispensation), a short period of silence should be observed .
Welcome to the District Grand Lodge of South Africa, Western Division. If you are interested in becoming a Freemason, then you are at the right place.
This site will tell you everything you need to know about Freemasonry in the Western Division, where and when our individual Lodges meet and how to join.
Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest & largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal & charitable organisations.
Our District Grand Lodge covers the south-western part of South Africa, an area larger than England. From our headquarters in Cape Town the District stretches to Springbok in the north, to Victoria West in the north-east and Knysna in the east. To view our Lodges click here
We are one of six District Grand Lodges in South Africa, each one administered by the United Grand Lodge of England
The other five District Grand Lodges of South Africa are:
We fall under the authority of the United Grand Lodge of England, founded in 1717 and is the oldest premier Grand Lodge in the world. You are most welcome to visit the United Grand Lodge of England website. We also recommend Freemasonry Today and the Netflix series Inside the Freemasons where you will find all you need to know about English Freemasonry, its vision, news and history.
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