Three Lodges meet at The Masonic Centre, 11 King Square, Bridgwater, TA6 3DH. The Centre was built in 1912, and was recently refurbished as part of the centenary celebrations. From the front in King Square the building appears single storey and modest size. The entrance doors, reached from the street up a short flight of steps lead directly to the first floor containing the Lodge room and ante-rooms. A staircase and newly installed lift lead down to the dining room, kitchen and bar
Lodge of Perpetual Friendship No 135
Regular meetings: the second Monday at 18.30hrs Jan (Installation 16.30) Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Warranted in 1764, although there is evidence that it actually started several years before that. The Lodge of Perpetual Friendship is the second oldest lodge in the province of Somerset: originally meeting at The Old Angel and The Swan Inns before utilising the Clarence Hotel for its regular meetings. In 1912 it moved to the purpose-built Lodge building in King Square where meetings are regularly held to this day.
Contact the Lodge Secretary: Lee Spreadbury
Admiral Blake Lodge No 4692
Regular meetings: the fourth Tuesday at 18.30hrs Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr (Installation 16.30), Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec. The December Meeting is held on third Tuesday
A petition to form a new craft lodge in Bridgwater was forwarded to Grand Lodge on 14 November 1924. It was accepted and now the Admiral Blake Lodge is one of only three Lodges whose name can be associated with the Parliamentarian leaders of the Civil War
Contact the Lodge Secretary: David L Smith
March 2019 – Admiral Blake support new Fishing Charity
Tynte Lodge No 7994
Regular meetings: the third Thursday at 18.30hrs Feb (Installation 16.30)
Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov, Dec
Tynte Lodge was founded and consecrated in 1964 and is one of three lodges that meet at Bridgwater. It takes its name from Sir Charles Kemeys-Tynte a prominent Freemason in the 1700s. It was formed during the building of the First Hinckley Point power station to allow for the influx of construction works and police officers to the area. The current members of the lodge features a wide variety of backgrounds.
Tynte meet on the third Thursday evening of the month and is well known as a sociable and welcoming Lodge. We particularly like to meet visiting members and through familial connection members travel widely to visit other lodges throughout the country.
Our November meetings see us inviting the other lodges from Bridgwater during which some members cook a hearty meal for the guests – usually using meat supplied by one or both of the butchers in the lodge. We also welcome family and invited guests to dine with us at Christmas. Our members pursue a variety of activities outside the lodge with a diverse range of interests
If you would like to find out more about joining our lodge please email the secretary on the link below.
Contact the Lodge Secretary: Chris Marchmont
Somerset Military Lodge No 10021
Meets at 14:00 on the 3rd Sat Nov, 1st Sat Oct, 4th Sat Feb, May (Installation)
The Somerset Military Lodge No 10021, which was consecrated on 21 May 2022. Part of the rationale for the creation of the lodge was a belief that those who have served in HM Forces have an extra level of appreciation for the camaraderie, education, discipline and support network that Freemasonry can offer.
Eligibility to join includes all serving and retired HM Forces personnel, Reservists and Adult Cadet Staff, although people without a military background will also be considered. The Lodge meets on a Saturday in November, October, February and May and is peripatetic in nature.
It is an essential part of the function of the lodge to support Military Charities, and to try and assist some of the Somerset Military Veterans, be they Masons/Masonic or not. The lodge will also promote an active social calendar and also encourage those leaving the Forces to join Freemasonry, to attempt to fill the void that leaving service life can sometimes cause.
If you are interested in joining this very friendly and growing lodge, please contact the lodge secretary
W Bro Scott Gibbons
Somerset Military Lodge 10021
☎️07947 486 171
Chapters Meeting in Bridgwater
Perpetual Friendship Chapter 135
Meets at – The Masonic Temple, King Square, Bridgwater TA6 3DH at 18:30 on the first Monday.
Months – February, April, October and December.
Consecrated 23rd September 1918 Meets at the Masonic Hall, King’s Square, Bridgwater. Of the many towns within Somerset where Royal Arch Chapters meet Bridgwater is unique in that it is the only town where a Royal Arch was consecrated in 1786 as Chapter of Union No 47 only to see it fail in 1861 and then for the Royal Arch in that town resurrected again in a different guise as Perpetual Friendship Chapter No 135.
Somerset 1st Principals Chapter 3746
Meets at – The Masonic Hall, King Square, Bridgwater TA6 3DH at 18:00 on the fourth Thursday in
June and 11:00 on the first Wednesday in September.
Consecrated 17th April 1978Meets at The Masonic Hall, Kings Square, Bridgwater. As its name implies this is a Chapter which draws its membership from the First Principals and Past Principals within the Holy Royal Arch Province of Somerset and from the beginning it was intended to be a research Chapter and not a discussion forum In 1978E Comp S.E.P. Eydmann presented a paper to the Somerset Master’s Lodge No. 3746 which gave an interesting insight into the preparations for the Consecration of the Somerset First Principals Chapter.
Disabled access: wheelchair access at rear with a floor to floor carriage lift (avoiding 19 step staircase between ground and first floors).
From all directions follow signs to Sedgemoor District Council Offices. Rear entrance to the Centre is found on Northgate opposite Blake Court flats with a small lay-by adjacent. Two large PCPs are situated on Northgate within 200 metres of the Centre in either direction. Very restricted parking at front entrance to the Centre in King Square.