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History of Arnold Lodge

Arnold Lodge was consecrated on 20th December 1882 and held its first regular meeting on 2nd January 1883.

The lodge is Vice President of the Royal Masonic Institution for Girls, Vice President of the Royal Masonic Institution for Boys, Patron of the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution, and Founding Lodge and Patron of the Royal Masonic Hospital.

Please click on the image to the right to read a booklet created for the lodge's centenary year in 1982. more...

You will see in the Arnold Lodge Centenary History booklet that the lodge was named after, and consecrated by, Reverend Charles William Arnold in 1882.

Ten years earlier, in June 1872, Rev. Arnold had become the first master of another Surrey lodge, Wey Side No. 1395. Wey Side Lodge is still active and meets at Guildford Masonic Centre. You can find out more about Rev. Arnold's links with Wey Side by visiting the history page of the Wey Side Lodge website.


To see a chart detailing Arnold Lodge's 'family tree', please click on the image to the right.

Arnold Lodge

Arnold Lodge is a friendly Freemasons Lodge whose members pride themselves on welcoming new members as well as existing Freemasons who might wish to visit and attend our meetings.

Arnold Lodge has been in existence for more than 130 years, and our members come from all walks of life and all age groups. Looking to the future, we are always pleased to expand our membership when the right candidates for membership come forward.

Arnold Lodge works Taylor's Masonic Ritual and the lodge is registered with Taylor's Ritual Association.


Arnold Lodge meets five times a year at Glenmore House located in the conservation area of Surbiton in Surrey – just a short stroll from Surbiton mainline station. For upcoming meeting dates, and directions to Glenmore House, please see the panel to the right.

The Arnold Class of Instruction meets weekly on a Thursday, also at Glenmore House. If you wish to attend, please get in touch using the details on the Contact page.

The Lodge Standing Committee meets on the fourth Thursday in January, and the first Thursday in May and November unless otherwise advised.

Supporting the local community

Many members of Arnold Lodge are involved in supporting and/or helping run organisations local to them. These include charitable organisations, sports teams and other good causes.

Supporting charities

Throughout its history, Arnold Lodge has had a strong tradition of supporting and raising money for charities, both the main Masonic charities and other national and local good causes.

For example, each year the money raised at our Ladies Festival is donated to a charity chosen by the Master of the lodge.

Thinking of joining?

If you are interested in finding out more about Arnold Lodge, or are thinking of becoming a Freemason, please visit the Contact page where you will find details of how to get in touch with us.

Meeting Dates

12th March 2024
23rd April 2024
4th June 2024
3rd September 2024
1st October 2024
11th March 2025
22nd April 2025
3rd June 2025
2nd September 2025
7th October 2025
10th March 2026
28th April 2026
2nd June 2026
1st September 2026
6th October 2026