Celebrating 300 years

By May 2, 2017 June 21st, 2017 No Comments

It’s 300 years since four London Lodges met to establish the world’s first Grand Lodge for freemasons. Today there are over 6.5 million freemasons worldwide.

2017 is a special year for UGLE as it traces its roots to this historic meeting. Celebrations range from giving a film crew unique access to the people and traditions behind Freemasonry to a year-long programme packed with events. Car rallies, church services, fund-raisers and family fun days – there is something for everyone. Check out what’s on near you on

The high point comes in October with a celebration of Freemasonry at the Royal Albert Hall followed by a dinner in Battersea Park. We expect to welcome 4500 guests.


The coordinator of planning for the 300th Anniversary celebrations at UGLE, Keith Gilbert, explains how preparations are progressing in the run-up to October 2017. Read more →