Nautical Services Lodge No. 5629

Every Lodge that is consecrated has a distinct reason for its formation and this is invariably reflected in its name. At its conception, the Nautical Services Lodge was the only sea-going Lodge in the Province of Worcestershire and Candidates were required to be serving, or to have served in the Royal Navy, Mercantile Marine or other sea-going ancilliary service.

Our Lodge, sponsored by the Masefield Lodge, No 2034, was consecrated on Wednesday the 9th of September 1936, at the Masonic Hall, Stechford, Birmingham. The ceremony was conducted by RW Bro General Sir Francis Davies KCB KCMG KCVO DL, Deputy Grand Master, Provincial Grand Master of the Province of Worcestershire. He was assisted by the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, W Bro Alfred Allen PGD, and by 74 other Brethren.

Following the consecration, W Bro Arthur William Smallwood PProvGD, was installed as the first Worshipful Master of Nautical Services Lodge, No 5629.

Times change and although members retain their pride in the founding principles and history of the Lodge we welcome contact with anyone with sympathies in that direction (whether they have served or not) who would like to join us.


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Regular Meetings

The Nautical Services Lodge meets seven times a year, on the Fourth Wednesday in September to April (excluding December) at the Masonic Hall, Alcester Road South, Kings Heath, Birmingham. Members of other Lodges are welcome to come along as visitors.

Joining Members

If you are already a Freemason and wish to join The Nautical Services Lodge, contact the Secretary through the Contact page for further details.

Visiting Masons

Members of Metropolitan, Provincial, District and Overseas Masonic Lodges are invited to attend any of our meetings (see our Calendar page), simply contact us through the Contact page at least 7 days in advance of the meeting. Our usual dining fee is £20.