Serving the community of Knighton and Presteigne since 1921
Teme Lodge is based in Whitton, between the towns of Presteigne and Knighton in Powys. You can find us at the Whitton Community Hall, in the Old School, Whitton, Knighton, LD7 1NP. We meet every third Tuesday from September to April and the fourth Tuesday in October. Freemasonry is one of the worlds oldest non religious, non political, fraternal and charitable organisations and we welcome new members who live, work or study in the Local area and who wish to join us and become a Freemason.
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Freemasonry is organised in smaller units of members, called Lodges, where meetings are held, and members meet together. A Freemasons' Lodge is a place where members will spend a significant part of their journey in Freemasonry and each member can freely choose the Lodge, they wish to be part of.
Lodge meetings are typically held in two parts. The first involves more administrative procedures, such as proposing and balloting for new members and receiving news about charitable fundraising. The second part focuses on ceremonies, which might relate to areas such as the admittance and progressing of new members or the annual installation of the Master of the Lodge and his officers.
Masonic meetings, comprise of a process made up of three ‘degree ceremonies'. These are essentially one-act plays, each one marked by a special ceremony and teach and instruct members how to be become a better person and each play represents a different stage in life. True to the sense of freindship and togetherness among Freemasons, meetings are also social events, providing an occacion for members to dine and socialise together.
As an ‘initiate' or Entered Apprentice, Freemasons are taught we are all born equal. We learn that in life some do better than others and it is up to those that do well to look after the less fortunate. From this stems our belief in the importance of Charity.
The next stage is to become a ‘Fellow Craft' where Freemasons are taught the importance of improving yourself as a person, and finally as a ‘Master Mason', where we learn that we have but one life, and the importance of using it wisely and for the benefit of others, the less fortunate, as well as ourselves.
The details of the ceremonies can easily be accessed online but nothing beats experiencing it for yourself. After the meetings members dine together in order to enjoy good food, and good company. And most importantly, to have fun together.
If you want to learn more about Freemasonry, you are welcome to contact our Lodge here.