Who are we?
The Lodge of Unity was consecrated on 20th January 1945
We have a proud record of supporting many good causes locally since that date, and continue to do so.
Along with personal beliefs in integrity, friendship and respect, charity is central to our lives as Freemasons.
What we do
The Lodge of Unity is a relatively small but expanding group of Freemasons who value and respect the traditions of the organisation but also try to translate those traditions to be relevant to situations that exist today.
The feeling of brotherhood is very apparent within the Lodge even though we come from very diverse backgrounds.
We enjoy each others company both during our meetings and socially.
Why join us?
The Lodge of Unity is a friendly Lodge where all members are valued equally.
We work hard when necessary. We enjoy ourselves, but offering a helping hand to those within Freemasonry and the local community when necessary, is our common aim.
There is a large car park and on street parking plus use of a school car park adjacent to the building.
From the car park there is a large entrance with a roller shutter door. This doubles as an entrance for people with disabilities. Carry on past this and turn left into Wellington Street, there is a front door with two steps up. A door bell is also placed here with intercom communication.
Blue Door on Wellington street (keep ringing the buzzer – someone will eventually let you in).
Emergency exits are well sign posted.
Only obstacle is 3 small steps into the temple.
Just inside the roller shutter entrance is a large reception area. This includes Ladies, Gents and Disabled toilets. There is a further Gent’s toilet just off the main reception area near the staircase and lift.
The temple is large well decorated and has a permanent chequered pavement. Some of the furniture dates back to the eighteenth century.
Recent repairs and improvement to the various roofs have made the building warm and welcoming. There are ladies, gents and disabled toilets in the Wellington Suite and a separate gent’s toilet off the main entrance hall.
The bar area and Cooper Room are well decorated and comfortable. The Cooper Room is used for smaller Festive Boards, events and meetings. The main dining hall is a grand room capable of seating over one hundred comfortably. Doors lead directly into the well equipped 5 star rated kitchen.
There is a large grand staircase from the main reception area. A lift is situated just off the main reception area.