Who are we?
Hugh de Pudsey Lodge (No. 4490) (Consecrated in 1923). We are a group of people who hold the core values of Masonry, Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth in extremely high regard. But also like to enjoy a good meal, companionship, priding ourselves on providing a warm welcome to guests who will always have an extremely enjoyable evening.
What we do
Our main aim is to be good members of society, to help others, locally, nationally and globally. Making sure that the traditions that have been built up over the last 100 years are always workable and relevant, and keep us in tune with the modern world.
Why join us?
Charity is a core value, the giving of charity and the raising of funds. However that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy ourselves. The members of the Hugh de Pudsey Lodge pride themselves on their hospitality and warmly welcome any visiting masons, and we are always up for a challenge.
Ample car parking in adjacent ‘pay and display’ public facility. Free after 6pm and to ‘blue badge’ holders.
Somewhat unobtrusive ‘slip road’ entry off dual carriageway near town’s “Bondgate” roundabout becoming a one-way system to and from car park.
Wide door, wheelchair accessible.
Illuminated emergency exits on all floors. Diagrams of emergency escape routes are posted throughout the building and on the information TV. Smoke detectors are installed at the relevant points throughout the building.
We also have a defibrillator adjacent to the front door which is also accessible to the public.
Close to Town Centre on its northern side, near commercial buildings and one of the Town’s (long stay) public car parks. Clearly signed as “Freemasons’ Hall” when seen from nearby dual carriageway. Wheelchair access at main entrance and at (rear) ‘service’ entrance by arrangement. Controlled entry via a somewhat unobtrusive ‘plain’ door with handrail and ramp.
Entrance ’lobby’ with access to ground floor facilities which include smart Lounge/bar, superb large dining room, cloakrooms and toilets (inc disabled). Lodge room seating 90 (approx) upstairs with extra chairs brought in when needed. Small ‘robing room’ for Grand Officers doubles as a local ‘museum.’ Attendance registration table immediately outside Lodge Room entrance.
Stairs with ‘half-landing’ and handrails and/or lift provide access to upper floor.