Who are we?
Consecrated in 1975 the Lodge of Loyalty 8635 is a relatively new lodge, with a forward-thinking approach coupled with a respectful attitude to tradition and history.
We are proud to call Phoenix Hall, Queen Street our home. Purpose built in 1785 and still in constant today.
What we do
As freemasons we raise charitable funds supporting a wide variety of charities covering a broad spectrum both within the local community and nationally.
Within the Lodge we strive to perfect our traditional rituals of Freemasonry. With our main aim to have fun and support one another whilst pursuing our charitable goals.
We dine after every meeting in a relaxed, welcoming and friendly environment.
Why join us?
Above all we enjoy our freemasonry, a supportive lodge with a welcoming hand to those new and old to freemasonry.
60 marked car parking bays are available onsite in a secure area from 5.00pm till 8.30am weekdays and 24hrs at weekends. The car park is tarmacked with clearly marked bays, flood-lighting, CCTV and automatic gated entry/exit.
The building is located in a housing estate with street lighting to all sides. The access to the building is via the newly completed secure parking area and auto-gates. Gates are operated on a fob system for members and a call system for visitors (with remote operation of the gate from within the building). The approach is over newly laid tarmac and restored cobbled street finishes, the area is floodlit on all sides.
The entrance is in the corner of the building, overseen by CCTV and via. 4 steps up to the main double door. These are lit by the flood lighting and has emergency battery backup lighting provision in case of mains power failure.
Emergency exits are available from both the lower ground floor and the ground floor areas. The emergency exit doors are available for use by all users at all times when the building is in occupation.
Meeting in a Grade I listed building, built before disabilities were fully considered, makes it challenging to meet current DDA requirements. The building has steps to the front, but a demountable ramp is available upon prior request to enable wheelchair access. Handrails are provide at all changes in level to enable ambient-disabled members to safely access and move around the building. The building is operated for masonic purposes on one level, with access to all lodge rooms, facilities and dining spaces (including bar). There is no vertical passenger lift or stair chair lift installed at this site should access to the first floor be desirous.
The ground floor has separate male and female provisions and an accessible WC facility for disabled/wheelchair users. There are changing and male toilet facilities also available to the first floor.
No internal ramps but the ground floor is all on one level. Hearing loop in the Temple, dining tables are wheelchair accessible as is the bar area.
The temple itself is on the ground floor so no lifts necessary. The stairs to the first floor facilities have a handrail to one side.