Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and benevolent organisations. It teaches self-knowledge through participation in a progression of ceremonies. Members are expected to be of high moral standing and are encouraged to speak openly about Freemasonry.
The Lodge meets five times a year in March, May, September, October and December on a Friday evening at Kimbolton Castle.
After the Lodge meeting there is a Dinner in one of the state rooms in a less formal environment to enable members to socialise and enjoy each others company.
We have members of all ages from those in their 20's to those in their 80's.
It is never too early or too late to join.
Freemasonry means different things to each of those who join. For some, it’s about making new friends and acquaintances. For others it’s about being able to help deserving causes – making a contribution to family and society. But for most, it is an enjoyable hobby. Freemasonry is open to both men and women.
From its earliest days, Freemasonry has been concerned with the care of orphans, the sick and the aged. This work continues today through our various charities. In addition, large sums are given to national and local charities.
Freemasonry instils in its members a moral and ethical approach to life: its values are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness. Members are urged to regard the interests ofthe family as paramount but, importantly,
Freemasonry also teaches concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need.
There has been a long association between Kimbolton Castle and Freemasonry. The 4th Duke of Manchester, George, was head of the worldwide Masonic order as Grand Master from 1777 to 1782.
The 7th Duke, William, was appointed Provincial Grand Master for Northamptonshire and Huntingdonshire from 1863 to 1887.
The strong tradition continues through the Old Kimboltonians' Lodge, which as established in 1952 by W. Brown,
W. Ingram and C. Gibbard amongst others.