Lodge of Harmony

Freemasonry in Faversham

About Freemasonry

Freemasonry is a fellowship of (usually) men who meet regularly to enjoy each other’s company, share a meal and raise money for good causes. Members take part in traditional ceremonies which reflect a belief in a supreme being, but Lodges welcome members from all recognised faiths and from none.
Freemasonry traces its roots back to the Middle Ages when stonemasons first organised themselves into lodges. Many of the traditions at the heart of modern freemasonry are based on the story of the building of the Temple of King Solomon and its architect, Hiram Abiff.
Freemasonry has its roots in charity and has supported many national and international causes over the years. Locally, the organisation was one of the first to provide financial help to individuals and groups affected by Covid-19 in the early stages of the pandemic.

As well as raising money, Freemasons enjoy social events that range from garden parties and golf days to Christmas carol singing and theatre trips.

Freemasons enjoy good company, and each meeting concludes with a ‘festive board’ or meal that allows members to socialise together, with many developing lifelong friendships. At the Lodge of Harmony these convivial occasions take place in the historic timber-framed Freemasons’ Hall in Faversham, on which work began in 1587.
As the Justaskone website explains:

“We are a unique members’ organisation which has thrived for over 300 years. Having no political or religious affiliations, we comprise members of all ages, races, religions, cultures and backgrounds. We gather in our individual Lodges throughout the country where we have ceremonial traditions which encourage us both to be more tolerant and respectful and actively to fulfil our civic and charitable responsibilities; we also make time to eat, drink and meet together, and form lifelong friendships.”

Celebrating the 250th anniversary of the Lodge of Harmony.