It was with the greatest sadness that the United Grand Lodge of England learned of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, our longest serving British Sovereign.
Queen Elizabeth’s father, His late Majesty King George VI and her consort, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, were both Freemasons. Her cousin, HRH The Duke of Kent, has been Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England since 1967, and will be sending a message of condolence on behalf of all English Freemasons to His Majesty The King. Another of her cousins, HRH Prince Michael of Kent, has been Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of England and Wales since 1982, and an announcement is being made from Mark Masons’ Hall.
God Save The King.
Welcome to the official website for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Freemasons
We have the largest number of members in our county boundaries outside of London, with over 250 individual lodges and approximately 8500 members, meeting in one of 37 centres/halls. The website was established as a resource for its current members and their families, as well as members of the organisation throughout the world with connections to the area. Additionally, many other organisations, charities and civic authorities find the information contained within our website very helpful. Finally, those who are not members but who are interested in learning more about Freemasonry will find us very open about our customs, practices and history. In fact, there is very little we do not share – we encourage openness and attract much valued publicity throughout our voluntary community work and charitable donations.
We are divided into six geographical areas for the ease of management and administration – each area having their own section on this website.
As Freemasons we try to adhere to our values of Integrity, Respect, Friendship and Charity.
For current members and supporters, I do hope you enjoy reading the various pages and for those who want to understand more about us, please feel free to make contact with us at email@example.com where you can be assured of a warm and genuine response.
RW Bro Jonathan Charles Whitaker
Provincial Grand Master