Freemasonry does not deserve its sometimes adverse reputation. It is a society of men who prize honour and virtue above the external advantages of rank and fortune. It is also very enjoyable!
Contrary to popular belief, Freemasonry is the largest contributor to charity after the National Lottery, and the majority of the charities we support are non-masonic. Over the last 5 years, the Old Elizabethan’s Lodge alone has raised in excess of £8,700 for charities such as The Stroke Association, Hope and Homes for Children, The National Institute of the Blind and the Isabel Hospice.
The OE Lodge was conceived in the ‘back parlour’ of the Founding Master’s (the late W. Bro. Sandy Powell) house in Edgware in 1963, fulfilling a desire amongst a group of Old Elizabethans to establish a Craft Lodge and perpetuate the friendships and associations created while students at the School.
A number of fathers of former pupils became Founder Members and until recently membership of the Lodge was exclusively for the OEs or their close relatives. This link with the School is reflected in the Lodge Crest (and banner logo) which is based on the School crest.
Do please make contact if you are interested in further background about the Lodge and its activities.