About us

A Short History...


Eastfields Lodge No 8959 was Consecrated on the 11th October 1980.

When Dunsmore Lodge was founded in 1947 several Rugby Lodges still had very large memberships. Whilst beneficial to Lodges financially, it did precipitate a lack of commitment, because new initiates could expect to wait 20 years or more before becoming a Lodge officer. To alleviate this problem Lodges were encouraged to 'sponsor' new Lodges within their area. However, it was 30 years before discussions took place to start a new Lodge and after enough interest was shown a date was set for the Consecration of Eastfields Lodge.

The then Provincial Grand Master R.W. Bro Thomas Wood let a full team of his Officers in what was a most moving and dignified Ceremony. A third row of chairs was needed and even the founder members were limited to two personal guests each! Considerable discussion took place concerning the form of the Ceremonies, as agreement was made to try to be as different as possible to the other Rugby Lodges, within the limits of emulation workings. Today, this is still the case as members Eastfields, through common agreement, has developed its own style.

The Lodge meets on the first Wednesday in February (Installation) to May, and from October to January. Any Mason who would like to visit will be warmly welcomed.  We would be delighted to be contacted by any Mason who would like to become a joining member of Eastfields Lodge in addition to his own Mother Lodge.  And if you’re not yet a Mason but are interested in Freemasonry and would like to know more about it, please use the Contact Us page on this website.

 
 

The Lodge Banner  

To members of this Lodge the name Eastfields is almost synonymous with the name of David Mitchell. The late W.Bro David Mitchell, the Master Builder, was well known and deeply respected in the town of Rugby. As the Masonic Builder he is most affectionately remembered in the Province of Warwickshire, and now more especially in the Eastfields Lodge. He was instrumental in obtaining Eastfields for the Masons of Rugby and for its conversion into Fremason's Hall. No more worthy person therefore, could be the subject for the symbolism of Eastfields Lodge Banner.

"It is customary at the erection of all stately and superb edifices to lay the first or foundation stone at the N.E corner of the building"

Prominent in the Banner are the two lesser lights, the Sun and the Moon, which fix the N.E corner in our part of the world, where, beautifully illustrated in gold is the subject of the this Banner, the first foundation stone of the Lodge, representing David Mitchell. Suitably displayed are certain working tools characteristically depicting morality, equality and justice. Also added is the trowel to depict the Master and the Master Builder, but more emblematically to cement friendships David Mitchell laid during his Masonic career.

The fourth quarter shows a sprig of acacia. Therefore, taking the four quarters, the Sun and Moon denote light and darkness, and the N.E corner and the sprig of acacia, life and death. Across the top of the Banner is a scroll, in pure white, from which emerges in gleaming gold the name of the Lodge, Eastfields Lodge No. 8959. This emblematically represents W.Bro Tom White and W.Bro John White, the originators of the Lodge.

 


FOUNDERS


W.Bro THOMAS W. WHITE, P.S.G.D.
Asst. Prov. Grand Master

W.Bro. BERNARD P. LIDDINGTON, P.Prov..G.Reg.
W.Bro CHARLES P. J. COSSON
W.Bro. R. V. DREWETT
W.Bro. F. G. DRING
W.Bro. A. G. B. GRAY
W.Bro. A. W. K. INGRAM, P.Prov.A.G.Reg.
W.Bro. E. S. MAY, J.P., P. Prov.A.G.D.C.
W.Bro. J. F. MORRIS
W.Bro. A. SCHOFIELD, D.F.C.
W.Bro. J. W. TWIGGER
W.Bro. J. W. WHITE
Bro R. ARMSTRONG
Bro B. V. AYRES
Bro. N. G. BEAN
Bro. G. P. BOULDEN
Bro. A. T. F. BURGESS
Bro. B. L. F. COLLINS
Bro. R. DAVIDSON
Bro. B. J. EDGE
Bro. M. M. ELLIOTT
Bro. J. McD. GILLON
Bro. L. HARVEY
Bro. E. W. HAYES
Bro. R. HOLDER
Bro. D. R. JOHNSON
Bro. D. H. LIDDINGTON
Bro. G. R. LIGHTFOOT
Bro. B. A. D. PACKHAM
Bro. C. V. WHITMARSH

 
   

             


 







 















We meet at Rugby Masonic Hall, (end of) Elsee Rd Rugby. CV21 3BA, on the first Wednesday, during January - May, and October - December