History of the Ridings Tablers’ Lodge
In 1993, three local Freemasons began to pursue founding a Freemasons Lodge in Beverley. Their idea was to adopt the aims and objectives of the Round Table and adapt them to the principles of Freemasonry. The application was sponsored by the Lodge of King Arthur in Ilkley, our “mother” lodge. Two years later, in 1995, this vision became the Ridings Tablers’ Lodge. Our motto is therefore “Adopt, Adapt, Improve”.
Lodge meetings take place at the Beverley Masonic Hall on Trinity Lane in Beverley. Our regular meetings are held at 6.30 pm on the fourth Friday of February, March, April, May, June, September, October and November.
Ridings Tablers’ Lodge Social Events
At the end of every Lodge meeting we sit together as a lodge at a dinner known as a Festive Board. This is a always a happy event where we we eat, laugh, drink, and entertain guests. Our guests may may be visiting Freemasons from other lodges, or non-Freemasons who wish to understand more about us.
After the Festive Board you may find some of us catching last orders together in town before a taxi ride home! We also have a social calendar, including events such as Ladies Nights, barbecues, days out at the races, visits to other lodges.
Ridings Tablers’ Lodge Values
We are a friendly Lodge with over forty members from a variety of backgrounds, occupations, and ages. The Ridings Tablers’ Lodge is strengthened by its diversity; there is a place for all good men whether quiet and reflective, or lively and gregarious.
Family and friends are very important to us and we take pride in supporting each other and our families. We hold social events throughout the year where we welcome our wives, partners, and children as well as other non-masonic family and friends.
We strive to live good lives and we share an enjoyment of Freemasonry and a unique bond of fellowship.
The membership fees of Riding Tablers’ Lodge compare very favourably with everyday sports and social clubs. Freemasonry is an affordable and rewarding pastime for many. We regularly welcome new members into our lodge, and if you’d like to enquire or ask any questions please click here to get in touch. Alternatively, learn more on the ‘What is Freemasonry’ and ‘Becoming a Freemason’ pages.
What to Do Now
We welcome enquiries from anyone interested in knowing more about becoming a Freemason. If that sounds like you, we’d be happy to answer any questions you might have. Please click here to get in touch with us by email and our secretary, Andy, will do his best to get back to you within a week.
If you live in, or want to join, a Lodge in another part of North or East Yorkshire, or indeed elsewhere in the United Kingdom, please make contact with your local province via LodgeLinks. Alternatively, contact us by email and we would be happy to transfer your enquiry to the appropriate person.