St-John-Kilwinning Largs No:173


les 2.JPGOur Right Worshipful Master, Les Pearson and the members of Lodge 173 welcomes you!

Here we hope to keep our members and visitors up to date with our masonic and social activities.

We also hope that it will give non-members an opportunity to see what we are doing in the local community, and provide them with further information should they wish to join our fraternity.

Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations, providing an environment for people from all backgrounds to make lasting friendships, achieve their potential and, above all, have fun. Through the Lodge of 173, the province, and Freemasonry in general we make a major contribution to society through our own charities, as well as through donations to UK charities and worldwide disaster relief funds.

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Our history: 

Lodge St-John-Kilwinning No.173 was constituted in 1769 under charter from The Grand Lodge of Scotland.

1767 : Charter from Mother Kilwinning

The original charter of the Lodge was granted on the 21st of December 1767 by the Mother Lodge of Kilwinning. The Lodge was recorded under the name of “Largs Kilwinning”, No.67 on the roll of Mother Kilwinning daughter Lodges. The charter was signed by Claud Thomson, Master of the Mother Lodge of Kilwinning

1789 : Charter from Grand Lodge

The charter from “The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons in the Kingdom of Scotland” was granted on the 2nd of November 1789. The Lodge was recorded as “Largs St. John”, No.232 on the roll of the Grand Lodge of Scotland. The charter was signed by the 37th Grand Master Mason of Scotland, Francis, 8th Lord Napier.