Welcome to Heortnesse Lodge
CONSECRATED 18th SEPTEMBER 1924
Making Good Men Better
Founded in 1924, Heortnesse Lodge had 18 founder members and is the daughter lodge of St Helens lodge.
In 2024 we will celebrate our 100th anniversary!
We meet at 7pm on the 3rd Friday of each month, with the exception of July, August and December. Our Installation night is held in January.
Interesting Fact – Did you know that the statue ‘Triumphant Youth’ in Redheugh Gardens on the Headland, was helped along by the first Worshipful Master of Heortnesse Lodge?
CT Watson was a councilor on the Headland between 1917 and 1919 and ‘Triumphant Youth’ was commissioned and erected to commemorate the dead of the first world war, 1914 to 1918. Councilor Watsons wife unveiled the plaques on the column base, on the 17th of December 1921 to coincide with the seven-year anniversary of the first bombings on the Headland. Councilor Watson said that the war was responsible for ‘destroying the past, developing a new present, and, as a consequence, evolving an altogether new future for the peoples of the earth’.
Heortnesse Lodge was consecrated on September 1924 and Councilor Watson became the very first Worshipful Master of the Lodge!
The inscriptions on the plaques hold values of Freemasonry. The West side plaque reads ‘Live thou for England’, and the East side plaque ‘For us they died’.
Freemasonry has a similar ethos – ‘We live to support and enrich the lives of those around us.’