The Lodge of St Peter & Harmony No 600 is one of the older Lodges in the Province of Yorkshire West Riding, with very long history stretching back to the days of the German textile merchants of Bradford in the 1850s. Yorkshire's Goose & Gridiron started as a social recruiting forum and has slowly transitioned into a social club primarily focussed on the appreciation of real ales and craft beers.
St Peter & Harmony and Goose & Gridiron are joining forces to become the northern Real Ale & Craft Beer Lodge. This echoes recent developments of the excellent Masonic Craft Beer Society, which largely existed as an online social forum with many active online members, of whom a large proportion are also Freemasons. Recently the Society took the initiative of creating a Masonic Craft Beer focused Lodge by means of taking over a struggling London Lodge, Horus No. 3155.
St Peter & Harmony with Goose & Gridiron is undertaking a similar journey but for Masons throughout the several Masonic Provinces of the North of England, by becoming a special interest Lodge for those Masons with a particular interest in real ale, craft beer and other associated activities, as well as seeking attract new members who have such interests and might www.lodge600.org.uk for otherwise have not thought of joining Freemasonry.
St Peter & Harmony will remain a working Lodge, encouraging candidates to progress, retaining their history of excellent ritual and floor work, but with a new focus on learning about real ale and craft beer-related subjects and the tasting of it; of course!
They will meet on the first Wednesday of March, June, July, and October in our new format. At each meeting, they will undertake regular Masonic business followed by a Festive Board. The meetings will, on many occasions. include a speaker from the real ale/craft beer/related industry, and they will be welcoming guest ales and beers at the bar at each meeting.
The Lodge will become a place for like-minded individuals to practice Freemasonry to the highest standards and enjoy discussing, learning about, and drinking real ale and craft beer.
Their journey is beginning now with the official launch on Wednesday 2nd March 2022. Between now and then, they are encouraging Masons from Provinces all over the North to join them as we plan various events and activities leading up to the launch. These include visits to breweries, speakers' events, plus various social events. Take a look at the events page on their website www.lodge600.org.uk for full events details as well as an online joining form or use the email address firstname.lastname@example.org