Freemasons’ Hall Ashbourne 

Dove Valley Lodge of Mark master masons no 353

A BRIEF HISTORY

The Lodge was founded in 1885 & consecrated in the Town Hall in Ashbourne. In 1894, it became one of the 6 Founding Lodges of the Provincial Mark Lodge of Derbyshire, which now comprises of 23 Mark Lodges. 

The Degree of Mark Master Mason is open to all Master Masons.The ceremony, in which a Brother is ‘advanced’, can be said to comprise two Degrees; the first in which he is acknowledged as a Mark Man, followed by the second where he becomes a Mark Master Mason. It has its origins in and takes its name from the historical practice of stonemasons choosing a unique mark for themselves, which when displayed on a stone that they had worked upon, would identify the particular craftsman who had completed the work.  There were other marks which identified its destined place in the intended structure.

Building on the story taught within the craft’s second degree, that of ‘Fellowcraft’, This is a friendly and less formal lodge than most others. Visitors from other Mark Lodges are always most welcome.

As with many of the additional orders within freemasonry, Mark Masonry is administered from Mark Masons Hall in St James St, London. Please click on the link provided for more information. 

When We Meet

The lodge meets four times a year on the third Monday of February, May, September and November.

Our installation is held at the May meeting.

Dove valley mark lodge - Events 2021/22

Mon 19 Sep  22 at 6:30pm – Lodge Meeting

Mon 21 Nov 22 at 6;30pm – Lodge Meeting

Mon 20 Feb 23 at 6:30pm – Lodge Meeting

Mon 15 May 23 at 6:30pm – Installation Meeting

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INTERESTED IN BECOMING A FREEMASON?

Now you have learnt a little more about what Freemasonry is, if you are interested in joining please read our “Become a mason” page.

*Please note: For all enquiries relating to Fly Fishers Lodge, please in the first instance Email their Secretary at jhfs@btinternet.com 

Admin Contact:

Bro Simon Meredith

Mob: 07801 282 036

Email: admin@ashbournemasons.org.uk

Freemasons’ Hall Ashbourne
Cokayne Ave,
Ashbourne,
Derbyshire

DE6 1EJ

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