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Masonic Hall, 70 New Hey Road, Lindley, Huddersfield HD3 4AJ

Telephone 07931043136

Worshipful Brother Daniel Craig Master

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Arch of Constantine

Cambodunum Lodge was consecrated on the 24th of July 1919 when members of Thornhill Lodge No.1514, asked for permission to form a new Lodge. Permission was granted by the United Grand Lodge of England and Cambodunum Lodge was formed in the same building as Thornhill Lodge.Taking it's name from a local Roman fortress which was a staging post for troops journeying from York to Chester. They chose for their banner the "Arch of Constantine" in memory of the first Christian ruler of Rome. Constantine was not averse to saving money, and in the construction, he removed carvings from adjacent archways to use on his own.

What is Freemasonry and who can be members

Freemasonry is a charitable society for men only, Money is given to charitable organisations and other good causes, this money runs into millions of pounds, all of which comes from the pockets of Masons. Freemasonry is not a secret society no matter what the popular press would have you believe, it is a society with secrets. Members are not restrained from openly admitting membership, indeed openness is encouraged. Membership is open to men over the age of 21 years, and who are of good character, with a desire to become better members of society, and better family members. Freemasonry is not a religion and members are encouraged to follow their own religion. Indeed the only requirement neccessary for any potential candidate is a belief in a supreme being.

When do we meet .

Cambodunum Lodge No3953 meets every month except December. Regular Lodge meetings are held on the last Thursday of the month at 7pm, with the exception of October which is an earlier start, usually 3.30pm.

A Lodge of instruction is held every Tuesday evening at 7.30pm with the exception of the second Tuesday of every month when we do not meet. There are social events held throughout the year with Quiz nights, family barbeques and formal evenings.

W. Bro George Cowley's Centenary Celebration

(George Cowley 1905 - 2007)

On Thursday 24th November 2005, at the Regular Lodge meeting, we celebrated our Senior Past Master's 100th birthday. The celebrations were marked with the attendance of the Provincial Grand Master for the Province of Yorkshire West Riding, the Right Worshipful Brother John Kendall Clayton. The picture also shows our Worshipful Master Bro John Stancliffe. The minutes of George's degree and installation ceremonies were read by officers of the Lodge, and the whole proceedings were carried out under the direction of our Director of Ceremonies W. Bro Derek Allan.

W. Bro George Cowley
Installation 2006

Installation of Bro. Howard Habron as Master October 2006

On Thursday 26th October 2006 Bro Habron (far left) was installed as Worshipful Master, the ceremony was attended by many Masons from around West Yorkshire also two special guests from further away.

From the left the picture shows W. Bro Habron, Bro James Preston of Brandon Lodge Florida USA. Bro Mordechai Linhart from Manchester. And W Bro John Stancliffe the outgoing Master who commisioned a painting in oils which he presented to the Lodge.

On Sunday 24th April 2016 the four friends Mr Sam baring, Bro Daniel Craig, and two others, finished their sponsered walk of 150 miles in 48 hours by completing the last leg from Huddersfield Town Football Stadium to the Forget me Not childrens hospice. The walk titled "Walking with Holly" is in memory of Holly Price who lost her life to a brain tumour two days after her fourth birthday. The proceeds of the walk are to be split between "The Candlelighters" and the "Forget-me-Not" childrens hospice charity. Donations can still be made via the Justgiving.com web site quoting Walking with Holly -48 Hour Walk .

Bros Craig is a member of Cambodunum Lodge No3953.

On Thursday 23rd March 2017, W. Bro. Ronnie Parker was presented with a certificate marking his 50 years in Freemasonry from the Assistant Provincial Grand Master W. Bro John B. Gledhill during our Regular Lodge meeting. Also pictured is our Worshipful Master W. Bro. Nigel Goodall.

W. Bro Parker served with the RAF during WWII, and was then employed in the textile industry until his retirement. He is a staunch supporter of the Lodge and very rarely misses a meeting.

Sadly Ronnie was called to the Grand Lodge above in Nov 2019. A stalwart of the Lodge, he was still attending regular meetings as well as Lodges of Instruction to the end. He will be sadle missed.


W. Bro Ronnie Parker PPJGW.

7/12/1922 - 24/11/2019.


It was a memorable evening to have members of the "Widows Sons Ridings Chapter at our Installation.

Some Brothers having travelled great distance from the Province of North and East Yorkshire.

The Widows Sons Masonic Bikers is a made up from Master Masons who have an interest in motorcycles, and hold regular meetings and rallys throughout the Country.

The WSMBA Yorkshire Chapter covers the whole of the old Yorkshire Area and is growing with members weekly.

Burns Night 2018


A fun night was had by members and visitors, after a short time in the Temple the Brethren retired to be with their guests and sat down to the festive board, where the Haggis was escorted in by our own Pipe and Drum Band of Pipers Evans and Mills under the supervision of Drum Major Dawson.

Fines were levied in the name of charity for such infractions as, not eating Haggis, wearing silly hats and the like.

The entertainment was supplied by the Brethren singing and performing short comedy sketches, thanks to W. Bro John Daniel for the Ukulele accompanyment.

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Last updated 06/05/2020