Welcome to the Oldest Masonic Lodge
Frederick Lodge of Unity is the oldest Masonic lodge in Croydon and the third oldest in Surrey. It was formed in 1838 by members of the Lodge of Unity (our “Mother Lodge”) at the time when the Duke of Sussex (Prince Augustus Frederick, son of King George III) was the Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England – hence the “Frederick” and “Unity” in our name. Over the last 170 or more years, our members have come from many different professions. Many have served their country – from the Boer War in 1899 through to modern conflicts.
Whilst an old lodge, we have many young members and we enjoy all aspects of Freemasonry – ceremonies, working together as a fraternity, family events and charity fund raising. The lodge has donated large sums to many charities, many non-Masonic, including Croydon Voluntary Association for the Blind, TREES (a local charity which organises events for the severely disabled), the Army Cadet Force, Scouts, Croydon Hurricane youth rugby club and Fairbridge, which helps disadvantaged young people. Due to donations made to Hearing Dogs for the Deaf and Guide Dogs for the Blind, there are two dogs called “Fred” working for the disabled. The lodge meets on the afternoon of the second Saturdays of January, March and May and on the fourth Saturdays of September and November at the Croydon & District Masonic Hall, Oakfield Road, Croydon CR0 2UX. The November meeting is the Installation Night, where the new Worshipful Master is appointed. Each meeting is followed by a Festive Board – a dinner for all members, in a formal, but friendly setting.