East Kent Freemasons

Where

Friendships Last a Lifetime

Empowering Compassion, Cultivating Kindness

The Martello Lodge 87

Members Area

A place for members to find importnat news, summons, and other bits related to Freemasonry in this Lodge. 

Working with Local Charities

See who we have helped over the past year. 

Welcome to Martello Lodge

Step into our welcoming site—a place where ancient traditions meet modern values. As Martello Freemasons, we are guardians of timeless wisdom, pervayers of fun, and builders of community.

Whether you’re a curious visitor, a fellow Mason, or a friend, consider this your virtual threshold. Here, you’ll find a welcoming place, friendly masons who value, Integrity, Friendship, Respect & Service.

No doubt, searching for Masonic Lodges has brought you to our site, we welcome you and would love to hear from you.

Our Lodge

Not one of the oldest lodges in East Kent, but certainly full of history and friendship. Founded in 1976, the Martlello Lodge takes its name from the Martello Towers, dotted along the South coast of England.

FUN

As winners of last years “Bat N Trap” competition, we will be aiming to replicate that win this year. 

Service

Whether participating in events, fundraising for a charitable cause or volunteering for public or community organisations, service is at the very heart of Freemasonry. Our members make valuable contributions by donating time, resources and skills.

Respect

With a membership of more than 150,000 people drawn from communities across the UK, Freemasonry brings people together irrespective of their race, religion or any other perceived differences that can divide us as a society. Here at Martello we are no diffferent. 

Education

As they say, “you never stop learning”, and so it is with Freemasonry. Through our playlets, text, lectures, online learning, every day is a school day, so they say!

Friendship

One of the oldest social organisations in the world, Freemasonry is not defined by an ideology. It is open to people from all religions and political persuasions and provides the common foundation for friendships between members, many of which will last for life.

Integrity

Rather than working on buildings like the masons of old, today’s Freemasons focus on building themselves as people of integrity, and membership provides the structure to help achieve that goal.

We Greet You Well!

Presumably having conducted some research about Freemasonry you have stumbled across our website, and most welcome you are. Suffice it to say Freemasonry is a fascinating institution which has stood the test of time, just how long we cannot be certain, but records indicate perhaps 500 years, or possibly longer, as the Regius Poem suggests freemasonry was brought to England by King Athelstan between 924 and 939 AD. However the first or ‘Premier’ Grand Lodge was not established until 1717, celebrating its tercentenary in 2017. Therefore The Lodge of Harmony, established in 1785, is one of the oldest and most prestigious Lodges under our constitution.

The United Grand Lodge of England

The Headquarters of Freemasonry in England, Wales and the Channel Islands. 

The Province of East Kent

The Head Office for all Lodges in East Kent, based in Whitstable. 

Grand Lodge

Join 1000s of Freemasons across the globe, and enter this amazing organisation, stretching back over 500 years.