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Royal Hanover Lodge 1777 - Consecrated in 1878

We have a place in history

Established in 1878, the Royal Hanover Lodge was named to perpetuate the memory of King George V of Hanover and his close connection with our own British Royal Family. We were greatly honoured when the last King of Hanover's son Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland not only consented to the use of the name, but granted the necessary permission for the use of the Royal Coat of Arms as the Lodge's crest. Being Middlesex Masons, we are proud to have a historical connection with our own British Royal Family.

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Latest News and Event Reports

We have held over 500 meetings in our time. We are very proud of our history and who we are, and as such we love visiting other Lodges, and we always have some great meetings with many of our regular friends. We also enjoy making new friends in other Lodges, experiencing there ritual and how they conduct there meetings. Read on below to read about some of our recent events and achievements. 

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Twickenham District Masonic Centre - Cole Court

Where do we meet?

Freemasons have been meeting at Twickenham District Masonic Centre (Cole Court) for many years, . With ample parking, 3 Temples, 8 LOI Rooms, and 5 Dining Rooms, they are perfectly place to cope with a range of meetings and events at the same time. With a spacious Bar and Lounge area, easy parking and near Twickenham tube station. 

If you are visiting for the first time, remember to ask a member of staff or a fellow brother the car park exit code which changes on a regular basis.


Royal Hanover Lodge 1777 Officers



Worshipful Master

W.Bro Phil has been a solid member of the Lodge for many years now, covering the position of Senior Warden many times but now is Royal Hanover Worshipful Master. He has a great sense of hummer and always has a bit of mischief up his sleeve. 


Immediate Past Master

Thomas is really getting into his stride now as he continues to get involved and is followed his progression through the chair and looking to be our next organist. He looks to have the makings of a great ritualist.  He also has a great collector of masonic literature & books. He is a great addition to Royal Hanover Lodge.


Senior Warden

W.Bro Leon joined us more than a few years ago from another Middlesex Lodge. He is a regular to LOI and makes a great addition in providing extra special elements of Ritual for the many ceremonies we conduct. A popular one is the Grace Side Address. Leon always offers to help with fill in roles when needed.


Junior Warden

Bro Aaron continues on the road to progression by taking on the role of Junior Warden. He has returned to us after recent personal challenges. We are so very pleased to see Aaron take these next steps and see how he embraces masonic development.



W.Bro. Laurie joined us from Ionic Lodge 227 and is now our regular Chaplin. He loves his travel and he is also a keen historian. We are hoping he will start writing some great masonic articles soon. He has also published an interesting History of Inic Lodge from its consecration.



W.Bro. Tom is our treasurer and he does a sterling job. He has a great sense of humour and is always a regular at LOI. He is well know for pinching everyone's after dinner mints at festive board. He says they are for his children, but we know better.



Peter is another one of our regular LOI members and is always ready to jump into different roles when called upon. He is also another one that loves the football banter with our W.Bro Allan.


Director of Ceremonies

W.Bro Colin is a great asset to the Lodge, conducting regular ceremonies supporting our previous Masters of the lodge. Colin joined the lodge along with Lawrie Hawkins and Phil Malins, but his efforts have made him a great member of the Lodge.

W.BRO Hugh saville


We are all very proud of Hugh, having just received Grand Rank, as well as being the Provincial Almoner for Middlesex. He is a regular to LOI as well. Hugh brings a calm and caring approach to much of Royal Hanover activities and we are proud he is a member of Royal Hanover.


Charity Steward

W.Bro John has done us proud over the years and has led us to gaining Grand Patron for the 2020 Festival. He has also introduced his Son into freemasonry, Adam, who is now starting his progression well. Thank you John for all your efforts.


Lodge Mentor

W.Bro. Alan is keeping himself busy and is one of the most respected members for his passion and commitment to the Lodge and Chapter. He has also achieve being MEZ of Royal Hanover Chapter and continues to enjoy all his freemasonry.

Bro Adam taylor

Senior Deacon

Adam is a lewis mason joining just after his 21st birthday. He is continuing his progression well and he continues to impress members of the lodge. He always greets you with a warm smile and we can see already he will be a great asset to the lodge.

Bro matt gurmin

Junior Deacon

Matt's journey to becoming a Steward first and now Junior Deacon of the Lodge is a patient one, but now he is on his way. He is a regular at LOI. We are expecting great things from this keen young man. He has also recently become a father.

W.Bro david north

Assistant Secretary

W.Bro David manages all the digital affairs of the Lodge. Having just finished his year as Immediate Past Master, he is taking a quiet back seat and managing the website and media elements as they are needed.

W.Bro Peter parsons

Assistant Director of Ceremonies

W.Bro Peter is one of the most senior members of the Lodge having being initiated in 1962 into Royal Hanover Lodge taking the chair in 1973. He has  now been talked into taking up an officer role again, and its great fun seeing him active in the lodge. 

Bro. hani rifai

Inner Guard

Bro Hani we introduced by Bro Leon, and is a very keen on his Masonic journey and he is already showing the signs of tackling ritual head on. He is a regular member of LOI every Tuesday and we look forward to see him progress with Royal Hanover. 


Lodge Steward

Brother Iain joined Royal Hanover Lodge from another Middlesex Lodge. He first started visiting Royal Hanover in 2020 on our first big Burns night we put on where he played the Bag Pipes. He has a great sense of humour and we look forward to helping him with his progression.


Lodge Steward

Bro Alister is our most recent member of the Lodge and a regular at LOI. We look forward to seeing Alister grow into the progressive roles that are in front of him. He is a hard working local Barber, running his own business.

W Bro Michael ross

Lodge Preceptor

W.Bro Mike Ross is the backbone of the lodge, as he works so hard to bring us all together and is great at getting the most out of the brethren when it comes to ritual. Mike has also just finished his tenure as Provincial Grand Secretary and has achieved Grand Rank of Past Assistant Grand DC.

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Our History in Numbers

Established in 1878, the Royal Hanover Lodge 1777, with its distinguished brethren have been practising the ancient art of Craft Freemasonry. We also come under the Provincial Grand Lodge of Middlesex. Our Lodge holds four official meetings each year, usually on the last Friday of October, January, March and May, and three Royal Arch Meetings, usually in February, April, June and November.

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