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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


W.BRO. David North

Worshipful Master

David has followed through his full progression to the Chair and is very proud of Royal Hanover Lodge. David is our techie and has built our website to help promote Royal Hanover. He is a keen visitor of other lodges and enjoys his freemasonry both Lodge and Provincial.

W.BRO C. Grant

Immediate Past Master

Colin is a regular LOI member for many years, as is part of the original group that came to us from Ionic Lodge in London. Colin has always got stuck into officer roles and is a dependable member of the Lodge. As IPM this year, he is looking forward to a busy year supporting our new master of the Lodge.


Senior Warden

Thomas is really getting into his stride now as he continues to get involved and is following his progression through lodge roles very well. 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.

W.BRO J. Deady

Junior Warden

W.Bro John has been with the Lodge of many years and brings a calming positive attitude to every occasion. A regular to Lodge of Instruction and as such is always ready to cover various positions when called upon, but this year he has kindly accepted the office of Junior Warden.



W.Bro. Laurie has also come from Ionic Lodge 227 and has just finished a great year as IPM. He loves his travel and he is also a keen historian. We are hoping he will start writing some great masonic articles soon.



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

Peter is one of our great ritualists and he has a big personality to go with his ritual. Always ready to have a laugh but also makes an awesome Director of Ceremonies. We have a phrase in Royal Hanover, along the lines of "How would Peter do this!"



Derek is another one of long term regulars and is our Assistant Director of Ceremonies. He is also our Treasurer of Royal Hanover Chapter. He juggles a busy work life with his masonic duties, and is always on the ball in his temple work.


Charity Steward

John has done us proud over the years and has led us to gaining Grand Patron for the 2020 Festival. He has also recently introduced his Son into freemasonry, Adam, who joined in January this year.

W.BRO Phil Malins

Lodge Mentor

W.Bro Phil has been a solid member of the Lodge for many years now, covering the position of Senior Warden whilst supporting W.Bro Colin during his years in Office. He has a great sense of hummer and always has a bit of mischief up his sleeve. As mentor he will be a great asset to the lodge.


Senior Deacon

W.Bro Leon has only recently joined Royal Hanover in 2019, but has already been invaluable in extra ritual for initiations, and raisings. He is a great ritualist and as such will be a great asset to us in this coming year with many candidates in the plan.

Bro aaron flynn

Junior Deacon

Bro Aaron has take in first steps on the road to progression by taking on the role of Junior Deacon. 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 brian de-honri

Assistant Secretary

W.Bro Brian is a consistent ritualist that has a good knack for reciting elements when most needed so helping the brethren. His has also had a brief pause but is now returning to take on this active role within Royal Hanover supporting W.Bro Peter Short.

W.Bro Johhny Davis

Assistant Director of Ceremonies

W.Bro Johnny is a young family man and as such his time is focussed on doing everything he can for his family, but he has recently returned to LOI evenings and also chosen to take office this year as Assistant DC which we are all very pleased about.

Bro. A.Taylor

Inner Guard

Adam is a lewis mason joining jsut after his 21st birthday. He is starting 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

Lodge Steward

Matt's journey to becoming a Steward of the Lodge is a patient once, as he only recently been initiated into Freemasonry in Summer 2021, but has been coming the social side of LOI for 18 months prior to his initiation. We are expecting great things from this keen young man.


Lodge Steward

Brother Iain joined Royal Hanover Lodge in the same meeting he was appointed Steward of the 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.

W.Bro Mike 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. He is also the Provincial Grand Secretary and has achieved Grand Rank of Past Assistant Grand DC.

W.Bro Hugh Saville

Lodge Member

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.

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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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