United Grand Lodge of
Provincial Grand Lodge of
Woolwich Polytechnic Lodge
Consecrated, February 22nd 1912.
Regular meetings of the lodge are
held at The Welling Masonic Centre,
Patron, MTGB Patron RMBI
Founder and double patron,
Patron Prince George, Duke of
Grand Patron, Masonic Samaritan Fund
|Welcome to the website dedicated
to the Woolwich Polytechnic Lodge. Our Lodge is fast approaching its
Centenary. Much has happened over the past 100 years, one of the most
significant is the ability to communicate almost instantly, when all
those years ago it would have taken several days just to post a letter
from one person to another. Freemasonry has eagerly embraced the
electronic age, both as a method of communication and a means to
transmit our message to all.
Initially, the "Poly" Lodge was restricted to members of the Woolwich Polytechnic Sports Club. Later it had a strong association with Woolwich Arsenal, with many artisans and engineers joining our ranks. Since 1912, nearly 500 men have been initiated into the Lodge. Many have worked hard to ensure the prosperity of the Lodge, have enjoyed the benefits of "disinterested friendship" and the convivial atmosphere for which the Order is famous.
The Woolwich Polytechnic, as such, no longer exists. In 1972, it became The Thames Polytechnic and later The University of Greenwich.
Enjoy your visit.