Wellington Square Lodge History

The Lodge of Wellington Square  was germinated in the minds of Duncan McFadgen and Douglas Reading, Past Masters of Burlington Lodge # 165. These Brethren believed that the area could support another lodge without weakening the growth and function of the existing lodges  and their objective was to crystalize the best practices of every lodge that they had heard of or experienced into one ideal operation. They conceptualized a lodge that would present the ritualistic ceremonies with the precision, exactitude and dignity, that would provide harmony and foster the closest of fraternal ties between the Brethren, with the lodge affairs organized in a manner most likely to bring about the regular attendance and eager application of every member. Time alone can endorse the lasting success of their laudable efforts.

The Lodge was instituted at the hands of R.W. Bro. Clifford Battey, District Deputy Grand Master. on October 11th 1973, in the presence of the 32 Charter Members  and many visitors . In July of 1974, the Grand Lodge granted a charter, numbered 725 and on September 27th, 1974 the Lodge was constituted  and consecrated  by the Grand Master, Most Wor. Bro. George Turner, M.D..

The lodge was thus launched to a successful and auspicious start and although, in the due process of time , its members  must of necessity come and go, the principles that inspired its founders will prove, it is fervently hoped, to be indestructible!

We celebrated our 25th Anniversary with a Dinner/Dance at The Scottish Rite which was held on April 10, 1999. A truly memorable and enjoyable celebration of the Lodge's first 25 years!

We will be celebratiing our 40th Anniversary at our first regular meeting on September 12, 2013. A special evening is planned for this occasion.