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The Lodge of Peace No.149 is a Masonic Lodge under the jurisdiction of The United Grand Lodge of England and of The Masonic Province of Yorkshire, West Riding. The Lodge Of Peace No. 149 on the Roll of the United Grand Lodge of England, and the third oldest surviving Lodge of Freemasons on the Province of Yorkshire (West Riding), holds firmly the tradition that it is the direct and legitimate descendant of an “Atholl” Lodge of “Ancient” Masons, founded at Barnsley, Yorkshire, in 1777 A.D.

This “Atholl” Lodge was Lodge No. 199 on the Roll of the Atholl Grand Lodge: it was warranted by that Grand Lodge by a Warrant of Constitution, dated 1st April 1777: it was constituted at the Cock Inn, The Shambles, Barnsley, on 4th June, 1777, and held its Lodge Meetings in that Inn.


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About Freemasonry

Learn more about Freemasonry

Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations.It teaches self-knowledge through participation in a progression of ceremonies.

Members are expected to be of high moral standing and are encouraged to speak openly about Freemasonry. 

Thinking of Becoming a Freemason?

Is Freemasonry right for me?

Joining an organisation such as the Freemasons is a serious undertaking. It can bestow great benefits in terms of friendships and opportunities to help the less fortunate, but it may clash with other important lifestyle commitments. Therefore, the following step-by-step guide is used to ensure that prospective members are encouraged to join for the right reasons, and at the right time in their lives.

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