Holmes Lodge
No 4656
© Holmes Lodge 2016


Our Founder

Holmes Lodge was formed in 1924 to honour the then Provincial Grand Master, Edward Holmes.He was Chief Constable of Leicestershire, and is credited with having the first Police Car in the country, in fact he had two! Holmes was born in Melton Mowbray and he came from an agricultural background. He found a position as a Post Office Clerk, but spent much of his spare time in the police courts where he developed a keen interest in criminal law and crime detection. He was spotted by the local constabulary and was offered a position in the force. You can read more on our founder by clicking on his portrait right

Freemasonry is one of the world's oldest secular fraternal

societies. The following information is intended to explain

Freemasonry as it is practised under the United Grand Lodge

of England, which administers Lodges of Freemasons in

England and Wales and in many places overseas.

The following explanation may help to correct some common


Freemasonry is a society of men concerned with moral and

spiritual values. Its members are taught its precepts by a series

of ritual dramas, which follow ancient forms, and use

stonemasons' customs and tools as allegorical guides.

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