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About Freemasonry

Freemasonry is an enduring brotherhood, boasting many prolific members throughout the ages. Our ideals are brotherhood, charity and faith.

About Temple 51

Temple 51 is a well-known Belfast Masonic lodge, based in Freemasons Hall, Arthur Square, Belfast. We meet on the first Wednesday each month.

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We have regular events. Our website is the best way to keep up to date and follow Temple 51’s progress and achievements.

About Freemasonry

“Masonic labor is purely a labor of love. He who seeks to draw Masonic wages in gold and silver will be disappointed. The wages of a Mason are earned and paid in their dealings with one another; sympathy that begets sympathy, kindness begets kindness, helpfulness begets helpfulness, and these are the wages of a Mason.”

-Benjamin Franklin

Recorded History

Belfast Freemasonry

1748 – 1860

May 24, 2016

The existence and history of Lodge 51 Belfast Freemasonry can be dated from 1748 in the books of Grand Lodge. It was found that lodge no.51 at that time was not subsisting. Other than that, anything recorded before 1804 have been erased from the books of Belfast Freemasonry….

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1860 – 1880

May 24, 2016

From then on, Belfast Freemasonry membership and attendance was considerably reduced that great difficulty was experienced in holding the meetings. The Lodge had to be temporarily close and on the 14th of November 1860, they tried reopening it but attendance was still unsatisfactory. The situation was really apparent…

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1880 – 1984

June 25, 2016

As the musical powers of 51 became famous, local Charity committees resolved to utilise them in the cause of the widow and orphan and accordingly invited the Lodge to give a concert in aid of the Masonic Charities of Belfast. The concert was given in the Victoria Hall…

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What is Freemasonry

Freemasonry is kindness in the home, honesty in business, courtesy in society, earnest in work, pity and concern for the unfortunate, resistance towards evil, help for the weak, forgiveness for the penitent, love for one another and reverence and love for God. 

Freemasonry is many things, but above all, Freemasonry is a way of life, not “apart” from society but a “part of society”.Membership of our Order is open to all men of integrity and goodwill, irrespective of colour or creed, on condition that they profess a belief in a Supreme Being.

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