About Us


Masonic Lodge

We are a Masonic Lodge. Read about our Lodge.

Provincial Grand Lodge

We are part of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Antrim. Visit the site.


We’re based in Arthur Square, Belfast City Centre. View Map.

Meeting Times

We meet 6:30pm on the 1st Wednesday of the month except June, July and August.

Temple 51 Masonic Lodge

Welcome to our Lodge website.


Here you find information on our rich Lodge history and Freemasonry in general.


Temple 51 is a rapidly growing Lodge based in Belfast with members from all age ranges and diverse backgrounds.


We’re quite open and are happy to answer any questions about Freemasonry. Please feel free to contact us if you would like information on becoming a member.

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What is Masonry?

Freemasonry is a brotherhood (fraternity) with roots going back hundreds of years. We believe in doing good to fellow Masons as well as helping the communities we live in.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Some commonly asked questions about Freemasonry.

What is Freemasonry?

Freemasonry (Masonry for short) is a fraternity with a presence in nearly every major city. Masons believe in helping each other as well as the community at large.

Is Masonry a religion?

No. In fact, religion and politics are the only issues not allowed for discussion at Masonic meetings.

How much does it cost?

There’s a one-off joining fee of £80. After that, it’s £80 per year (known as “Dues”).

How often do we meet?

Our Masonic Lodge meets once a month, on the 1st Wednesday of each month, 6:30pm (except June, July and August).

How do I join Freemasonry?

To become a Mason you must:

  • be male over 21 years old
  • believe in a Supreme being
  • be of good morals

If you’re interested and would like more information, please email: secretary ‘at’ belfastmasonry.com

Who are some famous Freemasons?

Freemasonry boasts many famous alumni from all walks of life including academics, artists, engineers, athletes and politicians such as: Mozart, Oscar Wilde, Voltaire, Edwin Eugene ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, Davy Crockett, Nat King Cole, George Washington, John Wayne, Sugar Ray Robinson, J.Edgar Hoover, Rudyard Kipling and Winston Churchill.