We hope that our website will tell you more about Freemasonry in general and the Province of Warwickshire in particular. Within this Province we have around 4,100 members meeting in 190 Lodges at 17 different locations. This will enable you to find somewhere close to where you live or work.
This is a very old degree, with some indication that it existed in Scotland as early as 1599, although early evidence really only starts with documentation in the Craft Provincial Grand Lodge of Durham showing that it was being worked in the 1750’s. The first available mention of English Mark activity in surviving minutes is recorded for 1st September 1769
The necessary qualifications for membership are for the applicant to be of high moral standing, to be willing to sign the prescribed declaration that he professes the Trinitarian Christian faith and to have been a Master Mason for twelve months or more. There is no requirement for an applicant to be a member of any other Order and nor does an interested Mason need to wait to be invited to apply for membership.
The legend of Noah, his sons, the Ark and the Deluge were enacted in the Mystery Plays of the seventeenth century and continued as catechisms in many of the early Masonic rituals. By the 1750s there was a Degree of Noachites or Prussian Knights. However, the first authentic record of the degree appears in the minutes of a meeting held in Bath in 1790. Numerous records exist throughout the country of the ceremony of Elevation being performed since that date.
The Lodge of Unity has been meeting continually for over 160 years. We are an enthusiastic, forward looking lodge who maintain and respect traditions inherited from our forefathers, whilst not losing sight of the great pleasures of modern life.
The aims and objectives of Schola Warwicensis Lodge, having the Prosperity of the craft at heart, and the best interest of Warwick School in mind, shall be to promote and diffuse the Genuine principles of the art amongst the past pupils, members of staff and those closely working with or associated with the school, or its associated bodies,
Freemasonry is a fraternal society that expects a high standard of personal conduct of its members and it promotes Fellowship, Charity and Integrity as well as care and concern for the family and the wider community.