True Love & Unity Lodge No.248


There is a record of Freemasonry in Brixham dating back to 1781, when The Lodge of True Love & Unity was formed.  There are very few organisations which are home-logoable to trace their origins back over a period of over 230 years, a reflection perhaps on the original foundations of the order which were laid all those years ago.

The first lodge meeting in Brixham took place “in a private room on Brixham Quay” on 17th October 1781. By 1801 membership had increased and a new lodge room became necessary.  A site was secured at Great Gate (opposite the bottom of Rea Barn Road and no longer in existence) on the spot where the ancient Alms House once stood.

The present Masonic Hall was built in 1886 and is located in Church Hill West, Brixham.

 Remembrance  Day 2017


Members of the Lodge gathering to march to the War Memorial.

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The Worshipful Master Philip German laying a wreath on behalf of True Love & Unity Lodge 248.

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Recent Events

Trafalgar Night Dinner & Tribute to retiring Treasurer Lowrey Bell

Lodge members enjoyed a truly wonderful Trafalagar Night dinner at which the guest of honour was Lowrey Bell to mark his retirement as Treasurer of the Lodge after 22 years of loyal and dedicated service.  During this time Lowrey has been responsible for managing all aspects of the upkeep of the building itself as well as all the Lodge and Social Club finances.  Members reflected on the outstanding job that Lowrey has done and his significant achievements, including overseeing the building extension to the Lodge.  To show its appreciation to Lowrey and to his wife Pat for her support throughout the 22 years, the Lodge presented Lowrey with a gift voucher for a meal at the Elephant Restaurant.  Thank you Lowrey and Pat.

As well as the presentation, the Lodge members enjoyed a lovely dinner and some excellent Trafalgar night festivities, including a splendid rendition of 'Rule Britannia' and an enlightening potted history of the battle of Trafalgar by the Worshipful Master Philip German.

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Do you want to find out how to become a Freemason and so be a member of one of the world's oldest fraternities and part of a unique global charitable organisation?

If you do, then all you have to do is download our guides on Freemasonry and these will tell you a little more about what we do; browse the pages of our website and have a look at this video clip on You Tube:

Then, if you're still interested and would like more information about Freemasonry in Brixham, Devon, or you live or work in the Brixham area and think you might like to join a Masonic Lodge, then why not consider joining us at True Love and Unity Lodge? Our contact details are below, so get in touch with us for an informal chat. It really is that easy!

We're always looking for new candidates for membership. You do not need to wait for an invitation.  Just email our Secretary, Carl Hetherington at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone him on 01803 752549.


True Love & Unity Lodge No. 248
Masonic Hall
Church Hill West
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Latest News

  • Worshipful Master 2017 +

    Worshipful Master 2017

    Congratulations to Worshipful Brother Philip German on becoming the Worshipful Master for True Love & Unity Lodge No. 248

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  • New Member - Lee Squire +

    New Member - Lee Squire

    We are pleased to welcome as a new member to the Lodge, Lee Squire (on the left), initiated on the 21st November 2016 and seen here with the Worshipful Master (for the evening) John Lynes.

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  • New Member +

    New Member

    We are pleased to welcome as a new member to the Lodge, Edward Bosworth who was initiated on the 15th February 2016.

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  • Certificate Presentation +

    Certificate Presentation

    Presentation, by W.Bro Derek Webber Past Assistant PGM, of Provincial Grand Master's Long Service Certificates representing 50 years in Freemasonry to W.Bro Brian Dart PPrJGW and ............

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