OLD WYCOMBIENSIAN LODGE No. 6754
The Old Wycombiensian Lodge takes its name from the Club for Old Boys of the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, and is a member of the Federation of School Lodges. Our membership draws from Old Boys, Teachers, Parents and other family members. We welcome all enquiries regarding membership, attending our meetings, or joining in with our social events.
The picture above is of the Marlow Masonic Centre, which is on St Peter Street in Marlow. Our meetings are held on the first Thursday of October, November, February, and March.
Are you an Old Wycombiensian and a Mason elsewhere? Please contact our Secretary to be placed on a mailing list for details of our meetings and other events.
A contact email address can be found at the top of this page.
This is the design of our new Lodge merchandise, which was worn for the first time by our Members at the 2015 Old Wycombiensian Club dinner. The background colours and pattern are well known to anyone associated with the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe. In gold are the Square and Compasses, the universal symbol of Freemasonry. This badge symbolises the union of these two excellent institutions, both with which our members are proud to be associated.
Who joins our Lodge?
Freemasony, under the United Grand Lodge of England, is open to men of all faiths who have a good character, a genuine interest in personal development, and who wish to have a positive influence on society and their own community.
In addition, as we are the Old Wycombiensian Lodge, our members are proud to have an association with the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe. Many of our members are Old Boys of the School, some are parents, teachers, annd others are their imediate family members. Our membership consists of a good range of ages, from 20s to 80s, and living in all parts of the country. Many different types of occupation are represented: education, armed forces, law, IT, healthcare, engineering, and accountancy, although some join whilst still a student or in professional training.
If you are interested in Freemasonry and have an association with the School, we would be delighted to hear from you.
The idea that you have to be invited to join a Masonic Lodge is a common misconception. A member may suggest that it would be something that you would enjoy and find interesting, but in general you have to come forward of your own free will and ask to join.
If you would like to find out more about Freemasonry, please follow the links from our Page to the United Grand Lodge of England and the Proincial Grand Lodge of Buckinghamshire.
We are very proud of one of our members, Keith Sansom, whose generous donation funded the refurbishment of the laboratories on the ground floor of the science block at the RGS. The Lodge members, RGS staff, and several special guests attended the official opening and lunch during the day.
They then all joined us at the Marlow Masonic Centre for our Lodge meeting, which was predided over by the then Master, Keith Sansom.
What does it cost
“It is my duty to inform you that Freemasonry is free...”
This, unfortunately, does not refer to the monetry costs of membership, but to the freedom of mind and inclination upon joining; that is to say that you have not had your arm twisted and have come forward of your own free will.
There are several costs involved, but most find Freemasonry a fun and affordable activity and certainly less expensive that gym membership or a premiership football season ticket. In fact, many Masons hold membership of several Lodges and additional Masonic Orders and Degrees.
The annual membership fee is £175, payable at the start of each year. As well as covering the running costs of the Lodge and a donation to the Grand Charity, it is inclusive of the annual membership fee of the United Grand Lodge of England, the Provincial Grand Lodge of Buckinghamshire, and the Marlow Masonic Centre Club. As a paid-up Lodge member you can attend meetings of other Lodges for no extra fee (apart from dining). We have a three or four course meal after each of our four main meetings, costing between £19 and £22. There is also a one-off fee for becoming a member of the Lodge, which we can advise accordingly.
Charity is important to Freemasons and we are invited to make donations to Masonic and non-Masonic causes. How much you donate is between you and your own personal circumstances. There is no minimum or maximum level of donation, but a few pounds per month is a good starting point.
There are frequent incentives and opportunies for charitable fundraising, from raffles to special ties and badges. Incidentally, the Old Wycombiensian Lodge lapel badge shown on these pages can be purchased at our meetings for £5 and a matching pair of cufflinks available for £15. We have been known to give them away to lucky RGS pupils on occasions when we are attending events at the school.
Calendar 2023 - 2024
Thurs 5th October, 2023 - Regular Meeting, Marlow Masonic Centre
Sat 8th October 2023 - Buckinghamshire Provincial Meeting, Freemasons Hall, London
Sat 14th October, 2023 - Installation Meeting, Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe
Thurs 2nd November, 2023 - Regular Meeting, Marlow Masonic Centre
Thurs 1st February, 2023 - Regular Meeting, Marlow Masonic Centre
Thurs 7th March, 2023 - Regular Meeting, Marlow Masonic Centre
Sat 12th July - Summer Social Meeting, London
Thurs 3rd October, 2024 - Installation Meeting, Marlow Masonic Centre
TBC - Buckinghamshire Provincial Meeting, Freemasons Hall, LondonThurs 7th November, 2024 - Regular Meeting, Marlow Masonic Centre
The map below shows the location of the Marlow Masonic Centre, St Peter St, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1NQ