Elstow Lodge 8759

Elstow Lodge was consecrated on Saturday 30th April 1977 at Stratton School, Biggleswade by the Provincial Grand Master of the time, RW Bro Sir Gilbert Inglefield

Application for recognition was made to Grand Lodge following which the number 8759 was given and the name Elstow Lodge was accepted. This was with the sponsorship and blessing of John Bunyan Lodge 5973, our “Mother Lodge”.

The first Worshipful Master was W Bro Basil Saville who took the office following the untimely death of the proposed Master, W.Bro Richard New.
Since consecration, all meetings have been held at The Ampthill Masonic Centre. In that building hangs our present banner dedicated in 1993. Like the original banner designed by RW Bro Sir Gilbert Inglefield it depicts the Church and Moot Hall in the village of Elstow, near Bedford.

The members of Elstow Lodge are happy to welcome new members– Please feel free to contact the lodge secretary via email to Secretary8759@Gmail.com or talk directly with a known brother

The cost of membership is about £13.50p per month, which covers the cost of our facilities in Ampthill Masonic Centre, administration and, regular information and magazines.

Meals, social events and charitable giving are on top of this, but are at a brother’s discretion.


Elstow Lodge meets formally on the first Wednesday of the month in October, December, February, March, and on the fourth Wednesday in May for the annual installation.

Visitors are very welcome. If you do not know any of the members of Elstow Lodge please contact the secretary


In order that you can find out more about Freemasonry in general, please follow the link below to the web site of The United Grand Lodge of England


Freemasonry is open to men from all walks of life, aged 21 or older, who are of good character and hold a belief in a supreme being.

If you are interested in joining Elstow Lodge and becoming a Freemason, please email us so that we can arrange to meet you and answer any questions you may have.

Contact us here: Secretary8759@Gmail.com

You will find us on Twitter where you can follow @Elstow8759