Letchworth Kilwinning Lodge No. 2 was consecrated in February of 2013. It was created to give to Ballarat a Dining lodge with the for a catered dining experience, where partners, friends and family were able to join in a convivial environment and where freemasonry could be showcased to external visitors. Originally destined to be held at the Creswick Temple, we soon found that it was difficult to provide our vision. We moved to the Ballarat Temple not long after in 2014 where we have endured until recently.
After a planned visit to the Sovereign Hill centre, we soon realised that we could be of benefit to both Sovereign Hill and ourselves. They needed a more permanent masonic presence and guidance to explore the history of freemasonry and we needed a compelling place of meeting which would distinguish us from other lodges in the area.
Welcome to the newer Letchworth Kilwinning Lodge.
With five of our six meetings each year being held at Sovereign Hill, we plan on building a relationship with the past and feature our lodge with a more historical accent. We are not sure where this will lead us but we are hoping to sport a familiar look and feel to our lodge meetings, participate in Sovereign Hill more often with other events and to give the wider community a better aspect of freemasonry than what is currently employed in the media.
Dining at Sovereign Hill
Our evening meals consist of a 3 course menu with alternatives to select from and a free beverage for the first drink of the night. The bar has a great selection of wines, spirits and beer as well as soft drinks, tea and coffee is always on hand. The lodge has an allowance of pre dinner drinks and snacks for our ladies and visitors during our lodge meeting and we try to setup some form of entertainment for their amusement.