Athol Lodge No 74 is the 5th oldest Lodge in the Province of Warwickshire and the 2nd oldest by number (see our Lodge History) being consecrated on 24th July 1811 with our Warrant dating back to 1774. We have some 66 daughter, grand daughter, great grand daughter and great, great, grand daughter Lodges that that we are proud to have sponsored over the first two hundred years thereby establishing us, along with others, as one of the significant influences on Free Masonry in Birmingham and the rest of the Masonic Province of Warwickshire.
We were warranted by the Grand Lodge of England according to the Old Institutions (the Atholl Grand Lodge 1751-1813) also known as the Ancients who in 1813 joined with the rival Grand Lodge, known as the Moderns, to form the United Grand Lodge of England. We take our name, Athol, from the Duke of Atholl who was the Grand Master of the Ancients
We celebrated our bicentenary in August 2011 and look forward to our third century of being with hope, expectation and excitement of what the next 100 years will bring that amply reflects the ambitions and aspirations of those latter day Masons in Birmingham in the early 1800’s all those years ago.
Our Meeting Place
We meet at Severn Street Masonic Hall, 60 Severn Street, Birmingham B1 1QG in the city centre of Birmingham which has been our spiritual home since 1858.
Our Regular Lodge Meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of the month (October – May) with Past Master & Officers Meetings and Rehearsals on in between Wednesdays
We are members of The Association of Atholl Lodges which exists to provide a focus for the common interests of those surviving Lodges with the aim of the Association being to preserve the Atholl heritage by fostering and promoting fraternal links between all Atholl Lodges across the UK and around the world.
The Association Of Atholl Lodges