About Our Lodge

About Croydon Lodge of Achievement No: 8554

Enjoying Freemasonry together in Croydon, Surrey for over 40 years!

Our Masonic Lodge in Croydon was born out of an idea for a new Lodge by the then Secretary of The Croydon Lodge of Endeavour, No.7315 in order to give younger Masons the chance to progress through the lodge offices in a reasonable time.

On the 22nd September 1973, the petition was signed by the majority of the founders. This was submitted to United Grand Lodge of England on the 5th November 1973 and was acceded to on the 15th November 1973.

The name of the Lodge was to be the “Croydon Lodge of Achievement” and its No: 8554.

The Lodge was duly consecrated on the 19th April 1974 by the R.W. the Rt.Hon. The Earl of Shannon,
Provincial Grand Master of the Province of Surrey at that time.

It is interesting to note that, at the time of the Consecration, the Initiation Fee was set at £35.00 and the annual subscription was £20.00!
The Lodge badge is symbolic of a mountain, represented by a triangle, where man has endeavoured; and his achievement is in reaching its summit.  The four points represent North, East, South and West and with the circle, depict “Freemasonry Universal”, with the Sun always at its meridian

The Lodge badge is symbolic of a mountain, represented by a triangle, where man has endeavoured; and his achievement is in reaching its summit. The four points represent North, East, South and West and with the circle, depict “Freemasonry Universal”, with the Sun always at its meridian

In the early days the Lodge met at The Wheatsheaf Public House in Thornton Heath for Lodge of Instruction which still meets on most Mondays but now at  The Croydon Masonic Halls.

In 1990 the Lodge members clubbed together for a Lodge Banner.

The Banner was dedicated on the 27th November 1990 by V.W.Bro. P. A. Toler PGSwdB, Deputy Provincial Grand Master at a memorable Lodge meeting.

To this day the banner is still displayed proudly at each lodge meeting.

The future of Croydon Lodge of Achievement

The Lodge, it’s members and families are very proud of it’s history and Masonic traditions and have enjoyed many a memorable time together both in, and out of the Lodge.

Long may this continue by encouraging young men from all walks of life to enjoy what Freemasonry has to offer.

If you would like more information about joining the Freemasons in Croydon, Surrey get in touch with us to visit the Lodge and meet the members.