It is often said that small is beautiful and this is particularly true of the village of Waddington within which resides the ancient Royal Forest Lodge 401 (pronounced Fower Nowt One) of Freemasons. The attraction is that one can attend a Lodge meeting knowing that one will be among like-minded men where the cares of the world are left behind at the door and one is able to relax, unwind, and travel home reflecting on a most enjoyable meeting. amongst our membership, we have men from all walks of life, but in the Lodge all are considered and treated equally. In the surrounding districts the Royal Forest Lodge is considered in high regard with a reputation for its hospitality and friendliness and it regularly welcomes numerous visitors from other Lodges to its meetings. If you would like to know more about Freemasonry after watching the below video then please get in touch.






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PPGreg Lodge Secretary

Raymond is married, with two sons and four grandchildren.

Now retired after running his own joinery business for 29 years and working in Education for the latter part of his career. Raymond became a Freemason in June 1988 and worked his way up through the Lodge offices to become Worshipful Master in the year 2000.

On leaving the chair he progressed to assistant director of ceremonies and then director of ceremonies where he spent eight years in office he is now Lodge secretary.

In 2007 Raymond received provincial honours of PPSGD and in 2012 was promoted to PPGreg.

Raymond has always enjoyed his Freemasonry particularly the ritual and is First Principle in Royal Forest Chapter 401.


Master Mason

Jonathan is aged 31 and works in Education. He has been a member of Royal Forest Lodge 401 since 2015 and is a Master Mason. Since joining, Jonathan has attended many social functions and has recently taken part in the Provincial three peaks challenge for the RMBI charity in May 2016. His favourite pastimes include Music, Cycling and Masonry.