Welcome to Freemasonry in Tollesbury…

The Tollesbury Masonic Centre lies in the heart of this picturesque Essex village in Maldon, nestled at the mouth of the river Blackwater. Located close to the village of Tiptree and a short drive away from the bustling town of Colchester, Tollesbury is steeped in history and provides a perfect setting for Freemasonry.

Tollesbury is renowned for its sailing facilities and a marina that draws enthusiasts from around the UK and as far afield as France, Belgium and the Netherlands, The village also boasts many generations of seafaring families and it’s interesting to note that in 1925 when the Tollesbury Lodge was founded it consisted mainly of seafarers.

Freemasonry has existed for well over 300 years and is without doubt one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political organisations with charity and the desire to help others firmly at its heart.

Our aim is to give you a greater insight into what Freemasonry in general and the Tollesbury Masonic Centre in particular is all about. We hope you will find this website interesting, informative and helpful in dispelling some of the myths which have long been associated with Freemasonry.

Did you know?

  • There are as many as 250,000 Freemasons who belong to some
    8,000 Lodges spread throughout England and Wales, including
    districts overseas.
  • Worldwide there are in the region of six million Freemasons.
  • Over £100million has been donated by the Freemasons’ Grand Charity
    to help people in need since 1980.
  • Within the Province of Essex there are no fewer than 15,000 members
    enjoying their Freemasonry in a total of 327 individual Lodges and
    Masonic Centres.