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Welcome to King's Court Lodge, Gillingham

A very warm welcome to King's Court Lodge, the most friendly and relaxed Lodge in the Province of Dorset. We are famous for our warm and fraternal welcome and everyone who either visits or joins will enjoy their time with us rest assured!

We have members from all walks of life so you will always find someone to chat with and be social with.

The Lodge name is taken from King John who, it is known, stayed and hunted in Gillingham Forest. A petition to issue a warrant was presented to the Grand Lodge, with the subsequent Warrant being granted on 9th December 1897. The Lodge was consecrated on 2nd June 1898 with a ceremony held in the Drill Hall, Gillingham.

The Lodge is based at:

Gillingham Masonic Hall

Car Parking: The nearest car park is just across the road where the store manager has very kindly agreed to let us use his car parking facilities.

We are genuinely renowned as the most relaxed & friendliest of lodges and we warmly welcome anyone interested in finding out more about Freemasonry and visiting Brethren from other lodges.

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We're on Holiday! 

Kings Court Lodge will now take a break from our Masonic duties until September for our Summer recess.

Thank you for taking a look and if you would like to find out more about what we stand for and do then please email us at or like us on Facebook - @kingscourt2689 more...

Kings Court supporting the Dorset Masonic bikers 

WM Roger Knight will be driving the support vehicle for the Dorset Masonic Bikers 1st leg of their tour around the province with the Tercentenary Banner.

Shaftesbury, Gillingham, Sherborne and Beaminster will all be visited by the 'gang' and received by representatives of the respective Lodges.

Roger is delighted to be able to offer this support and is looking forward to a fun-filled day! more...

Classic 300 Car Rally 

WM Roger Knight and his partner, Charlene will be at the Haynes Motor Museum to greet and take photos of the vehicles as they arrived. Roger, who is also the Editor of the Dorset Masonic Magazine is also hoping, if time allows to maybe interview some of the drivers and get their views on the rally in general and of course their Freemasonry. Should make for some interesting reading don't you think? more...

Local ' Half Term Kids Lunch Club' initiative supported. 

The Kings Court Masonic Charities Association was please to be able to support the local community who set up a group to help give a free lunch over the half term holiday if they needed it.

A donation of £150 in the form of a Waitrose e-gift card was organised as Waitrose in Gillingham are also supporting the scheme.

Well done and good luck to all involved! more...


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