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Welcome to the Bleckly Clarke Lodge.

We are one of the forty-nine Craft Lodges which make up the Province of Dorset and one of the two which reside within Blandford Forum. We host seven official meetings annually within the Blandford Masonic Hall, which is just one of the seventeen meeting venues across the county.

These official meetings convene on the first Thursday of the following months and normally at 6pm unless otherwise advertised:

February, March, April (Installation), June, August, October and December.

Our address for navigational and correspondence purposes is:

Blandford Masonic Hall
Blandford Forum
DT11 7AW

Parking for Lodge Meetings can be within the car park of the Crown Hotel, opposite the Blandford Masonic Hall, or around the corner in the Marsh and Ham car park (near Morrison's Supermarket) – costs may be incurred within the latter, please see locale public notices for fees, although Monday to Saturday 6pm to 8am and all day Sunday is free.

We warmly welcome anyone interested in finding out more about Freemasonry and visiting Brethren from other lodges.

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The photo to the right is of Dr Kenneth Bleckly Clarke, who our Lodge is named after, he was a former Provincial Grand Master for the Province of Dorset and an Army Officer within the Royal Army Medical Corps.


Blandford Forum Lodges Open Days. 

Both Craft Lodges from Blandford Forum held two open days within the Blandford Masonic Hall over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate the UGLE tercentenary.

After months of research and planning a joint team from Honour & Friendship 1266 and Bleckly Clarke 8290 had identified multiple historic Freemasons from Blandford's diverse past and a very detailed and consolidated list of Masonic Members from 1771 to the present had also been written. more...

Blandford Freemasons Joint Meeting Celebrates 300 Years of Freemasonry 

During this tercentenary year of 2017 Blandford Freemasons have responded to the requests from the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) to celebrate and make the world aware of what Freemasonry does for its members and the world at large.

Freemasonry has a long tradition in Blandford Forum, indeed the Lodge building itself dates back to around 1780. more...

Donation to Blandford Opportunities Group. 

Freemasons from Bleckly Clarke Lodge in Blandford have donated £677 to Blandford Opportunities Group, known locally as the 'BOG.'

The current Master, Adam Perkins, presented a cheque on behalf of the Lodge to the Group's Chairman Colin Stevens and commented: more...

3rd Annual Blandford Inter-Lodges Skittles Championship 

Bleckly Clarke 8290 retained the Blandford Forum Inter-Lodges Skittles Championship for the third time on Friday 16th June 2017, thus gaining an unprecedented hat-trick of wins over our Mother Lodge, Honour & Friendship 1266.

It must be highlighted however that 1266 are gaining momentum after coming within 12 points of a win in 2016 and only 2 points in 2017, maybe next year they will finally gain that hard fought for win and break their duck?

Then again maybe not.... more...


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