Category: General News

Work Cancellations

In accordance with the new national and local regulations all Work and Meetings have been cancelled until the end of January 2021. Notification on the Degree Work planned for February 2021 will be issued in due course.


Cancellation – Stated Communication in April

After careful consideration and consultation it has been agreed that the Stated Communication planned for Benjamin Franklin Lodge #1055 for Tuesday, 7 April 2020, is cancelled. It is expected that the restrictions presently in place within Hamburg and the surrounding area will be increased over the coming days but, regardless of when such restrictions are…


St. John’s Day – 24 June 2019

St John has a very special place in Freemasonry, as he is taken as one of the patrons of the Craft, and it was on this day in 1717 that the first Grand Lodge was officially formed in London. For Masons it is, therefore, the first day of a new Masonic year, and one where…


Summer Vacation

With the successful completion of the elections of Officers for the coming year the Benjamin Franklin Lodge winds down for a well-earned summer vacation. With many thanks and warmest greetings to all those who have taken part in our events over the last year and, of course, the wish to meet again in the new…


Annual Communication

The Annual Communication of the American Canadian Grand Lodge was held in Bad Kissingen from Thursday 27 April to Saturday 29 April 2017 and attended by the WBro. Adam An-tAthair-Siorai as Worshipful Master of this Lodge and representative of its Brethren. Members of the Grand Line gave their annual reports, along with those of the…


Benjamin Franklin – 17 January 1706

Benjamin Franklin, the man we are proud to have as name-giver for this Lodge, was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts. Among many other notable quotes, and to celebrate his birthday, I have picked out these simple pieces of wisdom. They apply to all humanity, but especially to Freemasonry: Tell me and I…


First New Initiation

After a somewhat rocky start, the Lodge has begun working anew – in English – and is pleased to have completed its first new Initiation of a worthy Candidate in the Entered Apprentice Degree.   We look forward to many such successful evenings of Work and Leisure in the coming years, and congratulate our new…