We are freemasons. We are part of the United Grand Lodge of England and part of the worldwide „regular“ masonic movement.
We are working in London, in German language, for now more than 240 years. We are probably one of the oldest German speaking societies in the British Capital.
Our lodge was founded in 1779. In this time – under the reign of King George III – links between the Court of St. James and Germany, namely Hanover, were very close. Many court officials were Germans and some were freemasons already. They were joined by German merchants and other members of the German speaking community.
In the first decades of its existence our lodge used the Zinnendorf-Ritual which is a Christian ritual. After some time this became less and less appropriate so in the 19th century our lodge adopted the Schroeder-Ritual which we use until today.
Today we are about 50 bretheren, of any age (from about 30 to well over 90 years), and only some of us live in London. What we have in common are the brotherly principles of masonry, the German language and a connection with London and Great Britain.
We are part of the United Grand Lodge of England.