We are freemasons. We are part of the United Grand Lodge of England and part of the worldwide „regular“ masonic movement.
Our mission statement:
We are a unique members’ organisation that has thrived since 1779. Having no political or religious affiliations, we comprise members of all ages, races, religions, cultures and backgrounds. We meet at Freemasons Hall, where we have ceremonial traditions which encourage us both to be more tolerant and respectful and actively to fulfil our civic and charitable responsibilities; we also make time to eat, drink and meet together, and form lifelong friendships.
Since our founding in 1779, the Pilgrim Lodge Benevolent Fund has supported charities in the UK, Germany and in other countries with generous donations, supporting causes like disaster relief, elderly care, medical care, mental health care and others.
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.