Welcome to the Lord Roborough Lodge – no. 5789

Date of Warrant 2nd March 1939

Consecrated 20th June 1939 at the Sincerity Masonic Hall, Elliot Street, Plymouth, Devon.

First Regular Meeting 26th July 1939 at the Sincerity Masonic Hall, Elliot Street, Plymouth, Devon.

How The Lord Roborough Lodge was formed

The Lodge was formed as a result of a visit made by R. W. Bro. Lord Roborough, Provincial Grand Master for Devonshire, to The Lodge of Sincerity No.189 on the 14th April 1938.

He advised that as the Lodge had a very healthy number of members, it could afford to create another Lodge, to join other daughter Lodges – Metham Lodge No.1205, The Lodge of St. George No. 2025 and The Earl of Mount Edgcumbe Lodge No.3924. The Lodge was subsequently named after the Provincial Grand Master, with the first principal Officers coming from The Lodge of Sincerity.

The link with R. W. Bro. Lord Roborough is further depicted in the Lodge Crest shown above, which includes the Family Crest of the Lopes family.

Unfortunately, R. W. Bro. Lord Roborough died before the consecration, and his successor R. W. Bro. The Lord Bishop of Crediton, officiated at the ceremony.

 

First Officers and Founders

Founders First Officers
W. Bro. H. R. Sparrow
W. Bro. T. Peain
W. Bro. M. W. Wickett
Bro. A. J. Wilcox
Bro. R. W. Eddy
Bro. T. W. E. Parry Jones
Bro. C. Roberts
Bro. S. J. Andrews
Bro. P. G. Lyon
Bro. S. G. Barker
Bro. H. A. Truscott
Bro. E. S. Turner
W. Bro. H. R. Sparrow
W. Bro. M. W. Wickett
Bro. S. J. Andrews
Bro. C. Roberts
Bro. A. J. Wilcox
Bro. P. G. Lyon
Bro. R. W. Eddy
W. Bro. S. R. G. Spriddle
Bro. S. J. Barker
Bro. T. W. E. Parry Jones
Bro. R. Turner
W. Bro. T. Peain
W. Bro. J. F. Larnacraft
(W. Master)**
(I. P. M.)
(D. of C.)
(S. W.)
(S. D.)
(J. W.)
(J. D.)
(Chaplain)
(Almoner)
(Treasurer)
(I. G.)
(Secretary)
(Tyler)
**also Charity Steward & Rep. on Committee of Gen. Purposes

Members – original to present day

omembers

The above photograph shows the Founders of the Lodge with R. W. Bro. The Lord Bishop of Crediton and other Officers of Grand Lodge and Provincial Grand Lodge.

Meetings were held at the Sincerity Masonic Hall until 1968, the Lodge then moved to the Manadon Masonic Hall, Crownhill, Plymouth.

The first Meeting at it’s new home was held on Wednesday 28th August 1968, since then the Lodge has moved again and meets at the Mt. Edgcumbe Masonic Hall.

The Lodge currently has 76 members, and has enjoyed a steady flow of new Candidates for many years.

 

Meetings & Installations

Regular Meetings start at 18:45 on the fourth Wednesday of every month (October – July, inclusive).

The December Meeting is held on the third Monday.

Installation Meeting starts at 16:30 in September.

There is no Meeting in August.

This year’s Worshipful Master and his Wardens. Left to right: Bro. Richard Nankivell SW, W.Bro. Mick Carter WM and W.Bro. Nick Bryant JW.