Meeting Dates and Times
Sweyn Lodge 4764 lodge was formed in 1925 and will therefore be celebrating its Centenary in 2025. We are justly proud of our history and achievements of our members over the past 90 years and still maintain a very healthy, strong and vibrant lodge.
We meet 5 times per year during the 3rd Monday’s in October, November, January, March and April. Times of meetings vary slightly but, generally, begin between 4:00pm and 5.00pm for each meeting. Meetings conclude at or around 9.00pm.
The Worshipful Master of the Lodge is installed into office during each October meeting.
Lodge of Instruction (rehearsals of the ritual required for the regular meetings) take place on most Thursday nights from September through to the following May, between 8:00pm and 9.30pm (approximately).
For further information please contact the secretary David Wilson by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lodge was founded by members of Canute Lodge No 3104 in September 1925. After some discussion as to a suitable name it was decided to call it Sweyn Lodge.
Sweyn, King of Denmark, was the father of King Canute – so the father became the daughter of the mother.
Canute, a Dane and son of a polish princess, invaded this part of England in 1013 and dethroned Ethelred the Unready (Saxon 979 – 1013) and then set up his father, Sweyn as King.
Sweyn died in 1014 and was buried near his headquarters at Gainsborough, a market town on the River Trent.
Ethelred ruled again from 1014 to 1016.
Canute then claimed the crown for himself and ruled from 1017 to 1035.
Sweyn must not be confused with Sweyne, the great landowner, who held fifteen lordships in Essex and served as Sheriff and Standard Bearer under Edward the Confessor and William the Conqueror.
He is commemorated by Sweyne Avenue in Westcliff and Sweyne School, Rayleigh.