About us and how to become an Essex Freemason
Southend Masonic Centre has been hosting Freemasonry for nearly 50 years in Essex. Previously situated in Woodgrange Drive, near to the Kursaal. the Centre was transferred to Saxon Hall, Aviation Way and the first Masonic meeting was held at the new premises on January 4th, 2006. The centre currently has over 2,000 members from 88 different Masonic organisations. So if you have ever asked yourself: "I want to be a freemason?" - then you are on the right website.
The new centre boasts Three Temples where Freemasons hold their meetings, two of which have a capacity for up to 150. The third has seating for up to 55. There are also extensive and versatile banqueting facilities which offer various options for dining for up to 300 in the main dining area and a number of additional and alternative options to cater for most other needs. There are two separate and comfortable bar/lounge areas.
The centre can further accommodate up to six Essex Lodges of Instruction at a time. These are separate occasions where Masons meet to learn about the Craft.
The centre is regularly used for masonic meetings and festive boards. However, in addition the Centre offers extensive banqueting, conference, meeting and exhibition capabilities to suit wide ranging requirements including: ladies nights, weddings, private parties, other social occasions and many commercial needs.