The Royal Connaught lodge No. 2676

We are amongst the oldest of the lodges within the Sussex province, and the fourth oldest Lodge in Eastbourne, having been consecrated in 1897.

Our wonderful Lodge has been charitably active, supporting and interacting with the Eastbourne community for over 120 years. We are one of only two Lodges in the United Grand Lodge of England to be granted the honoured title ’The Royal Connaught’ from HRH Prince Arthur, the Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, Earl of Sussex, and younger son of Queen Victoria. At the time, HRH Prince Arthur was the Provincial Grand Master of Sussex at our consecration in 1897.

He subsequently went on to become the Most Worshipful Grand Master of the U.G.L.E. in 1901.>We are a dynamically varied, diverse lodge in both demographic and profession. The Lodge membership is currently at around 50, and growing. We range in age from the youthful twenties to those still active brethren in their nineties, and we encompass all walks of life, from bricklayers to opera singers, from tailors to accountants, servicemen and tradesmen alike.  

We take pride in the excellence and detailed execution of our Craft ritual, which builds on the high standards already set by the collective experience of our Lodge’s tradition. It is always, however, performed with enjoyment, enthusiasm, and a smile! Which all makes the Royal Connaught Lodge a perfect lodge to join. 

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If you would like more information on joining our Freemasonry Lodge please visit the Membership page which has all the details you need plus some frequently asked questions. You are also very welcome to contact us directly.

Welcome to The Royal Connaught Lodge, No 2676. We have an interesting story, and on this site, you can see some of the highlights in our history and achievements. We are a jovial, varied, and sociable bunch from all walks of life. We are all very proud of our ancient institution and all it stands for, and invite you to look further. As with everything in life, the amount you get out of something is in direct proportion to what you put into it. I have found my ten years in freemasonry fulfilling and most enjoyable. I particularly recommend our wonderful lodge for its friendship, the sense of tradition of the quality of ritual our lodge does so well, knowing that we are helping to make a positive difference through supporting a wide range of charitable causes, both local and nationwide. Belonging to a lodge with such a healthy membership as ours is most inspiring. Please feel free to explore, and again, welcome!

Worshipful Brother David Peck – Worshipful Master 2021, 2022

Giving to the community

Masonic support for local charities

We are proud to showcase our annually chosen primary charity.

2021 Charity photo EDGH

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Feel free to contact us if you’d like more information regarding our charity work. For national information on Freemasonry charity work please visit The Masonic Charitable Foundation website.

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very moving celebration of our WBro’s 50 year Masonic presentation tonight at Royal Sovereign Light in Bexhill. Many Congrats WBrother Ian. Plus raffle prizes won: Marmelade Gin, Spam, Corned Beef. TRCL2676 in finest form tonight! This is what it’s all about!

All the way from @UGLE_GrandLodge's in Jolly Old England to Israel. Calf skin. I plan to donate it to my lodge after I'm done with it.