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.

David Maynard welcome message

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 joined in my twenties, nearly 40 years ago, and I have found many new and interesting friends along the way. I have been involved with the administration of the Lodge for most of this time and have enjoyed every minute of it! Please feel free to explore, and again, welcome!

David Maynard – Worshipful Master 1988, 2019

Giving to the community

Masonic support for local charities

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2021 Charity photo EDGH

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