The Forest of Galtres Lodge has its base in Easingwold, near York. In Freemasonry terms our Lodge is relatively young, having only been formed in 1991. Many other Lodges in the North of England can trace their origins back to the 1700’s!

We meet every 1st Monday in February, March, April, May, June, October, November and December at the Galtres Centre, Market Place, Easingwold, York YO61 3AD. We begin at 19:00hrs, except in November as its our installation of the new Master and team, when we begin at 18:00hrs. For those members who may wish to stay after the Lodge meeting has ended, a dinner (our festive board) is held a few doors away at the George Hotel https://the-george-hotel.co.uk 

We are different from many other Freemason Lodges in that we do not have our own dedicated building We are a communinity based lodge and whereas Masonic Lodges can be set out on a permanent basis in such locations, the room we use for our meetings is also used by others at different times. We believe this brings our Lodge closer to the local community as we interact with other Centre users on a regular basis. see https://galtrescentre.weebly.com

The Forest of Galtres Lodge enjoys an active social calendar, with family and friends at many of the functions we arrange. The nearby George Hotel is often the hub for our social activities, providing an ideal venue for us to meet and socialise in the community – something which is very important to us all in the Lodge.