Welcome to the Web Site of the Freemasons
of Newcastle N.S.W. Lodge Enterprise No.400
What is Freemasonry?
Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest fraternal societies. It provides a code of living in to-days society based on morals and ethical standards.
Freemasons are ordinary men in the community, of all religions and backgrounds, who share a concern for human values, moral standards, respect for the laws of society and the rights of individuals?
What values do masons promote?– We value family and community. We also promote ethics, tolerance, education, diversity, philanthropy and believe there is more to life than pleasure and money.
To supply the wants and needs of others by charitable deeds. And to make good men better men.
There may be many reasons why a man will choose to be come a Freemason. It ia an organisation that promotes self-development, family and community values. It provides men with an opportunity for public service and hands on involvement in charitable and community issues, as well as the chance to socialise with men from all walks of life( without religious or political barriers).
History of Freemasonry
The first Grand Lodge was established in England in 1717 and thereafter Freemasonry spread rapidly throughout the world. Freemasonry has been practices in Australia since the early 19th Century and it is thought that the first Freemason to set foot on Australian soil was Sir Joseph Banks, the Botanist on Captain Cook’s voyages of discovery. The precise origins of Freemasonry have been lost in time. however, its traditions date back to the Middle Ages and to the stonemasons who built the cathedrals and castles of Europe. To construct them, it was necessary for men to have considerable knowledge of geometry, arithmetic and engineering. These highly skilled masons formed themselves into Lodges to protect the skill and secrets of their trade and to pass on their knowledge to worthy apprentices. Importantly, these men were not bondsmen, hence the word “free” in the title ” Freemasons”. By the 17th Century, when the building of castles and cathedrals diminished, Masonry began to lose its “operative” aspects and worthy men who were not craftsmen were also accepted into its membership. It’s was from this time that Masons were known as Free and accepted Masons, as they continue to be known to this day.
Newcastle City Symbols of Enterprise
The entrance to Newcastle Harbour is protected by Nobby’s Breakwall and headland Lighthouse. Nobby’s headland, also known as “Whybaygamba” an Aboriginal dreaming place of great antiquity, and Nobby’s Lighthouse are symbols of the City of Newcastle’s enterprises.
The Awabakal Aboriginal Peoples dreaming story tells of a giant Kangaroo residing on the headland known as Whybaygamba and when disturbed, shakes its tail, thus accounting for the pattern of earthquakes in Newcastle. Thankfully he has only been disturbed a few times in the last century.
Lodge Ferndale No.400 consolidated with Lodge Dugald Dobie No.563 and Lodge Pegasus Roberts No.870 on the 1st June 1994 to form Lodge Enterprise No.400. On the 25 November 2013 Lodge Friendship No. 158 also consolidated with Lodge Enterprise No.400. We are one of 10 lodges in Region 1 District 14 under the jurisdiction of the U.G.L. of N.S.W. & ACT.
The Lodge meetings of LODGE ENTERPRISE N0. 400 are held on the 4th Monday of each month, except December in which it will meet on the 3rd Monday.
Tyling at 7pm—–Visitors 7.30pm
At the New Lambton Masonic Centre
St. James Road, New Lambton. Newcastle N.S.W.
Membership enquiries—send us an e-mail via the Contact Us Page.
We hope you enjoy your visits.
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Lodge Enterprise No.400 November Meeting Report
Rt. Wor. Bro. Kevin Short Wor. Bro. Paul Laing and V. Wor. Bro. Tom Muir DGIW District 14 Lodge... Read More →
91st Year Fraternal Visitations
Brethren ready for the tour The Newcastle Famous Tram 91st... Read More →
Lodge Enterprise No. 400 September Meeting
Brother Billy Baker enjoying his time with the Masonic... Read More →
Lodge Enterprise No.400 August Meeting Report
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Lodge Mayfield Daylight No 493 Meeting Aug. 2016
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Lodge Enterprise No.400 July Meeting 2016
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Lodge Enterprise No.400 June Meeting 2016
Bro. Joel Hartcher receiving his Master Mason Certificate IMG_0052 Report... Read More →
Hunter Conclave No.4 June Meeting
P. Kt. Robert Parker and M.Ill.Kt. Terry Ryan GCC Grand Sovereign P. Knight David Marshall, Emt Knight... Read More →
Lodge Mayfield Daylight June Meeting
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From thr Master’s Chair Oct. 2015
From the Master’s Chair It is with great pleasure that I take this opportunity to thank brethren... Read More →
From the Master’s Chair September 2015
What‘s Coming up in Lodge Enterprise? Exciting times are ahead for Lodge Enterprise in the coming months. At... Read More →
From the Master’s Chair August 2015
From the Master’s Chair The 2014/15 Masonic year is fast drawing to an end and a new 2015/16 term will... Read More →
From the Master’s Chair July 2015
From the Master’s Chair July 2015 At our July meeting the Officers and I presented a paper dealing... Read More →
From the Master’s Chair June 2015
From the Master’s Chair May 2015 Member numbers were down at our June meeting mainly due winter... Read More →
From the Master’s Chair May 2015
From the Master’s Chair The month of May was a very busy time for Lodge Enterprise No.400 with participation... Read More →
From the Master’s Chair April 2015
From The Master’s Chair I trust that you all came through the devastating storm that hit Newcastle... Read More →
From the Master’s Chair March 2015
From the Master’s Chair As you already know, Lodge Enterprise has installed a defibrillator in... Read More →
From the Master’s Chair February 2015
From the Master’s Chair 23rd February 2015 Fraternal Greeting Brethren. I hope you are all in good... Read More →
Gail and David Marshall Members and Their Ladies Farewell... Read More →
Grand Imperial Conclave 26th Annual Assembly
Reception of the Most Illus. Grand Sovereign, Most Illus. Knight Terry Ryan GCC Welcoming the Most Ex... Read More →
Wor. Bro. Morrie Regan raised to the Grand Lodge above.
Funeral of Morrie Regan by V.Wor. Bro. Barry Stephenson Wednesday, 4th May 2016 was a sad day for Lodge... Read More →
End of Year Dinner
Wor. Bro. Rolph presents a cheque to the representative of the Hunter Branch of Alzheimer’s Australia. Brethren... Read More →
District 14 Tafe Dinner
V. Wor. Bro. David Marshall DGIW District 14, Mrs Carol Burns and Rt. Wor. Bro Ken Burns The... Read More →
District 14 Christmas Hampers Presentation – 18th December, 2014
Donate Christmas Hampers under the Samaritans Christmas Tree ... Read More →
The Mark and Royal Arch Meritorious Service Award
Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon Taylor presented with The Mark and Royal Arch Meritorious Service Award by... Read More →
Lodge Enterprise’s 20th Anniversary Dinner
Wor. Bro.Arthur Rolph presents a Cheque to Mrs Christine Boam representing Alzheimer’s... Read More →
District 41 “Thank You” Dinner
V. Wor. Bro. Gary Herrett DGIW District 41 Brethren and Ladies enjoying each others company V. Wor. Bro.... Read More →
Lodge Enterprise No.400 Twenty Years Old
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Presentation of a Gavel
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Surfers for Autism
Advertising the event Three volunteering Masons The... Read More →
Support for the Central Coast Life Saving Clubs of N.S.W.
Bro Bill Cook contests the event Prominent Woy Woy businessman and past Umina Surf Life... Read More →
Passed to the Grand Lodge above
Wor. Bro. Reginald Nelson leaving the Lodge Room It is with regret that we announce the... Read More →
The Working Tool of a E.Mason
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