Comrades Lodge has been around since 1903 and has been actively seeking to do good for over 100 years. Comrades Chapter has been around since 1938 and brings in history, not only from the Comrades, but also Craft Lodges from all around Colchester.
The origins of Comrades Lodge lies with the first Lodge in Essex and not as some of the history alludes with United Lodge. It is true that whilst United provided a lot of the membership, it was the efforts of both United and Angel Lodge, particularly the work of the then Provincial Grand Secretary - W.Bro. Thomas J. Ralling, which brought about the formation of Comrades Lodge.
This section aims to provide aspects of that history. Use the links to the links in the side menu or below to take you to each article.
- Crest and Banner - The crest is common to both Lodge and Chapter. In this article you will find out about the design and discover where it comes from
- Past Masters - Every year the Lodge installs a new Master, although it has sometimes been the same Master twice. Here you can discover who they were.
- Founders -
- Past MEZ - Similarly, the Chapter appoints a new figurehead each year. Here you can find out who they were.
Roll of Honour
Comrades are proud to host the National Masonic Roll of Honour for those Freemasons who fell in the Great War. Comrades Lodge has had members who are incorporated into that roll, which aims to give, as far as may fairly be done, a history of their own.